Restaurants by area

With over 10,000 restaurants spread across Rio de Janeiro you will never be far from one to grab a snack or have a full meal. It would be impossible – and self defeating ­– to list all 10,000 restaurants so we are giving you a varied snap shot of nearly 250 of the best and most interesting places to eat in the areas of Rio that a visitor is likely to find themselves.

The selection changes as restaurants open and close and also from the feedback we get from our readers, many of whom are resident in Rio de Janeiro.

Below we list the restaurants by area with a thumbnail sketch of what to expect.

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Centro & Lapa

The hundreds of restaurants found in downtown Rio, Centro, tend to cater for the people working in the area from Monday to Friday. The cooking is generally of an acceptable standard, the service rushed – especially at lunch – while the decor of many of the restaurants reflect a certain lack of inspiration, which is often mirrored in the food they serve.

There are exceptions and we list many of these that range from the historic, such as Confeitaria Colombo, Ancoramar and Bar Luiz, to the most modern, cutting edge of eMe, Lilia and Uniko.

The picture is changing as Centro becomes more of an entertainment and arts hub, which has meant many restaurants now have an evening trade as well as opening at the weekend. This is particularly true around the Cultural Corridor and Lapa, but also expect to see more options around Praça Mauá, where the Museum of Rio Art and the Museum of Tomorrow are located.

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Bar Luiz – Centro

Adegão Português – Portuguese

Rua Campo de São Cristóvão, 212, São Cristóvão. Tel: 2580 7288/4578

Ancoramar (ex-Albamar)– Seafood

Praça Marechal Âncora 184, Centro. Tel: 2240 8428

L’ Atelier du Cuisinier – French / Bistro

Rua Teofilo Otoni 97, Centro. Tel: 3179 0024

Atrium del Rey – International

Praça XV de Novembro 48, Centro. Tel: 2220 0193

Bar Luiz – Botequim

Rua da Carioca 39, Centro. Tel: 2262 6900

Barodromo – Bistro / Bar

Rua do Lavradio 163, Lapa. Tel: 2504 5754

Brasserie Lapeyre – French

Av Rio Branco 1, Centro. Tel: 3213 1900

Brasserie Rosário – Bistro

Rua do Rosário 34, Centro. Tel: 2518 3033

Cais – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Visconde de Itaboraí 8, Centro. Tel: 2203 0410

Cazota Bar – Steakhouse

Av Gomes Freire 791, Lapa / Centro. Tel: 2509 0996

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Colomobo – Centro

Confeitaria Colombo – International

Rua Goncalves Dias 32, Centro. Tel: 2232 2300

Delirio Tropical – Vegetarian

Rua da Assemblia 36, Centro. Tel: 2242 6369

Rua Teofilo Otoni 87, Centro. Tel: 2263 2330

eMe Arte e Gastro – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua do Carmo 55, Centro. Tel: 2232 8903

Fazenda Culinária – Brazilian

Museu do Amanhã – Av Rodrigues Alves 2, Centro.Tel: 99628 0101

Giuseppe – Italian

Rua Sete de Setembro 65, Centro. Tel: 3575 7474

Giuseppe Grill – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua da Quitanda 49, Centro. Tel: 2507 6740

Lilia – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua do Senado 45, Centro. Tel: 3852 5423

Margutta – Seafood / Italian

Av Graca Aranha 1, Centro. Tel: 2563 4091

Mauá – IInternational

Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) – Praça Mauá 5, Centro. Tel 3031 2819

Mironga – Contemporary Brazilian

Av Rio Branco 19, Centro. Tel: 2518 7727

Nova Capela – Portuguese / Brailian

Av Mem de Sa 96, Lapa / Centro. Tel: 2252 6228

Pampa Grill Centro – Barbecue (Churrascaria)

Av Almirante Barroso 90, Centro. Tel: 3094 0450

Pizzaria Guanabara – Pizza

Av Mem de Sa 17, Lapa. Tel: 2224 9358

Refeitório – Contemporary Brazilian

Av Gomes Freire 226, Lapa. Tel: 2252 2257

TenKai – Japanese

Rua Senador Dantas 75, Centro. Tel: 2240 5898

Uniko – Italian

Rua da Quitanda 86, Centro. Tel: 3806 6334

Xian – Asian

Bossa Nova Mall, Av Almirante Silvio de Noronha 365, Centro. Tel 2303 7080

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Brasserie Rosário – Centro

Santa Teresa & Gloria

There are a lot of interesting and atmospheric bars and restaurants spread through Santa Teresa, but they are not always the easiest for visitors to get to. A special location for long, un-rushed lunches is Aprazivel.

