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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 119
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  • 18
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is an institution - a pleasant walk from the Sugar Loaf madness

I would not have found this place other than the recommended place to meet a friend. A long walk from the heaving action around Sugar Loaf tourism but one that is well worth it - a way to build the appetite for what turned out to be a splendid meal and enjoy the views of the bay. [Go landside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I would not have found this place other than the recommended place to meet a friend. A long walk from the heaving action around Sugar Loaf tourism but one that is well worth it - a way to build the appetite for what turned out to be a splendid meal and enjoy the views of the bay. [Go landside of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This bar has a really location from where you can watch the sunset while enjoying a few cold beers. It's a bit expensive though.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

If you want a real flavour of Rio make a visit here. It's fairly off the beaten track but close to sugar loaf mountain and next to the military base, lying adjacent to a small Bay. It looks like a small kiosk on a street corner but the bar snacks are really tasty, very cheap, the beer is cold and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Located in Urca, which is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods that we saw in Rio.The food was very tasty and it was a special treat to have our meal watching the ocean through the windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Rarely do I visit a place twice on the same trip, but an exception was made for Bar Urca. My girlfriend and I came for afternoon drinks and snacks on the first and last day of our week in Rio. Grab a large Antarctica cerveja, a few snacks to munch on, and sit by the seawall while taking in views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I've been in Brazil for a few weeks and this was hands down my best meal. It looks pricey, but the "single" meals are enormous - more than enough for two people. The waiter himself recommended we order just one dish. After dinner we grabbed wine at the downstairs kiosk and hung out on the seaside where we met some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food from the bar is good and the view is amazing. Everybody complains about the service and the bar in the afternoon is really crowded... But, still a place to check when in Rio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

this restaurant is situated right on the bay and so the views were gooood. i was there with a party of 12 at 4-5 pm. i ordered first, (a coke) and everyone got there drink but me. not too upset, i reordered and got it right away. for dinner, i ordered first, everyone got their food and finally the waiter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

An excellent place for chilling and have a good beer. The view is just awesome. I recommend also the fried manioc for appetizer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We headed to Bar Urca after spending the day at the Sugarloaf. What a fantastic place to watch the sunset over Rio! I loved the atmosphere and being able to sit right on the water with my beer and pastel people watching, watching the planes land and take off and watching the waiters dodge the traffic to bring more food... More 

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Additional Information about Bar Urca

Address: Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291 080, Brazil
Phone Number: 22958744
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
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
Average Prices: USD 15 to 20
Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

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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 to 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

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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