Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

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Be sure to order plenty of Brazilian bar snacks—particularly the bolinho de carne and pastel de queijo (fried meat and cheese dishes). The drinks are so... Read More

Because of the large Arabic community living in Brazil, Rio has become a gastronomic hub for Middle Eastern food. And when Cariocas want the best from... Read More

Walls filled with vintage black-and-white photos of Rio lend a locals-only vibe—of course, so does sitting out front at one of the sidewalk tables,... Read More

Flavors of the Mediterranean (Provençal risotto with octopus, crisp goat-cheese and lavender-honey salad) have zingy Asian accents (shiitake... Read More

Feijoada is more than a meal in Brazil—the hearty black bean and pork stew is a part of the culture. It's typically eaten for lunch on Saturdays (so you... Read More

The decor is a bit dated (mirrored walls and white tablecloths) but the loyal clientele who have followed the restaurant from Leblon to its new home in... Read More

A two-floor bar that fronts Copacabana beach, Copa Café is all contrasts: stark black floors, deep red accents, and white bar chairs. The... Read More

Claude Troisgros, Rio's most celebrated chef, and his talented son Thomas, have turned the traditional Brazilian rodizio (buffet) on its head with this... Read More

Visitors don't have to trek to the Amazon to sample treats from Brazil's jungles. At Espirito Santa, Chef Natacha Fink—from Manaus—serves up inventive... Read More

A perfect lunch destination for Ipanema shoppers. In the tastefully underdone, concrete-floored space, genial young staffers serve Italian standards... Read More

Highlights include the ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce, as well as vegetarian-friendly options (a rarity in Rio), such as amaretto and... Read More

A good choice for lunch at Rio's design mall. The extensive menu at this quirky spot—memorabilia and hanging motorcycles serve as decor—offers up just... Read More

For a hearty meal, order the grilled pork loin with eggs and spicy fries or shrimp with tomato sauce and rice. Round out the Mexico-in-Brazil experience... Read More

The atmosphere is lively and family-friendly, with white-painted brick walls and electric red chairs. Don't miss the house specialty, the Portuguesa,... Read More

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, but the... Read More

Highlights include crispy suckling pig with panko-cacao dressing, scallops with hearts of palm carpaccio, and a passion fruit crêpe soufflé that's been... Read More

Diners can watch a team of chefs prepare tasty morsels such as savory profiteroles stuffed with hand-made Brazilian cheese or watermelon with sardine... Read More

Whether thirsting for Brazilian espumante (sparkling wine) or Krug, the cognoscenti of Carioca—as locals are known—head to this champagnheria Read More

While the decor is distinctively 1920's-era French (red leather banquets; those familiar street lamps outside) the dishes have a distinct Brazilian... Read More

Before the steak feast begins, don't miss the bountiful salad bar that boasts everything from olives to sushi. Dramatic vaulted ceilings and a piano bar... Read More

It's Carnivale for carnivores at this riodizio-style churrascaria, where beach-tanned waiters slice up skewer after skewer of beef, pork, or poultry... Read More

It's Carnivale for carnivores at this riodizio-style churrascaria, where beach-tanned waiters slice up skewer after skewer of beef, pork, or poultry... Read More

Satyricon displays its fresh catches—including lobster, oysters, shrimp, and whole fish—near the restaurant entrance, and it cooks up this... Read More

Chef Marcos Sodre studied culinary arts in Thailand, but adds Brazilian influences to his cuisine, making inventive dishes ranging from traditional Pad... Read More

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&mdash... Read More

The cozy bar-like atmosphere is amplified by a chandelier made from recycled wine bottles, and the extensive wine list ensures that tables stay full—and... Read More

The sushi at this trendy spot is among the best in Brazil. But the real attraction here is the crowd. The sleek modern eatery is a favorite of the... Read More

Pass through the doors of an ancient mansion in Rio's upscale Jardim Botanico district, and enter a cozy candlelit den with low tables and floor cushions. Read More

This restaurant serves Brazilian-tinged Asian fare in opium den-like surroundings. Read More

The focal point of the restaurant, amid its blonde-wood paneling, is the open grill where diners can catch a glimpse of Chef Ludmilla Soeiro preparing,... Read More

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