Aprazível – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Aprazivel 62, Santa Teresa. Tel: 2508 9174

Beatriz – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 2305 (Vila Santa Teresa), Santa Teresa. Tel:  2051 1905

Bistrô da Casa – Bistro

Ladeira da Glória, 98, Glória, . Tel: 96585 5546

Corrientes 348 – Barbecue (Steak House)

Marina da Gloria, Gloria. Tel: 3648 7008

Kitchen Asian Food – Asian

Marina da Glória, Av Infante Dom Henrique, Flamengo. Tel: 98685 5555

Tereze – Contemporary Brazilian

Santa Teresa Hotel, Rua Felicio dos Santos 15, Santa Teresa. Tel: 3380 0259


Flamengo

Flamengo spreads over a wide area and the most successful restaurants have built up a firm local following over the decades. These include Majorica, one of the city’s best barbecue houses that is not a rodízio, and Lamas, another historic eatery.

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Assador Rio’s (ex-Porcão) – Barbecue (Churrascaria)

Av. Infante Dom Henrique, Aterro do Flamengo, Flamengo. Tel: 3090 2208

Corrientes 348 – Barbecue (Steak House)

Marina da Gloria, Gloria. Tel: 3648 7008

Julieta Restaurante – French

Praia do Flamengo 340, Flamengo. Tel: 2551 1278

Kitchen Asian Food – Asian

Marina da Glória, Av Infante Dom Henrique, Flamengo. Tel: 98685 5555 

Lamas – Botequim

Rua Marquês de Abrantes 18, Flamengo. Tel: 2556 0799

Majorica – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Senador Vergueiro 11/15, Flamengo. Tel: 2205 6820


Botafogo & Urca

Botafogo, that links the bay and city up to the Lagoa (Lagoon), is one of the most improved areas for eating out in Rio over the past decade or so, it is also home to some of the city’s most creative chefs, especially when it comes to contemporary cuisine with a Brazilian twist.

There are very few hotels located in Botafogo, but if you are a visitor do not let that put you off, especially if you are staying close by in Copacabana that does not offer such an interesting and fun selection of places to dine out.

If you are serious about food check out Lasai and Oteque.

The area also has one of the city’s best churrascaria rodízos in Fogo do Chão, and across in Urca, Bar Urca is a special spot for a lazy lunch.

Bar Urca

Bar Urca – Seafood

Rua Candido Gaffree 205, Urca. Tel: 2295 8744

Botequim Informal – Botequim

Botafogo Praia – Praia do Botafogo 400, Botafogo. Tel: 2247 6711

Burgers Rio – Burgers

Rua Voluntários da Pátria 1, loja 8, Botafogo. Tel: 3649 8003

Coco Bambu – Seafood

Shopping Casa & Gourmet, Rua General Severiano, 97, Botafogo. Tel: 2137 3336

Coltivi – Pizza

Rua Conde de Irajá, 53, Botafogo. Tel: 96532-5353

Cozinha Artagão – Brazilian

Casa & Gourmet Shopping, Botafogo.Tel: 2431 9389

Cru Natural Wine Bar – Bistro

Rua Arnaldo Quintela 94, Botafogo. Tel: 3496 9656

Delerio Tropical – Vegetarian

Rio Sul – Rua Lauro Muller, Botafogo. Tel: 2541 8949

Domenica ­­– Pizza

Rua Capistrano de Abreu, 45 – Botafogo. Tel: 2143 2313

El Chaco Parrilla – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Visconde de Caravelas, 113, Humaitá . Tel: 2539 1595

The Fifties – Burgers

Rio Sul – Rua Lauro Muller, Botafogo. Tel: 2295 3725

Fogo de Chão – Barbecue (Churrascaria)

Av Reporter Nestor Moreira, Botafogo. Tel: 2279 7117

Gula Gula – International

Rio Sul – Av Lauro Sodre 445, Botafogo. Tel: 2542 3132

Irajá – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Conde de Irajá 109, Botafogo. Tel: 2246 1395

Lasai – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Conde de Irajá 191, Botafogo. Tel: 3449-1834

Il Leone – Italian

Rua Conde de Irajá, 85, Botafogo. Tel: 3502 7349

Lima Restobar – Peruvian

Rua Visc de Caravelas 89 – Botafogo. Tel: 3647-3411

Madero – Burgers / Grills

Rio Sul – Rua Lauro Muller 116, Botafogo. Tel: 2279 7278

Manekineko – Japanese

Rua Voluntários da Patria 446, Botafogo. Tel: 2537 1031

Miam Miam – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua General Goes Monteiro 34, Botafogo. Tel: 2244 0125

