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Arab

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$$ - $$$
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Copacabana
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Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
021/2235-6698
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Midlands
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here as it was close to our hotel. The service was satisfactory and the waiter was considerate and asked if the air con was too cold as we had sat inside. We had both ordered the kebab and it came without any sides or little salad. The food was tasty but it was basically a small wrap. Quite... More 

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Turned up there with a couple of hours to spare before jumping off to the airport. Very nice surprise....the buffet, as I was expecting a menu choice. The buffet had a very large assortment of Mediterranean style food with fresh baked flat bread. Nothing tasted bad and I can assure you I tasted a bunch of stuff! Your plates are... More 

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Hertfordshire
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here tonight and the food was not great. I think they really specialise in traditional meze food, whereas I ordered fish and my husband had a lamb dish from the menu. The fish was dry and the flavour was overpowered by the onion and garlic. If you eat here, stick to the meze.

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Thank barbara2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside is decorated like a Turkish restaurant. It was comfortable and cheerful. Loved the decorated plates that they served the food on. The bread they served with our hummus was hot and puffy. Really delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank MotiukK
Shanghai
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were handed our bill, 158.85 Real, the waiter wrote 150 for tip, when I questioned him on this, a really big guy comes to our table and starts getting aggressive. When I told him I don't have 150 real in cash, he actually demanded to see my wallet At this point, we stood up and told him to shove... More 

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Thank ShanghaiDenny2013
London
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beware that the portions here can be huge. The food is authentic, well cooked and served by very friendly waiters. situated right opposite the cheap tacky kiosks on the beach.

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Thank Don M
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offer during the day Lebanese food by weight. At night is a la carte. The food is very good. Have been there several times and have no problems. The price is very reasonable as well. A good option for lunch or dinner.

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Thank cs0600
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great place for dinner, with a wide range of middle eastern and jewish food. Everything is done well and delicious. Setting is beautiful, either out or inside the restaurant. Decor is beautiful, although sort of touristy marocco…Service is great, waiters are efficient and helpful. There is a great 'rodízio' option in which you get to taste everything for less than... More 

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Thank Cezartb
Lloydminster, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great selection, good service. We could not decide on our meal so we asked the advise of our server and ordered a mixed meal from the menu, too much food for just the two of us but it was all very good. Reasonably priced.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Really big selection of food, beautifully presented lots of variety and great taste. We were a little confused with the handwritten bill as well, be careful. The food was great though

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Thank Keishamoon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 021/2235-6698

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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