Places to eat in Rio de Janeiro

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    Various: Eating around Maracanã and Tijuca

    by marmasel Written Apr 6, 2014

    This is not a tip about a specific restaurant. It's a list of nice bars and restaurants close to Maracanã Stadium.
    I've read somewhere, in a very dumb site, that tourists should avoid eating around Maracanã, since "eating before, in the touristic areas, was better blablabla". Simply most of the cariocas eat around Maracanã, or have eatten someday, when there's a match, even when they come from South Zone. If you look for a Michelin starred restaurant, of course it's not here (actually only 3 restaurants in Rio could have a Michelin star, i.m.o., and all them are in Lagoa, where there's no hotel); if you just want to eat something, even a nice meal, of course there are several good options (some of the best in town) in Maracana and Tijuca neighborhoods.
    In a ray of 15minutes-walking (1,2km, according to Google; this was my criterium), there's a plenty of places to eat, adapted to all tastes. Check this list I've made:
    https://sites.google.com/site/maracanandnearby/home/eating-nearby

    Favorite Dish: Sashimis and salmon teppanyaki at Mitsuba, pasta and romagnoli dishes at a bit more formal Fiorino, international beers and famous feijoada balls at Aconchego Carioca, fast food and popular options at Shopping Center Tijuca, Northeastern food at Centro de Tradições Nordestinas, fish at Siri and Umas e Outras, barbecue at Estrela do Sul...

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    Zuka: Eclectic Mixes and Good Seafoods

    by DSwede Written Sep 26, 2012

    It is not a restaurant maybe for the average visitor since it is a little upscale, but if you are either entertaining business colleagues, trying to impress or maybe just have a special evening, it is a good place to consider.

    The interior is modern, which suits the eclectic food styles which are typically modern renditions of traditional medleys. The staff is friendly and helpful (much more so than typical restaurants in Brazil), but it can be accounted to the type of clientele that come here and the expectations they have.

    Favorite Dish: All the food is delicious. My manager has come here many times and brought me a few of them. The fish is always worth a try. The tuna, calamari, steaks, etc. Really, you can't go wrong. But I'm partial to the tuna on the creamed spinach.

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    Mamma Rosa: Good Italian Close to Cristo Redentor

    by DSwede Written Mar 12, 2012

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    Having been an unofficial tour guide to some visiting colleagues, we worked up an appetite after a long day of sightseeing. We were looking for a comfortable setting, fresh air, good food and place where we could easily talk.

    I had seen this restaurant before and decided to give it a try. We all enjoyed it and were glad we stopped here. The staff spoke a mixture of Portuguese and English, but the menus were available in a variety of languages.

    The staff were not going out of their way, they were not hovering over the tables. But they were not rude either. The service was polite but sometimes required that you call them to the table.

    The 2nd floor of the restaurant has both an indoor and outdoor seating area. Provided the heat of the day is not too much, the balcony gives a nice bit of fresh air and elevated view of the street.

    Favorite Dish: We tried a sampling of all the dishes. The photo I've attached here is of their 'Mamma Rosa' sauce which was quite good. It is a heavy cream of spinach with pulled chunks of chicken. So if you can handle a heavier meal, it is good, otherwise stay with a lighter sauce.

    The local fare of stake and fries was also well prepared.

    The pizza was good too, but a little thin for our liking.

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    Bossa Lounge: An atmosphere of sophistication and panage

    by jwilliams2005 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    In my opinion; A very classy Brazilian restaurant with a flair for sophistication. The cusine was outstanding and the live Bossa Nova Entertainment was very, very nice. A place for mature minded adults.

    Favorite Dish: I had a pleasant prawn dish, that was so wonderfully prepared. The cocktails were very good also; My favorite cocktail was "sex on the beach".

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    Pergola Restaurant, Copacabana Palace Hotel: Another memorable occasional splurge

    by robine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Following a tip from a local friend, we enjoyed brunch (well, actually a spendid buffet lunch) here on New Year's Day last year (2007). Expensive by any standards at Rs$ 180 + 10% service charge per head (ie over GBP 60), this was nevertheless a memorable experience, and warmly recommended. There is a very wide variety of well-prepared dishes, starting with fresh oysters and caviar with blinis, and ending with an excellent selection of imported cheeses (including my favourite, Stilton, the first time I've seen this in Brazil). All washed down by unlimited local champagne (Chandon Brut - very good). Poolside, with beach view. Available from 1230 to 1630 on Sundays and public holidays. Prior booking essential. All CCs accepted.

    Favorite Dish: Lobster

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    Restaurants on Av Atlantica, Copacabana

    by Willettsworld Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are a lot of restaurants that I would recommend down the Arpoador end of Copacabana beach on Av Atlantica. These include Lucas at 3744 which serves a good choice of meat and fish but is a little expensive but still cheap to western wallets, Mondego at 2936 and a couple more but I can't remember their names! You can sit outside under canvas on the wide paths and enjoy the atmosphere.

