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Bar Urca

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££ - £££
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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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to know the tradicional Urca neighborhood this is the best restaurant to visit. Ask for "camarão na moranga" and be prepared to have one of the best meals of your life. People also stay outside to talk and drink, if you wanna try arrive early (before the sun set). I love this place !

Thank Estevam H
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do if you're in Rio. Order a beer and "pastéis", lean or sit on the wall by the bay and enjoy the great view!

Thank Aline L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Do you wanna have a Carioca experience? Go to Bar Urca during the weekend, order a beer and some snacks, sit at the mureta and the the time pass by, watch the amazing sunset and feel the vibe that surrounds this amazing neighborhood of Rio.

Thank brjader
Belo Horizonte, MG
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's always nice... tasty food and very well done. Went there more than 3 times always good. The prices are higher than average but it worth the "sacrifice". Arrive early. The restaurant above the bar is small and tight causing long wait time to be seated.

Thank Damnasc
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Oh my word!!! Outstanding food. Small, intimate restaurant overlooking the bay. We arrived early for lunch just before 12 so managed to get a table without a reservation. About 85% of tables were already reserved and all tables overlooking the bay were reserved. We had the shrimp broth and crab meat in a shell starter. For mains the grilled cod... More 

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United States
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great bar to visit for a drink and snack after visiting Sugarloaf mountain, as it's very close. Authentic place, it was recommended to us by friends from São Paulo. Not many tourists, which is a bonus. Big beers (cerveza) served in styrofoam holders to keep cool and protect glass. Take across the street to sit at the water. Visit for... More 

Thank Jade98
Crown Point, Indiana
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425 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great little gem in the Urca neighborhood is Bar Urca. Anthony Bourdain made me go here. It overlooks the Rio beach and is just a perfect place for seafood and cold beer. The food is local and really good. Each morning tons of overnight fishermen come in with their fresh haul and sell the fish to anyone here. It's quite... More 

Thank MrWarrenM
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

As a restaurant, Bar Urca is pretty average. The salgadinhos (finger food) are quite tasty, especially the empadas de camarao (shrimp empanadas). The main appeal is not the food, but the location and atmoshpere. There is a seawall right across the street, where most clients sit, relishing finger food, enjoying a cold beer and soaking up the afternoon sun. Cariocas... More 

Thank CattleDriver
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not only is this place SUPER yummy, the atmosphere is amazing. You can get a table at the restaurant upstairs or you can eat some snacks on the street while taking in the beautiful view and drinking an ice cold beer.

Thank Linsay S
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just have a great snack and beer and one of the best places to finish the afternoon, while watching Rio from a completely different view.

Thank Ricardo .

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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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, 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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