Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city, and absolutely one of the top travel destinations in the entire world when you want to Travel for Food.

Such a vibrant and warm place to be, in my opinion its also just one of the coolest cities on earth. Rio is a fun place full of (delicious) action for the entire time you are there.

Fortunate to visit Rio in May of 2019, I want to share some of our best experiences in Rio de Janeiro with you in this article.

One of the world's most beautiful beaches, this place has a good reason to be so famous.
One of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Copacabana is famous for a reason.

Rio de Janeiro Welcomes You

Rio de Janeiro gives off a uniquely Brazilian beach-style vibe, while also being a very modern, fast-moving, established yet still-growing city. This is something which I find captivating, and always intriguing, and I know you will love it as well.

You will simply love walking among the Rio city streets, while you’re searching (and smelling) for Rio’s most incredible and tasty street food.

In this article, we are going to share with you all of our recommendations – the things you can’t miss, and the things you just have to eat, the next time you visit Rio de Janeiro.

Video link here (YouTube).

In case you haven’t already watched our Ultimate Street Food tour day in Rio, I encourage you to check that out as well.

I hope you enjoy the article, and thanks as always for your faithful support!

Pao com Linguica on the streets of Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast before anything else, and this sausage is exactly what you need!

First Things First – Breakfast of Sausage

Waking up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there is simply a huge list of things of wonderful things that you could choose to do with your day.

Of course, I will always recommend breakfast before anything else, and my personal favorite in Rio might be a sandwich of Minas Gerais-style grilling sausage.

Try ‘Pão com Linguiça‘ with this friendly food cart owner. He is serving some of the most tasty sausage and sauce baguettes your mouth can possibly imagine.

Rio de Janeiro
This street corner is a great first stop when beginning your street food tour of Rio

Morning Sausage Routine of Expertise

He cooks the sausages on a sort of home-made, quadruple decker grill contraption. A small pillar of smoke arises as he begins by expertly flipping and grilling dozens of sausages at a time.

On this busy street corner, he has these deliciously fatty, pink smoking sausages in perfect position. It should not surprise you at all when you find yourself uncontrollably forgetting whatever it was you had to do next, jumping for a place in line.

Home style sauce on a local style sausage
You’ll want at least one extra squeeze of this special Aioli sauce

What to Order

The double-sausage combo sandwich is what everyone is coming here to eat. He serves it on a crisp, hot, miniature french baguette, covering this with a home-made creamy aioli sauce. He finishes each sandwich by stuffing it full of thin strips of crunchy lettuce, and a few shakes of parmesan cheese.

Local Tip: Don’t forget to ask for an extra squirt of the special aioli sauce (he even keeps this in a little plastic lunchbox full of ice to maximize freshness), a blend that includes herbs and mayonnaise. Finally, you can even bump up your sandwich flavor further by some drips of oil into which he infuses some citrusy, spicy flavors, from Brazil’s favorite hot red chilies.

Amazing, smoking, mouth-watering sausage
Our day in Rio de Janeiro begins with this contraption for grilling delicious sausage

‘Pão com Linguića,’ means “Bread with [Wonderfully Smoky] Sausage”

As soon as the smoky sausage aroma hits my nose, there’s no turning back. You can’t possibly visit this street corner and not buy one (or four)!

It is fun to see how everyone is reacting, maybe waiting for a local moto-taxi or bus, or simply pedestrians just walking by – everyone around is drawn in like a tractor beam –  this is some seriously addictive sausage.

He sells sandwiches for just R$5 each (US$1.25) – in one sandwich you get two smoking sausages – so his supply will go in a hurry.

We got there right at 7am (just when he starts cooking), and he usually sells out in a few hours or less.

Location: Google Maps (link)
Hours: Starts cooking at 7am (sells until the sausage runs out)
Price: R$5 each (US$1.25), and 1 sandwich includes 2 sausages, lettuce, and toppings.

In Rio De Janeiro, this is a must, the statue is incredible, and there is an Amazing view looking over the city as well
Christ the Redeemer Statue, It is worth a visit to see this once-in-a-lifetime view.

Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

If you have the time, I think you simply must go up and visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

While your breakfast sandwich happily digests, your next stop on this Ultimate Day in Rio de Janeiro has to be a ride on the Trem do Corcovado.

We pre-bought tickets online for the tram (link here), booking a few days before-hand. It was very easy to pick up our tickets from the ticket booth, directly in front of the tram (tram boards here).

Corcovado Tram Ride

The tram ride takes about 20 minutes, and you will climb over 700 meters (2,300 feet) to the top. The view of the Christ the Redeemer statue at the top is breathtaking.

