first_img2. BAZZARDecoration is definitely one of the highlights here! Modern, with plenty of candlelight and great lounge, bossa nova or jazz music. The menu is imaginative and well presented: Italian-influenced Brazilian dishes with touches from the Far East. A fine selection of international cookery books are sold inside the restaurant together with their own brand of sauces for your delight. Its location couldn’t be better: in the heart of Ipanema.Rua Barão de Torre 538 – check site for more locations(21) 3202 2884R$30-$90www.bazzar.com.brMon-Sat noon-1am; Sun noon-5pm3. Delirio TropicalFresh salads, quiches and varieties of healthy food are displayed at the buffet. Its price is affordable according to the menu set you choose. If you are looking for a quick lunch, during weekdays at lunch hours or on weekends after the beach, this is the place! The main branch is right at Ipanema beach or in the city centre, if you are touring around there.Rua Garcia D’Ávila 48(21) 3624 81649am-9pm dailywww.deliriotropical.com.brR$25-$45; sandwiches R$6-$12 Local foodie Alice Kuntz Moura takes a gastronomic tour of seven of the best places to eat and drink in Rio de Janeiro.1. CT BoucherieThe latest venture is owned by Claude Troisgrois, a French chef who runs a few other trendy restaurants in town. Meat specialist with a difference type of ‘Brazilian rodizio‘: it’s all about the vegetables! Burgers are great and all vegetables that come as sides are incredibly fresh and varied. Steaks are not to be missed too!Rua Dias Ferreira 636(21) 2529 2329noon-4pm Mon-Fri & 7pm-1am; noon-1am Sat-SunR$32-$188 6. MIAM MIAMCharming and original, Miami Miam is one of the most trendy restaurants in town, Miam Miam is located in Botafogo, a student-friendly neighbourhood attached to crowded Copacabana .The menu gives a Brazilian twist to the obvious French and Asian influences. The decor is retro, the atmosphere a mixture of New Yorker hype and Berlin café. Don’t miss the extensive cocktail menu, while you wait to be seated. Rua General Góis Monteiro 34(21) 2244 01257.30pm-1am Tue-Fri; 8pm-1.30am Satwww.miammiam.com.brMains R$28-$577. Gourmet TropicalGourmet Tropical is a local hidden gem restaurant-café and plant nursery. A veritable forest of tropical plants, bonsai trees and flowers (for sale) offer a genuine refuge from the heat of the city, in Barra neighbourhood. The atmosphere is authentic yet surprisingly refined and so is the food. Rustic furniture inspired. In the same space there is a nice deli and bakery shop, with some great deal of wine, fresh bread and stylish Brazilian handicrafts. Also open for breakfast and afternoon tea, Gourmet Tropical will fit the bill perfectly for a brunch before enjoying the beach nearby. www.chacaratropical.com.brRua Dom Rosalvo da Costa Rêgo 420, Barra da Tijuca(21) 2493 0394Mon-Sat 8am-5.30pm, Sun 9am-2.30pmR$19-$89 Thanks to Alice Kuntz Moura from Rent a Local Friend.com: Your alternative local tour outside the tourist scene.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related10 best things to do in Rio: a local’s guideBrazil’s best-known city is not all carnivals and Copacabana. Just in time for Rio 2016, join our local reporter on the ground, Alice, as she shows us her favourite bars, restaurants and things to do in Rio de Janeiro.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Manchester for rugby fansCheck out our Top 10 pick of places to eat and drink in the city of Oasis and Manchester United – ideal for 2015 Rugby World Cup visitors.Top 8 places to eat and drink in Leeds for rugby fansWe give the lowdown on the best places to soak up some Rugby World Cup atmosphere in Leeds. 4. ShirleyOriginally owned by a Spanish family, this restaurant strongly specialises in seafood, which is freshly displayed at the entrance. Portions are big, prices are fair and the atmosphere is typical from a traditional cozy restaurant. Politicians can be found there during lunchtime, which is always a good sign as they know how to eat well everywhere in the world. Try the mixed paella or the seafood spaghetti!Rua Gustavo Sampaio 610(21) 2275 1398Noon-1am dailyR$42,80-$1355. Bar do mineiroOn the heart of Santa Tereza’s main street, bar do mineiro offers one of the best feijoada in town. Its recipe comes from Minas, a state in Brazil known for its great culinary, and its where the bar gets its name from. Consequently, the traditional drink here, from the same region, is the famous cachaça . Its interior is nicely decorated with black and white photos of local greats like Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa vie for space with vividly coloured paintings of small town Brazilian life. If you can’t get a table just linger on the pavement with the locals with your ice-cold beer in hand, and you’ll get a true taste of Santa’s life. Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 99(21) 2221 922711am-midnight Tue-Thu; 11am-2am Fri-Sat; 11am-1am SunFeijoada (serves two) R$65. Caipirinha R$9.50; 600ml of beer R$5,50last_img

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