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“One of my Rio highlights”
Review of Bar Urca

Bar Urca
Ranked #184 of 14,180 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Urca
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is an authentic Rio experience. Bar Urca is a corner bar / snack shop, across from the water. No real inside seating (there is an upstairs restaurant but skip it...), you order at the counter and sit on the sea wall. Point at the various pastels (filled with ground beef, cod, cheese) and order the seafood soup. Get a few large beers (with small cups), drop 20 reals and grab a spot on the wall. Go at sunset, after you have finished visiting Sugar Loaf. Must do!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

It's a good restaurant. But the best is the bar, where you can take the bier and drink watching the view of baia de guanabara, one of the best in rio de janeiro. Go there in the end of the afternoon and tou w'ont regreat.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Urca is a very quiet neighborhood in Rio where you get the see the Sugarloaf along with a few other places. I strongly recommend going there for the amazing view, great brazilian cuisine or just to have a beer outside the restaurant (we called it "a mureta" ou the wall by the sea).

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Pastel and Empadas are a Brazilian tradition of stuffed bread or baked pastries that comes from the Portuguese. You will find yummy Empanadas in all South American countries, but the Empada is typically Brazilian and is smaller and more of a delicacy! I love them and have had a chance to taste them in soooo many places in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, etc.. but The Bar Urca in Rio has the best ones i have ever tried plus it has a really nice young lively atmosphere in a chilled laid back setting alongside the sea in the lovely naighbourhood of Urca. Urca is set aside from noisy, energetic Rio and is a little safe haven where you may relax at sunset next to the sea, beneath the huge Pao de Azucar. This Bar is very well known by the cariocas who often come here for a beer and a snack to sit on the wall next to the waterfront and have a relaxed chat by the sea.

The pastels come with meat and cheese, or crab, or cod, they are delicious! Bar Urca also does fried sea food plates and fishes if you ask for it.

There is also a sitting down restaurant upstairs on top of the bar which is also very good, and more expensive more elegant atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

One of the must to do by visiting Rio. Very good Food in nice cosy athmosphere, ground floor just Bar for drinks, First floor restaurant. You Seouls go up and relax by Looping on the scenerie in front of the Place. Prices High but value for Money. Fish with vegetables and potatoes, plus wine and Water for 2 appr. 120 R.

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Thank Sven H
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