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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Japanese Restaurant
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“Lapa is full of small and big bars, many with live music. One has to be a bit careful there, but it is great fun.”
  • 345 locals recommend
  • 11 Experiences
Music Venue
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“If you want to party, you need to go to Lapa , a bohemian neighborhood in Rio. It is worth visiting for a taste of Brazilian night life. Rio Scenarium is a classic, you will be amazed by the decor, the music and the size of this place. A lot of ambientes to choose from. There is another place similar, called "Carioca da Gema " very nice too, located Avenida Mem de sa, 79. But, if i have to choose one I would go to Rio Scenarium. ”
  • 317 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for an evening drink. Find a spot along the wall and get your beers and snacks from the bar. Lovely view, nice crowd.”
  • 236 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Delicious sandwiches in Copacabana. You can sit in the restaurant but I prefer the counter that opens onto Rua Barata Ribeiro. Open till 6am, so good for a post-drink snack.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“The food is good, but the setting is stunning, with wonderful views of Rio. Has a special Brazilian atmosphere. All my guests have enjoyed it.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“This is the classic Brazilian “Rodizio”. The quality of the meat is fantastic, and it is a “all you can eat” type of restaurant. The view of the bay is very beautiful.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant in Santa Teresa. I strongly recommend the "pastel de feijão". It can get very crowded.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gema means "egg yolk" in Brazilian Portuguese, and the Carioca or Rio native is hence the "yolk" of the Rio de Janeiro egg. Carioca da Gema is a smaller and more intimate club and was one of the first Samba Dance Clubs to open in Lapa.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Here was the National Museum and in 2019 one big fire knocked over the museum. There is a big park. use subway until Sao Cristóvão Station Green Line and walk .”
  • 61 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The oldest Italian Restaurant by the beach. Great for late night pizzas and beer.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“A very incognito experience is to go to watch locals play choro (old Brazilian music form) together on a back yard in Urca on Sauturdays 12.30. After take a walk through residential neighbourhood Urca to end of for beer and fish soup at the legendary Bar do Urca while looking out over the water) ”
  • 70 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences
Bar
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“Laid back, burgers and craft beer. 420 friendly. In Botafogo, 10mins by bike or car. <2km away.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Tipical brazilian restaurant. "Filé à Oswaldo Aranha" and "bolinhos de bacalhau" are my favorite dishes. I would recomend.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Altamente recomendado, um dos melhores chopps do Rio e empadas simplesmente maravilhosas ao lado do apartamento. Highly recommended! Suggestion: empanadas and draft beer.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Famous "all you can eat" with the best-selected meat and seafood! About 80 USD per person”
  • 72 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“ One of the best barbecue places in Rio. $$$$ but worth it. Big portions good for 2.”
  • 79 locals recommend