The food scene in Rio can be tricky, especially for visitors – there are a lot of decidedly mediocre establishments serving up barely passable food at painfully high prices. Frustratingly, the transient tourist trade is so strong that this strategy continues to be a very successful.

Thankfully, Rio also has some great places to eat if you know where to go! Below I have listed some recommendations. I’ve included a range of places, from street stalls all the way up to the top-end restaurants. I’m not saying every place is perfect – I’ll be honest about shortcomings – but I do think they’re all definitely worth a visit!

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