Veja Picks Rio’s Top Restaurants for 2017

Veja, one of Brazil’s top weekly news magazines, has chosen its top restaurants and bars in Rio de Janeiro for 2017 from over 600 featured in the 22nd edition of the publication’s Comer & Beber (Eat & Drink) guide. Felipe Bronze of Oro in Leblon was elected “Chef of the Year”, the chef considered this year’s “revelation” was Nello Cassese of the Copacabana Palace’s Cipriani, while sommelier of the year was Jorge Nunes of Eleven Rio, located on the Lagoa. Laguiole in Flamengo got a special mention for its wine list.

Others to be chosen by the publication’s panel of judges include as “best in class”:

  • Asian: Mee (Copacabana)
  • Brazilian: Capim Santo (Barra)
  • Cheap and Cheerful: L’Ulivo Cucina e Vini (Copacabana)
  • Contemporary: Lasai (Botafogo)
  • French: Le Bistrot du Cuisiner (Ipanema)
  • Gastronomy: Eleven Rio (Lagoa)
  • Italian: Fasano al Mare (Ipanema)
  • Japanese: Naga (Barra)
  • Meat: Giuseppe Grill (Centro / Leblon)
  • Pizza: Braz (Jardim Botanico)
  • Portuguese: Rancho Portugues (Ipanema)
  • Vegetarian: Org Bistro (Barra)

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Rio Restaurant listings on “Rio: The Guide”

Azul Marinho 1The Rio restaurant listings have now gone live on Rio: The Guide and can be found in the Eating Out section ,and are also listed by area and type.

There are an estimated 10,000 restaurants in Rio, so we have decided to give you a selection of the best and most interesting in the key areas of town.

We also list what the critics and general public consider to be the best in town.