Cervantes has been a staple for more than 40 years of late night crowds in beautiful cities. The reason is simple ... is perhaps the best Philips steak and grilled pineapple sandwich on earth. Bread is baked in the premise and Philips steak is flaked to perfection. Three or four sliced roasted pineapple on the family toast [le to top off. The chips are crisp and the beer is cold. They also have a variety of pasta, meat and poultry products, if you don't call the Philips steak sandwich, then you can choose from over 35 other combinations. You will enjoy the food and become part of the legend.
This restaurant was right by our hotel. Great sandwiches popular place with quick service didn''t even need any sides. I think the fillet mignon was our favorite meat filling.
I have been to Cervantes many times and their Pineapple/Cheese filled meat sandwich is excellent. I always had bad experience with staff.
If you would like to get to know the real pace of life in Rio you have to visit this restaurant. It is a place full of history where the citzens from Rio usually go to have a nice meal and a good chat.
After some Caipis on the beach of Copacabana, we got hungry and decided to follow the advice of one of our guide books, telling us that this was the most famous restaurant for good and cheap sandwiches.