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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pastry Shop
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“Outpost of Confeitaria Colombo located inside the Copacabana fort. Excellent coffee, pastries, snacks and light lunch. And a view!”
  • 244 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“It doesn’t get more carioca than this place. Located in a charming street near the beach, it serves great local food combined with great atmosphere. Definitely recommend!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Bar
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“Try Patanisca and or Pastel with a cold beer! This is a local bar, full of people standing on the street!”
  • 176 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Cervantes is often called a Copacabana "institution", which happens to be a very accurate description. Older male waiters wearing white coats and black bow ties serve large sandwiches to hungry, often intoxicated diners, from noon until 3-5am every day of the week.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Oysters, mussels and meats, plus exotic gin and draft drinks in cosmopolitan art deco space.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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““Rustic Middle Eastern restaurant serves regional specialties like falafel, kibbeh & lamb. ” ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“Amazing restaurant with live music being played, very nice atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. The food is really good, buffet style salad bar and vegetables. All you can eat meat, be prepared to eat non stop as it just keeps coming. Highly recommend a visit here, very Brazilian with lovely local food. Book in advance, very busy and can be done online. Superb!”
  • 97 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“An Irish pub with imported beers, a pool table, & appetizers with an energetic crowd. Easy access with subway - Station General Osorio. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“10 mns from the flat: if you are a meat lover, the best pace around the flat if you want to enjoy the Brazilian BBQ”
  • 80 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Extremely good french crepes. Can get crowded on dinner time. Good for couples! Highly recommend”
  • 72 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“For those looking for a healthy option, Bibi Sucos offers fruit juices, grilled meats and salads, tons of them. Plus the Açaí is famous here. Check it out. It's located 2 blocks from the apt. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“A restaurant where you can choose what you gonna eat. They have a varied buffet with a delicious flavor”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to eat a nice pizza or a pasta or even to grab a sandwich in the middle of the night. It's located 3 blocks north of the apt at the same Nossa Senhora de Copacabana Avenue. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Arguably one of top 3 japanese restaurants in Rio. Low-profile looking and most amazing food. 15 mins walk or 5 mins taxi. 1.2km $$$”
  • 88 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“After a long night we all come back home hungry, and nothing better than having a 24 hours restaurant under our building.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is an excellent "por kilo" buffet restaurant, meaning that you pay only for the weight of the food that you eat. The churrasco (beef) counter is really good and fresh meat grilled in the moment. We like to eat here in the mid afternoon for a late lunch or early dinner, when it's not crowded. ”
  • 76 locals recommend