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“Traditional Carioca Restaurant”
Review of Bar Lagoa

Bar Lagoa
Ranked #184 of 13,783 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Traditional Carioca Restaurant”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is about history and tradition in Rio with a large patio and a terrific view of the lagoon and all the people watching that goes with it. It's simple food, well-prepared with attentive waiters who do their job well. I think that it's terrific value for the cost. This isn't a restaurant for you if you need to be overwhelmed by decor and nouveau cuisine menus. But if that is you, go anyways as places like this with good honest food seem to be disappearing.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Quer um lugar tradicional, charmoso e super bem localizado? Vá ao bar lagoa. Nice Food, charming place, beutyful people. The service is regular, because the most part of waiters are very old. Anyway, you will love it.

Thank Rodrigo A
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Authentic Carioca Food and Ambience”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I was staying with a local lady, born and bred in Ipanema - and she recommended this place to me. I wasn't disappointed. The food is brilliant. Simple but properly prepared and with so much taste. I had a steak (the fish is apparently the specialty, though), and it was cooked to perfection.
The caprinhas are also bloody amazing here.
My favourite bit though is that it's in a quiet part of Rio, everyone is local, and all of the waiters have worked there for years. They all wear a white scientist waiter outfit and the place looks like it hasn't changed in decor since the 50s - but still being modern. A very geniune local experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank j0seph0d0n0ghue
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 6 Contributor
850 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

For foreigners this place hasn't anything special - except for the view to the lagoon and the Crist statue,

This place is valuable for the "cariocas" dua to its traditionality. And the snacks options - really good and well served.

The waiters are very old and many of them works there for years and years.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Thiago L
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Level 6 Contributor
263 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great place for diner”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

pretty busy place but very warm atmosphere. the elderly staff will serve you great food.
the classical Filet Mignon is huge and fits nicely with the beer being served there.
outside is the best place to sit, with a view on the Corcovado. inside somewhat crowdy

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Micy01
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