Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Ipanema & Leblon

CT Boucherie

Created by Claude Troisgros, Rio's most famous chef, this innovative Leblon restaurant takes the idea of the churrascaria (traditional barbecue restaurant) and turns it on its head. Instead of all-you-can-eat meat, …
Top Choice Fusion in Botafogo & Urca

Lasai

Inside an elegant early 20th-century house in Humaitá, Lasai has dazzled critics and foodies for its deliciously inventive cuisine. The carioca chef Rafa Costa e Silva earned his chops in some of the world’s best di…
Top Choice Fusion in Ipanema & Leblon

Zazá Bistrô Tropical

Inside an art-filled and whimsically decorated converted house, Zazá serves beautifully prepared dishes with Asian accents, and uses organic ingredients when possible. Favorites include chicken curry with jasmine ri…
Top Choice Fusion in Paraty

Quintal das Letras

Opened in 2014, this sophisticated eatery serves superb regional cooking with big city flair. From amuse-bouches like a mushroom 'cappuccino' (frothy brown soup topped with a dollop of cream) to a sterling moqueca d…
Top Choice Fusion in Cuiabá

Mahalo

Inside a converted mansion, the city's big splurge is one of Brazil's top restaurants, thanks to the efforts of Parisian-trained chef Ariani Malouf. Go for the set three-course weekday lunch or else choose from the …
Top Choice Fusion in Praia da Pipa

Tapas

Tapas is a culinary godsend, a labor of love of a well-traveled Paulista couple who dish out large Brazilian tapas peppered with Thai, Indian, French and Italian influences in a casual and artsy space. Sesame-cruste…
Fusion in Fernando de Noronha

O Pico

O Pico serves excellent seafood rices, moquecas, pastas and specialty coffees from São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, but it's the fresh and fabulous array of ceviches (from R$45 to R$52) that, though not t…
Fusion in Santa Teresa & Lapa

Térèze

Under the command of French chef Philippe Moulin, Térèze provides a memorable dining experience. All the elements are there, from the decadent menu to the suggested wine pairings and the superb views over the city. …
Fusion in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Olympe

Claude Troisgros, one of Rio's top chefs, and his son Thomas dazzle guests with unforgettable meals at this award-winning restaurant set in a peaceful villa on a quiet, tree-lined street. Originally from France, Tro…
Fusion in Ipanema & Leblon

Felice Caffè

Half a block from the beach, Felice has a small shaded front terrace for taking in the passing parade of people. Head inside for air-conditioned splendor, where locals and travelers enjoy juicy grilled dishes such a…