Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Want to know where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro? First of all, our wonderful city really is full of charm. And, especially when it comes to places to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro, we cariocas know all about diversity and quality. Spread throughout the streets, there are countless popular bars and restaurants with the most authentic Carioca vibe. 

With that in mind, it can be difficult to choose where to dine in Rio de Janeiro among so many charming options. That’s why we’ve prepared this blogpost with suggestions of great restaurants to help you find the perfect setting for a night out in Rio. 

We’ve separated the restaurants according to the different types of cuisine they offer, to make it easier for you to choose. Take a look at these tips and select your favorite according to your preferences. There’s a spot for everyone!

14 places to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro 

Brazilian Cuisine 


Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

First of all, if you’re looking for an authentic Brazilian dining experience, Quitéria is the right place. The restaurant is located in the heart of Ipanema, one of Rio’s most cherished and pleasant neighborhoods, and has a super cozy atmosphere. It provides the perfect setting for your dinner in Rio de Janeiro. 

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Above all, Quitéria offers a menu full of Brazilianness and affective flavors, signed by chef David Cruz. Starters, main courses and desserts are made with local ingredients, mostly from small producers in the four corners of the country, paying homage to its various biomes. 

Enjoy the unique flavors of Brazilian cuisine at Quitéria. You can ensure your dining experience by booking tables online. 

Coastal Cuisine 

arp bar

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

If you’re looking for the flavors that only coastal cuisine can offer, the arp bar is the ideal restaurant. What’s more, in its privileged location facing the Arpoador Beach, the sound of the waves and the scent of the sea fill the arp’s terrace, balcony and lounge. 

The vibe of the place is surprisingly reflected in the dishes. The menu, signed by chef Lucas Lemos, explores the flavors and aromas of the world’s seas, featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from different regions. A real maritime trip!

In addition, delicious signature cocktails come out of the bar, at the command of bar chef Waguinho, guaranteeing an even more special experience. Table reservations can be made by clicking on this link. 

Gávea Beach Club

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

With its Mediterranean, gourmet menu and world-class service, the Gávea Beach Club has three restaurants with breathtaking views of the Leme/Copacabana, São Conrado and Barra beaches. 

Another highlight is the restaurant’s national and international wine list, which is of the highest quality. In addition, the Gávea Beach Club also offers varied and unusual drink options that will make your dining experience even more enjoyable.

Asian Cuisine 


Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

The incredible restaurant options do not end there. Si-Chou is an Asian cuisine restaurant in Ipanema whose personality and specialty is a bold, unrestricted menu free of rules. 

Si-Chou means silk and this is the restaurant’s starting point: revisiting the Silk Road traveled by Marco Polo, passing through countries such as Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. The menu includes traditional options and adaptations to suit the tastes of the Brazilian public.

Spicy Fish

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

When it comes to oriental culinary in Rio, Spicy Fish stands out as one of the best. As well as being located in Ipanema, in a space with a fresh and charming feel, the restaurant fuses Japanese and Korean cuisine in well-presented and tasty dishes. 

On the first floor of the building occupied by the restaurant, the sushi bar is the place to be if you want to see the dishes being prepared. A unique dining experience for sure!

Cam’on Thai

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

For the fans of the explosion of flavors, aromas and textures of Thai cuisine or for those wishing to try it for the first time, the recommendation goes to Cam’on Thai, located in Barra da Tijuca and Botafogo. Above all, freshness and intensity come together in the recipes of chef Ana Carolina Garcia, who represents the distinctive Thai cuisine in Rio with great honor. As such, it was voted the best Asian restaurant in Rio de Janeiro by Veja Rio.

Italian Cuisine 

Babbo Osteria

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Babbo Osteria is a space full of affectionate recipes and cozy architecture. The rooms and balconies on both floors are filled with decor taken from antique shops and references to a classic and fun Italy. 

At the tables, memories of chef Elia Schramm’s European childhood are mixed with a Rio de Janeiro style in Ipanema. The production is handmade and the fresh pasta, such as ravioli, is the highlight of the restaurant.


Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Located only a block from Ipanema beach, Pope has a menu with a Mediterranean touch, signature dishes, a cozy atmosphere and creative drinks. 

The space is inspired by the Italian seaside towns surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and offers a memorable dining experience, complete with the sea breeze to cool off your evening.

Pici Trattoria

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Located in front of the Nossa Senhora da Paz Plaza in Ipanema, the Pici Trattoria brings a touch of Italy to the southern part of Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the restaurant pays tribute to jazz through its decor and music.

The local chef prepares the pastas, and the menu includes well-known dishes like spaghetti carbonara, following a traditional recipe. Also, the restaurant’s wine list offers a wide variety at reasonable prices. The ideal location for a high-quality meal!

Padella Trattoria

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Speaking of handmade pasta, Padella Trattoria also stands out with an exclusive kitchen for the production of pasta, which is open to the restaurant’s lounge. Located on Conde de Irajá street, in Botafogo, the place is super charming. It’s easy to feel like you’re in Europe. 

The focus of the trattoria is undeniably on handmade pastas and meats from the so-called “fifth quarter”, those considered “less noble” – cuts such as cheek, tail, tripe and heart. Highlighting what is currently happening in Italy, with the highest quality products.


Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Considered Padella Trattoria’s sibling because they were opened by chef Nello Garaventa, Grado Restaurante offers dishes anchored in affective memories. Many details, from the decorative objects to the condiments, express the chef’s intimacy with Italy. As a result, he has been awarded four times by Veja Rio Comer&Beber. This restaurant will give you a taste of Italy in exuberant simplicity. All of this in a cozy little house in Jardim Botânico, with art and a quiet atmosphere.

Comida de Boteco

Boteco Belmonte

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Now, if your intention is to add a Carioca touch to your dining experience, we suggest Boteco Belmonte, a Carioca classic since 1952. In fact, the boteco can be found in the city’s most bohemian neighborhoods – Ipanema, Copacabana, Lapa, Jardim Botânico, Leme and Leblon. 

There you can order carioca classics such as caipirinhas, cold draft beer and the bar’s trademark ‘empadas’. At Boteco Belmonte in Ipanema, you’re sure to have a seaside dining experience with a privileged view of one of the city’s most beautiful waterfronts.

Bar do Mineiro

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Since 1992, Bar do Mineiro has been a popular meeting spot for the ones that live in the Santa Teresa neighborhood. It’s a casual destination to enjoy a caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, a cold beer or a typical Brazilian meal. 

The menu includes traditional dishes such as ‘feijoada’, ‘feijão tropeiro’, oxtail with potatoes and watercress, or the famous ‘feijoada’ fried pastry .

Galeto Sat’s

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Finally, a true carioca classic, Sat’s is part of Rio’s traditional gastronomic circuit. The bohemian redoubt, known mainly for its cold ‘Brahma’ draft beer and the delicious food that keeps coming out of the grill.

Where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro

Located in Botafogo, Copacabana and Barra da Tijuca, the restaurant is also known for hosting great celebrities. A Carioca icon you need to visit!

Well, now that you know where to have dinner in Rio de Janeiro, how about planning your visit to the wonderful city? So, book your accommodation with us for a complete experience! We look forward to welcoming you!

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