TOP 5 Leisurely Lunch Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Hello everyone! Tom here (remember me?!). Today we’re doing something a little different and hosting a guest-post from Lauren of Casa Bromelia. Take it away Lauren!



Rio de Janeiro is never about the obvious. Casa Bromelia Rio Travel takes you to our favorite hidden lunch restaurants in this tropical city, where you can lose your afternoon to a colorful plate and an ice cold cocktail.

Rio Restaurant with a view



The Best Restaurants in Rio are Hidden Gems

All of the city’s best finds tend to be in unsigned buildings, out of guide books and only in the mouths of ‘Cariocas’. I have lived in Rio for years, but it wasn’t until I learned the context of this language, this culture, and their dining habits that I really started to experience the real Brazilian life…. So if you have already hit Ipanema beach and are in the mood to venture into the real Rio, here is a list of my top 5 hidden gems for a Carioca lunch that is fresh, bright in flavor and pairs perfectly with an afternoon beverage.


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