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Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh

3.6
3.6
52 reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian
In Brazil, “Boteco” is the friendly neighbourhood bar with lively music and atmosphere...and that’s exactly where our inspiration comes from, the traditional botecos of Rio de Janeiro. You can enjoy a refreshing Caipirinha – our signature drink and an essential part of any Brazilian celebration – or sample the infamous 'urban' menu of the streets from our delicious tapas menu. When you visit Boteco, you are immediately reminded of the things that make Brazil so attractive: we’re colourful, vibrant, fresh and exotic! Scotland may be far away from Copacabana beach, but at Boteco you can get a taste of Brazil even on the rainy days! We're open 7 nights a week, till 3AM. A funky pub & restaurant offering a truly relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Featuring live music, DJs and dancing with tropical cocktails available every night. Our eclectic menu is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters with our vast array of tapas, traditional dishes and international cuisine.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian, Tapas / Small Plates, South American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 3:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–3:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 202 5464
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Igor
  • Catering
    Buffet and set menu options available.
  • Private party facilities
    Private function club room available to hire.
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Cross Street
    Bristo Square, Edinburgh University, Potterrow
  • Parking Details
    Please use parking meter loacted just infront of main entry.
  • Public Transit
    Lothian Bus N2, N21, N47
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

Experiences

  • Burger + Soft Drink at £7.95

    £7.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Delicious Home made Boteco Burger and a can of soft drink at £7.95 (Offer valid on Friday 12pm-3pm ) Soft drinks include: Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Irnbru, Guarana. (Offers excludes Monster Burger)
    Burger + Soft Drink at £7.95 photo

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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52 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really poor service for food. Nice place but not worth it

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  2. LesleyS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cheap and cheerful. Didn't expect too much but the food was really good.

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  3. AllanC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and atmosphere was very good, but the service was very poor - the waiter got our order wrong for both food and drinks, then when our starters were cleared we waited twenty minutes before I had to remind a server we were still waiting on mains, at which point she told the kitchen. We were not offered desserts (though we eventually decided against ordering anyway) though the bill was delivered promptly when we asked.

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  4. AndreasK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there to celebrate my birthday and enjoy the Greek night. I had a cheeseburger that was quite good but the chips was fried in oil which probably not used only for fries or was quite overused. I loved the cake fireworks. Thank you

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  5. ArionE

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, nice ambience. The staff wasn't Brazilian people but the guys in the kitchen were. I recommend trying the Coxinha and the Bolinho De Bacalhau.

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  6. PaulL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We decided to order tapas. Food was dry (no sauces), bland taste. We would have been better off buying a frozen selection from Farmfoods and badly heating it up ourselves. Really disappointing as we wanted to try something different. We ordered 6 tapas and our table for 2 was too small for putting the dishes on. We did complain to the manager and were offered complimentary desserts but we wanted to leave as soon as possible and put it down to a bad experience.

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  7. CatrionaM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff are lovely but the food was terrible! Waste of money unfortunately.

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  8. ShruthiP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had booked this place by ringing and confirming about the dance floor. We were there last night and got to know by the Manager that the dance floor was booked for a private party. There was no email or any notification about this. Very disappointed.

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  9. NeilM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I dunno what I expected but I felt it was very underwhelming and something I could have done at home! Nothing tasted particularly fresh or had any exciting flavours! Restaurant wasn’t busy at all and toilets looked dodgy to say the least! I know this is a venue more for the weekend and late nights but no I don’t think I would go back to eat there

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  10. JaniceW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been to this restaurant a couple of times when visiting Edinburgh but this time it was not so good. The lady who brought the food to the table was very miserable, quite rude and didn't crack a smile once. I accidentally dropped my knife, she picked it up but did not bring me another one. They brought the starters and mains out at the same time. The restaurant was quite busy. I didn't like the fact that the football was blaring out very loudly (which personally I don't like or TV's on in a restaurant) On the whole the food was Ok, nothing exciting or special and the fried calamari was soggy and not crispy. All in all, a disappointment after our previous visits and I do not think I would return after this experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing picanha, amazing caipirinhas (best in town, in my opinion)

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  12. Leoh

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited recently in a 13 person group. Wasn't aware that we wouldn't have one table so had to split the group into two booths which was okay but better if we were all together. Food was okay, steaks were very over cooked even though people asked for medium rare. Two orders were incorrect, so took longer as they had to be redone. Confusion between the staff were we could seat an additional person at the tables as well which was quite odd. When we came to the bill we couldn't split the bill at all. Understand splitting it 13 times but couldn't even split between groups of people. No reason why just a flat no we can't. Other resturants throughout the weekend did this without question. Overall there are better choices for larger groups so look somewhere else.

