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Carioca da Gema

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Great place for samba

Excellent live music, great atmosphere, good food and good service. We visited 3 times in all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rprewer
Killed it!

Loved the samba band. Drinks were solid. Food was great. Totally opted here over Bar de Lapa... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Benjamin B
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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 3 weeks ago

Excellent live music, great atmosphere, good food and good service. We visited 3 times in all, highly recommend!

Thank rprewer
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved the samba band. Drinks were solid. Food was great. Totally opted here over Bar de Lapa next door. Cover charge was less too, just saying.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We've got there to have a light dinner and drinks as options, and the SAMBA as the mainStream ! There were Rixxa and his musicians playing SAMBA all night long. And the rhythm and the melodies were so beautiful and magic that i felt up...More

Thank PhStrad
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The place was recommended by our tour guide and we were surprised!! Food tasted very good, although we had “simple” dishes, they were delicious. The music creates a phenomenal environment and the service is very good too. Fair prices. We had a great time!

Thank adriana a
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Went here on the recommendation of a friend who said it was an intimate, atmospheric, authentic samba experience compared to many of the bland tourist shows on offer. How right they were. We arrived early as recommended and got a great seat on the balcony...More

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The garlic bread here is delicious, and so is the pasta! It was my friend's birthday, and our waiter was so nice... he got the musicians to sing for her! A little hard to see from the top floor, but a great time overall.

Thank Laura R
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
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
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

Thank Peter S
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

Thank stevekathybithell
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Response from davemartin3 | Reviewed this property |
Good choice. You will love it. We got the concierge at the hotel to book us a tabble which was held till 20.30. However we got there at about 19.45 and had a choice of where to sit. The place had only just opened its doors... More
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Response from JacquelineFlamma | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age 18. Yes, it is easy to take a taxi in front of Carioca da Gema.
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