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Bar e Restaurante URCA
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin, Local Specialty
Price Range: $$$
Urca, the tranquil neighborhood that is home to Sugar Loaf mountain, warrants a longer visit than many tourists permit for in their itineraries, and there are few better spots in the city to linger... Read More
Urca, the tranquil neighborhood that is home to Sugar Loaf mountain, warrants a longer visit than many tourists permit for in their itineraries, and there are few better spots in the city to linger over a beer and a bite to eat than this wonderfully relaxed bar-restaurant. Attracting a mix of locals. famous faces and tourists, the simple hole in the wall spot stands out for its stunning harbor-side location - after making your order at the bar, you can eat it propped up outside, taking in a view of the Christ statue as you watch fishing boats bob up and down on the calm waters. Forget any culinary pretensions and, indeed, calorie-counting, and enjoy local dishes such as fried polenta with shrimp, and towering stacks of fried potato or aipim (cassava).
- Best for Lunch Because: The gorgeous views make this informal bar-restaurant a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
- Best for Family Friendly Because: The lovely setting appeals to the grownups, while the novelty of seeing waiters dashing across the road should amuse younger diners.
- Best for Beach Restaurants Because: The tranquil setting and sea breezes make this a lovely spot for informal dining.