Naturalie Bistro – Vegetarian

Rua Visconde de Caravelas 11, Botafogo. Tel: 2537 7443

Oteque – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Conde de Iraja 581, Botafogo. Tel: 3486 5758

Outback – Barbecue (Steak House)

Shopping Rio Sul – Rua Lauro Müller 116, Botafogo. Tel: 3486 7776

Casa & Gourmet- Rua General Severiano 97, Botafogo. Tel: 2543 0339

Reserva TT Burger – Burgers

Rua Nelson Mandela 100, Botafogo. Tel: 96458 8681

Signatures – French

Rua da Passagem, 179, Botafogo. Tel:  97236 3218

Sult – Italian

Rua Fernandes Guimarães, 77, Botafogo. Tel:  3486 6777

Tragga – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Capitão Salomão 74, Humaitá . Tel: 3507 2235

La Villa – French

Rua Álvaro Ramos, 408, Botafogo. Tel:  2542 2771


Copacabana & Leme

From the listings you could be forgiven for thinking that Copacabana does not have many restaurants, but that is not true. The reason is related to the eating habits of the residents of Copacabana who tend to walk when they can, and so you find restaurants and bars on just about every corner. Many of the bars and restaurants offer much the same menu and present food of a reasonable, if not memorable, standard, and are simply not worth listing as you will find them next to your hotel.

In the length of the beach and Avenida Atlântica there are more than thirty bars and restaurants at the last count, and you will have an acceptable and fun meal at most of them. The food and snacks offered by ther beachside kiosks is also of a surprisingly high standard.

It is often the hotels that hide the best restaurants in Copacabana and these include the Cipriani and Mee in the Copacabana Palace, Alloro al Miramar in Miramar by Windsor, Marine Resto in the Fairmont, and the Emile and Rooftop in the Emiliano.

But if you are staying in Copacabana, you are only a short taxi ride away from a great selection of interesting restaurants to be found in Ipanema and Botafogo.

Alloro al Miramar – Italian

Miramar Windsor, Av Atlântica 3668, Copacabana. Tel: 2195 6200

Azumi – Japanese

Ministro Viveiros Castro 127, Copacabana. Tel: 2541 4294

Botequim Informal – Botequim

Rua Domingos Ferreira 215, Copacabana. Tel: 3816 0909

Av N.S. de Copacabana 434, Copacabana. Tel: 3215 2871

Brasileirinho – Brazilian

Av Atlantica 3564, Copacabana. Tel: 2267 3148

Café 18 do Forte – Bistro

Forte de Copacabana, Praça Coronel Eugenio, Copacabana. Tel: 2523 0171

Churrascaria Palace – Barbecue (Churrascaria Rodizio)

Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 16, Copacabana. Tel: 2541 5898

