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Restaurants not to miss in Rio?

Old Aug 16, 10, 9:02 pm
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Restaurants not to miss in Rio?

Are there any restaurants in Rio that are not to be missed? All price points are okay.
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Old Aug 17, 10, 4:00 am
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Rua Dias Ferreira in Leblon is a street which has many good restaurants, you just walk around and select the one you like most.

My selection of approved restaurants in Rio (price range 50 to 100 of local currency):

International
Antiquarius
Rua Aristides Espínola, 19

Roberta Sudbrack
Avenida Lineu de Paula Machado, 916

Téreze (breadtaking view - located in Santa Teresa)
Rua Felício dos Santos, s/nº

Japanese
Sushi Leblon
Rua Dias Ferreira, 256
(This is Madona's favourite)

Brazilian
Aprazível (nice view - Santa Teresa)
Rua Aprazível, 62

Siri Mole & Cia.
Rua Francisco Otaviano, 50 (Copacabana)
(Bahia food)

Yorubá
Rua Arnaldo Quintela, 94 (Botafogo)
(Bahia food)

Meat
Esplanada Grill
Rua Barão da Torre, 600

Churrascaria (meat)
Porcão
Avenida Armando Lombardi, 591 (Barra da Tijuaca)
There is another Porcao churrascarias in Ipanema (near Esplanada Grill)
Porcao is almost an institution in Rio de Janeiro!

Pizza
Capricciosa
Rua Maria Angélica, 37 (Ipanema)

Some that are more on the cheap side, and still have excellent food:

Delírio Tropical
Rua Garcia d'Ávila, 48 (Ipanema)
(good option of vegetarian food)

Gula Gula
Av. Gen. San Martin, 1196 (Leblon)
(there are other nice restaurants next to this one)
http://www.gulagula.com.br/restaurantes/

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Old Aug 17, 10, 8:09 am
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any recommendations for seafood?
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Old Aug 17, 10, 9:39 am
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Siri Mole & Cia. mentioned above has seafood, but Bahia style. In Rio you can also find very good Portuguese restaurants serving codfish!

The best sea food restaurant in Rio is Satyricon (book in advance), it is just accross Capricciosa (Pizza) and near Porcao Ipanema (churrascaria), price range between 60 and 120 local currency. Satyricon also has a branch in resort beach city of Buzios.

Satyricon
http://www.satyricon.com.br/
Rua Barão da Torre, 192 (Ipanema)

Margutta
http://www.margutta.com.br/
Rua Henrique Dumont, 62 (Ipanema)
Ipanema

Marius Crustaceos (price range above 100 local currency but big servings)
www.marius.com.br
Avenida Atlântica, 290 (Copacabana, almost in Leme)

Don Camillo (more simple, life music, next to Copa Cafe, in front of Copacabana beach)
www.doncamillo.com.br
Avenida Atlântica, 3056 (Copacabana)

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Old Aug 17, 10, 9:55 am
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Hello OP,

For seafood I have two places in mind:

Sol e Mar (Sun and Sea) in Botofogo.

It's right there on the bay. On the deck there's an outstanding view of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

There's a.... I forget the word -- it's similiar to Porcao another poster recommended (and second that motion!) where they keep giving you grilled food every second.

The restaurant is in Copacabana. Forgot the name. As you enter Copacabana from Botofogo, turn LEFT when the main street ends... the restaurant is on the left at the very end of that street.

There's a meat rodizio, and then to the left of it is the same restaurant but a seafood rodizio.

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Originally Posted by DavidHatt View Post
Hello OP,

For seafood I have two places in mind:

Sol e Mar (Sun and Sea) in Botofogo.
That restaurant doesn't exist anymore. It closed years ago.

Originally Posted by DavidHatt View Post
There's a.... I forget the word -- it's similiar to Porcao another poster recommended (and second that motion!) where they keep giving you grilled food every second.

The restaurant is in Copacabana. Forgot the name. As you enter Copacabana from Botofogo, turn LEFT when the main street ends... the restaurant is on the left at the very end of that street.

There's a meat rodizio, and then to the left of it is the same restaurant but a seafood rodizio.

David
That's Marius. It's in Leme, not Copacabana.

I have to warn you though. There is nothing special about eating seafood in Rio.

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My suggestions:

Expensive:

Italian
Cipriani
http://www.copacabanapalace.com.br/w...restaurant.jsp - Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana Palace Hotel

Seafood
Fasano Al Mare.
http://www.fasano.com.br/ - Avenida Vieira Souto, 80 - Ipanema

Italian
Gero
http://www.fasano.com.br/ - Rua Aníbal de Mendonça, 157 - Ipanema

French-Brazilian - Contemporary
Olympe
http://www.claudetroisgros.com.br/olympe.htm - Rua Custódio Serrão, 62 - Jardim Botânico

French
Le Pré Catelan
http://ww2.leprecatelan.com.br/ - Avenida Atlântica, 4240 - Level E - Copacabana (Sofitel Hotel)

Intermediate:

Portuguese-Brazilian
Da Silva
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 270 - Underground 105 (Rio Design Leblon)

French-Brazilian
Guimas
Rua José Roberto Macedo Soares, 5 - Gávea

French/Italian
CT Brasserie
http://www.ctbrasserie.com.br/ - Estrada da Gávea, 899/303 - São Conrado Fashion Mall

Thai
Nam Thai
http://www.namthai.com.br/ - Rua Rainha Guilhermina, 95 - Leblon

Italian
Forneria São Sebastião
http://www.restauranteforneria.com.b...o-forneria.php - Rua Aníbal de Mendonça, 112 - Ipanema

