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Carioca da Gema

$$ - $$$, ,
Avenida Mem de Sa 79 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
+55 21 2221-0043
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
6 Jul 2017
“Great place to enjoy Rio nightlife”
3 Mar 2017
“A great intimate club”
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Brazilian, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Avenida Mem de Sa 79 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere here was terrific. The food was delicious and the drinks were just what the locals enjoy. The place got really busy after 10 as the music started. This is a great place to gets feel for real Rio nightlife. It's also in a...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We visited here based on others advice. You pay to get in and the food is nice and tasty. The club though with its local live music was my favourite. Not somewhere to go if you don't like being confined as it does get busy....More

Thank yidarmy
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This place is just the best! In Rio for our 25th Anniversary, planned to go to Rio Scenarium but it was closed. I'd wanted to come here anyway so we decided to take the short walk to here from Scenarium. We were not disappointed!!! Fantastic...More

1  Thank PaulB923
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Spent a night in here just before Christmas. Fantastic samba band playing and locals dancing. A lovely atmosphere. Really friendly staff too. The only thing was their payment system. You are given a form when you arrive, then the barman fills it in every time...More

Thank angusrobertspp
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A place to hear some of the well known artists play and some up and coming talent as well. Popular with Cariocas, the bar has got that "local" feel. A must stop for lovers of Samba, Chorinho or Samba de enredo. Try and catch Ana...More

Thank GaneDJ
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Been there for a jazz show (actually we wanted to hear samba music, but that day they performed jazz). The place is very nice, and serves good food: we ate the lasagna steak which was a very unusual dish for me, so it was a...More

Thank dogli980
Reviewed 8 July 2016

There is food, drinks, samba and on the top floor there is a DJ and you can dance until the sun comes up.

Thank Nathale R
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

In the buzzing nightlife of the Lapa district, this place offers brilliant live samba with ever changing bands. Great caipirinha, nice food and people dancing samba all night give these place a fantastic vibe.

1  Thank MartiToth
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect from other reviews but basically you can get a taxi to drop you off in Lapa and then just walk around to whatever venue you what. Carioca da Gema was fun and inexpensive drinks. Great place to visit but more...More

Thank Ereuss
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The only thing special about the place is its old building. There is a long stair to get in the place, as it is on the second floor. There in no other way to get in. The menu is horrible. It is just a copy...More

Thank Guilherme F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Mem de Sa 79 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-150, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2221-0043
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