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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 #46 of 8,488 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
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Bar da Urca is the place for to go for a late afternoon cold beer and snacks! The outdoor kiosk/Bar is where you want to get your goodies from, not the restaurant. The style here is to grab an Ice cold beer, order a snack (Aperitivo) and sit on the long wall in-front of the water line and just chill!... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are in Rio, just get some snacks and a beer at Bar Urca enjoying the sunset view of the Guanabara Bay. You may find friends or make new ones there. Just relax and enjoy the bolinho de bacalhau (fried cod) with a cold beer after beach. This is how the cariocas (people from Rio) celebrate another sunny day... More

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Padua, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

After a decently long wander through the calm and delightful Urca barrio, you can have a well deserved refreshment at Bar Urca. I prefer the "dehors" version, on the low wall directly on the sea. Get equipped with frozen beer, empadas de camarao and small pasteis and simply get immersed in the relaxed atmosphere of the place.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Anthony Bourdain recommended this venue and our experience was not so disappointing! Our food was heavy carbs, awful drinks, extra large servings of cheese and really bland. The banana dessert was the best part and even that was less than exciting. Don't waste your time and money here. Go to Any number of restaurants in Leblon or Impanema for great... More

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

If you visit stick to enjoying the view and the fried goodies you can get from their kiosk. Would not recommend dining on their upper level and if you do, stay away from the giant pumpkin filled with cream and shrimp. Waiter recommended it as their house speciality which was unfortunate.

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