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Cervantes – Copacbana

Cervantes – Botequim

Rua Barata Ribeiro 7, Copacabana. Tel: 2275 6147

Cipriani – Italian

Copacabana Palace – Av Atlantica 1702, Copacabana. Tel: 2548 7070

Da Brambini – Italian

Avenida Atlântica 514, Leme. Tel: 2275 4346

D’Amici – Seafood / Italian

Rua Antonio Vieira 18, Leme. Tel: 2541 4477

Don Camillo ­­– Spanish

Av Atlântica 3056, Copacabana. Tel: 2549 9958

Eclipse – International

Av N.S. de Copacabana 1309, Copacabana. Tel: 2287 1788

Emile – Contemporary Brazilian

Emiliano Hotel, Av Atalntica 3874, Copacabana. Tel: 3503 6620

ino. – Italian

Rua Conde de Irajá, 115, Botafogo. Tel: 3851 6601

Marine RestoSeafood & International

Fairmont Hotel,  Av Atlântica 4240, Copacabana. Tel: 2525 1232

Marius – Barbecue (Churrascaria) / Seafood

Av Atlântica 290, Leme. Tel: 2275 0652

Mee – Copacabana Palace

Mee – Pan-Asian

Copacabana Palace – Av Atlantica 1702, Copacabana. Tel: 2548 7070

Pergula – International

Copacabana Palace – Av Atlantica 1702, Copacabana. Tel: 2548 7070

Reserva TT Burger – Burgers

Rua Francisco Otaviano 67, Copacabana. Tel: 2227 1192

Rooftop – Contemporary Brazilian

Emiliano Hotel, Av Atlantica 3874, Copacabana. Tel: 3503 6600

Shirley – Spanish

Rua Gustavo Sampaio 610, Leme. Tel: 2275 1398

La Trattoria Rio – Italian

Rua Fernando Mendes 7, Copacabana. Tel: 2255 3319

L’Ulivo Cucina e Vini – Italian

Rua Miguel Lemos, 54, Copacabana. Tel:  3576 7785

Venga – Tapas

Av Atlantica 3880, Copacabana. Tel: 3264 9806

Zagga Pizza Bar – Pizza

Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 265, Copacabana,. Tel:  3738 8703


Ipanema

If you have to choose one area in which to find a restaurant in Rio that area would have to be Ipanema (which is closest to Copacabana) and Leblon, where the streets are packed with lots of fun and interesting restaurants and bars. The offer ranges from contemporary Brazilian cuisine to very good pizza parlours, and even the chance for a typical feijoada any day or night in Casa da Feijoada.

In Ipanema the crossroads of Barão da Torre and Garcia d’Avila is a current hot spot with a good and varied selection of restaurants and bars to choose from. But Ipanema and Leblon also apprear to be the most volatile area of Rio in terms of restaurant closures or name changes.

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Adegão Português – Portuguese

Rua Barão da Torre 248, Ipanema. Tel: 3439 8879

Alessandro & Frederico Pizzaria D.O.C.G. – Pizza

Rua Garcia d’Avila 134, Ipanema. Tel: 2521 0828

Anna – Italian

Av Epitacio Pessoa 214, Ipanema. Tel: 2529 8810

Artigiano – Italian

Av Espitacio Pessoa 204, Ipanema. Tel: 2512 6107

L’Atelier Mimolette – French

Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 151, Ipanema. Tel: 3042 0886

Arp – Seafood / Botequim

Arpoador Inn – Av Francisco Otaviano 177, Ipanema. Tel: 3600 4041

B, de Burger – Burger

Rua Teixera de Melo 21, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 6098

Bar Lagoa – Botequim / German

Av Epitacio Pessoa 1674, Lagoa. Tel: 2523 1135

Bazzar – Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Barão da Torre 538, Ipanema. Tel: 3202 2884

Le Bistrot du Cuisinier – French

Av Henrique Dumont 71, Ipanema. Tel: 2540 4830

Boa Praca – Botequim

Av Vieira Souto 110, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 0085

Botequim Informal – Botequim

Rua Barão da Torre, Ipanema. Tel: 2247 6711

Brasileirinho – Brazilian

Rua Jangadeiros 10, Ipanema. Tel: 2513 5184

Burgers Rio – Burgers

Rua Aníbal de Mendonça 55, Ipanema. Tel: 2540 7828

Camelo – Pizza

Avenida Henrique Dumont, 57, Ipanema. Tel: 2274 2303

Cantina da Praça – Italian

Rua Jangadeiros, 28, Ipanema. Tel:  3258 9540

Capricciosa – Pizza

Rua Vinícius de Moraes 134, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 3394

Casa da Feijoada – Brazilian

Rua Prudente de Moraes 10, Ipanema. Tel: 2247 2776

Cavist ­ – International

Rua Barão da Torre 358, Ipanema. Tel: 2123 7900

Churrasqueira – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 130, Ipanema. Tel: 3689 1009

Delirio Tropical – Vegetarian

Rua Garcia d’Avila 48, Ipanema. Tel: 3624 8164

Domenica ­­– Pizza

Rua Maria Quitéria 132, Ipanema. Tel: 3435 0046

L’Entrecôte de Paris – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Prudente de Morais 1387, Ipanema. Tel: 3204 4043

Entretapas – Ipanema

Esplanada Grill – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Barão da Torre 600, Ipanema. Tel: 2512 2970

Gajos d’Ouro – Portuguese / International

Rua Prudente de Moraes 1008, Ipanema. Tel: 3449 1546

Garota de Ipanema – Botequim

Rua Vinícius de Moraes 49, Ipanema. Tel: 2522 0340

Gero Panini – Italian

Rua Anibal de Mendonça 157, Ipanema. Tel: 2239 8158

Gero Rio – Italian

Fasano Hotel – Av Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema. Tel: 3202 4032

