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Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Choose among Rio de Janeiro restaurants and you’ll find plenty of churrascarias (with grilled meats) as well as low-key botecos (bars with food), great seafood and a wide range of international fare, from Italian to French and Asian. The classic dish at many local Rio de Janeiro restaurants, however, is the good ol’ comfort food meal of meat, rice and beans. Here's where to start when trying the best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro:

Satyricon is a Rio de Janeiro restaurant that displays its fresh catches—lobster, oysters, shrimp, and whole fish—near the restaurant entrance, and it cooks up this South Atlantic seafood into Italian- and Mediterranean-style dishes. The house specialty is the pargo, or fish crusted in rock salt and baked. The stylish, soft-toned dining room is often busy with a social and well-dressed crowd thanks, in part, to past celebrity visits from the likes of Sting and Madonna.

With locations in Ipanema and Aterro do Flamengo, Porcão is a Rio de Janeiro restaurant that offers a Carnival for carnivores at this riodizio-style churrascaria, where beach-tanned waiters slice up skewer after skewer of beef, pork, or poultry until you flip a coaster that says "stop." To supplement your protein bonanza, help yourself to the salad bar, which features hearts of palm and sushi and ceviche galore.

  • Carlota

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Flavors of the Mediterranean (Provençal risotto with octopus, crisp goat-cheese and lavender-honey salad) have zingy Asian accents (shiitake-mushro... More
  • Copa Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A two-floor bar that fronts Copacabana beach, Copa Café is all contrasts: stark black floors, deep red accents, and white bar chairs. The electroni... More
  • Da Graça

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Forneria Rio

    A perfect lunch destination for Ipanema shoppers. In the tastefully underdone, concrete-floored space, genial young staffers serve Italian standard... More
  • Gero Rio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The family has run restaurants in São Paulo since 1902, and a fourth-generation member of the Fasanos heads the Italian fare and classically styled... More
  • Le Saint Honoré

  • Mil Frutas, Ipanema

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    After a hard day on the beach, step up to the counter and choose from 80 flavored sorbets and ice creams. The standards are rich and satisfying, bu... More
  • Olympe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Using Brazilian ingredients like cassava and açaí, chef Claude Troisgros (a generation of the family famous for attaining Michelin stars) produces ... More
  • Ovelha Negra

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Whether thirsting for Brazilian espumante (sparkling wine) or Krug, the cognoscenti of Carioca—as locals are known—head to this champagnheria More
  • Pecado

  • Porcão, Aterro do Flamengo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    It's Carnivale for carnivores at this riodizio-style churrascaria, where beach-tanned waiters slice up skewer after skewer of beef, pork, or poultr... More
  • Porcão, Ipanema

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    It's Carnivale for carnivores at this riodizio-style churrascaria, where beach-tanned waiters slice up skewer after skewer of beef, pork, or poultr... More
  • Satyricon

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Satyricon displays its fresh catches—including lobster, oysters, shrimp, and whole fish—near the restaurant entrance, and it cooks up this South At... More
  • Siri Mole & Cia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The name Siri Mole & Cia comes from a species of Brazilian soft-shell crab, and the seafood cuisine at this restaurant is also from the coast—speci... More
  • Zazá Bistrô Tropical

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This restaurant serves Brazilian-tinged Asian fare in opium den-like surroundings. More

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