Food, Drinks, and Night Life
Don't leave Brazil before you try the following:
Sweet soft drink made with extract from a plant grows in the Amazon. This is the most popular drink in Brazil (second only to Beer) Price: a can costs 1R$ in the supermarket, up to 5R$ in restaurants.
pulp of the fruit found in the Amazon, frozen and blended with sugar and Guarana and optionally with granola and banana. It is advised to purchase in specialized stores, where the ingredients are original. Price: 2-4R$ for 200-300 ml. cup.
Pão de Quejo
A local type of cheese bread, originally from the state of Minas Gerais. It is the most popular bakery product. It is delicious when fresh from the oven, together with coffee. Price: 1-2R$ a piece.
An alcoholic drink prepared with fine Sugar, Lemon, Cachaça (Brazilian
rum made from sugar cane)
Caipirinha with Vodka instead of Cachaça Price: 4-15R$ -depending on location and type of Vodka.
All-you-can-eat food, including a salad bar, and then
a parade show of different types of meat and/or fish, Pizza, Japanese food
Restaurant per Kilo - A Deli-bar of cold and hot dishes, paid according to the weight. Very popular in many locations of the city. Price: 12-20R$ / Kilo
Excellent Japanese and Italian cuisine
In order to get 10% Discount voucher - send me an email
Faces Copacabana (Leme) beach, nicely decorated, this is one of the
best restaurants in Rio, combines of two restaurants:
Av. Atlantica 290, Tel. 2104-9002
Special raes for groups of over 5 people - contact us.
"An 1894 Art Nouveau landmark in Rio". Stop in for afternoon tea, slice of cake or Saturday feijoada (32 Rua Gonçalves Dias, Centro Phone 2232-2300). We do not like the food of this restaurant, but it worth a visit. (see additional information here).
A chain of rodizio (eat as much as you want) restaurants.
We recommend to eat at Porcao Rio's in Flamengo beach. Ask for table no.
13, 14 or 15 for nice view of Sugar Loaf.
Rodizio, cheaper than Porcao, same quality. Leblon: Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 131 - Tel: (21)3329-7700 or 22394491 Barra da Tijuca: Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 Tel:(21) 3329-7700
It is hard to choose the best desert... Click the picture to enlarge the desserts
Middle Eastern food: For those who love Humus, Falafel,
Bars and Night Clubs
Rio is famous for Samba and Carnival, but there are a vast range of places to go dancing in the city:
Cafe Xango - Rua da Passagem 172 - Botafogo - Phone: 2541-5184 - Every Friday
Conexao - Rua Barao de Mesquita, 482 - Tijuca - Phone: 2288-1173 - Every 1st. Saturday of the month
Cubanito - Shopping Bay Side, Av. das Americas 3120 - Lojas 112 & 113 Barra da Tijuca - Phone 3326-4451 Saturdays at 22:00 hours
Guapo Loco Barra - Av Armando Lombardi 493 - Barra - Phone 2491-5427 - Sundays at 22:00 hours
Noite Latina - Sheraton Hotel - One-Twenty-one Lobby bar - Av. Niemeyer 121Sao Conrado - Phone 2529-1130 - Fridays at 22:00 hours
Ilha dos Pescadores - Estrada da Barra da Tijuca 793, Barra - Phone 2492-1875 - Sundays at 19:00 hours
A noite do Zouk - Rua Tobias do Amaral 60, Cosme Velho - Phone 9731-9140 - Saturdays at 22:00 hours
Nucleo do Zouk - Av Visconde do Rio Branco 14, Centro- Phone 2221-1011 - Fridaysat 22:00 hours
Cantinho a Barra - RuaConde D'Eu 96, Barra - Tel: 2429-3078 - Sundays at 23:00 hours
Casa dos Forrozeiros - Estrada do Tindiba 1851, Jacarepagua - Phone: 8173-5242 - Saturdays at 22:00 hours
Casa Rosa - Rua Alice 550 - Laranjeiras - Phone 9363-4645 - Fridays at 23:00 hours
Bolero, cha cha cha
Centro Cultural Carioca - Rua do Teatreo 37, Centro - Phone: 2252-6468
Clube Sirio-Libanes - Rua Marques de Olinda 38 - Botafogo - Phone: 2552-1801
Domingueira Voadora - Rua dos Arcos - Lapa - Phone 8131-6233 - Sundays from 19:00 hours