Zona Norte restaurants

Brazilian in Zona Norte

Aconchego Carioca

Aconchego Carioca consistently ranks as one of the best places in town to eat traditional Brazilian cuisine. The setting, cozy and welcoming, has a casual neighborhood vibe, but attracts diners from across the city …
Brazilian in Zona Norte

Da Gema

Well off the beaten path, this humble-looking botequim (bar with table service) serves mouthwatering petiscos (appetizers). It was started by three culinary graduates, who have elevated simple bar ingredients into h…
Portuguese in Zona Norte

Barsa

Inside the massive CADEG market, Barsa serves mouthwatering dishes made with the freshest ingredients imaginable (not surprising, since Rio’s largest produce market surrounds the place). The most famous dish is its …
Brazilian in Zona Norte

Bar Kalango

This small, colorful bar is yet another in the growing number of watering holes and restaurants that pepper the neighborhood of Praça da Bandeira. The menu features hearty dishes from Northeast Brazil along with sup…
Portuguese in Zona Norte

Restaurante Quinta da Boa Vista

Inside the former 1822 chapel of the former royal palace, this place serves excellent bacalhau ao forno (oven-baked codfish), caldeirada de frutos de mar (seafood stew) and other Portuguese classics. The picanha (ru…