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Bar Urca

$$ - $$$, , Seafood
Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-080, Brazil
+55 21 2295-8744
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (27 reviews)
“empadas” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Candido Gaffree 205 | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-080, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went this week and loved the large portion sizes we received, as well as being offered a lovely view and an English menu upon arrival. The location is slightly out of the way, but ideal if you’ve spent the morning on Sugarloaf mountain and fancy...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really like this spot. As is high quality and genuine food in a very relaxing ambiance. Also not very touristic so it gives quite a true carioca feeling. Have a beer and a snack outside and up for a seat down meal.

Thank TRVR77
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, amazing food. Good quality probably the best in Rio. Rated 3/5 because it’s a little cramped and very expensive compared to other places in Rio we have eaten. Staff very friendly and a nice view of the bay

Thank Scarnav
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Rio we went to Bar Urca, a restaurant in front of Guanabara Bay. The view from the restaurant is very beautiful. We ordered a stew of sea food and shrimp risotto. First, the stew for 2 serves 3 to...More

Thank ligiakerr
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant over the eponymous bar. We had the Calderata de Frutos de mar for two - served four- and it was terrific. Fish, squid, shrimp and octopus in a terrific sauce with piroa a fish sauce thickened with manioc. One member of our group...More

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We went to this restaurant (on the second floor) after coming down from the Sugar Loaf and enjoyed the food there. We ordered the Camarão na moranga and didn't know it was going to be that big. We looked over other table, and they only...More

Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch in the restaurant here after a morning of sailing. The weather had been a little mixed so were looking forward to something warm and comforting and Bar Urca was a great choice. The portions are large so three of us shared camarao...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Urca Bar is a legacy of the beauty of URCA after its construction. It is a Bar that has been entering the routine of Cariocas over the years and much of it has to do with the informal conditions of the place. Sure, the...More

Thank Thiago Lucio P
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I'm a foreigner (but live here in Rio for more than 20 years) and had to meet 2 friends from Switzerland. As the girls were hosted near Urca and it was raining I decided to meet at Bar Urca (upper part) which was a very...More

Thank Virginie v
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Bar Urca sits at the farthest point of the neighborhood Urca (where you have Sugar Loaf). It is a small restaurant/bar where you may have different experiences. As a Carioca (born in Rio), I've been there several times. It is cool to watch the sunset...More

Thank Christiane F
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +55 21 2295-8744
  • E-mail
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