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Contemporary, South American, Brazilian
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Avenida Atlantica 3264 30 Andar, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-001, Brazil
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Nice small restaurant overlooking Copacabana (but only a small part). The food was very good. Nice for a romantic evening.

Thank Kirsten C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Ordered special meal steak tuff and not hot fries hard undercooked though waiter service and wine ok would not reccommend

Thank johnpI40qt
Uruguaiana, RS
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Skylab offers a chic and pleasant atmosphere. The service is very good and the waiters are very helpful. The food served was delicious!! The only bad thing were the elevators that took us to the top floor, where the restaurant is located. It took a long time for it to arrive and the other was out of order, but the... More 

Thank Renata O
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

For a restaurant with an uninspiring menu including lots of steak, it was very disappointing that two steaks had to be sent back because they had mixed up the orders, and then when they returned the medium-rare was rare at best, and the medium-well was medium/medium-rare. The 'Angus' steak was a very poor cut full of fat and gristle -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I have been wearing to try Skylab since I read at Veja magazine a good review of the restaurant. Prior to booking my table, I was told by the receptions is that they had a strict dress code and no shorts, flip flops or Bermudas allowed. I was actually thrilled. Dressing up in Rio at 32C summer evening is a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Appetizers were delightful, view was great, food was atrocious. Not worth it. There are many more places owned by locals far more deserving of your dollars.

Thank Laura H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here on our first night in Rio. We were seated next to the window. Service was very good apart from a wait for our bill. Our chateaubriand was perfect. We thought the price was reasonable for what we had. The drinks were very nice (some of the caipirinhia's were cheaper then the lobby bar). There... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is found in many adds in Rio as the one with a unique view so we went for lunch two days ago. It is located in the 30st floor of a hotel. The decoration gave me the impression this place has not changed in 40 years. The service was slow. We ordered a bottle of wine and the... More 

Thank Jorge O
San Jose, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our family ate at Skylab and enjoyed the fabulous view of Copacabana. The service was excellent. The food was good but the view made the experience. Be sure to walk out to the pool area (near the restaurant) to get a full view of the beach.

Thank cuonthebeach
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Excellent location. Beautiful views overlooking Copacabana and the choice to eat outside by the pool in the evening if preferred. Good food at slightly higher than average prices, but worth every penny. Good service and an enjoyable experience. Would definitely eat here again if returning to Rio.

Thank JAM171

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Contemporary, South American, Brazilian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 3264 30 Andar, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55(21)2106-1666

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
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.