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Food scene in Rio de Janeiro

Wine Shop
“One of the biggest shopping malls in South America. You'll find everything you need. ”
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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. ”
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Music Venue
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“Rio Scenarium is the largest and most famous Samba Dance Club in Rio de Janeiro and perhaps the world. Set in a large, ancient converted warehouse, the club has 3 floors and is filled with antique furniture, lamps, couches,and tables. The band plays on the ground floor in the center of the building which is open to viewing from the upper floors.”
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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”
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Bar
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“Bar Urca serves excellent Pestiscos (appetizers) and Pastels. Pastel de Camarao (Shrimp turnover), fried Sardines, and Bolinho de bacalhau (deep fried cod balls) are among the favorites. Dinner entrees include typical Brazilian fare, as well as seafood dishes. Try the "Bacalhau a Portuguesa" (Codfish Portuguese style).”
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Pastry Shop
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“One of the most important cafés in Rio's history. The inside is stunning and not to be missed! ”
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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!”
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Farmers Market
“Local fresh produce,, fish and meat market to buy your fresh ingredients, but also to enjoy local food. From breakfast to Happy Hour always a great place for a stop before or after the beach. During Carnival many street samba groups meet there.”
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Bar
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“An order of pataniscas de bacalhau is a necessity. Pavão Azul’s pataniscas are made without potatoes, which is a recipe not as readily found around Rio. Other must-eats include the escondidinho—a sort-of deep dish shepherd's pie, stocked with either shrimp or carne seca, a dried beef—and a selection of pasteis, the fried, filled half-moon pockets of cheese, meat, or shrimp. At night, Pavão Azul is bursting with crowds in between its two outposts, which are located directly across the street from each other.”
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Brazilian Restaurant
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“This is the botequim where Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes wrote their most famous song "The Girl from Ipanema", for which the botequim is now named. Legend has it that a "..tall and tan and young and lovely girl from Ipanema went walking.." by this bar on her way to the beach.”
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Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing atmosphere and great quality sushi in a very charming are of the city”
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Bistro
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“Boho style restaurant with good food, although a bit pricy. Good place to see beautiful people.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Brazilian Restaurant
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“Good for a drink or dinner, great view, book a ‘palafita’ (tree house) or ‘varanda’, nice wines and cachaça bar”
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Bar
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“Great restaurant in Santa Teresa. I strongly recommend the "pastel de feijão". It can get very crowded.”
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