Rio de Janeiro has easily become one of the most prominent and iconic cities in the world, and it's no surprise that it has produced a gamut of top restaurants. From traditional Portuguese fare to creative Italian cuisine, there are plenty of choices for food aficionados and novices alike. So, after a full day of relaxing at the beach or exploring the emblematic peaks and eclectic architecture of the "Cidade Maravilhosa", and before venturing to one of the city's zesty samba clubs, satiate your appetite at one of the following places:
Olympe: The menu features famous dishes crafted by chef Claude Troisgros, which unite French techniques with Brazilian contemporary cuisine. The restaurant was named after the chef's mother, and it boasts an extensive, up-to-date wine repertoire.
Cipriani: This Copacabana Palace Hotel restaurant is quite possibly the most classic in town, offering a northern Italian-inspired menu and named after a hotel in Venice. It is one of the only three-star restaurants in Rio, and its ambiance is very formal.
Tereze: Sophisticated yet casual, Tereze overlooks the colonial rooftops of the bohemian Santa Teresa district. Chef Damien Montecer, whose vast experience includes working with world-class chefs in New York, London, and Cannes, heads a kitchen that artfully fuses Asian and Mediterranean ingredients with regional influence.
Fasano Al Mare: Located at Hotel Fasano in the heart of Ipanema, this sophisticated restaurant was designed by Philippe Starck. Head chef, Luca Gozzani, prepares top-notch seafood and Mediterranean fare with a taste of the tropics.
Roberta Sudbrack: Voted among this The World's 50 Best Restaurants by the Restaurant Magazine this year, this restaurant was designed to be casual and accessible. Sudbrack's modern Brazilian cuisine offers fresh, local ingredients, with daily changes to the menu.
Latin Excursions offers year-round, custom vacations to Rio de Janeiro and many other corners of Brazil. We will be happy to plan your journey and to make reservations with Rio's top restaurants on your behalf. Please contact us to start planning your trip and reserve a table at Rio's top-shelf restaurants.
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