Laguna Restaurante

Brazilian in Barra da Tijuca & West of Rio

Located on an island near the eastern section of Barra, this charming spot serves excellent seafood dishes meant for sharing. Start off with casquinha de siri (pulled crab), then move to a platter of grilled seafood or a rich moqueca (Bahian fish stew). The setting – open-air tables with lake and mountain views – is a big part of the allure. Reserve ahead.

If you're coming by metro, follow the signs to the Lagoa exit and walk to the Unimed e Posto Shell fuel station. Behind this, you can board a small ferry that makes the short trip to the island of Ilha da Gigóia.