Gula Gula – International

Rua Barão de Torre, Ipanema. Tel: 3322 2150

Gurume – Contemporary Asian

Rua Anibal de  Mendonça 132, Ipanema. Tel: 2540 7065

Manekineko – Japanese

Rua Barão da Torre 472, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 0300

Margutta – Seafood

Av Henrique Dumont 62, Ipanema. Tel: 2259 3718

Maria e a Boi – Streakhouse

Maria Quitéria 111, Ipanema. Tel: 3502 4634

Masserini Osteria di Mare – Sea Food / Italian

Sol Ipanema – Av Vieira Souto 320, Ipanema. Tel: 2521 6464

Mercearia da Praça – Portuguese / Bistro

Rua Jangadeiros 28 (Praça General Osorio), Ipanema. Tel: 3986 1400

Margutta – Seafood / Italian

Rua Henrque Dumont 62, Ipanema. Tel: 2259 3887

Mimolette – Bistro

Rua Garcia d’Avila 151, Ipanema. Tel: 3042 0886

Minimok – Japanese

Rua Vinicius de Moraes 121, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 7026

Nosso Bar – Bistro / Gastro Bar

Rua Maria Quiteria 91, Ipanema. Tel: 99619 0099

Oia – Greek

Rua Barão da Torre, 340, Ipanema,. Tel: 3201 6529

Pici Trattoria – Italian

Rua Barão da Torre 38, Ipanema. Tel: 2247 6711

Posi Mozza & Mare – Italian

Rua Aníbal de Mendonça, 158, Ipanema. Tel: 3215 8668

Le Pulê – French

Rua Jangadeiros, 10A, Ipanema. Tel:  2523 2466

Quitéria – Contemporary Brazilian

Ipanema Inn – Rua Maria Quitéria 27, Ipanema. Tel: 2523 6092

Rancho Português – Portuguese

Rua Maria Quiteria 136, Ipanema. Tel: 2287 0335

Reserva TT Burger – Burgers

Rua Barão da Torre 422, Ipanema. Tel: 96458 8383

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Riso Bistro – Ipanema

Riso – Bistro

Rua Anibal de Mendonça 175, Ipanema. Tel: 2147 8259

Satyricon – Seafood

Rua Barao Da Torre 192, Ipanema. Tel: 2521 0627

Temakeria & Cia – Japanese

Rua Joana Angélica 183, Ipanema. Tel: 3437 4976 

La Vin Bistro – French

Rua Barao da Torre 490, Ipanema. Tel: 3502 1002

Zaza Bistro Tropical – Bistro

Rua Joana Angelica 40, Ipanema. Tel: 2247 9101


Leblon

The restaurant scene in Leblon was disrupted for some years with the building of the extension of the metro out to Barra da Tijuca. Many restaurants put up the shutters to avoid the disruption, but now a lot of exciting and fun new places have found their way back and have opened up in the area.

Leblon offers a very good and varied selection of places to enjoy, especially if you head for Rua Dias Ferreira at the Barra end of Leblon.

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Rua Conde de Bernadotte 26, Leblon. Tel: 2529 2680

Azur – Bistro / Beach Bar

Av Delfim Morreira 1746, Post II, Leblon. Tel: 9829 50045

Boa Praca – Botequim

Rua Dias Ferreira 12,  Leblon. Tel: 3507 7000

Boteco Rainha – Portuguese

Rua Dias Ferreira 247, Leblon. Tel: 3598-8714

Botequim Informal – Botequim

Rua Conde de Bernadote 26, Leblon. Tel: 2540 5504

Brasserie Mimolette – Bistro

Shopping Leblon – Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 2529 2614

Casa Graviola – Vegetarian

Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, Leblon,. Tel: 3081 0068

Cavist ­– International

Shopping Leblon – Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 3875 1566

Celeiro – Vegetarian

Rua Dias Ferreira 199, Leblon. Tel: 2274 7843

Chez Claude – French / Contemporary Brazilian

Rua Conde de Bernadotte 26, Leblon. Tel: 3579 1185

Cortés Asador – Barbecue (Steak House)

Shopping Leblon, Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 3576 9707

CT Boucherie – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Dias Ferreira 636, Leblon. Tel: 2529 2329

