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Lapa 40 Graus

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Rua Riachuelo 97 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 3970 1338
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Great fun place

Great music, excellent to be with friends drinking and dancing 😊 food is not as good but its ok! Caipirinha was nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cristini L
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  • Bar scene
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great music, excellent to be with friends drinking and dancing 😊 food is not as good but its ok! Caipirinha was nice

Thank Cristini L
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Arrogant staff, horrible tasting cocktails which are pretty expensive for Brasil. Floor 2 and 3 complete empty., floor 1 also not full and no atmosphere at all. Lapa is a great area to go out, but I would never recommend anyone to go to this place.

Thank Tamara E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We went there to eat and ate only a fifth of the greasy food. So it is definitely not one the good restaurants in Rio. The music was crazy loud from two places, so it was not a good food-experience. BUT it was a great place to dance and there was some dancing lessons and very good live music. So... More 

1 Thank Mike S
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were thinking to go Democráticos, almost about the club in next door. However queue was longer for Lapa 40 Graus, so decided to enter. We did not carry ID, however they allowed us to enter with the show of credit card. We were arrived about midnight on Wednesday, only 3rd floor was very crowded, and it was fun! Several... More 

Thank Jtrippin
Houston, Texas
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366 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our group of nighttime revelers did not come to the Lapa 40 Graus to eat. We wanted to sample some of the local drink and, more importantly, listen to some of the finest music that Rio has to offer. And the performance we saw on the upper floor was simply marvelous (see the picture attached, which is sadly rather grainy).... More 

Thank OilRover
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place was nothing special. A bit expensive for snack food. Would probably be better later in the evening

Thank CummingDubai
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place is very nice boteco, it is like any other boteco (bar) in Lapa in Rio. If you are hungry you have available lots of appetizers (if you are hungry) and very cold beers and caipirinhas. I would recommend to go there in a boteco hopping night.

Thank Bett76
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is what Lapa is all about - excellent! Good music, good atmosphere and a good place for all samba lovers...

1 Thank Miss-Russia20
Rio de Janeiro
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a three floor bar and live music show house in the heart of the Lapa entertainment district. Due to the recent fire tragedy in S. Brasil, occupancy limits and fire escapes have recently been reviewed at all Rio bars/clubs/show houses and actually enforced, which means arrive early on Friday/Saturday nights if you wish to venture to the third... More 

Thank PTRio
Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

To experience samba and Lapa, ir is a worth place to visit! Depending on the day, you should get there early, specially during summer time and/or carnival. m

Thank Maria Fernanda G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Riachuelo 97 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Santa Teresa
  • Neighborhood: Santa Teresa
  • Phone Number: (21) 3970 1338

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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