Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Bistrô do Paço

    $$ | Centro | International

    Facing the patio at the cool, whitewashed Paço Imperial (The Imperial Palace) and close to the Palacio Tirandentes in the Praça XV square, this...Read More

  • 8. La Bicyclette

    $$ | Jardim Botânico | French

    Located a stone’s throw from Rio’s Botanical Gardens, this cozy bakery is a great pit stop for lazy brunches, light lunches, or afternoon snacks...Read More

  • 9. Santo Scenarium

    $$ | Centro | Brazilian

    A smaller, more laid-back neighbor to the long-established samba party at Rio Scenarium, Santo Scenarium shares its parent club’s passion for...Read More

  • 10. Vegetariano Social Clube

    $$ | Leblon | Vegetarian

    Vegan restaurants are a growing trend in body-conscious Rio, but few are as established and well-loved as the Vegetarian Social Club. The all...Read More

  • 11. La Calaca

    $$ | Leblon | Mexican

    A labor of love from a Californian expat couple passionate about Mexican food, this casual-chic restaurant at the heart of Leblon sets culinary...Read More

  • 12. Doce Delícia

    $$ | Ipanema | Eclectic

    Diners at the Sweet Delight build a meal by selecting from more than three-dozen combinations of vegetables, side dishes, hot mains, and fruits...Read More

  • 13. Garcia & Rodrigues

    $$ | Leblon | Café

    Cariocas rave about the breakfast, served until midday, at this cozy combination café, delicatessen, and liquor shop. R$38 helps you kick-start...Read More

  • 14. Gula Gula

    $$ | Ipanema | Café

    The salads at the upscale café chain Gula Gula are anything but boring. Beyond classics such as Caesar and chicken pesto, fresh local fruits...Read More

  • 15. Pipo

    $$ | Leblon | Brazilian

    The latest Rio venture from the high-profile Brazilian chef Felipe Bronze sees him apply his culinary wizardry to traditional boteco cuisine...Read More

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