Copacabana & Leme restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Copacabana & Leme

Salomé

Run by the same people behind Ipanema's enormously popular Canastra, Salomé brings a dash of style to the Leme beachfront. The easy-going open-sided bistro has vintage mirrors and curious wall hangings, potted palms…
Top Choice Spanish in Copacabana & Leme

El Born

Named after Barcelona's hippest, foodie-loving neighborhood, El Born fires up some of Rio's best tapas plates, such as Galician-style octopus, spicy prawns and tender Iberian ham. The setting channels a bit of old-w…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Copacabana & Leme

Churrascaria Palace

This elegantly set dining room is one of the best churrascarias (traditional barbecue restaurants) in town. Aside from juicy, high-quality cuts of meat, the included buffet nearly steals the show with fresh oysters,…
Brazilian in Copacabana & Leme

Joaquina

Joaquina has much to recommend it: a great ocean-facing location with outdoor seating, excellent caipirinhas that don't stint on the fresh fruit, and tasty Brazilian fare at fair prices. On Sundays Joaquina serves f…
Tapas in Copacabana & Leme

Adega Pérola

Going strong since 1957, this atmospheric bottle-lined eating and drinking den serves outstanding Spanish and Portuguese small plates, including marinated octopus, whole sardines, stuffed olives, codfish balls, frie…
Japanese in Copacabana & Leme

Azumi

Hands down, Azumi serves some of the best traditional Japanese cuisine in Rio. This laid-back sushi bar certainly has its fans – both in the nisei community and from abroad. Azumi's sushiman (sushi chef) masterfully…
Brazilian in Copacabana & Leme

Santa Satisfação

Oozing farmhouse charm, this always-packed bistro is worth forking out a bit extra for its outstanding daily lunch specials (R$37) of upscale Brazilian comfort food and sophisticated sandwiches. Among the favorites:…
Italian in Copacabana & Leme

La Trattoria

Set with checkered tablecloths, exposed brick and decorations from the Old World, La Trattoria has been a neighborhood favorite since 1976. Shrimp dishes are the Italian family's specialty: many diners have been won…
Burgers in Copacabana & Leme

TT Burger

The son of famed local chef Claude Troisgros runs this high-end Brooklyn-style burger outpost, and has gained a strong following for his delicious burgers (the guava ketchup is outstanding), sweet potato fries, milk…
Seafood in Copacabana & Leme

Principe de Mônaco

The casual Principe de Mônaco is the neighborhood destination for sizzling plates of grilled squid, fresh cherne (grouper), shrimp and a mean bowl of Leão Veloso (a rich seafood soup). Sidewalk tables provide a rela…