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Best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Japanese Restaurant
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“Lapa is the New Orleans of Rio, in part due to its historic colonial buildings — in other part due to its samba-centric streets! Come here from 9pm onward and you'll find unrivaled street parties, the Carioca Aqueduct and the famous Escadaria Selaró. ”
346 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Party on nights and lunch on morning. Quiet expensive but it’s really good.”
316 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Fantastic coffeee! Delicious sweet pastries, excellent service, wonderful landscape view of the complete Copacabana bay & Pao de Açucar peak mountain. I recommend this place for any moment of the day”
237 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for an evening drink. Find a spot along the wall and get your beers and snacks from the bar. Lovely view, nice crowd.”
234 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
180 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“World famous Girl from Ipanema restaurant. Order the Pincanha na brassa. Sizzling beef strips served on iron plate. Very good.”
135 locals recommend
Bar
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“Friendly neighborhood bar serving cheap yet plentiful lunches from 12-15h and plenty of reasonably priced drinks and delicious bites in the evenings. ”
174 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing atmosphere and great quality sushi in a very charming are of the city”
161 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Boho style restaurant with good food, although a bit pricy. Good place to see beautiful people.”
130 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Cervantes is often called a Copacabana "institution", which happens to be a very accurate description. Older male waiters wearing white coats and black bow ties serve large sandwiches to hungry, often intoxicated diners, from noon until 3-5am every day of the week.”
167 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Late-night bar with excellent food in Ipanema, but close to Copacabana. Ideal for beginning or ending the night. Lively and modern.”
132 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant in Santa Teresa. I strongly recommend the "pastel de feijão". It can get very crowded.”
165 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“I recommend for the view. It is astonishing. Try to go during the day, right before sunset.”
144 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gema means "egg yolk" in Brazilian Portuguese, and the Carioca or Rio native is hence the "yolk" of the Rio de Janeiro egg. Carioca da Gema is a smaller and more intimate club and was one of the first Samba Dance Clubs to open in Lapa.”
124 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“If you are looking for a nice place to have a beer, go to Belmonte in Leblon: very popular among young crowd, especially from Thursday to Friday. ”
115 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“This is the classic Brazilian “Rodizio”. The quality of the meat is fantastic, and it is a “all you can eat” type of restaurant. The view of the bay is very beautiful.”
105 locals recommend