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Rio de Janeiro restaurants

It's the end of all strain,
It's the joy in your heart.
- Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Picana and trimmings at Braseiro da Gavea.

Bibi Sucos

  • Leblon, Juice Bar, $$$$ $
  • 591 Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva
  • Rio de Janeiro, 22431
  • +55-21-2259-0000
  • Website

In Rio, it's all about the juice bars, which are quick, cheerful, and abundant. Bibi is but one of many chainlets throughout the city. The fruits on the menu may be foreign to visitors, but low prices make it easy to experiment.


  • Leblon, Healthy, $$$$ $$$
  • 199 Rua Dias Ferreira
  • Leblon, 22431
  • +55-21-2274-7843

A casual but smart restaurant that serves fresh and healthy prepared foods, salad bar style, with indoor and outdoor seating. It's a favorite of the chic and beautiful set.

Chico & Alaide

  • Leblon, Brazilian, $$$$ $$
  • 679 Rue Dias Ferreira
  • Leblon, 22431
  • +55-21-2512-0028
  • Website

One of the countless neighborhood botequims where locals gather for easy meals. The menu consists of homey basics (filets of beef, fish, and pork) and the setting is as unpretentious as it gets.

Espirito Santa

  • Santa Teresa, Brazilian, $$$$ $$
  • 264 Rua Almirante Alexandrino
  • Rio de Janeiro, 20241
  • +55-21-2507-4840
  • Website

A boisterous and convivial atmostphere, with streamers draped across the high-ceiling'd dining room and menus made from cardboard boxes decorated with beer bottle caps. The small back patio overlooking the city is the best seat in the house. The cuisine is Amazonian with a strong emphasis on fish: piranha soup, shrimp cooked in cachaça and coconut milk.

Momo Gelato

  • Leblon, Ice Cream Parlor, $$$$ $$
  • 147 Rua Dias Ferreira
  • Rio de Janeiro, 22431
  • +55-21-2294-1965
  • Website

Cute gelato shop with classic Italian flavors (fior di latte, straciatella) and Brazilian fruits (guava, coconut, lime). Knickknacks like old milk bottles and pastry mixers line the shelves.

Sushi Leblon

  • Leblon, Japanese, $$$$ $$$
  • 256 Rue Dias Ferreira
  • Rio de Janeiro, 22431
  • +55-21-2512-7830

Impossibly delicious, impossibly popular, and simply impossible to get into. Brazilians go crazy for Japanese food, and it's amazing here. 

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