Nearly 100 years old, the statue stands almost 30 meters high (add another 8 meters for the huge black soapstone (and concrete) pedestal). It was built in collaboration between a French designer and a local Brazilian engineer, and the statue is now listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

This view is beyond words, if you have time, you need to visit Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer watches over the entire city of Rio de Janeiro.

A View Beyond Words

The sight of this statue, and the experience this day, is something I will never forget. During our trip to Rio de Janeiro, I am so glad for the chance to visit Christ the Redeemer.

The tickets are not cheap, but I highly recommend a visit to this view point. The stairs are steep, but the views are stunning – the experience of seeing this statue for yourself is simply beyond words. Take your time, and just enjoy yourself, standing between one of our world’s most iconic viewpoints and the city it watches over.

Some Things to Know

Local Tip: You can book your tickets online, but first remember that the key to a great visit to the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer is a clear day of weather (whenever possible).

When you are in Rio de Janeiro, try and wait for the best weather day before you book the tickets. You will not save very much money by booking ahead, its more just to gain assurance as to your place on the tram.

Finally, depending on time of the year, the amount of visitors can vary greatly (our visit was on a weekday, and we were the only ones in the entire tram car for our 8:20am departure).

*While it is also possible to walk (there’s a road up to the statue as well), local friends advise that it is not the best idea – the tram is definitely the most safe, convenient, and confident option.

Location: (Google Maps)
Hours: First tram is at 8am, leaving every 20 minutes until 8pm
Price: 65 BRL ($16.44) (prices vary between 60 – 70 BRL depending on season)

Have some local coffee from Bahia, a state North of Rio de Janeiro
Just 100 meters from the Trem do Corcovado, this is your nearest espresso!

Folie à Deux for Coffee

This wonderful café (with an extremely peculiar name) is just the right place for a mid-morning espresso.

Their location lies less than 100 meters from the foot of the Trem do Corcovado, and their coffee is both delicious and budget-friendly (R$5 for each espresso (US$1.25)).

Roasting coffee in-house is always the best, and they have a selection of beans from Bahia (more info on Bahia, and the amazing city of Salvador, here) available for whichever style of coffee you prefer.

Delicious coffee at Folie a Deux
Local beans from Bahia, up the Brazilian coastline from Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is Tough to Beat for Delicious Coffee

With outdoor seating available as well, this is a wonderful place to sit for a moment under the trees, enjoying the memories of the amazing views from your trip to see Christ the Redeemer.

Enjoying a few hot sips of some of the tastiest coffee on earth, getting ready for your next destination is always better when its done with a coffee in hand.

We took 4 espresso shots to go, a total bill of R$20 (exactly US$5).

Name: Folie à Deux – Café & Bistrô
Location: (Google Maps)
Hours: 10am – 6:30pm. Closed on Sunday

Worth a visit to the Escadaria Selaron, the Selaron Steps are beautiful.
Amazing detail on this mosaic-tile staircase. Look at this artist’s handwork!

Selaron Steps (Escadaria Selarón)

A small but unique attraction in Rio de Janeiro, your next stop might be the Selaron Steps.

Just 5km away from the Trem do Corcovado station, this is an iconic piece of art in Rio. Basically a huge staircase of colorful hand-laid tiles, you may have seen this place featuring in documentaries, and many music videos, over the past 2 decades.

Gorgeous display of artwork here in Lapa
In the neighborhood of Lapa, the Selaron steps should be your next place to visit.

The Story of this Staircase is Fascinating

This multi-dimensional mosaic of a staircase forming slowly over a period of 23 years, all of it done piece by piece by a single Chilean artist – Selarón. It is even featuring in one of my personal favorite collections, the Atlas Obscura, the staircase is a wonderful example of the diversity you can find in this incredible country of Brazil.

The artist’s story is incredible, as is the artwork. If you have time, it is definitely worth a visit to see the beautiful and haphazard, yet curiously orderly layout (be sure to try and find the tile/tiles from your home state or country!).

Whether you stay for the whole afternoon, or just a single photo for your Instagram, this staircase is so cool to see in real life. I highly recommend a visit to the Selarón Steps, in the neighborhood of ‘Lapa,’ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Location: (Google Maps)
Hours: All Day, open to Public
Price: Free (and you can find safe Parking at the bottom of all the steps (R$4.50 per hour (US$1.25))

Worth visiting Rio just for the food, Bar Cafe Rex serves some delicious meats, snacks, and beverages for your mid day meal
Brazilian meals of meat don’t get much better than lunch at Bar Café Rex

Bar Café Rex for Lunch

Getting deeper into your Ultimate Day in Rio de Janeiro, the sun is probably approaching full strength. This is a great time to take a break for lunch, and in Rio this always means good news.

