Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

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  • 1. Aprazível

    $$$$ | Santa Teresa | Brazilian

    A lantern-lit tropical garden filled with exotic plants, monkeys, and birds is the spectacular setting for this family restaurant serving pan...Read More

  • 2. Azumi

    $$$$ | Copacabana | Japanese

    Rio's most traditional Japanese restaurant is also one of its best, tucked away down a side street at the start of Copacabana. Pick a spot at...Read More

  • 3. Bazzar

    $$$$ | Ipanema | Brazilian

    A chic haven set on a quiet tree-lined street a few blocks back from Ipanema beach, this tropical wood-paneled restaurant specializes in contemporary...Read More

  • 4. Casa Camolese

    $$$ | Jardim Botânico | Italian

    Owned by artist Vik Muniz and hospitality guru Cello Camolese, this trendy, split-level industrial-chic converted warehouse combines Italian...Read More

  • 5. Confeitaria Colombo

    $$$ | Centro | Café

    At the turn of the 20th century, the belle epoque structure that houses Colombo Confectionery was Rio's preeminent café, the site of elaborate...Read More

  • 6. Fazenda Culinaria Restaurant

    $$$$ | Centro | Brazilian

    Supported by its striking location overlooking the docks and set inside the sustainability-focused Museum of Tomorrow, this light-filled lunch...Read More

  • 7. Jobi

    $$$ | Leblon | Brazilian

    The post-beach hangout of choice for neighborhood locals since 1956, Jobi serves good coffee, super-chilled draft beer, and lip-smackingly delicious...Read More

  • 8. Lasai

    $$$$ | Botafogo | Brazilian

    Set in a beautiful converted colonial town house complete with a roof terrace for cocktails, Lasai is one of the city’s leading gourmet experiences...Read More

  • 9. Olympe

    $$$$ | Jardim Botânico | French

    Claude Troisgros, of the celebrated Michelin-starred Troisgros family of France, runs something of an empire of upscale restaurants in Rio,...Read More

  • 10. Pabu Izakaya

    $$ | Leblon | Japanese

    Inspired by Japan's informal izakayas, this intimate spot combines first-class sashimi with more traditional hot Japanese dishes—grab a seat...Read More

  • 11. Rio Minho

    $$$$ | Centro | Seafood

    The elaborate Portuguese tilework, bow-tied waiters, and first-class seafood dishes make this lunchtime, weekday-only spot one of the top picks...Read More

  • 12. Satyricon

    $$$$ | Ipanema | Seafood

    A tank of snapping lobsters and a fish counter where you can pick your catch-of-the-day ensures you'll get some of the best seafood in town...Read More

  • 13. Spazziano

    $$ | Ipanema | Vegetarian

    Hidden away on the second floor of the unassuming apart-hotel Ipanema Beach Star, this low-key vegan lunch spot and sister spa (Maria Bonita...Read More

  • 14. Teva

    $$ | Ipanema | Vegetarian

    The food at this happening little Ipanema restaurant is so fresh and inventive that you’ll barely notice that they only serve plant-based vegan...Read More

  • 15. Adega Pérola

    $$ | Copacabana | Portuguese

    One of the most authentic botequim (traditional bar) experiences in Rio is this hole-in-the-wall kitchen serving up tasty Portuguese-style...Read More

  • 16. Amarelinho

    $$$$ | Centro | Brazilian

    The best spot for city-center people-watching, this vast pavement boteco overlooking the Biblioteco Nacional and the Theatro Municipal has been...Read More

  • 17. Amazonian Soul

    $$ | Ipanema | Brazilian

    While hundreds of places in Rio serve the antioxidant-rich acai berry bowls, few are more authentic than this Amazonian restaurant, which prizes...Read More

  • 18. Ancoramar Restaurante

    $$$$ | Centro | Seafood

    Open since 1933, the Ancoramar (formerly known as Albamar) is not hard to spot: this outstanding seafood house is inside a distinctive green...Read More

  • 19. Bar do Arnaudo

    $$$ | Santa Teresa | Brazilian

    A neighborhood favorite for more than three decades, this informal tavern in the heart of Santa Teresa serves Northeastern cuisine in more than...Read More

  • 20. Bar e Restaurante Urca

    $$ | Urca | Brazilian

    While you can dine indoors in this relaxed spot, make like the locals and enjoy a snack alfresco, propped against the harbor wall across the...Read More

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