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Bar Urca

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Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291 080, Brazil
22958744
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 547
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  • 508
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner

Our group enjoyed a lovely dinner - Risotto almost all the way around! The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The location was perfect with lots going on at the bar below to watch out the window. An easy walk from Sugarloaf on a beautiful night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our group enjoyed a lovely dinner - Risotto almost all the way around! The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The location was perfect with lots going on at the bar below to watch out the window. An easy walk from Sugarloaf on a beautiful night.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a stunning meal here. A crab starter followed by prawns and rice. Delicious. Great caipirinhas too!

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Malmo, Sweden
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42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can either go inside the restaurant 'Bar Urca', which seemed too pricy and stylish for us, or you can choose the streetfood from the corner bar 'Bar Urca'. We made the right choice. The cheese/shrimp roll was excellent as was the cod ball. The crab in a shell we can not recommend. The beer was large and cheap. The... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Love to go and seat on the stone wall by the sea, awesome view, great seafood, cold beer and beautiful people! Great caipirinhas too! Recommend it for tourists!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the perfect spot for a beer before or after your trip up the sugarloaf mountain. Buy a beer. Sit on the wall and mingle with the locals. Grab a snack if you're peckish.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The place has a popular bar that serves classic barfood at excellent quality and very nice caipirinhas. The thing to do is to grab some food and drinks, and enjoy sunset with a view on the Christ. If you head 200 m down the road, past the bus stop, the view is even better and it's less crowded than in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been to many nice and fancy restaurants in Rio. We had many different cuisines. Generally we spent a lot of money for food. It is an important part of the culture for us. It is surprising that the least expensive one was the best; Bar Urca ! It is the only one that we visited twice and definitely... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been to this place a couple of times. They have a restaurant upstairs and also serve pastéis downstairs. The restaurant was tasteless, but the pastel de camarão used to be very good. Unfortunately, I was told that they changed the recipe and no longer offer the tradicional pastel with a tomato based sauce, having switched to a cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Escape the tourists and drink with locals. The bar is a small place on a corner. Order a nice big beer and snack food at the window. No place to sit at the bar...the place to go is the seawall across the street. Find a spot to camp out and watch the day go by. Great people watching. Walk a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are visiting Sugar Loaf in Rio, extend you walk and stop at Bar Urca. It is a typical program for real cariocas. Have a beer and eat a shrimp "pastel". It is small and crowded, but do not worry. Cross the street, relax at the low wall and admire the view.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291 080, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 22958744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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