Trapiche Gamboa

Trapiche Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro: Hours, Address, Trapiche Gamboa Reviews: 4.5/5

Trapiche Gamboa
4.5
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
6:30 PM - 1:00 AM

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Zona Central (Central Region)
How to get there
  • Presidente Vargas • 8 min walk
  • Uruguaiana • 10 min walk

4.5
104 reviews
Excellent
59
Very good
38
Average
6
Poor
0
Terrible
1

wht1
Cambridge, UK163 contributions
Great night
Feb 2018 • Friends
We were taken there by Brazilian friends who heard about it from a friend of theirs who lives in Rio. We would not have stayed in the area after dark without the local knowledge, because it looked quite earthy. We travelled to and from our hotel by taxi, and once our friends negotiated a table, we had a fantastic couple of hours there. The band was excellent and there was good food and drink. The atmosphere was very, very relaxed, with mainly full of local people, in couples or groups. Highly recommended.
Written February 15, 2018
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Dawn H
Dundee, UK124 contributions
Wonderfully authentic
Sep 2016
This interesting historic building hosts fantastic live music accompanied by delicious food (shrimps with cheese sauce; yum!) and drinks. Waitresses can help you learn the basic Samba dance step but you'll be amazed at how difficult it is to make it look easy.. Get practising!
Written September 5, 2016
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EszterFILI
Budapest, Hungary98 contributions
traditional samba place with great atmosphere
Mar 2016
several floors overlooking the scene where musicians play wonderful roda de samba and where people of all ages dance until late night. They also serve food and drinks, which is k but it is not for the food that you come here!
Written March 23, 2016
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Marcus M
17 contributions
Authentic Samba
Dec 2015 • Friends
Brought here by a local relative, I was enchanted by both the music and fellow attendees. I would have never known of this place if it was not for the invite by a local. There were at least two other birthday celebrations going on, one of which for a birthday girl who travels from Italy every year to celebrate her birthday at this venue with her friends!
Written December 9, 2015
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CRinVegas
Las Vegas, NV36 contributions
True Brazil - a step back in time.
Nov 2013 • Friends
This reminds me of sitting around at a friends house (in Brazil) when someone breaks out the musical instruments. Very authentic, true samba, in a casual atmosphere. The appetizers and drinks were good, the crowd enjoyable, a few of the gringo's stood-out a little, and enjoyed themselves along with the locals. Very interesting architecture, a historic building, with some history on the cover of the menu. This was a very enjoyable evening out.
Written November 24, 2013
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Aline58
dijon76 contributions
Great place for live samba music
Mar 2013 • Solo
This is an excellent place to listen to live samba music. There are not many tourists around. It's very authentic. The appetizers are very good, the staff friendly and the music is just great. After a few minutes everyone starts to dance in the bar and the atmosphere is lovely. This was one of my favourite experiences during my stay in Rio. Trapiche Gamboa is located north of centro and you have to take a cab to get there as there are no buses running apparently.
Written April 4, 2013
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JohnFromBrazil
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,739 contributions
Pure Brazilian music - no tourist trap!
Jul 2012 • Friends
With a very interesting decor, this is the place for authentic Brazilian music. Unknown to many tourists, the artists who perform there are carefully chosen: quality standards are very high. I recommend a visit to this restaurant/bar in the evening, but make sure it will be open. The only con is that it's located off-Lapa, in a "bairro" currently reachable by cab only (port area), but it's worth the ride. The port area is being renovated and I'm sure Trapiche will become even more popular.
Written March 25, 2013
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