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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.”
  • 356 locals recommend
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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. ”
  • 324 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“With a beautiful panoramic view of the beach, the branch of the traditional coffeehouse Confeitaria Colombo is located within the Copacabana Fort.// Com uma bela vista panorâmica da praia, a filial da tradicional confeitaria Colombo está localizada dentro do forte de Copacabana.”
  • 242 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.”
  • 239 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 182 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Boho style restaurant with good food, although a bit pricy. Good place to see beautiful people.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great sushi, and a scene to see and be seen. Be ready to wait outside in line, always packed every day of the week. Order a drink while you wait. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Bar
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“Traditional venue, brazilian bar. Try the codfish (bacalhau) "bolinho", it is among the best in town. ”
  • 176 locals recommend
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.”
  • 138 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.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Excellent restaurant in Santa Teresa. Pricy but a memorable experience, with a great city view. ”
  • 147 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Late-night bar with excellent food in Ipanema, but close to Copacabana. Ideal for beginning or ending the night. Lively and modern.”
  • 133 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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“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.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant in Santa Teresa. I strongly recommend the "pastel de feijão". It can get very crowded.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“If you are looking for a nice place to have a beer, go to Belmonte in Leblon: very popular among young crowd, especially from Thursday to Friday. ”
  • 116 locals recommend