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Arab da Lagoa

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Av Borges de Medeiros | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2540 0747
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09:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Rio de Janeiro
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They are specialized in arab food but with a smart brazilian touch in the food...the sandwishes are to die for, specially the ones with filet mignon, yummy cut of beef. The place is really charming, so pleasant to be with friends to drink and talk. I always have a great time there and it is one of my favorite places... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent location! Excellent view! Excellent for kids, friends and family... But you NEVER find all the drinks available. Its 6pm and they are out of Coke... Out of beer... out of Guarana... EVERYTIME I go there I have to change what I am drinking... lack of management planning to receive customers. Thats a shame...

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Thank Paty2013
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

You're paying for the amazing views over the lake here. The food is ok and the service isn't great, but the setting is lovely in the evening

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Thank Philly D
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The food is ok. Nothing remarkable. The view of the Lagoa however is spectacular. The drinks are good, really liked the rustic decor and the prices are very reasonable. Good people watching too.

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Thank Martina238612
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This is a terrible restaurant option period, never mind one offering "Arab" cuisine. The food is mediocre at best but exorbitantly priced for ridiculously small portions. If the propietors knew anything about Middle Eastern culinary culture, they would realize how much they're insulting their clientele with this business model. The smell of garbage didn't add to the experience. This is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Very convenient location after helicopter ride. Food was excellent but we are no experts in arab cuisine! Great service, they will even allow you to bring your own coconut water that we bought in the park!

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New Jersey
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This place is a joke ... If you are a local from Brazil and don't know what Arabic food is then go ahead... Otherwise stay clear. Hummus, baba ganoush were straight out of a can and that too of a cheap quality . Lamb kebabs had a weird oder to them. Labneh smelled and tasted spoilt. They had their own... More 

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Thank NavSatara
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

It's a traditional restaurant around Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. As his name the speciality is Arabian food. The environment is great and plates are tasty. For start I recommend Mezze Arabe and main course Lascas de cordeiro e Picanha com molho tarrine (pic). It's delicious!

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Thank Marcio S
London
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped here by chance after cycling around the lagoon. Was expecting mediocre food in a lovely setting. Ended up with some of the nicest middle Eastern food I've had the pleasure of having. Amazingly fresh falafel and kofte with incredibly fine flatbread.

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Thank Andrew W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I had been a couple of times to this restaurant and the Mediterranean food is good, fresh bread and quality of dishes, not the top of the line but well above other restaurant of this type of food. The view from the restaurant is very nice, can see the lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and from Far you can see the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:30
Monday
09:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:30
Thursday
09:00 - 01:30
Friday
09:00 - 03:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Borges de Medeiros | Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: (21) 2540 0747

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?