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O Caranguejo

Rua Barata Ribeiro 771 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22051-001, Brazil
+55 21 2235-1249
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (5 reviews)
“moqueca” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
$$ - $$$
Rua Barata Ribeiro 771 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22051-001, Brazil
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We had 3 dinners here cos the food was that good. The food was amazing and fresh.. great taste that lingers :)

Thank Suveshnee M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Everything is delicious here. Don't forget to try their 'pastel de camarão' (shrimp pastry) and 'moqueca de camarão' (shrimp stew), and also their wonderful passion fruit caipirinha.

Thank amazonottgirl
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I had dinner here in October and the food was excellent. I ordered the seafood moqueca and it was enough for 3 people. It was very tasty with shrimp, fish, and squid in a wonderful sauce. I couldn't stop eating it. The bolinhos de bacalhau...More

Thank GREG C
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on Sunday.extremelybusy and was squeezed into a tiny table. Ordered the crab in shell, crab soup and a main of octopus. All too much in portion . We noticed that no one else finished their food but took it Home as a doggy...More

Thank nolanar
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, tasty and good service! Location is good and it is a very traditional place to go to!!!

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at this restaurant on my first night in Rio, had dome nice caipirinhas, casquinha de siri ( crab meat on a shell ) and some sardines the place is great as is full of cariocas ( locals from Rio) and great location...More

Thank SleepyTopCat-BR
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A great seafood restaurant not far away from Copacabana. We had the "Sinfonia das frutas do mar" (Mixed seafood platter) which was absolutely fantastic. It can easily be shared by 4-6 persons. You get lobster, squid and octopus, king prawns, and various types of fish....More

Thank CapNemoCoburg
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I love seafood soups. I asked my taxi driver to take me to the best seafood soup restaurant in Rio. He took me to the O Caranguejo. He was right. Their Siri soup is delicious. I had no idea you could put so much crab...More

1  Thank LAVentura01
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A small , traditional restaurant hidden in Copacabana . They serve sea food and are famous for its " pastel de caranguejo" as well as the lobster and king prawns skewers. Well worth a try !

Thank InesCrema2013
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food what I ordered, seafood paella/risotto was OK. The price actually surprised me. The bill for one person including wine was more than 200. That was far too much for this kind of dinner.

Thank Lasrin
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barata Ribeiro 771 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22051-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2235-1249
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