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Carioca da Gema

Avenida Mem de Sa 79 | Lapa - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
21 22210043
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Carioca da Gema is your locals come undone dancing and listening to local folk/Samba all night... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Traveling1971
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Awesome!

A really delightful little join with some unbelievably good Samba. Great vibe and service with a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Emad N
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“live samba” (6 reviews)
“entrance fee” (8 reviews)
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Avenida Mem de Sa 79 | Lapa - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Carioca da Gema is your locals come undone dancing and listening to local folk/Samba all night long.....no reservations, need to do a line at front, but no fear, it moves quick and it will be so worth it.... We went to listen to Nelson Felix,...More

Thank Traveling1971
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

A really delightful little join with some unbelievably good Samba. Great vibe and service with a team of happy waiters singing and dancing along to the rhythm! Small entrance fee, inexpensive drinks. Get involved!

Thank Emad N
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

a go-to place in Rio, lapa. Good staff, helpful nice to dance, and socialise. You pay a little bit more than on the street, but well worth the peace of mind, good quality live music and local atmposphere. Good food - ask the staff what...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Although it’s in the middle of Lapa and the pavements are heaving on a Saturday night it’s well worth the visit You get a card at the entrance and the waiter fills it in as you drink later you pay for the drinks and entrance...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

On our very last night in Rio my partner want to see the authentic music scene in Lapa and we really really struck lucky as the performer was the charismatic Nelson Felix. His accompanying five piece band were amazing. The place really came alive but...More

Thank TinaAGreen
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

The bar was a really warm, friendly and traditional Brazilian place to stay for a beer . They have live music so everyone can enjoy samba and other brazilian types of brazilian music from unique voices . It worth a visit .

Thank Dimitroula K
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of girlfriends for drinks and a dance. Live music was very good. Most people there were in the 40-60 age bracket. A good night for an older crowd

Thank AisMc2013
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Carioca da Gema is always a favorite when visiting Lapa for live brazilian music particularly "samba". There are different performers each night, Rogê on sunday nights is my favorite. Appetizers and caipirinhas are awesome. I've been there many times and hope to come back many...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

This is a gem! Perfect for the voyeur and dancers alike, there is fabulous music accompanied by dancing that will hypnotist you into the early hours. Almost impossible not to end up on the dance floor yourself, when surrounded by such energy and enthusiasm from...More

Thank Emma O
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

If you want the chance to try and dance some samba yourself you should look for another samba bar as this place is so small that it very easily gets too crowded to be able to dance. The music is still great, though.

Thank Thomas H
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The minimum age 18. Yes, it is easy to take a taxi in front of Carioca da Gema.
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