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Circulo Militar da Praia Vermelha

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$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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Praca General Tiburcio 83 | Praia Vermelha, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-900, Brazil
55 21 2295-3397
06:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Paris, France
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We found this beach in a desperate attempt to find a safer beach than Copacabana, Ipanema etc. Spotted this on the map as we prepared our visit to the sugar loaf. We went for a swim/relax there after the Sugarloaf and we were so happy to not feel as unsafe as we have been on Copacabana, but still without the... More 

Thank Franck L
Joao Pessoa, PB
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The views from the restaurant are stunning with the Pão de Açucar in the background. It is obviously quite a popular self-service restaurant with a very good selection of hot and cold dishes including plenty of salads. There are quite often queues to enter depending on the time you arrive. I had lunch there two days running and the second... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

People never notice, but very close to the Sugar Loaf there is a restaurant that belongs to a militery club called CIRCULO MILITAR. A wonderful variety of the main brazilian dishes are waiting for us, the food is plenty and the flavours are simply unique. Super honest prices and I always eat there and take my friends. As a local,... More 

Thank RafaTraveller
Oslo, Norway
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375 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Nice place, head for the outside section, with stunning view to the beachlife at Praia Vermelha and The Sugarloaf mountain. Good food, seafood and meat and good service, one of my favourites in Rio.

Thank TerjeHoegberg
Niteroi, RJ
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It´s a place near by the sugar loaf at the side of the beach and with a very good view. Noce place to ralax and have a meal. It has a buffet and a restaraunt a la carte.

Thank Ken W
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

When I take guests to visit Sugar Loaf I often suggest we eat lunch here. The food is always good and fresh. There is a wide variety. They charge by the quantity (weight) that you get. But the best part is the location, right on Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Thank Larry Z
Belem, PA
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184 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

A restaurant with a view to Red Beach (Praia Vermelha), food payment by weight but regular service. You can lunch after visit "Pao de açúcar', but stay prepared to service level.

Thank dflopes
Poughkeepsie, New York
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205 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We have been here several times with friends and with a large group of colleagues. This is a typical carioca choppe place with fried appetizers (the bolinhas de bacalhau are excellent), pretty good pizza and the standard main dishes. The reason to come here for choppes (or their excellent caipirinhas) and pizza for dinner is the views over the bay... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This cafe is ideally situated in the quaint Urca region of Rio, a short distance from the Sugarloaf cablecar boarding station (walk toward the beach). The main reason to visit is the sparkling up close view of the iconic mountain from its windows and terrace. On the other hand, service was slow and after a 10 minute wait to even... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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170 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wide range of meals in a perfect location. A lunch for two next to the beach in Rio for 52 R$ is unbeatable. This self-service restaurant on Praia Vermelha offers a perfect place for having lunch before / after visiting Urca and Sugarloaf.

Thank monaHungary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca General Tiburcio 83 | Praia Vermelha, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-900, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Urca
  • Neighbourhood: Urca
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2295-3397

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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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