Brazil's answer to draft beer is what they call chopp, which is what I was enjoying until I went to this place called Devassa. I guess they have several of these pubs all over town. Anyway, the chopp down here overall is great, but I never had anything like Devassa before. They have four different types of brewed beers, and they're all worth checking out.
Rua Prudente de Moraes, 416 - IPANEMA - RIO DE JANEIRO - RJ
Me and some friends went to Rio last week and we had such a great time there. We really liked the people down there, very warm and kind. The beaches were simply amazing, it was just awesome to get up and walk a few blocks… and bam! You’re in the middle of a beautiful beach! We had the guts to also try the very popular samba, In a place called Casa Rosa Cultural. It’s a hidden place, I guess, but one of the greatest spots there. Plenty of samba lessons, and also some ‘circles’ of it, many great people to know. This trip was the best ever!
Rua Alice, 550
Wicked stuff, this feijoada is! For those who are wondering what the heck I'm talking about, feijoada is known as the main dish in Rio de Janeiro, deservedly so.
In the Casa de Feijoada, it's an everyday ritual (unlike other restaurants around where they only serve it on Saturdays and Sundays). It's basically a bean soup with pieces of meat, such as sausage, sundried beef and pork, seasoned to taste. Somehow I thought a bit of Tabasco sauce would bring it all together, but alas, not necessary as the dish itself has some zest to it.
Don't pass up on the opportunity to try this spectacular food while in Rio, or you might regret it!
R. Prudente de Moraes, 10 - B / Ipanema
Tel: 55-21-2523-4994 / 2247-2776
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
Me and some friends went to Rio and we used a service down there that was pretty good. We contacted a place called Brazil Expedition and they booked some great tours for us.
We went to the Favelas, Maracana stadium and many other great places they had for us. I really recommend them, because it’s pretty good to have everything planed by such a great staff.
(21) 9998-2907 or (21) 7894-7523
I went to Brazil a couple of weeks ago, for holidays and got back amazed. The white sand beaches are simply gorgeous. We stayed in Rio de Janeiro, in Copacabana, and got to go to many great places.
There’s plenty of restaurants, bars, store - great stuff. I really enjoyed the feijoada they had there, and we ate it at a restaurant called Brasileirinho. Pretty good food, polite staff and great desserts
R. Jangadeiros, 10
I’m a person who loves to bring souvenires for my parents when I go out of town. This time I went to Rio de Janeiro and found a really cute place called Brasil & Cia. I had a pretty good time there, picking some beautiful stuff. It’s a great store, with plenty of cute stuff.
Rua Maria Quitéria, 27 - Ipanema
Me and my friends went to Rio two weeks ago and we just loved the city! Nightlife is just simply amazing! There’s tons to do there! And of course, as we loooove Chinese food, we found out about a place called Benkei, that serves all types of Asian food.
It was quite far from where we stayed in, but it was worth it! Really good food!
Av. das Américas, 4.666/Lj. 234 B
Last week I got back from my trip to Rio and I must say, it’s just a beautiful place to go! I really enjoyed my stay there, especially because of the great beaches, amazing people - all good!
I went to many good restaurants there, but one in particular caught my attention, called Azul Marinho. It’s a beautiful seafood place, in front of Arpoador (great view!) and the food is just awesome! I really enjoyed the moquecas, a very interesting Brazilian food!
Av. Francisco Bhering, without number.
My last trip was to Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is definitely one of my favorite cities now! Especially because of a place called Amaderm. It’s a kind of spa, and you have everything you need to get prettier! I had a session of Cooltouch there, and I must say it was amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone.
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 433/501
Phone: 21 22879696
I fell in love with this store at first glance, especially this big piece I saw parked against one of the walls: a huge leopard climbing a log, and I just had to have it. I didn't think I'd be able to buy it, since there was absolutely no chance I could take it back home with me due to its size. Fortunately, upon noticing my interest in the piece, she told me that they shipped internationally if necessary. I went through with it and the piece came through intact. Everyone who sees it in my living room looks at it intrigued and asks about it.
Rua Ipiranga, 55
Rio de Janeiro
I can't believe I actually went through with this but now that it's over with, I feel like I've accomplished something great. Yes, I did go hang gliding in Rio, and yes, it should be on your list of things to do (if you're into adrenaline pumping through your bloodstream, anyway).
At first I was a bit apprehensive, but as you're flying high through the sky overlooking the coastline, it becomes very apparent why this is an activity that is sought by many tourists from all over the world. Plus, its easy to schedule and the price is affordable.