Le Blond – French

Av Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon. Tel: 3322 1440

L’Etoile – French

Sheraton Hotel – Av Niemeyer 121 – Vidigal. Tel: 2529 1299

The Fifties – Burgers

Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 3344 0628

Formidable Bistrot – Bistrot

Rua João Lira 148, Leblon. Tel: 2239 7632

Fratelli – Italian

Rua General San Martin, 983, Leblon,. Tel: 2259 6699

Gero Trattoria – Italian

Shopping Leblon – Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 3594 6636

Giuseppe Grill – Barbecue

Av Bartolomeu Mitre 370, Leblon. Tel: 2249 3055

Gusto – Italian

Rua Dias Ferreira 78, Leblon. Tel: 2512 6526

Irajá Redux – Contemporary Brazilian

RioDesign Leblon, Av Ataulfo de Paiva 270, Leblon. Tel:  2540 5487

Le Blond – Bistro

Rua Ataulfo de Paiva 1321, Leblon. Tel: 3322 1440

Madero – Burgers / Grills

Rio Design – Av Ataulfo de Paiva 270, Leblon. Tel: 2529 6374

Malta Beef Club – – Barbecue (Steak House)

Av General San Martin 359, Leblon. Tel: 2042 3101

Manekineko – Japanese

Rua Dias Ferreira 4120, Leblon. Tel: 2540 6981

Massa + Ella – Italian / Pizza

Rua Dias Ferreira, 617 A e B, Leblon. Tel:  3985 8191

Mimolette – Bistro

Leblon Shopping, Leblon. Tel: 2529 2614

Minimok – Japanese

Rua Dias de Ferreira 116, Leblon. Tel: 2511 1476

Mitsubá – Japanese

Rio Design Leblon, Av Ataulfo de Paiva 270, Leblon. Tel: 2264 1232

Nam Thai – Thai

Rua Rainha Guilhermina, 95, Leblon. Tel: 2259 2962

Nola – Bistro

Rua Dias Ferreria 247, Leblon. Tel: 2274 5590

Oro – Contemporary

Av General San Martin 889, Leblon. Tel: 2540 8768

Outback – Barbecue (Steak House)

Shopping Leblon – Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 3875 1609

Pabu Izakaya – Asian

Rua Humberto de Campos 827, Leblon. Tel: 3738 0416

Pizzaria Guanabara – Pizza

Av Ataulfo de Paiva 1228, Leblon. Tel: 3875 1609

Prima Osteria & Bruschetteria – Italian

Rua Rainha Guilhermina 95, Leblon. Tel: 2512 8298

Quadrucci – Contemporary

Rua Dias Ferreira 233, Leblon. Tel: 2512 4551

Ráscal – Buffet

Shopping Leblon – Av Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon. Tel: 2259 6437

Reserva TT Burger – Burgers

Av Ataulfo de Paiva 1240, Leblon. Tel: 3546 8551

Sole – Bistro

Rua Dias Ferreira, 135, Leblon. Tel: 3205-6792. 

Sushi Leblon – Japanese

Rua Dias Ferreira 256, Leblon. Tel: 2274 1342

Tasca Miuda – Portuguese

Rua Humberto de Campos 827, loja B, Leblon. Tel: 3518-0810

Togu – Japanese

Rua Dias Ferreira, 90-B, Leblon.Tel:  2294 2749

Venga – Tapas

Rua Dias Ferreria 113, Leblon. Tel: 2512 9826

Vokos – Greek

Rua Dias Ferreira, 135, Leblon. Tel: 3205 6792

Voulez-Vous – French

Rua Aristides Espínola, 88, Leblon. Tel: 99966 8978


Lagoa

It is slightly difficult at times to describe the difference between Jardim Botânico, the Lagoa, and Ipanema, so a place like Bar Lagoa has been listed in both Ipanema and the Lagoa, and the Bistro at the Hipica Club is listed in both Jardim Botânico and the Lagoa.

Most of the restaurants listed under the Lagoa are on the shores of the lagoon.

8100120403_7dedad78fe_kBar Lagoa – German / Botequim

Av Epitacio Pessoa 1674, Lagoa. Tel: 2523 1135

Bistro da Hípica – International

Av Borges de Medeiros 2475, Lagoa / Jardim Botanico. Tel: 2156 0155

Didier

Rua Alexandre Ferreira 66, Jardim Botânico/Lagoa. Tel:  3624 7961

Malta Beef Club – Meat

Rua Saturnino de Brito 84 – Lagoa / Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3269 4504

Mr Lam – Chinese

Rua Maria Angelica 21, Lagoa. Tel: 2286 6661

Rancho Português – Portuguese

Rua Maria Quiteria 136, Lagoa. Tel: 2287 0335

Rio/Brasa – Barbecue (Churrascaria Rodizio)

Av Borges de Medeiros, 829, Lagoa. Tel: 2137 9208


Jardim Botanico & Gavéa

Jardim Botânico and Gavéa are slightly off the beaten tourist track, and perhaps because of this it is home to some of the city’s very best restaurants. In Rubaiyat it has one of Brazil’s best steak houses, with a bonus of views from the veranda over the Jockey Club and up to Corcovado.

