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Rio's wealthy elite flock to this upscale restaurant in leafy Santa Teresa to enjoy fine food and even finer views. Head Chef Damien Montecer has previously worked with Michelin-starred British Chef Gordon Ramsay, and here he serves immaculately presented pan-national dishes to a monied clientele. Tereze is housed within the elegant confines of Hotel Santa Teresa, and offers panoramic views over Guanabara Bay and Central Rio.
Its all about the little touches at the Zaza Bistro Tropical, located on the corner of Rua Prudente de Morais and Joana Angelica in a pretty villa that by night is one of the city's most welcoming restaurants. Candles light the collection of tables on the outdoors terrace, whilst the few indoor tables are festooned with rich, deep colors, all waited on by friendly staff. The food is as good as the setting too, with a small but well considered menu offering delicate fusion foods, taking the best of Thai, Indian, and even Jamaican food, often giving it a Brazilian twist. The fish is invariably excellent but if it's the cocktail menu that draws your attention, the Middle-Eastern inspired room upstairs laden with cushions allows you to recline on and ease into the evening.
Located amidst a quiet, sedate woods in Vargem Grande, Don Pascual is a charming place serving up delicious rustic Italian feast. Done up in whimsical, almost fairytale-like fashion, the restaurant is actually a part of a Bed and Breakfast with the same name. Often reserved for private events, Don Pascual is a delight, both, visually and gastronomically!