Despite being a chain, Fogo de Chao is one of the most incredible restaurants I've visited. We dined there the night before this year's Grand Prix, and although our hotel had made a mistake with our booking, they still managed to accommodate our party of ten on what must be their busiest night of the year. The service, food and wine was outstanding - there's a set menu and the gaucho waiters will keep bringing various meats to your table and carve them, until you signify you've had your fill by turning over your drinks coaster, from green (Yes!) to red (No more!). There's a wonderful salad bar and wine list, and the staff are great. Highly recommended!
São Paulo, Vila Olimpia, Av. dos Bandeirantes, 538
The capital of the North East. Recife has great beaches with easy access to the beautiful Olinda (a world heritage site). During carnival Recife is by far the most authentic destination. Less commercial than Rio, Recife also is a short hop from Porto Da Galinhas, Brazil's most stunning beach resort.
Barril 1800 is almost an institution in Rio de Janeiro. Because of its localization, in the front of Ipanema beach, or maybe because it's been there for decades receiving everybody with great food and beer and lots of courtesy.
People go there straight from the beach, creating a casual environment. They serve traditional Brazilian dishes in huge amounts of food for great prices. And, last but not least, the sight of Ipanema beach is breathtaking. Don't miss it!
Avenida Vieira Souto, 110
Ipanema - Zona Sul - 2523-0085
As a former Rio de Janeiro resident (from 1983 to 1992) I suggest one of the most beautiful and also peaceful and quiet places in Rio: JardimBotânico (the Botanical Garden). From the garden you have a magnificent view from the Tijuca’sNational Park Atlantic Forest and The Christ (CristoRedentor) with His open arms blessing such a wonderful city. It is a place where you spend hours admiring local and international plant species.
JardimBotanicoalso invites us to have some meditation: it’s great!
A wonderful place to be considered when visiting Rio: it's worth it!
A local craft/Brazilian art store in the heart of Ipanema, very close to the beach, in Rio de Janeiro. Everybody knows how rich in art and culture Brazil is, the weird thing is that it's very difficult to find a decent store, with no-cheesy stuff to buy for nice prices.
Brazil & Cia products are among the largest crafts and popular art centres in Brazil. They have Brazilian popular art objects that reflect important aspects of the local culture. The products are exquisite, alive. Makes you want to buy it all, for your home and as souvenirs for relatives and friends.
Rua Maria Quitéria 27 Ipanema (50 m from the beach)
Tel.: +55 (21) 2267-4603
I'm absolutely crazy for Brazilian food and I've been around the country enough to be able to enjoy all types of different dishes, from carne de sol (sundried meat) to the Carioca famous feijoada. One of my all-time favourites though, is the moqueca de camarao, which is made from shrimp with milk-coconut stew. It's a typical dish that originates from Bahia, but you can find it in Rio, in an excellent restaurant called Azul Marinho.
It's right at the Arpoador in Ipanema, so you'll be privileged with a breathtaking view while eating this amazing food!
Avenida Francisco Bhering
I did not know what to expect when I went to CBF with my family, and may I say I was quite impressed! We were told at the restaurant that their main specialty was Portuguese food, from Portugal (duh!) aside from some Spanish dishes, like paella, very good. But the best by far was their cod fish with baked potatoes, olives and shrimp, just heaven! My kids loved it too, but my husband and I enjoyed it the most. It also seemed to have some of that atmosphere based on the country where the food originates from, Portugal. Anyway, quite a family-friendly spot for an afternoon lunch.
Praça Tiradentes 83, Downtown
A local craft/Brazilian art store in the heart of Ipanema, very close to the beach, in Rio de Janeiro. Everybody knows how rich with art and culture Brazil is, the weird thing is that it's very difficult to find a decent store, with no cheesy stuff, to buy for nice prices. Brazil & Cia products are selected among the largest crafts and popular art centers in Brazil. They have Brazilian popular art objects that reflect important aspects of the local culture. The products are exquisite, alive. Makes you want to buy it all, for your home and as souvenirs for relatives and friends.
Rua Maria Quitéria 27 Ipanema (50 m from the beach)
Tel.: +55 (21) 2267-4603
Don't know how these guys do it, but they brew their beer to absolute perfection!
I saw a bunch of these pubs spread all over town when I was down in Brazil, and they all seemed to have a pretty faithful clientele.
We ended up hitting the Ipanema spot most the time, and two of those times we closed the place down! That good!
Rua Prudente de Moraes 416, Ipanema
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