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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. ”
376local recommendations
Japanese Restaurant
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“The region has many bars and night clubs with music and happy people of all ages”
345local recommendations
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.”
317local recommendations
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”
233local recommendations
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).”
236local recommendations
Pastry Shop
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“The most traditional coffee house of more than 1 century where queen of England and other authorities have been to. Not to be missed if you go downtown. Have a sweet, dumpling or coffee. ”
207local recommendations
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!”
179local recommendations
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.”
241local recommendations
Bar
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“Typical Rio de Janeiro "botequim", drink beer in the street. Ask for the "patanisca". ”
172local recommendations
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing atmosphere and great quality sushi in a very charming are of the city”
162local recommendations
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.”
136local recommendations
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.”
165local recommendations
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.”
134local recommendations
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.”
107local recommendations
Bistro
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“Boho style restaurant with good food, although a bit pricy. Good place to see beautiful people.”
130local recommendations
Bar
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“(21)2221-9227 I recommend Bar Mineiro for its very popular Feijoada on Saturdays, local dishes and drinks.”
165local recommendations