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Albamar Restaurante

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Albamar Restaurante Review

Open since 1933, the Albamar is not hard to spot: this outstanding seafood house is inside a distinctive green octagonal building with 360-degree views of Guanabara Bay. Chef Luiz Incao arrived here from Copacabana Palace in 2009 with a major reputation—he's cooked for Princess Diana, Bill Clinton, and Mick Jagger, among others—and he works wonders with dishes such as sautéed lobster with asparagus and saffron risotto. Most main dishes are large enough for two people to share. If you're just looking to nibble, order a cocktail and some classic codfish balls, sit back, and take in the spectacular view across the bay.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Praça Marechal Âncora 186, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20021–200 | Map It
  • Phone: 021/2240–8478
  • Website:
  • Metrô: Carioca.
  • Location: Centro

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No dinner.
Updated: 06-20-2013

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    Charming place on the water

    A charming old building right on the waters edge overlooking (looks like it is closed when you first approach) a combination of the local domestic airport (watch flights landing and taking off) boats coming and going and a wonderful view of Rio. This is a clean charming old place where not much english is spoken although they do have an English menu. We went in the middle of the day and had a great time, we then walked to Confeitaria Colombo (with some directions from the waiting staff). Safe during the day as very busy from the offices in the central.

    by StuartMontgomery, 5/16/08

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