Lunch/Salads
Celeiro
http://www.celeiroculinaria.com.br/ - Rua Dias Ferreira, 199 - Leblon

Japanese
Manekineko
http://www.manekineko.com.br/ - Rua Dias Ferreira, 410 - Leblon

French
Le Vin Bistrot
http://www.levin.com.br/ - Rua Barão da Torre, 490 - Ipanema

Moderate prices:

Home-made Brazilian
Dois em Cena
Rua Lauro Müller, 116 Level 4 - D 81-A - Botafogo - Rio Sul Center

Brazilian/Buffet by weight
Couve-Flor
http://www.couveflor.com.br/ - Rua Pacheco Leão, 724 - Jardim Botânico

Brazilian/Buffet by weight
Fellini
http://www.fellini.com.br/ - Rua General Urquiza, 104 - Leblon

Brazilian
Filé de Ouro
Rua Jardim Botânico, 731 - Jardim Botânico

Brazilian
Cantinho do Leblon
http://www.cantinhodoleblon.com.br/ - Rua Dias Ferreira, 482 - Leblon
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Gero is one of my favorite places in Rio.... probably my all-out favorite and when I have only one dinner in Rio, Gero is the place I go to. Aside from the quality of whats on the menu, it also has ambiance, service and atmosphere to match. The wine list is also very good, but if you go for the good stuff from the USA and the Old World, be ready for a hole in your wallet. Regardless, a meal at Gero is a fine investment, worth every penny... ^
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CO10T3 gave an excellent list of restaurants above, which is really from an insider and could not be better. I will even copy it for me. However, I particularly dont like restaurants inside hotels. If you are a local okay, but if you are a tourist staying in a hotel you want to go out...

Regarding seafood, I still find Satyricon difficult to match.

I have many Spanish (Catalan) friends who have been to Rio with me, one of them now travels on business to Rio almost every month. They all approved a great Spanish/Catalan restaurant not to be missed:

Eñe Restaurante
http://www.enerestaurante.com.br/
Av. Prefeito Mendes de Moraes, 222 (São Conrado)
(they also have excellent fish options, I recommend the "agulhão" or swordfish)

Another restaurant "by weight" which is one of my favourites in Rio is:

Papa Fina
R. Vinícius de Moraes 153 (Ipanema)

If you are looking to explore oustide Rio, one simple restaurant which serves fresh fish is Point do Grumari, it also has a great view. Note you will need to rent a car because it is about 1h drive from Rio. It is after Barra and Recreio. But is is really worth as you will pass by great beaches such as Grumari (the surfers' favourite because of its perfectly shaped waves).

Here is a map on the restaurant's website:

http://www.pointdegrumari.com.br/localizacao.htm


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Old Aug 18, 10, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by hardiwv View Post
CO10T3 gave an excellent list of restaurants above, which is really from an insider and could not be better. I will even copy it for me. However, I particularly dont like restaurants inside hotels. If you are a local okay, but if you are a tourist staying in a hotel you want to go out...
Thank you! Your was also very good. I didn't repeat any one the ones you suggested, because of I thought mine as a complement to yours.

About the restaurants in hotels, you could say that partly about Cipriani, but not about Le Pré Catelan. Le Pré Catelan is really great. If you haven't tried it, you really should.

Originally Posted by hardiwv View Post
I have many Spanish (Catalan) friends who have been to Rio with me, one of them now travels on business to Rio almost every month. They all approved a great Spanish/Catalan restaurant not to be missed:

Eñe Restaurante
http://www.enerestaurante.com.br/
Av. Prefeito Mendes de Moraes, 222 (São Conrado)
(they also have excellent fish options, I recommend the "agulhão" or swordfish)
Haha! That's in a hotel ironically, at the Intecontinental Hotel.
Avoid the Paellas at all cost though.
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Old Aug 18, 10, 12:07 pm
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To me, the suco de acai at BB Lanches in Leblon is not to be missed.
Inexpensive, refreshing, and addictive!
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Old Aug 18, 10, 2:01 pm
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Of course, how can someone go to Rio and not try BB Lanches in Leblon! ^

Originally Posted by C010T3 View Post
About the restaurants in hotels, you could say that partly about Cipriani, but not about Le Pré Catelan. Le Pré Catelan is really great. If you haven't tried it, you really should.
I will certainly follow your suggestion and try it!

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I’d suggest Bar Lagoa for a very good meal and great draft beer. There’s also a Porcão on Aterro do Flamengo where you have a great view of the Sugar Loaf.

For a great sandwich late at night try Cervantes in Copacabana or Barra. Very good after a night of drinking and dancing (or after a whole day at the beach).

If you by any chance have time for a little side trip, go to Petropolis (about one hour by car from Rio) and try Alcobaça. Wonderful place, lovely owners and a meal to die for.
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Within the last year the only memorable meals I had during my short stays in Rio were lunch at Atelie Culinario (Cinelandia), and dinner at Domenico (Baixo Leblon).
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I'd like to take my other half for a birthday dinner next week while we are in Rio. This forum has plenty of good suggestions. Obviosly I am after great food, but as we are first time in Rio I would like to have a dinner with a view (not just a stylish interior of a restaurant). I'm leaning towards Téreze in Santa Teresa (which hardiwv suggested). Or would some one have a better suggestion?
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Old Nov 15, 10, 7:33 am
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Aprazivel is in pretty much the same spot, perhaps others could elaborate on which view they prefer. My wife and I perused both menus and opted for Aprazivel, and it was outstanding.
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