For some seriously meaty Brazilian local food, Bar Café Rex is your (first) lunch destination in Rio.

Bar Café Rex has both a wide selection of drinks and snacks, but also amazing food (both the fatty sausage and oxtail are incredible, but more on that in a minute). If only we could end every morning with a visit to this restaurant.

The food here is so good that we even have an entire article telling you all about it (full details and plenty of photos from Bar Café Rex here).

Just cant get enough fatty sausage today in Rio!
Incredibly fatty and tasty sausage, try them with a squeeze of lime, and a dab of chili oil

Lunchtime in Rio de Janeiro

Most restaurants you’ll find in Rio de Janeiro are open on both Saturday, and Sunday, but then many of them take their weekly break on Monday. Be aware of this when you are planning your next Ultimate Street Food Tour.

Many restaurants will also open to serve just two of the mealtimes, whether its a midday opening, staying open late, or an early morning breakfast, closing sometime after noon.

Bar Café Rex is a perfect place for both breakfast or lunch actually, as its opening time is 7am, and their sign says ‘closing at noon,’ (although it seems that they only stop cooking at noon – if you’ve already started lunch, there’s no rush, and this definitely fits with the general feeling of midday dining all throughout Brazil.)

What to Order

The food was outstanding, and the owners are just so friendly. I can almost guarantee this will be a fun and memorable lunch, especially if your idea of ‘fun’ includes 16-inch long platters of tender beef, fatty sausage, and rotisserie chicken.

Delicious place to stop for a meaty lunch, try Bar Cafe Rex
Ultimately satisfyingly bites of this oxtail, each one is a treat.

Oxtail (with Potatoes and Watercress)

The first thing you have to order at Bar Café Rex simply has to be the oxtail.

Portion sizes here are quite large, and this might be an ‘all-day lunch’ for many travelers. Basically a complete and perfect blend of fatty, meaty oils from the oxtail, covering what is actually a nice mix of healthy ingredients (there’s a huge portion of watercress vegetable on top).

The starchy potatoes are creamy, steaming nicely as you drip on your own portions of oil (I recommend both the olive oil and their in-house recipe of chili oil).

That oxtail though is something that I will always think back on with fondness and hunger. The tenderness is almost beyond belief – a constant internal battle deciding whether to devour the entire plate ferociously, or sit there and slowly savor each gentle, fatty bite.

At Bar Cafe Rex, they specialize in meaty meals from 7am all the way to Noon
Finally, you can’t go wrong adding an entire chicken to any order

Other Delicious Items

The sausage they are serving is amazing as well, a delicious mix of crispy grilling skin on the outside, and a nicely fatty blend of chewy, almost gummy meats on the inside.

The rotisserie chicken though, is the meaty item for which Bar Café Rex is famous. It is wonderful to just sit back and watch the chefs work, spinning their chickens in a multi-level spit-type roasting rack. You can’t go wrong adding an entire chicken to any order.

Cheese here is likely a preferred appetizer, they serve it fresh and hot, a few giant and smoking servings coming straight from the griddle. Brazil actually is home to an incredible diversity of cheese, and I recommend trying these cheeses with any meal (especially in Salvador).

Finally, be sure to try any one of a variety of in-house Cashaça and fruit blend liquors. Combining the intense ginger bite with this sugar cane alcohol flavor is incredible, and another nice one they make uses fermenting coconut water.

Location: Google Maps (link)
Hours: 7 am – 12 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, 7 am – 11 am on Sunday. Closed on Monday
Price: The portion sizes are large (see photos above), and if sharing each plate, you can expect to pay about R$25 per person (US$6.50) for a big lunch at Bar Cafe Rex. Water is around R$4 (US$1), and the in-house alcohol is R$5 per cup (US$1.25).

Made of cachaca sugar cane alcohol, ice, and lime, this is probably Brazil's most famous beverage
Brazil’s Famous Beach Drink – the Caipirinha

Beach Life in Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, there are no shortage of beaches to choose from. Many of them are quite close together, and for those who love the idea of beach-hopping (or walking, or crawling), you can see a list below of a few things to do on each one.

The main beach stretch of Rio is about 9km in total. Very possible to walk the entire length in a day, and on weekends actually, the city closes most of Copacabana and Ipanema to vehicle thru traffic.

