Rio's Best Bars & Eateries
Zizabar is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

1. Zizabar

7.2
R. Miguel Lemos, 60 (R. Leopoldo Miguez), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Copacabana · 24 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Known for the excellent price point of its beers (the cheapest in Zona Sul), Ziza Bar also serves wonderful northeastern cooking, in dishes straight out of the state of Ceará. Leia mais.

Codorna do Feio is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

2. Codorna do Feio

8.1
R. Dias da Cruz, 906 (R. Dr. Bulhões), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Casa de Frango Frito · Engenho de Dentro · 55 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: These grilled quails are lip-smackingly delicious. Feio attributes this to the sauce, which is wine-based, as well as to some combination of herbs and secrets that he will not reveal to anyone. Leia mais.

Castro is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

3. Castro

R. Castro Alves, 88, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Méier · 25 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Try the rabada pasteis, a fried pie stuffed with oxtail, and the cod balls with cashews. Every Saturday, there's feijoada alongside good samba, and on Tuesdays the beer comes in a “double dose.” Leia mais.

Cachambeer is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

4. Cachambeer

9.1
R. Cachambi, 475, Lj. A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Cachambi · 265 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Just watching the ribs being cooked in their special pouches is already part of the fun. It’s a beef rib, but it might as well come from a T-Rex, and it’s big enough to feed a platoon. Leia mais.

Botto Bar is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

5. Botto Bar

8.8
R. Bar. de Iguatemi, 205, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Pub · Praça da Bandeira · 212 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The beer menu lists imports, national microbreweries and Botto’s own inventions. Our favorite Brazilian option was the Three Monkies, a light, spritzy golden ale. Also recommend the Noi Amara IPA. Leia mais.

Forneria Santa Filomena is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

6. Forneria Santa Filomena

R. Sta. Filomena,10 (R. Bar. de Iguatemi), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Brasileiro · Praça da Bandeira · 84 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The risotto de alho negro com abóbora is made with fermented black garlic, which becomes pungent & sweet mixed with the pumpkin. The homemade tamarind & lime soda is refreshing, not overly sugary. Leia mais.

Restaurante Cosmopolita is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

7. Restaurante Cosmopolita

6.1
Tv. do Mosqueira, 4, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Brasileiro · Centro · 31 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Mr. Juan’s establishment is one of the most traditional among those of the Spanish botequins. Leia mais.

Casa Villarino is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

8. Casa Villarino

8.0
Av. Calógeras, 6, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Centro · 31 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We also recommend lunch here, featuring that particularly Iberian dish of grilled octopus with rice and broccoli. Oh, and It was at Casa Villarino that Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim first met! Leia mais.

Gracioso is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

9. Gracioso

8.3
R. Sacadura Cabral, 97, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Saúde · 68 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Terrific bolinhos de abóbora com carne seca (little fried balls filled with pumpkin and dried meat) and the “Filé a Gracioso” is one of the most delicious meat dishes you’ll ever find in a botequin. Leia mais.

Bar Adonis is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

10. Bar Adonis

7.8
R. S. Luiz Gonzaga, 2156A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Benfica · 45 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Get the bolinhos de bacalhau, or cod balls, a typical Portuguese snack that is very popular in botequins. (click link for our full review) Leia mais.

Rio Minho is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

11. Rio Minho

7.9
R. do Ouvidor, 10, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Mediterrâneo · Centro · 29 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: At the entrance is an expensive restaurant. But ignore that and go straight to the back, to a U-shaped counter outside, serving the same dishes, but in small portions and at lower prices.

Bar Varnhagen is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

12. Bar Varnhagen

7.8
Pç. Varnhagen, 14A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Boteco · Tijuca · 46 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Perhaps the best-preserved old botequim in the city and is worth a visit just to see the walls and decorations, with Portuguese tiles and traditional Catholic iconography cohabitating with beer racks. Leia mais.

Cantinho das Concertinas is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

13. Cantinho das Concertinas

7.6
Cadeg (Rua 16, Loja 11), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Português · Benfica · 23 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The cod balls here are almost as good as the ones at Adonis, and we also recommend the sardinhas ao escabeche com batatas (boiled sardines with potato) as well as the bacalhau frito (fried cod). Leia mais.

Imaculada Bar e Galeria is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

14. Imaculada Bar e Galeria

7.7
Ld. João Homem, 7 (Tv. do Liceu), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Saúde · 78 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Packed during lunchtime, when cariocas take their sacred horário de almoço. Cheery stragglers keep the bar open until at least 10 p.m., when the petisco (appetizer) menu is on tap. Leia mais.

Casa Cavé is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

15. Casa Cavé

8.8
R. Sete de Setembro, 137, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Café · Centro · 201 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The pastel de nata (custard tart) is a most traditional Portuguese sweet to accompany an espresso com chantilly (whipped cream). (click link for full review) Leia mais.

D.R.I. Café is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

16. D.R.I. Café

5.2
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Café da Manhã · Jardim Botânico · 34 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Café D.R.I, inside the mansion, offers iced coffee and lattes in addition to an extensive breakfast menu and afternoon tea. Through the mansion’s open roof, diners can see the Christ statue. Leia mais.

