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Mud Bug

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Copacabana
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Rua Paula Freitas 55 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
35478527
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Ituzaingo, Argentina
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to drink several types of beer and drinks. Very good atmosphere and background music. I do not think it's a place to eat, it's more like a bar. Like several places of this type in rio de janeiro, one pays nothing of what he orders. Everything is loaded into an "entry card" that just when one wants to... More 

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Thank romandp05
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered pizza as a quick fix to sort out my rumbling stomach and whilst size wise it was ok, it was very basic and the base wasn't properly cooked - still dough.

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Thank Jakeyjak3
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The atmosphere was alright, except for somewhat aggressive security men protecting the bar. The menu looked nice at first glance. However, the quality of food and drinks was really bad. I tried the shrimp po'boy, onion rings and a regular caipirinha. Everything was oversalted to the extent it was inedible. Even caipirinha was salty. As far as Louisiana cuisine goes,... More 

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Thank Natalia P
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited with husband early evening. They insisted we have a payment card each then got charged 20 reals each because they had music on. Couple we with with paid per couple. We were only there for one drink. And it's just an average bar - there are plenty of others around that don't charge. I hate to be ripped off... More 

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Thank debsy42_10
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was terrible: 1. We had to get the menu ourselves (and go call the waitress to take our order) 2. Waited for 20 min for the drinks that were ready at the bar, and we could see them 3. The waitress forgot 1/2 main courses 4. Didn't apologise for that 5. Waited 1 hour for a salad 6. The... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Best location 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 exquisite menu !!! Amazing live music 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 wonderful people and great atmosphere!!!! unique decoration 🌟🌟I highly recommend this place. I live in Florida and I've never been to such a wonderful place like that. A MUST ☝️☝☝☝☝

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Thank Robertadamian
Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband & I visited Rio for a week in June 2016 from the United States. This was one of our favorite bars that we found in Copacabana, we ended up going there 3 of the nights we were there. Great music, great bartenders, great drinks. Walking distance from all the hotels along the beach. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank alliefox1213
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Very unfriendly place,dark, very inefficient,expensive and it felt like you are checking in to a hospital rather than walking freely in to a bar the way it should be, no smiles what so ever....????!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Given you come to Brazil to experience something new and different, this place is just like many English pubs and bars, with sports on TV, relatively unfriendly and uncaring staff, and the only thing that's different is more Brazilian food and caipirinhas. And rather expensive at that. If you're missing your home comforts - you found your spot, otherwise there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I've spent very little time here because I was shocked by how unfriendly was their staff. From the entrance, you fill like they don't want to be there and you are disturbing them. When I left, it was very crowded and I thought you have pay your bill at the exit. So I traversed the entire pub, reached the 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Paula Freitas 55 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22040-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 35478527
Description
Literally in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
Copacabana
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 draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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