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Mab's Restaurante e Bar

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Bar, South American
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Avenida Atlantica 1140 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
09:00 - 04:00
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Mab's is probably a lot more bar than restaurant (despite the name). In the evenings it’s not for families, and certainly not those with young children. The food can best be described as mediocre, probably because it’s more a bar for single men flirting with scantily clad girls than a fully-fledged eatery. If you like this and you don't mind... More 

Thank niknak586
lincoln uk
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant many times over many years, I always make it my main place to eat, as i am confident in the food, service and friendly management .I often take friends there, would recommend to anyone

Thank michael f
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Located on the strip its a great place for lunch...they serve a great chicken soup...tried to get in for dinner but wasn't possible seems it turns into a party pick up spot at night....lots of local working girls

Thank Ellen B
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is an OK place to eat during the day nothing special just sort of there but as others have said already at night it changes do be aware. Don´t take the kids.

Thank Zippyboarder
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and big helpings but is a bit overpriced. Great place to people watch, especially at night. I would suggest it to everyone except ppl with kids.

Thank Kyle S
Vienna, Austria
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

During the day it is a nice place to hang out, good food, great cold drinks, during the night it is more a prostitute hang out on the beach - if you are a male probably a nice place, if you are a couple or family maybe another place is nicer

1 Thank Francis V
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

By day, it's a so-so, nothing special bar off Copacabana beach, by night it transforms into one of the biggest hooker hangout joints I've ever seen. You've been warned...unless that's what you're looking for, then you're welcome. Stick to the mixed drinks or beer. If you try to order something like a whiskey coke, they'll charge you for a soda... More 

Thank Id10T_Error
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Packed with tourists and hookers, not excluding some transvestite just out the door. Given the scene, this is not a family place at dinner. Food is average.

1 Thank Giovanni L
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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247 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We stopped by Mab's for brunch on New Years Eve morning as it appeared to be the only place open. Having read the previous reviews, we were a little skeptical of what to expect. The omelets that we ordered were surprisingly good, especially the shrimp topping. The cappuccinos were obviously made from a packet and were poor quality, but it... More 

Thank Luke W
Yorkshire England
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I just came back from a holiday in Rio De Janeiro. I went to Mabs bar a fee times and found it to be really friendly and clean place with good staff. It's in an excellent location and perfect to relax in any time of the day. I have nothing negative to say at all. Well recommended.

1 Thank Javed I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Bar, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1140 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 552122757299

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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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