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B, de Burger – Burger

Av Alexandre Ferreira 196, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3083 9000

Bagatelle – French

Jockey Club – Praca Santos Dumont, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3435 0355

Bistro da Hípica – International

Av Borges de Medeiros 2475, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 2156 0155

Bráz – Pizza

Rua Maria Angelica 129, Jardim Botânico. Tel: 2535 0687

Capricciosa – Pizza

Rua Maria Angelica 37, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 2523 3394

Casa Camolese – Mediterranean

Rua Jardim Botanico 983, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3514 8200

Delirio Tropical – Vegetarian

Rua Marques de São Vicente 6, Gavea. Tel: 3624 7055

Ella – Pizza

Rua Pacheco Leão 102, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3559 0102

Escama – Seafood

Rua Visconde de Carandaí 5, Jardim Botânico Tel:  3042 3097

Filé de Ouro – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rua Jardim Botânico, 731, Jardim Botânico. Tel: 2259 2396 

Grado – Italian

Rua Visconde de Carandai 31, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3253 3101

Guimas – International

Rua Jose Roberto Macedo Soares 5, Gávea . Tel: 2259 7996

Inverso Gavea– Bistro

Praça Sants Dumont 31 (Jockey Club), Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3687 9448

Jojô Café Bistrô – Bistro

Rua Pacheco Leão, 812, Jardim Botânico. Tel:  3565 9007 

Malta Beef Club – Meat

Rua Saturnino de Brito 84 – Lagoa / Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3269 4504

Mamma Jamma – Pizza

Rua Saturnino de Brito 50, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3875 1223

Moray – Peruvian

Rua Jardim Botânico, 719, Jardim Botânico. Tel: 3486 7421

Mr Lam – Chinese

Rua Maria Angelica 21, Lagoa. Tel: 2286 6661

Prana Vegetariano – Vegetarian

Rua Lopes Quintas, 37, Jardim Botânico. Tel:  2245 7643

Rubaiyat – Barbecue (Steak House)

Jockey Club – Rua Jardim Botânico 971, Jardim Botânico. Tel: 3204 9999

Sabores de Gabriela – Brazilian

Rua Maria Angélica, 197, Jardim Botânico. Tel: 3796 0905

Taj Mahal – Indian

Rua J.J. Seabra 19, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 4106 4034

Tasca Miuda – Portuguese

Rua J.J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico.Tel: 3988 0400

Temakeria & Cia – Japanese

Rua J.J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico.Tel: 3988 0400

Venga – Tapas

Rua Visconde de Carandai 5, Jardim Botanico. Tel: 3502 4069


Barra da Tijuca & São Conrado

Barra da Tijuca’s restaurant scene has matured and has made a name for itself after many indifferent decades. Today it offers plenty of choice in the upper mid-range and below, especially in the shopping centres that proliferate in the region. Of the shopping centres the Village Mall offers an excellent and interesting choice.

It is also a shopping centre, the Fashion Mall, which offers the best choice for eating out in São Conrado.

8970449895_f7cadb09b3_kAcademia da Cachaça – Brazilian

Av Armando Lombardi 800, Barra. Tel: 2492 1159

Adega Santiago Barra – Spanish / Portuguese

Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3900 1605

Adegão Português – Portuguese

RioDesign – Av. das Américas 7777, Barra. Tel:  2431 2958 

Amalfitana – Italian

Village Mall, 3º piso, Barra. Tel:  99416 1601.

Barra Grill – Barbecue (Steak House)

Av Ministro Ivan Lins 314, Barra. Tel: 2493 6060

Botequim Informal – Botequim

New York City, Av das Americas 5000, Barra. Tel: 2408 3105

Capim Santo – Brazilian

Village Mall, Barra. Tel: 3252 2528

Capricciosa – Pizza

Av Olegário Maciel 108, Barra. Tel: 2494 2212

Casa Graviola – Vegetarian

Avenida Olegário Maciel, 45, Barra . Tel: 3435 2574

Cavist ­ – International

Village Mall – Av das Américas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2747

Chez l’Ami Martin – French

Fashion Mall, loja 304, São Conrado. Tel:  3322 2005

Barra Shopping, Av das Americas 4666, Barra. Tel: 3429 7661

Corrientes 348 – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rio Design Barra, Barra. Tel: 3648 7008

