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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Brazilian Restaurant
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“World famous Girl from Ipanema restaurant. Order the Pincanha na brassa. Sizzling beef strips served on iron plate. Very good.”
  • 136 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bar
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“A modern downstairs Brazilian restaurant & a bar upstairs that turns into nightclub with live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Great gelato. All kinds of flavours! Sophisticated Italian ice cream shop explores exuberant & natural ingredients in rustic-chic environment. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“In case you get homesick and want something to take you back home for a few seconds we understand. Nobody will judge you for ordering your favorite number at the local Mac. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Good Bar food and Drinks One of the only places with decent Tequilla, 1800 Añejo”
  • 8 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Fire Station
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the nicest beaches in downtown Rio. I live 40 minutes walking distance away from this beach”
  • 5 locals recommend
Health
“Rua Vinícius de Moraes, is where Rio’s most lithe and tanned bodies migrate. For most parts of the year the smell of pot can still be quite strong. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“A fine-coffee shop that offers a variety of organic beans in a colonial setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“O Posto 9 é famoso por atrair gente jovem, bonita, e por suas eternas “garotas de Ipanema” que desfilam pela orla. Sob o pôr do sol mais querido dos cariocas, o clima é de charme, descontração e liberdade. A beleza é tanta que o costume de aplaudir os últimos momentos de sol, tradição veranesca do Arpoador ao Leblon, vem desde o final dos anos 50, encantando moradores e turistas que passam pelo local. A data de nascimento do ritual é incerta, mas o costume é tão popular entre os locais que se tornou um marco da carioquice e sua paixão por sol, céu e mar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Spa
“Great Indian-Veggie restaurant for lunch + Spa inside this Residential Service. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegetarian food. taste even for those who like meat. you can eat as much as you can for 35 reais!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Ristorante famoso dove è stata scritta la famosa canzone "Garota de Ipanema"”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Beach kiosk near the station 9 at Ipanema Beach, has draft beer, snacks and during weekend has samba. The owner, Magnus, knows many personalities of music and Brazilian arts.”
  • 2 locals recommend