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“Best way to see the sunset”
Review of Bar Urca

Bar Urca
Ranked #94 of 13,710 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Urca
Recife, PE
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best way to see the sunset”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Urca is my favorite place in Rio. Having a beer at the wall while watching the sunset is one of the best experiences I've ever had in life. Plus when you are with your loved one, it's pure romance.

Thank Manuuela
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Rio de Janeiro
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Feel the meaning of be "carioca" (born in Rio)”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

For many years this bar at the very end of the of Urca (the neighborhood surrounding the Sugar Loaf Mountain) has been elected by a specialized group the BEST by the sea bar at Rio de Janeiro. There isn't any beach in front of it but the atmophere over a short wall by the bay, leafy trees, nice chat, cold beer and delicious snacks create a wonderful place to be after the beach, by 6:00 PM at the summer. We love it ! (there's a good restaurant at the 2nd floor, too, where you can have lunch or dinner, if you wish)

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Fred_Brazil_69
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great experience but super crowded”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Bar Urca is a must in Rio. The snacks (so called petisco) are fantastic. the only problem is that is incredibly crowded. Great experience having snacks and drink on the wall in front of the bar, where you can see the Niteori bridge and the sea.

Visited November 2013
Thank Renato28
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213 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice View”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Nice bar dowstairs, although difficult to describe it as a bar as everyone goes accoss the road to sit or stand by the seawall to drink, socialise and admire the views. The area tends to get crowded which adds to its ambience, hence why it is regarded as one the top bars in Rio. The Restaurant is upstairs, it has nice food with large portions, one serving is sufficient for 2 people. The restaurant can also get crowded as it is quite small with tables are set out in rows. It is advisable to go early or book a table so that you have a window table which affords good views of the bay. Service was friendly and pleasant, overall I had a good dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MKH50
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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“Enjoy the location..”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

It's worth taking a stroll around the 'village' of Urca, it's a pleasant area at the base of Sugar Loaf.
After a leisurely walk, Bar Urca is a great place to stop for a cold beer and a bar snack. It's very much a locals' bar, and you may be the only non-Carioca. With a lovely view across the bay, it's a great place to relax for a while.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank tripperUK27
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