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Don Pascual

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Estr. do Sacarrao 867, Casa 12 | Vargem Grande, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22785, Brazil
+552124286237
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Rio de Janeiro
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once you've been to Don Pascual... you want to go back again! Despite it takes almost 1 hour driving from Rio Zona Sul, Don Pascual is worthwhile the travel. It's location is incredible, in the middle of the forest and the atmosphere very cosy and accurate. The food is really good, lots of options in the menu, and their caipirinha... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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351 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,040 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a destination restaurant, so you have to have high expectations, as you will wind your way one hour out of the Zona Sul of Rio to arrive here. Certainly it is an oasis-type setting. Upon arriving you will find a restaurant nestled into the native mata atlantica, typical of Rio de Janeiro. The rustic décor is attractive and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This romantic and well conceived restaurant in the mountains of Vargem Grande is a hidden spot to discover. Great food, good wine, good service and discreet. Love that place.

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Agen, France
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! From the road that leads you there, you cannot guess such a beautiful and quality restaurant is hidden there. You feel like in the middle of the jungle, yet in a finely arranged place. I just saw the pool but taking a caipirinha on the deck must be great experience. The food is very nice. Excellent... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was born in Rio de Janeiro and never heard about this place until my wife made a reservation for our wedding anniversary. Fantastic! The restaurant is set on an incredibly romantic location, in the middle of the woods. The food is good and the prices, specially for the wines, are quite good. The restaurant is a well hidden gem... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our little group stopped at this stunning, rustic chic restaurant just to sample the ambience and enjoy light drinks and an early evening appetiser. The venue itself is amazing. Set in beautiful, natural forest surrounds it's a pleasure just to be there. We enjoyed our appetisers and beverages. The service was of a very high standard and the food was... More 

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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The location is a little bit far from the center of Rio, but for those who are near Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes, or even have more time to stay in the city, the visit will be worth while. It is a beautiful construction in the middle of a forest. Very reserved and quiet atmosphere. The service is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We followed the signs to "Polo Gastronômico", which led us to Vargem Grande. When we got there, we followed the signs to Don Pascual. The road turned into a very narrow street and we eventually got there - a restaurant/pousada amidst trees, in a beautiful setting. It was Sunday, and we opted for the Seafood Buffet. That was the best... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a small hotel with a restaurant. I went there with my family just for lunch and we had an excellent time. The facility is a beautiful rustic house, literally within the woods. Parking is available. Environment is rustic and waiters and service are good, close and polite. The meal was very good! Prices are medium. However, as it... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Horrible food, which was a pitty since it's a beautiful place. I asked for a meat, and was overcooked. I asked for a new one and came a hard and cold picanha. Not worth it In my opinion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Brazilian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estr. do Sacarrao 867, Casa 12 | Vargem Grande, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22785, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +552124286237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?