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Cachambeer is where you should head to, if you wish to spend a casual evening out in Rio. A brainchild of Marcelo Novaes, Cachambeer replaced a former eatery and has been entertaining guests since its establishment in 2002. Cachambeer has become renowned for its small plates accompaniment, with the highlight being the ribs. The menu also includes delicious meat, seafood and chicken preparations. This is an ideal place to relax with food, drinks and friends.
Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Stalos cafe is open all day and night serving delicious sumptuous meals. The menu features an extensive range of local and international dishes. Take your pick from grilled meat, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and various meat and seafood preparations. Fruit juices, health drinks and local coffees are available to accompany your food. Located at one end of Copacabana, this cafe is an ideal place to refuel yourself after a joyful day at the beach.
This delightful Mediterranean restaurant is situated in a beautiful wine-colored structure in the nerve-center of Ipanema. A brainchild of Paolo Neroni, a locally renowned Italian chef, diners get an opportunity to savor the flavors of Italian cuisine at Margutta. Apart from the Italian staple of risottos and pastas, a must-try here is their seafood preparations. Fresh catch from the sea is favorably blended with herbs and spices to create delectable flavors that are sure to please your taste buds.
It's a small, less-than-impressive neighborhood pavement bar - so what has made Bar Bracarense such a legend among Rio's many watering holes? Since its establishment, Braca, as it is affectionately known, has been attracting hordes of hungry and thirsty locals on their way to and from work or the beach. The perfectly chilled draft beer, the delicious salgadinhos (bar snacks) and the excellent service all add to bar's recipe for success, and its popularity with beachwear-clad Leblon lovelies has long been a draw for many a male drinker. But it's the relaxed ambiance, good mix of people, lively post-work happy hour, and plentiful pavement tables and chairs that really raise this bar above the competition.
If you've got a hankering for sweet treats, Kurt is the place to come. Specializing in deliciously indulgent tarts, this Leblon coffeehouse and confetería (cake house) offers goodies to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. With a total of 50 different varieties of tart to choose from, reaching a decision will take some time. One of the most popular options is the tart filled with praline, caramelized nuts and whipped cream. There are also 30 different types of biscuits offered, just waiting to be dunked in one of Confetería Kurt's specialized coffees. - Lucy Bryson
Part deli, part bakery, and part coffee shop, Talho Cabixaba has been serving up superior sandwiches and delicious desserts for over 60 years. Sandwiches here are made to order - customers can take their pick from a mouthwatering array of ciabattas, croissants, focaccias and other specialist breads. Choices of fillings include smoked salmon, buffalo mozzarella, Parma ham, grilled eggplant, brie and more. Fresh salads are also popular options, while quiches and savory pastries are convenient orders to go. Desserts here are also excellent – try the tart of chocolate mousse and nuts for a real treat.
The prime location, relaxed ambiance and delicious bar snacks have combined to make Jobi one of the best-loved bars in Leblon. And you've no excuse not to visit the place – with opening hours that extend from 9am to 4am (5am at weekends), there's always a chance to fit in a drink here. The bar has been a favorite post-beach haunt since it opened in 1956, and its location in the lively nightlife strip of Baixo Leblon means Jobi remains packed right into the small hours. Many people rate the bar snacks here as the best in the city – don't miss the bolinhos do bacalhau (deep-fried cod and potato balls).
BB Lanches is considered by many to offer the best fresh juices in Rio-quite the achievement in a city with a juice bar on every street corner. Popular with the young and trendy due to its very late opening hours and location in upscale Leblon, BB Lanches offers over 50 varieties of fruit to its customers. Particularly good here are the vitaminas (fruit juices mixed with milk) and the acai, a type of Amazonian berry that is served icy cold with fruit and/or granola. Feeling peckish? There's also a good range of simple snacks, from cheese and turkey sandwiches on wholemeal bread, to well-made hamburgers.