Zazá Bistro

Ipanema

Set on a busy corner in Ipanema, this once colonial home was been revamped by the owners into an eye-catching bright blue eatery, serving a creative menu and...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Brazilian

Aprazivel

Santa Teresa

Set in the hills in the Santa Teresa neighborhood above Rio, Aprazível - which means pleasant in Portuguese - serves up an inventive menu in a rustic and scenic,...

  • Casual
  • Brazilian

Café Secreto

Catete

A short stroll from the Largo do Machado station, Café Secreto is a sweet little café with counter service finely brewed coffee and sweets.

  • Café or Bistro
  • Sweets
  • 5
  • 1

La Mole

Leblon

Opened by Italian Domenico Magliano as an ice cream and pizza shop in 1958, La Mole has since expanded to include various locations across Rio and Niteroi, as well

  • Casual
  • Italian

Bar das Quengas

Lapa

Popular with the LGBT crowd and on the site of a former brothel, Bar das Quengas (Bar of Whores) is a typical carioca spot in bohemian Lapa with cold beers and

  • Casual
  • Brazilian

Delirium Café

Ipanema

A franchise of a Belgian café-slash-bar, Delirium is a cute spot in the heart of Ipanema, decorated in images of little pink elephants and known for its large...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

Lapamaki Temakeria & Sushi Bar

Lapa

Lapamaki has three Rio locations, one in Copacabana, one in Ipanema and the original in Lapa, opened in 2009. These modern sushi bars serve a wide variety of fresh...

  • Casual
  • Japanese

Oui Oui

Humaitá

Expertly-prepared small plates - read small portions - are meant for sharing at Oui Oui, located in a restored colonial mansion on a tree-lined street, decorated in...

  • Casual
  • French

Santa Filomena

Tijuca

If the Zona Sul prices start to weigh you down, head over to Tijuca and try Santa Filomena for Italian, where a wood oven churns out homemade breads, pizzas and...

  • Casual
  • Italian

4 Estações

Barra da Tijuca

4 Estações is access by boat across a lagoon. Outside tables with views to the Pedra da Gavea lit by candles make for an ultra-romantic setting, accompanied by

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Adega do Pimenta

Santa Teresa

The unassuming Adega do Pimenta in Santa Teresa offers a staggering 150 different types of beers from Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, Austria,...

  • Theme
  • Other

Azteka

Ipanema

Azteka serves up casual, authentic Mexican cuisine with a mouth watering selection of burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tortas in Ipanema. Good Mexican places in Rio...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Bar do Mineiro

Santa Teresa

Bar do Mineiro is an old-school boteco in the heart of Santa Teresa, serving up hearty Brazilian comfort food like a traditional Feijoada or a frango com quiabo...

  • Casual
  • Brazilian

Bibi Sucos

Leblon

If Rio was ever to create a typical fast food chain to take over the world, it would look like Bibi Sucos. The thousands of fruits hanging from the ceiling are...

  • Fast Food
  • Local Cuisine

Casa da Feijoada

Ipanema

For those of you who have never heard of it, Feijoada is the most traditional Brazilian dish, a stew with different cuts of pork and beef, sausages, black beans -...

  • Family style
  • Brazilian

Celeiro

Leblon

Celeiro started as a beach snack stall in the 1980s and now offers a typical Brazilian pay-per-kilo buffet with well-prepared, mostly organic options and popular...

  • Family style
  • Brazilian

Confeitaria Colombo

Centro

Old-world glamor meets fine pastries at Rio's finest tearoom. Dating from 1894, Confeitaria Colombo was inspired in the finest tearooms of Europe at the time, with...

  • Fine Dining
  • Sweets

CT Boucherie

Leblon

Tables are tightly packed at this bistro-styled eatery, where diners choose from 15 grilled meats and a selection of roasts accompanied by various sauces and...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Delírio Tropical

Ipanema

For a cheap, healthy and tasty lunch, look no further. The menu changes day to day and from shop to shop in the 10 locations and is based on sustainable ingredients...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Eclipse

Copacabana

Open 24 hours, which is rare in Rio, Eclipse is nearly always busy, serving a full menu of grilled meats, fish, salads, pastas, pizzas, seafood, soups, omelettes,...

  • Casual
  • Brazilian

Fasano al Mare

Ipanema

Part of the Fasano empire, Fasano al Mare is on the ground floor of the family's 5-star hotel with views over Ipanema beach and a Philippe Starck-designed interior....

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Galani

Ipanema

Galani's is the rooftop hotel restaurant at the Caesar's Park in Copacabana, with impressive views from the 23rd floor white-table clothe dining room to Ipanema...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Galeto Sat's

Copacabana

Galeto Sat's keeps the barbecue going until 5 am in Copacabana.   With reasonable prices, this no-frills spot is extremely popular with locals for...

  • Casual
  • Brazilian

Giuseppe Grill

Leblon

Located in Leblon, the Giuseppe Grill is a classic steakhouse, complete with wood panelling and exposed brick. On the menu: fine cuts of beef including the Bife...

  • Steakhouse
  • Barbeque

Giuseppe Grill Mar

Lagoa

Located in Lagoa, in the heart of Zona Azul, Giuseppe Grill Mar is a seafood spinoff of the namesake steakhouse. With a clean decor of exposed white brick, natural...

  • Seafood
  • Brazilian

Julius Brasserie

Urca

A little off the beaten track, hidden away in Urca, Julius Brasserie is a 15-minute walk from the Sugar Loaf cable station and right across from Urca beach. Although...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mediterranean

Kotobuki Barra

Barra da Tijuca

Originally opened in the 1970s as a Japanese food store in the Sao Jose market, Kotobuki Barra has evolved into an all-you-can-eat rodizio-style Japanese sushi bar

  • Fine Dining
  • Japanese

La Carioca Cevicheria

Ipanema

La Carioca serves up a variety of inventive ceviches and Peruvian mains, along with jars of sparkling rosé sangria, mojitos, pisco cocktails and homemade beer - the...

  • Seafood
  • Peruvian

Le Pré Catelan

Copacabana

Located inside the Sofitel Hotel with views to Copacana beach, Le Pré Catelan tops the list of French fine dining in Rio, with a star on the local Michelin guide and...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Mamma Jamma

Lagoa

The home made dough in this trendy pizza place rests for five days before being stretched to a fine base. All the ingredients here are carefully selected, with the...

  • Casual
  • Italian