The Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

Bar Lagoa – Address: Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1674, Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is a traditional bar that was opened in 1934 and is located near the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake which is the best place in Rio from which you can admire the sunset. It was built and decorated in the traditional art deco style, with tables both inside and outside. It is a very busy bar although the waiters are somewhat bad tempered. As far as the food is concerned, you will find a mix of Brazilian and German foods, top notch steaks and other tasty foods like a signature sausage along with a potato salad, all with a fresh and cold beer.

Plataforma – Address: Rua Adalberto Ferreira, 32, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Plataforma is a large steak house which gathers mulatas, samba and glitter in one single place. The meat is wonderful, especially the “picanha”. For a side dish, we recommend the Brazilian cheese balls which are simply put, delicious. As far as the atmosphere is concerned, it is quite cheerful and informal.

Confeitara Colombo – Address: Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

You will find simple yet efficient service and a lovely atmosphere. It opens for launch time with a fixed buffet or a la carte but also serves small and delicious savories and snacks but don’t forget about the sweets. This place is charming in a unusual Belle Epoque style.

La Louisiane – Address: Estrada da Barra da Tijuca, 1636, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is the place to be if you are into American food. All of the meals are prepared from authentic and original Creole and Cajun recipes that came from Louisiana, New Orleans, United States of America. The dishes are a unique mix of French, Spanish, African flavors like the Cajun shrimp, Creole fish, jambalaya and others as well. For dessert, we totally recommend the pecan pie with vanilla ice-cream and for wine; you may take your pick from all of the French wines they have. The décor itself is a tribute to the American location, the origin of this restaurant. It features light-painted walls where many of posters with New Orleans can be admired. Flowers and plants are abundant here and the jazz music in the background creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Museum – Address: Rua do Catete, 153, Catete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located right in the mezzanine of the Museu da Republica it offers a beautiful view of the museum garden. The restaurant features a varied menu with lighter meals for those that are on a strict diet. The funghi fillet with potatoes and mushroom sauce is a reasonable option for people watching their weight. If you are audacious by nature, you should eat the Brazilian risotto with banana, saffron and shrimps. For dessert, they have exotic mango pie with strawberry sauce.

Outback – Address: Avenida das Américas, 6101, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Outback is a part of a very important American food chain of restaurants. Very popular among tourists, here you can eat “Aussie” style grilled steaks with onions. The Outback has an interesting look, similar with an Australian steak house from the 1950s.