CT Boucherie Design – Barbecue (Steak House)

Rio Design Barra – Avenida das Américas 7777, Barra. Tel: 3328 2187

CT Brasserie – Bistro

Village Mall – Av das Américas, Barra. Tel: 3252 2777

Delerio Tropical – Vegetarian

Barra Shopping – Av das Americas 4666, Barra. Tel: 3089 1170

Cittá America – Av das Americas 700, Barra. Tel: 2132 8007

Eccellenza Pizzaria – Pizza

VillageMall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel:  3252 2651

L’Entrecôte de Paris – – Barbecue (Steak House)

Casa Shopping – Av Ayrton Senna 2, Barra. Tel: 2108 6318

The Fifties – Burgers

Barra Shopping – Av das Américas 4666, Barra. Tel: 3486 6970

Village Mall – Av das Américas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2677

Fogo de Chão – Barbecue (Churrascaria)

Av Ayrton Senna 2150, Barra.Tel: 2108 6442

Fratelli – Italian

Avenida Lúcio Costa, 2916, Barra .Tel: 2494 6644

Gabbiano Al Mare – Italian

Barra Garden – Av das Americas 3255, Barra. Tel: 3153 5529

Gero – Italian

Av Érico Veríssimo 190, Barra. Tel: 3523 5700

Giuseppe Mar – Seafood

Village Mall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel:  3252 2588

Gurumê – Japanese

Rio Design, Av. das Américas 7777, Barra. Tel: 3030 8231

São Conrado Fashion Mall, São Conrado. Tel: 3324 4290

Itacoa Rio – Contemporary Brazilian

VillageMall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2837

Madero – Burgers / Grills

Barra Shopping – Av das Americas 5000, Barra. Tel: 3089 1202

Village Mall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2978

Minimok – Japanese

Av Lucio Costa 3460, Barra. Tel: 2496 8854

Minimok Peninsula – Japanese

Peninsula Mall, Barra. Tel: 2480 4732

Mocellin Steak – Barbecue (Churrascaria Rodizio)

Av Armando Lombardi, 1010, Barra. Tel: 2492 1878

Naga – Japanese

Village Mall – Av das Américas 3900, Barra. Tel:3252 2698

Nolita Oven & Bar – Italian

VillageMall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2678

Nórdico Steakhouse – Barbecue (Steakhouse)

Avenida Olegário Maciel 539, Barra. Tel: 2493 6512

Olivo Cucina e Pizzeria – Italian

Avenida Érico Veríssimo, 690, Barra. Tel: 3085 0336

Org – Vegetarian

Av Olegário Maciel 175, Barra. Tel: 2493 1791

Outback – Barbecue (Steak House)

New York City Center – Av das Américas 5000, Barra. Tel: 3328 3030

Av das Américas 6101, Barra. Tel: 2438 5155

Paris 6 – Bistro

Av Erico Verissiomo, Barra. Tel: 2494 7320

Páru Inkas Sushi & Grill – Peruvian

Shopping Fashion Mall, São Conrado. Tel: 3577 5059 

Pizzaria Guanabara – Pizza

Av Armando Lombardi 75, Barra. Tel: 3153 4040

Pobre Juan – Barbecue (Steak House)

Village Mall – Av das Americas 3900, Barra. Tel: 3252 2637

Quinta – Brazilian

Rua Luciano Gallet, 150, Vargem Grande, Barra. Tel: 2428 1396

Reserva TT Burger – Burgers

Av Olegário Maciel 460, Barra. Tel: 3284 8538

Rio/Brasa – Barbecue (Churrascaria Rodizio)

Av Ayrton Senna, 2541, Barra. Tel: 2199 9191

Royal Grill – Barbecue (Steak House)

CasaShopping, Barra. Tel: 3325 6166

Sal Grosso – Barbecue (Steak House)

BarraShopping, Av das Americas 4666, Barra. Tel: 3557 6010

Shiso – Japanese

Grand Hyatt, Av. Lúcio Costa 9600, Barra. Tel: 3797 9522

Tragga – Barbecue (Steak House

Shopping Vogue Square, Av das America 8585, Barra. Tel:  35597450

Tre Torri – Italian

Rua Professor Coutinho Fróis, 10, Barra. Tel:  2494 2202 

La Vin Bistro – French

Barra Shopping, Av das Américas 4666, Barra. Tel: 2431 8898

Paris 6 - Barra

Paris 6 – Barra