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Food and restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

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Japanese Restaurant
“Lapa is a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It is located in the centre of Rio and is famous for its historical monuments and nightlife. The neighborhood is home to the Arcos da Lapa, an impressive aqueduct constructed in the mid-18th century by colonial authorities. Another important historical attraction is the Passeio Público, the first public park of the city, built in the 1780s. Since the early 1950s, Lapa has been known for its lively cultural life where there is a concentration of many restaurants and bars where Brazilian artists and intellectuals would meet. It was, and still is, famous for its many restaurants, bars and clubs where the various forms of Brazilian music can be appreciated, like the Asa Branca bar and the Fundição Progresso. The Sala Cecília Meireles, an important venue for chamber music, is also located in Lapa. ”
  • 368 locals recommend
Music Venue
“If you want to party, you need to go to Lapa , a bohemian neighborhood in Rio. It is worth visiting for a taste of Brazilian night life. Rio Scenarium is a classic, you will be amazed by the decor, the music and the size of this place. A lot of ambientes to choose from. There is another place similar, called "Carioca da Gema " very nice too, located Avenida Mem de sa, 79. But, if i have to choose one I would go to Rio Scenarium. ”
  • 321 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“With a beautiful panoramic view of the beach, the branch of the traditional coffeehouse Confeitaria Colombo is located within the Copacabana Fort.// Com uma bela vista panorâmica da praia, a filial da tradicional confeitaria Colombo está localizada dentro do forte de Copacabana.”
  • 239 locals recommend
Bar
“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).”
  • 234 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“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!”
  • 178 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional venue, brazilian bar. Try the codfish (bacalhau) "bolinho", it is among the best in town. ”
  • 174 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great sushi, and a scene to see and be seen. Be ready to wait outside in line, always packed every day of the week. Order a drink while you wait. ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Bistro
“Despite the fact that most of the patrons are “gringos”, serves excellent food with typical Brazilian ingredients. Drinks are also good, as are the vegetarian alternatives. Very cool atmosphere.”
  • 131 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“My favorite place to drink a strong coffee with a melt in your mouth BROA DE MILHO( corn meal roll, crusty on the outside and soft inside). ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Esse Starbucks fica muito perto do apê e oferece um espaço bastante aconchegante. Para quem gosta dessa rede, é uma grande comodidade poder simplesmente atravessar a rua e curtir um café.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“For those looking for a healthy option, Bibi Sucos offers fruit juices, grilled meats and salads, tons of them. Plus the Açaí is famous here. Check it out. It's located 2 blocks from the apt. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The best "Casa de suco" in Rio. Get their Pastel (Meat is the carioca`s favorite) with their acai. Open until 3am, cariocas love this place.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to eat a nice pizza or a pasta or even to grab a sandwich in the middle of the night. It's located 3 blocks north of the apt at the same Nossa Senhora de Copacabana Avenue. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“This coffee-shop chain sells breakfast baskets, cookies, cakes & more in a charming, rustic setting”
  • 53 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Presente nas principais cidades do mundo, não poderia deixar de ter um em Ipanema. Ponto de encontro de turistas e de cariocas descolados.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“We are a Café and Deli in Laranjeiras, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Since 2008 we serve breakfast, special sandwiches, wines, sweets, lunch and so on. All to the sound of good jazz or bossa nova. Oh, we have a children's area that kids love - and parents too ... We are partygoers and experts at parties and coffee breaks, with tasty sandwiches, quiches, salads, cakes, pies and other delicious things.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Bakeries

Pastry Shop
“With a beautiful panoramic view of the beach, the branch of the traditional coffeehouse Confeitaria Colombo is located within the Copacabana Fort.// Com uma bela vista panorâmica da praia, a filial da tradicional confeitaria Colombo está localizada dentro do forte de Copacabana.”
  • 239 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bakery-café-deli, great bread and sandwiches. Nice anytime but especially for brunch, great people watching, sit outsite to see and be seen.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Bakery
“Muitas opções no cardápio. A mais completa da região. [ES] Muchas opciones en el menú. La más completa de la región. [EN] Lots of choices on the menu. The most complete in the region. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place for breakfast! Nice snacks and sweets and jewish cousine speciallities.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bakery
“In my opinion, the best bread in Rio. There is one inside the Botanic Garden and another one in Pacheco Leão Street, very close. A great place to have a breakfast, tea/coffee or a quick meal when visitng the Botaniz Garden.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“Nada melhor que um pãozinho quentinho logo cedo. É ao mesmo tempo padaria, lanchonete e restaurante. Possui uma imensa diversificação de pães, biscoitos, doces, lanches, sucos, pratos rápidos, pizza etc.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“Best place for a nice relaxing breakfast with Coffee, Milk, cold cuts, cakes, brazilian flavor and Omeletes. Give it a try while in Copacabana. Very good service too! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“⭐️ A house favourite. It’s a counter where you can buy fresh take-away pasta. Early beach + Veronese’s lasagna ( + nap) is a winner Sunday combo. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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