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Rio de Janeiro Restaurants


  • Rua Arnaldo Quintela 94 Map It
  • $$$
  • African

Updated 06/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Named after the West African tribe of the same name, Yorubá specializes in Afro-Brazilian cuisine that goes beyond the traditional Bahian dishes. Spice lovers are in for a treat, as many of the small restaurant's dishes have a strong chili kick. Chef and owner Neide Santos stays true to the West African practice of spicing up dishes such as moqueca, a seafood stew that at here is prepared with rice, farofa (manioc flour), and vatapa, a rich sauce made with

coconut milk, palm oil, and shrimp. Brightly colored tribal art pays homage to Africa's cultural contributions to Brazil with the same verve that the food celebrates the culinary ones.

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Rua Arnaldo Quintela 94, Rio de Janeiro, 22280–070, Brazil

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. and Tues., no lunch Wed.–Fri., no dinner Sat.

Updated 06/20/2013


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By Dina

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Nov 18, 2004

A Lovely Afro-Brazilian Experience

I have traveled to Brazil many times and have rarely enjoyed a dining experience as much as the one at Yoruba. Beautiful dining room strewn with pitanga leaves, warm, unhurried -go for a leisurely meal- service and freshly prepared, abundant, authentic Bahian and African dishes to be shared. Try the (strong)housemade ginger drink.

By mauro

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Jun 15, 2004


great decor,fantaticaly clean,smells are good like a colonia,the food is deliciously divine and creative

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