Rio de Janeiro has long been on the map as a top spot in South America — and it’s easy to see why. The Marvelous City, or Cidade Maravilhosa in Portuguese, is famous for its stunning geography, swoon-worthy beaches and urban comforts. The perfect blend of seaside getaway and city excitement, Rio de Janeiro continuously awes travelers from across the globe, and thanks to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, it’s enjoying greater appeal than ever before.
Justifiably, much attention is paid to Rio’s iconic landmarks, like the towering Cristo Redentor statue, the granite peak of Sugarloaf Mountain and, of course, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. But Rio’s culinary culture also deserves to be revered.
The city is a gastronomic delight mixing high-class restaurants and cozy cafes to suit any traveler’s palate. But to really do Rio right, you have to know where to find authentic Brazilian fare. With the help of this guide, you’ll be able to sip the perfect cup of Brazilian coffee, discover the best boteco for a quick bite and a cold beer, and enjoy the finest spots to get spirited away with the local caipirinha cocktail...ideally followed, of course, by a samba dance.