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Bar Urca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Portuguese
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Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-080, Brazil
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Rio de Janeiro
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

End of the afternoon, every farewell, every friends meeting has to be at Bar Urca, it is a lovely combination of stunning views, beautiful people...a meeting where people who love Rio love to meet up!!! Informal ambience, very cold beer and simply marvelous snacks. The brazilian empanadas called PASTEL are incredible! You should try and once you are there you... More 

Thank RafaTraveller
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I am a beer lover and with that view the beer taste even better. Just the line to wait for the beer is quite long. well its worth it

Thank 443tonysmith
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came for a business lunch, very busy and cramped, too many tables in a small space. Nice food minus all the fish bones. Quite expensive, zero atmosphere as too cramped. All their awards plastered on the walls, not a fan tbh. Bones really spoilt in for me and the lack of space.

Thank WildOtterFox
Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went here after Sugar Loaf mountain as it is in walking distance. The restaurant is upstairs where we were warmly welcomed by the staff. I had steak and my wife had chicken. Both meals were very nice with big portions. I would say the chicken was better and the mashed potato was delicious. Lots of locals sit across from the... More 

1 Thank Catman912
Trondheim, Norway
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went to Bar Urca while visiting a friend in Rio de Janeiro in September 2016. He recently moved there and a colleague of his recommended the restaurant. Before going upstairs, where the actual restaurant is located, we took a beer from the downstairs street sale, which seems to be somehow connected to the restaurant. The welcome was friendly and... More 

1 Thank Christoph B
Dubái, Emiratos Árabes Unidos
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had to come here is was a must, pretty old classic place in rio, but pricy, but the food is top! I had a moqueca here that was very authentic. Not a place to be regular tho.

Thank FHTworldwide
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Second times i came to try the food .Bolo de bacalhau is the best ..Sea food dish also .Come in the afternoon having some beer and watch sunset is the best time

Thank Kietto64
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Sunsets are beautiful - as well as the people- Hotspot for locals. Best to be reached by Taxi. With a wonderful view over sea and the city Maravilhosa....

Thank Ulrike63
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This review is about the restaurant on the second floor. I'm a big fan of this place. Seafood is SO fresh and the restaurant has a nice view of the water. Service is good. Highly recommend it.

Thank FPassos
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is were a lot of mostly young people gather for having draft beer and some appetizers on the other side of the street, for wathcing the sunset, contemplating the splendid view and chatting. Not more, but still very, very nice for one hour or so.

Thank Luiz P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-080, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Urca
  • Neighbourhood: Urca
  • Phone Number: 22958744

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Staying in Urca

Neighbourhood Profile
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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