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Garota da Urca

Av Joao Luis Alves 56 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2541 8585
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Ranked #411 of 8,483 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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108 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Garota da urca is located in the Urca neighbourhood, right by the beach. It is a great place for cold beer, caipirinhas and delicious food. We tried the fried sausages for starters and the Mix Grill (accompanied with Rice, Farofa and vinaigrette salad) for main course. The portions are very big and is more than sufficient for two people. My... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Beautiful setting. You can watch the sun go down behind Christ over a beer from here. The bar snacks are ok if you eat meat and the barbecue thing they do seems very popular in the early evening. Not too pricey, definitely a good option for a pit-stop.

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Upstate New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were doing a walking tour of Urca and needed a quick bite and drink. Bar Urca had a waiting time so we continued on and stopped here. We had draft and bottled beer, french fries and manioc fries and good people watching. Busy, pleasant place. We sat on the deck and looked out over beach and water as well.

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158 reviews 158 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a great meal here. We got a mixed grill and I was surprised at how hot the grill was that they brought to the table. You could never get away with an open flame like that in the US. Good service. Nice Chuppas. Great way to people watch. Try to get a table close to the front.

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Bogota, Colombia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I had dinner here on a Saturday night and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and so was the service. The options on the menu were just perfect. I highly recommend.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Discovered this place while on a morning stroll through Urca and returned for dinner the next day and lunch on our final day in Rio. Excellent menu, food quality and quantity. Great local atmosphere within and without. Superb value.

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Oakland, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I grew up in Urca and have been going there for many years... I went back with a friend a few weeks ago and was very satisfied with everything. Don't expect speedy service this place is more of a chill environment, come with time. picanha a brasileira is great, so its the fish with shrimp sauce. Generous portions and quality... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

We had a pizza and for my surprise was really tasty. I was not expecting such a good pizza for a bar in Rio as it's known the best pizza houses are located in Sao Paulo. Service was poor. Waiters not giving you much attention and delayed a lot to get out orders. Atmosphere is great and our table was... More

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De Smet, South Dakota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We went here as well as Garota de Ipanema and ordered exactly the same thing. Food was better here. Service was also slightly better here.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Cosy local restaurant in Urca, very service minded waiters, nice atmosphere by the beach in Urca. And - a mean caipirinha and among the best pikanja in the city. Not overcrowded by tourists. I can recommend it.

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