Restaurants

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: think Galician-style octopus, spicy prawns and tender Iberian ham. The setting channels a bit of old-wor…
Top Choice Bakery in Copacabana & Leme

Boulangerie Guerin

Serving Rio's best croissants, pains au chocolat (chocolate-filled pastry) and eclairs, this French patisserie was an instant success upon opening in 2012. Prices for those delectable raspberry-covered tarts and cre…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Copacabana & Leme

Churrascaria Palace

Hands down, this is one of the best churrascarias (traditional barbecue restaurants) in town. You'll find high-quality cuts of meat and attentive service at this elegantly set dining room. Waiters make frequent roun…
Middle Eastern in Copacabana & Leme

Amir

Step inside Amir and you'll enter a world of delicate aromas and handsomely dressed waiters in embroidered vests. Daytime crowds come for the buffet (R$70 on weekdays, R$80 weekends), while at night the à la carte m…
Spanish in Copacabana & Leme

Shirley

The aroma of succulent paella hangs in the air as waiters hurry to and from the kitchen bearing platefuls of fresh seafood. Shirley, opened in 1954, was one of the first Spanish restaurants in town, and attracts a l…
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 served up at fair prices. On Sundays Joaquin…
Brazilian in Copacabana & Leme

Bar do David

Located in Chapéu Mangueira favela, this simple open-sided eatery serves excellent snacks. The chef and owner David Vieira Bispo was formerly a fisherman, and his seafood feijoada (stew with rice) is outstanding – b…
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), crispy fries and milksha…
Cafe in Copacabana & Leme

Cafe Colombo

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of Av Atlântica, this cafe has magnificent views of Copacabana Beach. At the outdoor tables you can sit beneath shady palm trees, enjoying cappuccino, omelets, waffles, salads …
International in Copacabana & Leme

Zot

Set amid the bars of Baixo Copa, Zot is a sleek and stylish gastrobar featuring an inventive menu that showcases Brazilian ingredients and an excellent drink selection, including dozens of wines by the glass. Start …