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Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Come along with us on today’s Dica (Tip), because it’s full of useful information about the best, and must-visit, restaurants in Rio de Janeiro.
If you like eating galeto (chicken) this is the restaurant for you. Besides the variety of food that’s on the menu, the galeto is the specialty. The restaurant first started in Copacabana but then opened a branch in Botafogo, with an even larger client capacity, with 110 seats, two floors, and an outside Bar. Just like the restaurant in Copacabana, Galeto Sat’s in Botafogo, only closes its doors at 6 in the morning. It’s a great option for those who enjoy a bohemian life.
Bar do Mineiro
Bar do Mineiro, in Santa Teresa, has a unique environment, and it’s an iconic restaurant/bar. Famous for its pasteis, cachaça and, of course, feijoada! We not only highly recommend it but we also visit it in some of our RioLIVE! Activities.
Oh! Bar do Mineiro has uau-fai! (The way people from Minas Gerais call Wi-fi).
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Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão is much more than a steak house, it’s a gastronomic experience. Located in two different addresses: Botafogo and Barra da Tijuca, the steakhouse comes from a traditional gaúcha family that decided to share their knowledge with the rest of the world; you can also find this steakhouse in different places within the United States as well as in Mexico. At Fogo do Chão we get to experience an authentic gaúcho barbecue.
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Vegetariano Social Clube
If you are a vegetarian, Rio also has something special to offer you. Vegetariano Social Clube offers really healthy organic options for vegetarians or vegans, and it’s located at Leblon. Besides having a very cozy environment, the restaurant also has a delivery option; you can place your order through the app iFood! Additionally, the restaurant has a loyalty program: for every ten meals, you get a 10% discount off the next one. Pretty nifty, right?
Here is their website.
In this restaurant one can find traditional Japanese cuisine as well as decor. It’s located in the neighborhood Jardim Botânico, and it’s really interesting venue. It’s contemporary while respecting the nipponic traditions. One of the unique areas of the restaurant is the zen space, where you must take your shoes off and eat at the mat; there is also a beautiful aquarium where you can see ornamental carps swimming right under you. It has a retractable roof, which means you can have natural light during the day and you can see the stars during the night.
Here is their website.
Located in Santa Teresa, the restaurant is home to a mix of several cuisines around Brazil and worldwide. It has a sophisticated environment, overlooking the Guanabara Bay as well as other green areas. Besides all the attention that the restaurant offers their clients, there is also a shuttle service offered by its partners. The restaurant stays true to its name, seeing as aprazível which means something that brings pleasure.
If you want to know more about Aprazível, click here.
The restaurant, located in Leblon, was founded in 1977. The establishment has a focus on Portuguese cuisine and has a lot of success among politicians and famous people. One of the most recent visits was done by Rolling Stone’s very own, Mick Jagger.
If you don’t know what to eat, ask the maître D’, however, don’t forget to save some space for dessert, coffee and the famous almond liqueur, known as amarguinha.
Bar do David
David is a former fisherman that now owns a Bar in the favela Chapéu-Mangueira. Its specialty is serving seafood on the sidewalk infront of the Bar. The Bar was wont twice the Comida di buteco championship. It’s possible to find on the menu the delicious Saudosa Maluca, made of delicious corn cakes filled with jerked beef and olive sauce.
Rafa Costa Silva, owner of Lasai, decided to have his own business after living in Basque Country and in the USA. The restaurant’s specialties are based on local products found in the state of Rio de Janeiro and it is located in Botafogo. In Euskera, official language at Basque Country, Lasai means relaxed, or calm. The restaurant ranks 76 in the World’s 50th Best Restaurants list.
You can have more information about Lasai here.
The restaurant is located in the heart of the Marvelous City and has a view of the Christ the Redeemer, the imperial palm trees and the Jockey Club. If you thought about the neighborhood Jardim Botânico, you got it right.
The restaurant is specialized in a variety of meats from Fazenda Rubaiyat and it also has seafood dishes such as ceviches, carpaccios and tartars, in its Oyster Bar.
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In addition to these restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, we can’t forget to mention other important places:
Bar e Restaurante Cervantes is located in Copacabana and also Barra, and it is the best in making sandwiches if you need to fill your stomach up. It’s informal environment but with deliciously rich food. The restaurant has been notably mentioned by major networks such as Globo newspaper.
When talking about must-see restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, we must mention the famous Confeitaria Colombo. The perfect place for those who want to try a huge variety of sweets and savory snacks, especially from Portuguee cuisine. It is embraced in history, seeing as the confectionery was established in 1894 and still has fancy and enriching decoration; it is located in Centro da Cidade (downtown) in Rio de Janeiro. It’s worth a visit! You can even join us on our RioLIVE! Activities.
Bear in mind that Confeitaria Colombo can be found in three different areas of Rio de Janeiro: centro da cidade, CCBB and Forte de Copacabana.
If you want to see more about Confeitaria Colombo, click here.
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