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“What is the big deal about?!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Urca

Bar Urca
Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291 080, Brazil
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Ranked #45 of 8,661 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 restaurant reviews
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“What is the big deal about?!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We went to Bar Urca for lunch based on rave reviews. When we arrived I genuinely thought we must have the wrong place. The restaurant sits on a small road that is next to the sea but if you're going purely for a good view I'd say there are no doubt thousands of better views in Brazil to enjoy whilst eating or drinking. I ordered the fish of the day with brocoli rice thinking it would be a relatively healthy option. However it came battered and very greasy. I felt so sick after it! My husband ordered some form of steak wrapped in cheese and ham which came with rice and fries. He enjoyed his but I think he must have just been very hungry! The restaurant itself looks grubby and old. I feel I am completely missing something here reading all the rave reviews about this place as I truly didn't think it had any redeeming features!!

Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic view!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Bar Urca is a nice experience in Rio.Depending on the day, have to wait a lot, always very crowd. Food is good but not spectacular .The decoration is simple.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great for snack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We didn't dine at the restaurant, just got some snacks from their take away bar which were great. It's a good stop to/from Sugar Loaf. Nice walk along the water . Cheap and cheerfull!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
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“have a soup, small snack, beer and enjoy the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

after a long day of walking and sunbathing it's very nice to sit on the wall, enjoy the view and have some of their great snacks with a bottle of beer. seafood soup is delicious. put a few drops of pimento and it will become even more delicate.
it's really nice to sit among local people (everyone in Rio knows this place, and they all love it), chat or just enjoy the atmosphere of this place. you see a different side of Rio. more relaxed, less touristy.
they accept credit cards.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Broadbeach, Australia
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“Great snacks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

It truly is a great way to end a day...taking a stroll through Urca then grabbing a few tasty fried morsels washed down with a cold beer & watching a sunset..we waited 8 days to do this as each day the afternoon sky was clouded..so glad we did.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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