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  13. JosephChiu

    London

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is very nice, not a fan of tapas being served in paper box tho, but maybe it’s just a presentation to show the authenticity. Very busy venue, generally everyone working in there is trying their hardest to take care of you, but it’s not easy as it’s too busy.

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  14. AnaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to go. Amazing food, friendly staff and a very good Brazilian music playlist.

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  15. RichardK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t go here for the food. Tasteless, dry but edible in the main. However, drinks were ok and the ambience was great. Overall, a fun time.

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  16. Adam

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked because they showed vegan options on the website. All sat down and was told all they had was a vegetable burger for vegans, and non of the other options. The veg burger tasted like cardboard. They had a band come in at one point, but the room is very small and the noise just bounced around the room and noone couldnhear anything. Service was okay, despite none of them knew that we prebooked the set meal option and we had to repeatedly tell them all what we ordered. Honestly, overall it was just terrible. Go elsewhere.

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  17. FreddyShreddy

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, will absolutely be back. Cocktails are tremendous also

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  18. AndreinaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The music no right for the place ....the food perfect snd very girls waitresses 🥰

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  19. Jojo

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is expensive for what you get. The music is good but the place was quite dead on a Friday with a latino event being on.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night out, good value food. Staff were friendly

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  21. GustoA

    Cancun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent. Had the pork stew and the fish stew. Food was authentic as the kitchen staff are Brazilian. Avoid the draft beers as they tasted of pipe cleaner. Music was Spanish which was bizarre but my Brazilian girlfriend thought it was odd

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food but venue needs updating. Toilets and seats very worn

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  23. BeataZ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Really recommended 👌

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  24. DulmarysM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small drinks and food menu, overpriced Toilet are outdated

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  25. DreSticks

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambience is okay but the value for money compared with overall service is poor.

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  26. LiubovL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. My friends and I had a great time.

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  27. JillS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was scruffy and tired the food was tasteless and poor the steak tough and inedible but the servers were friendly and helpful.

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  28. Lubrasil

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, really good food. Just the caipirinha was completely watery. We complained, but was said that they couldn't do anything, it was the recipe given to them. No taste at all, it was worse than a week lemon juice and was expensive.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and people

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  30. Millie2000

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, excellent food , good prices

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  31. SuhailA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent price. Would highly recommend.

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  32. AdarshS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The tapas offer of 3 tapas + 1 drink for GBP 15 is decent value Vege burger was pretty poor, fried cassava was great. Service was friendly but a little confused - we were in a group and several people had their orders mixed up. It wasn't a big deal but shouldn't have happened. There was also an overbilling where soup was charged extra instead of being included as a tapas - the manager needed two rounds of convincing to remove the charge. Overall the place is ok but you're better off with other options in Edingburgh

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  33. ColinG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, and good value. Drinks reasonably priced.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally enjoyed our experience at Boteco De Brazil. Food was okay - not bad but not exceptional. The service however fully made up for it as the staff were so attentive and the atmosphere was great with live music (it was a Saturday night, so can’t confirm whether they do live music everyday). Was also pretty good value for money - we went for the tapas and cocktail deal for £15 each, and then had a few more drinks on top of that. I would likely go back in the future for some drinks and nibbles, but wouldn’t say it’s the most filling or exceptional meal.

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  35. LilianaF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly stuff, delicious food, amazing environment.

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  36. JhonS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love the ambience also the food was amazing . 5he staff was kind and helpful.

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  37. TomS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fabulous service, good crowd in a mixture of ages, nationalities gives it a real International feel

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  38. LanaN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, fast service, great staff! I recommend everyone to visit this place! Thanks a lot!

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  39. SaraN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere, I would definitely go back!

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  40. Aurora

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very nice, rich food. Live music was nice but the volume could have been slightly lower as it was really difficult to have a conversation.

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You can order delivery directly from Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh using the Order Online button. Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 202 5464.

Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh is rated 3.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Boteco Do Brasil - Edinburgh

47 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bristo Square, Edinburgh University, Potterrow
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 3:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–3:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian, Tapas / Small Plates, South American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Please use parking meter loacted just infront of main entry.
  • Public Transit
    Lothian Bus N2, N21, N47
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Igor
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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