Tip: Although there will be no cars on weekend days, you still have to watch out so as not to get hit by joggers, cyclists, or people renting a ‘Grin‘ for the first time.

Refreshing drinks on the beach, it doesn't get more classic in Rio than a Caipirinha on Copacabana beach
Find a stall like this, and enjoy watching them make your next icy beach beverage to go

Copacabana Beach

This is truly a stretch of world famous beaches, the sand is so light and fine. This is a perfect place to lie out under the sun, play beach sports with some local pros, or just go for a swim.

For those who prefer an umbrella, the scenery on either end of the beach is just spectacular. The waves here are pretty large as well, you can enjoy watching people surfing, body-boarding, or try it for yourself.

Snacks and Drinks

For something to crunch on while you sit, it is popular to first try one of Brazil’s favorite light snacks, Biscoito Globo (normal price is R$2-3 (US$0.50-0.75)).

Made of cassava, these are a very airy, ultra crunchy snack, and these go great actually with an tall, bitingly sour, icy caipirinha. Both are available at any of the nearby tents, or even right from the vendors who are walking around in the sand.

Just ask, and they will make one for you right from the giant stainless steel jugs they carry under their arms (expect to pay R$15 for each drink (US$3.50)).

There is no better way to stay hydrated than with coconut water, and these usually cost about 6 or 7 reais on Ipanema beach
Nothing refreshes like a natural, fresh container, full of cold coconut water.

Ipanema Beach

Finally, don’t forget to continue to hydrate yourself as well – and your next attraction here might just be a simple and delicious fresh coconut (6.50 BRL ($1.70), from the ‘Coco Verde’ drinks stall).

Sit down and get a good view of Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) from the Copacabana beach while sipping the refreshing and cool coconut water.

This red beach is great for swimming, and the waves here are much smaller as well
The smaller, but equally beautiful, Red Beach, or “Praia Vermilha.”

Just before Urca, you’ll find “Praia Vermilha”

Should you choose to visit all of these wonderful beaches on foot (or renting a bicycle or scooter), from West to East it begins with Leblon, then Ipanema, to Copacabana, and finally Urca.

The small peninsula at the end, where you can see the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain, is where you might finish this long walk with a swim at the small but gorgeous Red Beach (Praia Vermilha).

At Bar Urca, most people order the Empada de Camarao, and sit to watch the sunset in the late afternoon
Deliciously filling Shrimp pastry, perfectly complete with chili peppers.

Bar Urca

After all of the beach visits, a great place to spend the late afternoon might be Bar Urca.

This is an old food and bar establishment (just celebrating 80 years in fact), famous for serving Empada de Camarão (6.50 BRL ($1.64). This is a shrimp pastry, wonderfully flaky and actually quite filling for its small size.

Many people order these from the large glass case full of pastries, and then walk over to sit on the ledge outside. Looking over one of Rio’s many lagoons and bays, this is just a lovely place to visit to get a different view of all the water that surrounds this amazing city.

Location: Google maps (link)
Hours: 7am – 11pm, Monday through Saturday, and 830am – 9pm on Sunday
Price: Pastries around R$6-8 each (US$1.50-2), and local beers usually sell around R$10-12 (US$2.50-3)

Visit Bar Gato de Botas in the late afternoon for a wonderful way to wind down the day
The style at Bar Gato de Botas is similar to Tapas – perfect for an early evening meal

Bar Gato de Botas

A Brazilian boteco is a bar and restaurant type establishment that serves small plates of food all throughout the day.

In Rio de Janeiro, its common to visit a place like this for a late breakfast, all the way to dinner, and Bar Gato de Botas is a perfect place for your next visit.

Try the scarlet eggplant in brazil, most commonly fried with liver and onions, but also great on its own
New food for us here, the Scarlet Eggplant is delightfully both sweet and bitter

What to Order

Beginning our meal, we had no idea (at first) what to order, as the menu here is just incredible.

Make your selection without worry though, as I can guarantee they will all be good. This is a great local place where you can get a great taste of both Brazilian, but also Brazilian-Portuguese afternoon and evening-time favorites.

Six Plates We Recommend

With three delicious starter plates, “Bolinho de Feijoada,” slices of ham (onions, olives, and mustard), and a plate of tempura, I can recommend them all as excellent choices.

Following this with the most crunchy pork cracklings I have ever encountered (“Terrado de Galinha”), bread-crumbs on eggplant (which goes great with chili oil), and finally, Brazilian ‘Scarlet Eggplant’ (with a layer of deep frying garlic bits).

