What is not to love here? Pricey but come on, one usually gets what one pays for.
Wonderful ambiance and decor, yes, even in the baths.
Variety from which my head is still spinning.
I tried, as usual, as many small servings as I could, and liked everything despite having an overwhelming number of selections to sample. Soups, stews, oysters, vegetables, fruits, breads and sweets.
Meat to be appreciated by true meat affectionados.
Try it. Accept that you will have to pay for the experience and remember that one pays to ascend the Eiffel Tower to absorb the experience.
Thos is a MUsT in rio it is expensive $100+ per person but worth the experience.
The food is fantastic and all you can eat.
The ambience amd decpr is amazing.
Spend the extra bucks and ypu won't regret it...
Stumbled upon this place while walking along The beach in Leme. Wasn't quite sure what to expect when we stopped in, but was pleasantly surprised!
You will find it is a bit pricey, but if you are looking for a nice dinner out while vacationing this is the spot. Cost is R$170 (about $80 USD) per person for all you can eat dinner and does not include drinks or dessert.
Your first stop should be the amazing buffet where you will find different kinds of rice, plantains, oysters, many different salads, shrimp, stuffed tomatoes, mushrooms, and much more. Once you get back to your table your will have server after server coming over to you offering several different kinds of perfectly cooked steak, octopus, oysters with some sort of really good garlic topping, small lobsters, and sea bass. Be sure not to fill up too quickly, you will for sure want to try everything offered to you.
If you are looking for something refreshing to wash down the meal I suggest a pitcher of sangria (large one for R$95). Again it is a little pricey, but it is good! The fruit is 100% fresh in the pitcher so don't miss out on grabbing a few to munch on.
If you have any room left for dessert or maybe you just have a separate compartment in your belly for it like me I say splurge just a little bit more and grab something sweet. We shared a cheese cake like dessert that was topped with chocolate fudge, chocolate chips, and chocolate sprinkles....amazingly good!!
One last comment I have to make about this place is the decor and atmosphere. Sitting outside is a must, but so is walking through the dining room and using the restroom. You will notice there is a ship/nautical/pirate theme so pay close attention to the small round windows that make you feel like you are in a ship. You will also find broken dishes and rocks all over the floor in both the dining room and restroom, very cool....just be sure not to slip. The bathroom doors also mimic ship doors with large latches to open and close the stalls.
Also to note, there is listerine in the bathroom if you need a quick refresh after dinner.
Dined here over 20 years ago, came straight off the plane with some friends and new friends from the plane. Has been the benchmark for great meat and barbecue ever since and never replicated or came close to the food or ambiance. Can't wait to get back there!
Let me start by saying this is my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world. The selection of underwater creatures are amazing. I have been a diver for 20 years (in the Northern Hemisphere) and I have to say that some of the stuff I ate there, I had not even seen before :). Traditional to the Brazilian restaurant culture, the food is served open buffet and you will not be satisfied with only one trip. The caipirinhas are out of this world and will add delight to your dining experience.
One word of advice: take it easy with the food or you could go into a food coma :)
First off I am a lover of all and any seafood. This is y far the best seafood meal I've had ever. The quality and variety in preparation is superb. Service is flawless attentive and fun. It is expensive but worth it.
You know you are in Rio when as soon as the gals sit down, a waiter shows up with yellow tape and affixs the handbag to the back of the chair to prevent grab and run from Rio's fav pastime....robbing the tourists!
Apart from that, this is a colorful institution that has been there for years.Yes, it may seem touristy, but the seafood is fresh,fresh,fresh.And lots of it.
They serve it on platters and it never stops coming.
Lobster, shrimp,local fish,crab you name it.
The salad bar is worth the price of admission alone.
Service is warm brazilian and the crowd is out for a fun time in Rio.
It is expensive but very much worth it.
I got the worst food poisoning of my life from Marius. I will never return! Beware!
Yes, I am reviewing a restaurant in Rio!! World traveler right here! What can I say about Marius other than its an amazing dining experience!? Well to start, the ambience and decorations are irresistible. The place is gorgeous!!! Walls of natural crystals, bathrooms with vintage dolls all over the walls and ceiling, a giant giraffe centered on a gorgeous glass dining table. Okay let's get to the food. Almost everything I tried was delectable. From traditional Brazilian dishes to caviar to amazing seafood and beef. Since its a churrascaria I will comment that all of the beef was excellent and perfectly seasoned and cooked. Although, the dessert table was less than par, I'm still giving Marius 5 stars for their amazing customer service. Every time we were done with a plate, someone was quick to swoop it up and clear it. The Maître d (spell check) was very helpful AND he spoke English! Yay! If you're ever in Rio, visit Marquis! You won't regret it.
I love this place! Yes, it's touristy, yes, it's expensive, but you'll have a great time!
It is Churrascaria style, but they also offer seafood. And unlike your typical Brazilian churrascaria, they don't keep coming with food, they bring it in courses, which is a fantastic way to eat without getting overstuffed.
The staff are fantastic, funny and friendly. The decor is like an eclectic pirates cave, there are some many different things, you could spend hours exploring.
You should go once, at least for the experience. It's worth the price!
Pirate style decoration doesn't give me much of the appetite plus the restroom is a little bit freaky but it is a very fun experience. The steaks and seafood are excellent. They tell you what part of meat everytime they are serving. Service is very attentive and waiters can speak English well. It's our first restaurant in Brasil. The damage is $200 for two with a couple of drinks and 1 dessert buffet.
The food is quite good, really, certainly fresh. The service is haphazard, even by RJ tourist spot standards. The price is outrageous, again even by RJ standards.
If you have the money go for it!
It's extremely expensive for brazilians, but if you come from a country with a stronger currency there is no better place to eat seafood in Rio.
But you can eat as much as you want, it's a buffet.
And the quality of the food is incredible.
It's more a feast than a buffet they have. Awesome!
By the way, the map is wrong. It's not near any favela! It's actually by the beach!
The place has meat like most charascurrias but come for the seafood. Its good with plenty of variety. Its a little pricey but for the amount of lobster and other well prepared seafood its worth it.
A real nice restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, Zona Sul, between Copacabana and Leme. 50 meter to the beach by crossing the road.
The restaurant Marius looks a bit like an underwater cave. Very nice ambience, the waiters always pay attention and are very friendly.
The food is very good. You can choose between meat dishes or fish dishes. You also have a huge salad bar and buffet with oysters and other sea fruits.
For smokers you will find a cosy smoking lounge where you can enjoy a cigar or cigarette with a nice coffee.
The prices are relatively OK. They have a good wine card with a choice of the main wine regions of the world.
another excellent place to experience churrascaria, interesting decor and setting. more fish here, and different items in the buffet -- more seafood. don't fill up too much on the buffet. definitely have to have Pudim de Leite Condensado, simple and nice way to cap a meat heavy meal. if you like chocolate truffles, look for Brigadeiros, but it was just ok here. anyway, rio is not known for food as compared to sao paulo.
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