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Bar Urca

Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291 080, Brazil
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Ranked #44 of 8,538 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Rio at it's best! Antartica original, pastel camarao com queijo, the sunset, the ledge and the beautiful people of Rio. Pretty much sums up my definition of bar perfection. :) Hands down my favourite bar in the world!

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Just returned from Brazil, and Bar Urca was one of our favorite places. It was easy for us to get there via taxi from Copacabana. The fare was about 25 Real. You can either order downstairs at the counter and take your food to the seawall or get a table at the restaurant upstairs. We were told that the wait... More

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San Francisco, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved our lunch here today. The seafood moqueca was delicious. Filled with shrimp, other seafood and delicious sauce. Get a seat near the window and check out the folks drinking beer on the seats outside the bar below. The Urca area is charming as well. A nice break from the bustle of Cocacabana.

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed in Urca for 3 days during the World Cup final. Had read good reviews of this bar and it lived up to expectations. It's a tiny place at the far end of Urca. It has a tiny counter but loads of people serving who are very friendly and helpful. Never have to wait for very long for service. The... More

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Urca is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods that we saw in Rio. We decided to grab a late lunch at Bar Urca and went to the second floor dining area. It was very beautiful to see the ocean through the windows during our meal. We ordered the pastelzinho with shrimp as appetizers, they were quite tasty. For the main... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Located in Urca which is a beautiful and peaceful neighborhood. You will find this restaurant and right outside a small shop (bar) where you can get food to go or to eat outside the bar while you enjoy the view of the sea. I tried the "caldinho de frutos do mar" which is like a delicious seafood soup that they... More

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New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

At the recommendation of a local in RJ went to this restaurant. it's location is overlooking the bay and sugarloaf. the restaurant has 2 levels - the 1st level is more like to-go with all the locals and students from nearby university order foods and beer and sit on the walls facing the bay. the 2nd level is dining area.... More

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Greenwich, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went there twice and each time I felt like I had discovered a local 'secret'. Literally a hole in the wall boteco / bar, it has a great vibe for a few beers and some snacks around sunset. Don't expect a table or even a bar to lean against - it's all about sitting on the sea wall across... More

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Gauteng, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Before we entered our hotel room, we literally dropped our bags and went to this site for the most beautiful sunset and a couple of caiperinga's - what a way to celebrate our first night in Rio. It was awesome.

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Seattle, WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This may be the most enjoyable place to enjoy a beer, codfish croquettes and a sunset in Rio. Order from the bar and sit on the stone wall across the street with dozens of Cariocas.

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