Curto Café is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

17. Curto Café

9.4
Term. Garagem Menezes Côrtes (Sobreloja, Quiosque 47), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Cafeteria · Centro · 154 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Curto’s staff put out a blackboard that counts out their costs and expenses, telling you that their prime material for a small espresso is 50 centavos. You are invited to pay above that amount. Leia mais.

Brasserie Caffè Olé is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

18. Brasserie Caffè Olé

8.0
R. do Teatro, 3, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Café · Centro · 44 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We suggest the sweet potato nhoque with gorgonzola cheese sauce and a pingado (“little drop”), an espresso with a bit of milk. (follow link for our other coffee favorites in Rio) Leia mais.

Aprazível is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

19. Aprazível

8.9
R. Aprazível, 62, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Brasileiro · Santa Teresa · 494 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Be sure to save room for the desserts, such as the steamed guava cooked in passion fruit sauce and the carimbó, Brazil nut ice cream served with cupuaçú jelly. (follow link for our full review) Leia mais.

Intihuasi is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

20. Intihuasi

7.4
R. Bar. do Flamengo, 35D, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Peruano · Flamengo · 63 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: We suggest the camarones com mel de naranja, fried and battered shrimp with an orange and honey sauce, and the canchitas con chifles, nicely chewy big corn kernels with plantain chips. Leia mais.

Adega Pérola is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

21. Adega Pérola

9.1
R. Siqueira Campos, 138A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Copacabana · 199 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: For sides, go local with the lightly bitter jiló, “scarlet eggplant,” a food that Brazilians either love or hate. An eater with exotic tastes could try the ostrich sausage. (full review linked) Leia mais.

Espírito Santa is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

22. Espírito Santa

7.5
R. Alm. Alexandrino, 264, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Sul-Americano · Santa Teresa · 125 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Try the moqueca de banana, sweet plantains in a rich coconut-milk stew with rice, and the appetizer bolinhos de queijo coalho, salty white cheese battered and fried, served with bitter açaí sauce. Leia mais.

Bar do Adão is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

23. Bar do Adão

8.5
Av. Gomes Freire, 602, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Centro · 223 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The pastel italiano, with bitter, pungent gorgonzola cheese, bright and tangy sundried tomatoes and punchy arugula, is our favorite of the 65 pastéis.

Botero is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

24. Botero

Mercado São José, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Pub Gastronômico · Laranjeiras · 90 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Bruno’s pudgy French fries, the batatas rústicas,are served with rosemary and pots of mango chutney and peppery mayonnaise. They are the best fries in Rio. Leia mais.

Capricciosa is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

25. Capricciosa

8.0
R. Vinícius de Moraes, 134 (R. Br. da Torre), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Pizzaria · Ipanema · 74 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our favorite among the pizzas is the pesto with mozzarella, juicy tomato slices and pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese). Leia mais.

Fat Choi is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

26. Fat Choi

6.8
R. do Catete, 127, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Chinês · Glória · 29 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: The Assumpção family serves up a wonderfully refreshing salada de tofu com gengibre (tofu salad with ginger and scallions), a relief from the meaty, battered and fried carioca diet. Leia mais.

Tacacá do Norte is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

27. Tacacá do Norte

9.0
R. Bar. do Flamengo, 35, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Restaurante Brasileiro · Flamengo · 114 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Authentic açaí! Here, the Amazonian berry is turned into a smooth, cold, creamy, purple velvet slush. It’s matched only by the real stuff served a country away in the Amazon. Leia mais.

Sobrenatural is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

28. Sobrenatural

7.0
R. Alm. Alexandrino, 432, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Frutos do Mar · Santa Teresa · 108 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Try dishes like the white fish surubim from Pará state, the border area between Brazil’s north and Amazon region, and the very popular namorado (boyfriend), which comes from tropical saltwater regions Leia mais.

Gracioso is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

29. Gracioso

8.3
R. Sacadura Cabral, 97, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Saúde · 68 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Try Velhas Virgins, an extra-light witbier from São Paulo, with Gracioso’s top-notch bolinhos. The croquete gracioso is like a bolinho but made of corn and is filled with white cheese and shrimp. Leia mais.

Bistrô Estação is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

30. Bistrô Estação

7.7
Tv. Jalisco, 32, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Pub · Complexo do Alemão · 15 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Our top beer choices are Colorado’s Vixnu, a flavorful IPA heavy on the hops (lúpulo) and, for a novelty Brazilian option, the Göttlich Duvival, brewed with guaraná, the powerful red Amazonian berry. Leia mais.

Bar Urca is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

31. Bar Urca

9.3
R. Cândido Gaffree, 205, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Urca · 534 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: Heaping platters of polvo grelhado (grilled squid), arroz com brócolis (rice with broccoli), and risottos. One plate can easily feed 3 for lunch.

Aconchego Carioca is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

32. Aconchego Carioca

8.4
R. Bar. de Iguatemi, 379, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Bar · Praça da Bandeira · 290 dicas e avaliações

Culinary BackstreetsCulinary Backstreets: For vegetarians, the jiló do Claude consists of thin slices of the vegetable brushed with a tangy balsamic dressing, to which pink peppercorns, honey and a side of goat cheese are added. Leia mais.

Renascença Clube is one of Rio's Best Bars & Eateries.

33. Renascença Clube

8.4
R. Bar. de S. Francisco, 54, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Casa de Shows · Andaraí · 94 dicas e avaliações