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    Rakan: Best Sushi ever!!!

    by racheljapi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a little little sushi place on a random spot in Copacabana. You can only spot out this restaurant by the two cool plants sitting by the new-aged sliding door. The inside is trendy and simplistic with minimal colors (minus the few strong accent colors), nice lines, and modern furniture.

    Favorite Dish: We had the Medio (medium) plate. It came with sashimi and sushi. Now, I know butter is butter and sushi is sushi but this sushi melted in my mouth like butter on a hot day. I love sushi and I have never had it like this before. It's a must try!

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    Hotel D'bar: Trendy hotel bar and restaurant

    by bcorbitt Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This trendy bar and restaurant on the second floor of the Marina all suites hotel would make Ian and Phillip proud. It is very trendy with high priced drinks by Rio standards(9 for a caprinha that even in the beach cafes cost only 5 to 6). The food is not brazilian and has a menu not too different than the encounter bar at LAX which I would recommend over this one as it is a much nicer spot even if it trendy quotient has decreased with time. The service was nothing to shout about in a country where even a small streetside cafe will have attentive service. The hostess was attractive and bar/resturant was nicely designed with a modern marine theme but skip the place and head to a bar in lapa, Academia cachaca, sindicato de chopp or any beachside cafe.

    Favorite Dish: None, saw the menu and just had a drink and left.

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    Zona Sul: My beloved groceries store :)

    by besbel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Zona Sul is one of the largest groceries stores' chains in Rio de Janeiro. There are two things that you cannot miss in this store, apart from food to cook: your boxes of coffee Melita (the one I liked most in Brazil, around US$1.5 per kilo) and the cacha?a liquor 51 (don't remember exactly the price but it was the cheapest around). I brough around 20 boxe, so you can imagine... my family is still tasting Brazilian coffee at home :-)

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    Torre do Barao: Have a hankering for pizza?

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After the game at Maracana, Linnea, Richard and I were out strolling around Ipanema after having a few drinks and decided to stop at this cafe on Rua Vinicius de Moraes. We ordered beer and a Cheese/Sausage/Onion pizza. It wasn't bad, but nothing to get excited about either. The sausage was more like hot dog meat and the cheese in Brazil is often this creamy, processed stuff. Not sure what it's called, but it's just okay.

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    Miramar Palace Hotel Restaurant: Elegant Dining With a View of Copacabana

    by tijuca Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I actually lived at the Miramar Palace Hotel for about four months. Life was good then, and a great deal of it was due to the fine food served on the third floor of the hotel.

    The Miramar, like all upscale Rio hotels, knows how to treat you. But there is something about the tradition of fine dining that comes over decades of service that makes the Miramar a great place to be and eat. I am getting hungry now, just thinking about it.

    Favorite Dish: Filet Mignon, soups, and the home made breads.

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    Zuco: Local fare

    by easterntrekker Written Oct 16, 2010

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    This is a very popular "fast food"local place...they also deliver. I had a noodel veg/chicken dis with a long name that I can't remember . It was delicious. My husband enjoyed his fish too. It was very inexpensive at about $8.00 each!

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    Rio Othon Palace Hotel Skylab Gourmet Restaurant: Incredible View of Copacabana from Above

    by jwilliams2005 Written Oct 10, 2010

    The Skylab Bar and Restaurant, located on the 30th floor, serves Brazilian and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. The cuisine consists of seafood and meat selections. There is a pool located next to the restaurant and bar area. The wine selection was superb. The ambiance was very romantic, and the service was impeccable. A very enjoyable experience.

    Favorite Dish: I had the sea bass and it was prepared perfectly.

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    None in particular...: Juice!

    by Classic73 Updated Sep 6, 2010

    Rio is scorching hot, even at it's coolest; grab a juice at one of the ever-present juicebars to cool off!

    Surprisingly, the juicebar at the top of Corcovado (at the statue of Christ the Redeemer) is not overly pricey and makes great juice - you couldn't ask for a better backdrop when savouring a fresh mango/orange juice or whatever other combination of flavours your heart desires!

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    Toca do Siri: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    by kevinism Written Jul 29, 2010

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    Understated elegance is the key to Siri Mole & Cia's longstanding success - both in ambience and in the perfectly prepared seafood.

    This was my favorite restaurant the whole trip. We went back at least 4 times. The stews are outstanding, perfectly balancing the coconut milk, palm oil, and fresh cilantro that give the rich flavor to this signature dish. Try a "moqueca" with prawns, octopus, or fish. The grilled seafood or fish are also excellent, but make sure your table tries at least one moqueca. Portions are a reasonable size and can often be shared. A great way to sample some of Toca do Siri's best is during Saturday's lunch buffet. Whatever you try, make sure to save a bit of room for dessert. A cool and smooth favorite is the coconut pudding.

    It was pricey though. SINGLE entrees averaged $20-30 USD.

    Favorite Dish: Moqueca

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