Rio de Janeiro is home to some of the best food in South America, as it blends influences from all over the world. It can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start, but we got you.
Here’s a list of the 10 best restaurants in Rio.
Da Gema has some of the best-fried bites, including polenta topped with oxtail ragu, shrimp rissoles, and its famous coxinha. Bar de Gema opened its doors in 2009.
Felipe Bronze is one of the most celebrated chefs in Brazil. Throughout his 18-year-long career, he has won several awards and author of “Felipe Bronze — Brazilian Vanguard Cuisine.”
Massa + Ella is known for its signature pasta & slow-rise, naturally leavened pizza. Try toppings you won’t find anywhere else in the world including Brazil nuts, chile jam & sesame sprout
Alberto Landgraf was named one of the best chefs in São Paulo and assuming that he felt he reached the pinnacle of his career there, he took his talents to Rio.
Lasai Restaurante is among the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America. These are just some of the awards and recognition this restaurant has received in addition to a Michelin star.
In Portuguese, mil frutas translates to a thousand fruits and that’s what you will find at the popular ice cream shop Mil Frutas.
Located in the Ipanema neighborhood, Bazzar is known for its seafood and other Brazilian classics, including picadinho or Brazilian beef stew, and feijoada a black bean stew.
Olympe has gained a Michelin star & it’s also been voted as one of the Best Restaurants in Latin America. Its menu is a blend of contemporary French and other global influences.
Galeto Sat’s is known for its popular grilled chickens, garlic bread, and eggs farofa.
There are two locations in Rio: The iconic Copacabana neighborhood and now the Botagogo neighborhood.
Vizinho Gastrobar is one of the most popular cocktail lounges in Rio. The drinks are handcrafted, iconic & feature Brazilian ingredients like catuaba, aged cachaça, and native honey.