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Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Rio de Janeiro restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Rio de Janeiro restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Rio de Janeiro restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • 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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