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Arab

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Copacabana
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Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
021/2235-6698
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lloydminster, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great selection, good service. We could not decide on our meal so we asked the advise of our server and ordered a mixed meal from the menu, too much food for just the two of us but it was all very good. Reasonably priced.

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Thank carolez_11
Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Really big selection of food, beautifully presented lots of variety and great taste. We were a little confused with the handwritten bill as well, be careful. The food was great though

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Thank Keishamoon
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Great location and a huge menu to choose from. This restaurant was a nice change to the fairly standard and predictable food offered in the kiosks along Copacabana Beach. Good service and a very enjoyable sharing Mezze to end our stay in Rio.

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Thank Lukeharps
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Great for a quick meal! Good value for money! Nice selection of Brazilian-Arabic food. Healthy salads.

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Thank Viviane R
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We have been many times to this restaurant, but always in the evening .. while in Rio for the Olympics we decided to try their buffet at lunchtime .. this is por Kilo, the food on your plate is weighed and you pay accordingly .. The food was good and varied and we enjoyed the meal .. but then came... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Terrible food. We are staying at the Copacabana Palace and wanted something nice and close by and so we decided to try this restaurant. Big mistake. We started off with the Baba. Overly smooth and bitter tasting. Next we had the falafel. Actually not bad. The only good thing of the meal. Then came the grilled lamb and chicken -... More 

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Thank David w
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in Rio is a really good option to have Arabian food in Rio. It is a buffet, but with good options of Arabian food in his menu. If you want to try aribian food with good value this is a right place.

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Thank Leonardo S
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Good Middle Eastern buffet across the road from copacabana beach. Good selection of vegetarian options also chicken, beef, lamb and fish. It's a pay by the pound restaurant. Service was average.

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Thank wddj
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Most of the restaurants along Copa look very similar, white tent structures in front of a building. Arab is no different, BUT the food was a brilliant surprise. I've not actually had a bad meal yet in Rio, but the Arab dishes here were good enough that I've been back 3 times. There are lots of options here, but this... More 

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Thank Hereticx
Espoo, Finland
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

What has happened during one year? Food was OK but no longer delicious Arabic food. Service has also changed to average Copacabana service level.

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Thank Asko M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 021/2235-6698

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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