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Restaurante Garota da Urca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Bar, South American, Pub
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Avenida Joao Luis Alves 56 Lj A | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-090, Brazil
(21) 2541-5040
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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144 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited here for dinner one evening having being recommended to visit this part of Rio by our host. Firstly it is set in a lovely quiet part of Rio with a nice view across the small beach and bay towards the harbour. The service was very friendly and they spoke some English to help with my fumbling Portuguese. The food... More 

Thank Richard H
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located near the water and suggest to have a table on the terrace/patio. It does get crowded and tables are close to one another. Good value and quality ratio. Portions are plentiful but don't expect fancy plating or presentation. It's down to earth cooking. There are lots of choices for every palette.

Thank Marie B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location and view is by far the best here! The food is great, beer is good. If you visit the sugar loaf, come here for lunch. Urca is the name of the town and it is very traditional. I visit this restaurant every time I am in RIO.

Thank Nils-Peter M
Den Haag
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Garota da Urca is a nice restaurant, but you get the feeling they're succumbing to their own success (possibly because of their mentioning in the Lonely Planet guide?). Prices were quite a bit higher then expected (IIRC about 140 reais for a picana for two dish plus a few drinks and their draft beer is relatively very expensive). The waiters... More 

Thank Fer155
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, the taste was amazing. Piacanha was very taste, the price are 120RS , but for 2 people

Thank George H
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A fair priced bar with cold draft beer and delicious Brazilian apetizers. And the locations is still beautiful: Urca Beach is right in front!

Thank JaderIpa
Province of Rome, Italy
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have there twice and I am going to get there again. Lovely location, nice and friendly Staff. Churrasco were just great with top quality meat, nice fries and excellent beer. I loved the typical brasilia atmosphere, the great food and even the check was just right. great value for money. I would strongly suggest to take a taxi to... More 

Thank robripam
Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went past this restaurant in the day ( it was packed ) and everyone seemed to be having a glorious time and a glorious feast. So we decided to take a yellow taxi from our hotel in Leme and go back in the evening. Well what a fabulous place! We had their speciality BBQ meat at the table for... More 

Thank jane49_11
Milan, Italy
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with friendly waiters. View is beautiful and food is good. Price is fine. Definitely suggested!

Thank Anto198134
Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My favorite cheap eat in Rio de Janeiro! I normally watch the sunset and the people walking by from a table outside, while enjoying a beer and carne seca and aipim

Thank the_arabian_traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Bar, South American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Joao Luis Alves 56 Lj A | Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22291-090, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Urca
  • Neighbourhood: Urca
  • Phone Number: (21) 2541-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Urca

Neighbourhood Profile
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 place to take a stroll and appreciate the area’s beautiful architecture, enjoy a cocktail and some delicious seafood pastries at a bar, or bring a bottle of wine and enjoy it while sitting anywhere along the stone seawall known as the “mureta.”
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