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Arab da Lagoa

Av Borges de Medeiros | Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2540 0747
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
13 Sep 2017
“Casual, nice views on the Lagoa”
18 Oct 2016
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Lebanese, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Av Borges de Medeiros | Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nothing fancy, but somehow always coming back to this place. Simple al fresco light dining with a nice view on Lagoa. Kebabs and all classic arab mezze (hummus & co.) on the menu. If with kids, don't forget to bring along anything with wheels (skateboards,...More

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ArabDelivery, Analista de Mídias Sociais at Arab da Lagoa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate your visit and your considerations. Come always!

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....More

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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...More

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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

Thank Philly D
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Martina238612
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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...More

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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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Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank NavSatara
Reviewed 9 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!

Thank Marcio S
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.

Thank Andrew W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 1:30 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Borges de Medeiros | Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, 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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