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Avenida da praia de copacabana,proximo do hotel copacabana palace | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2235-6698
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Ranked #224 of 8,773 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Arab, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The service was very good, and the waiters were very respectful of the customers. The food was outstanding, and there was a huge variety of what to eat. The prices were a little high, but the experience was well worth it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I recently dined at the Arab restaurant again, after a long unintentional hiatus, and it was as good as ever. There are actually at least two - the other one is on the banks of the Lagoa and is also good and has the added charm of a prettier ambiance. But my preference is for the one that is oceanfront... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited last night, was ok. We only had starters and were full so we didn't order any mains...the waiter hovered a lot expecting us to order mains but we made it up in beer. the only downside was the smell of sewerage that wafted every so often...otherwise I would recommend....nice view too

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I grew up eating Arabic/middle eastern food and I know a thing or two about it. Food and service here are mediocre at best. Starting with tasteless appetizers like hummus & baba ghanouj into the chicken and beef skewers which had no spices or any marination. Even the French fries didn't taste good, seems they use the oil to fry... More 

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Wales, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Unlike many Rio, beachfront restaurants, it's not overly expensive - trying to bump up the price for tourists. You can sit outside and enjoy the sea breeze, or inside where it's air conditioned. Authentic Middle Eastern food is served - without the Brazilian touch. Dishes are plentiful and well priced. Many mezze options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians plus all sorts... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on the patio in June 2014. We shared one of the mezze plates which included more than enough food for two. I believe this is your best value on the menu and you get to try a number of differnt dishes this way. We enjoyed our meal and felt the service was good. It... More 

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vancouver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you're staying in Copacabana, and craving healthy vegetarian food on the beach front, this place is the best option. They have 2 veggie platters...we ordered one that had a lot of variety: rice with beans, chickpea balls, eggplant, some other delicious tofu based balls etc (priced at around $25USD)...This was all very filling for 2..We ordered more items just... More 

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Nijmegen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate here 3 days in a row while visiting Rio. It was just too good not to go back each time. Take a plate for 2 and it will be more than enough and really good Arabic/Greek food. With drinks included you'll pay only 20 dollars while sitting at the boulevard Copacabana.

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San Jose
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Positives: Very large comprehensive buffet for lunch consisting of middle eastern ethnic foods, lunch crowd includes many of Middle Eastern or north African descent, excellent food, very clean and professional, decent outside view of beach, tasty dinner Negatives: Though friendly, the employees have some of that seeming Middle East suspicion of strangers Details: I was playing tourist while on a... More 

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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were lucky, it was just one block from the Arena Hotel where we stayed. Excellent food, the portions were too big for us and surprise an excellent belly dance! Well the music was a bit too loud, may folks you can make it a bit softer for future visitors?

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Address: Avenida da praia de copacabana,proximo do hotel copacabana palace | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021/2235-6698
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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