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Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2235-6698
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 146
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  • 40
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  • 16
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favorite Arabic restaurants in Rio

I much prefer this place to Arab at Lagoa.. The vegetarian dishes are all great, especially the falafal. The wait staff are nice and decently attentive (especially for Rio) and unless you order wine, it is not too expensive. Portion size is good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Stephmk777
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I much prefer this place to Arab at Lagoa.. The vegetarian dishes are all great, especially the falafal. The wait staff are nice and decently attentive (especially for Rio) and unless you order wine, it is not too expensive. Portion size is good!

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Largs, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

First the good: service from our waiter was decent (efficient and helpful). The starters were good. Now the bad. For mains we ordered the beef and chicken shish skewers. For each we got a huge plate of pretty bad tasting salad with 5 very small bits of unmarinated and very lightly seasoned meat. Basically a main of salad and rice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Arab expecting a nice view, great food, and hookah based on past comments/google searches. Unfortunately they are prohibited from offering hookah anymore. Our food was reasonably priced for the location but you could find better quality for the price elsewhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place, staff were friendly and helpful and quick, food looks abit pricier than some other places but it was delicious and plentiful! If your there with two or more people we recommend the share dishes, great value and very nice food! Drinks were not the cheapest but the mixes were strong so worth it if you plan on having... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Do you like Arabic food? They have it! Ah, you prefer Jewish food? They have it too! Lost amongst the usual tourist traps of Copacabana beach, Arab has a fantastic lunch buffet. It's hard to go there and be controlled; small cheese bourekas, tasty falafels, mushroom beigales, fresh baked pita (flat bread), roasted palm hearts, lamb and pine nuts rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The only place so far in Rio where they brought what i asked... Good service and nice food!! The waiter was friendly and knew the menu!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was average for the price paid. Definitely better than Amir restaurant few blocks away. Green tea was decent, chicken kababs were OK nothing fancy about them.

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very satisfied with the luncheon spread - Over 40 items - grilled meats, ;Lebanese style hot and cold mezzes, some traditional Arab items. Most everything is quite authentic. I must say that handful of items were not great but put in right context this is a great value because you are paying only for what you eat... Freshly baked Pao... More 

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Kanpur, India
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this restaurant is on the copacabana beach and has a good choice for vegetarian food the juice pitcher is something you should order and it has nonspicy lebanese food

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great lunch buffet per weight with tons of options (even for vegetarians)! Located right across the Copacabana beach with friendly staff and very good food. Only reason not to get 5 stars was the cost.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 021/2235-6698

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?