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