Delicious.

Try these fried black beans with pork cheese and kale
An entire mini-meal, all in a crispy, round, black bean patty. Amazing.

Amazing Food, and Also a History

In the restaurant business for over 60 years (he is currently 75 years old), the owner of Bar Gato de Botas is simply a legend. The food menu here is extensive, the drinks menu equally gigantic.

Restaurants like Bar Gato de Botas are great for a chance to sit down with your friends and family, just as the sun is setting, to order up a giant selection of tasty local favorites. His plates of Brazilian-Portuguese food are delightful, and the style of eating is almost like that of tapas.

Order drinks, get several plates to share around, and enjoy another successful day when you Travel for Food in Rio de Janeiro.

Location: Google Maps (link here)
Hours: 3pm – Midnight, Monday through Friday, and 10am – Midnight on Weekends.
Price: The portion sizes are small, this is a great place to sample a lot of flavors without filling up (see photos above). If sharing each plate, you can expect to pay about R$20 per person (US$5).

Amazing meals of meat on every street corner in Rio, but this one is worth the journey
Last, but far from Least, finish your day with a Kebab (or 4…)

Brazilian Meat Kebabs

To end your perfect day, touring through the delicious streets of Rio de Janeiro, I recommend none other than Brazilian Meat Kebabs. Street style, of course.

You won’t need to search for this location actually, because you may have just been here 12 hours ago!

Returning to the same location as our breakfast today (that double-sausage sandwich from this morning), you need to find this man who is roasting the most wonderful Rio meat treats.

This hilarious and friendly man uses this same strategic moto-taxi corner as our friend Mineiro (the Pão com Linguiça), setting up his own grill and roasting kebabs each night. Working with his wife, they are selling home cooked Brazilian food, pleasing anyone and everyone with some budget-friendly and delicious home cooking.

He cooks the kebabs (and loves to pose with them as well!), and his wife provides a large assortment of other items to go with each one as well (packing them in a box should the customer want to make a kebab into an entire meal to-go).

This man will make you smile first, and make your mouth water second, you have to try his delicious and meaty kebabs
The Wolverine of Rio Kebabs poses with Style

Churrasco Panela de Barro

Ordering your first kebab, you have a choice of each meat, but I would say the chicken heart kebab is a great one to start off.

When you order a kebab, you get it dusted with cassava powder, and drenched in hot sauce – it was so good, I won’t fault you at all for ordering a second kebab, before you’re done with the first (and for your second kebab, you should probably try any of the ones that come full of cheese).

Finally, for just R$5 more, you can choose from her containers of rice, black beans, chicken salad, or just fresh shreds of vegetables, and get this all in a convenient take away box for home.

Location: Google Maps (link here) up in the evening about 6 pm.
Hours: Starts in the evening, around 6pm, sells until the kebabs are gone.
Price: R$5 each (US$1.25), plus 5R for a full rice box with veggies and sauce.

We focused mainly on Brazilian street food in this one day tour of Rio de Janeiro, but alternatively for a fancier sit down meat filled meal, you don’t want to miss a Churrascaria experience. In Rio, we ate at Churrascaria Palace, which was incredibly delicious, highly recommended.

Thank you for reading this Ultimate List of Things to do when youre in Rio de Janeiro
Rio is beautiful from any direction you look.

Thank You

Rio de Janeiro is a city I will always miss, for the friendly people, the meaty meals at any time of day, and of course, the beautiful natural scenery – this is a city that has it all.

Thank you for reading this Ultimate List of Things to do when You’re in Rio de Janeiro, thanks for your support, and see you for the next article!

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  • Paul Gray

    2 days ago

    Awesome article, love the photos. I am very much looking forward to my trip to Brazil now.

    • Joel Bruner

      23 hours ago

      You are going to have a wonderful time Paul, thanks for your comments as well! Safe travels, take care!

  • Vania Batch

    2 weeks ago

    Rio de Janeiro is one of best places to visit. Great content.

  • John williams

    3 weeks ago

    What a pleasure to read a blog before going to Brazil, Thanks for sharing this information.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Have a blast John, you will love your time in Brazil!

  • Lizzie Lau

    1 month ago

    Rio de Janeiro is a place I’ve been dying to visit, but I had never looked at it from a food perspective. Now I have even more reasons to move it to the top of my list!

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Lizzie! Very interesting, yes the food scene in Rio has a LOT to offer (as well as all the great beaches and ‘famous’ tourist attractions!). Good luck, have fun, safe travels!

  • Weslley

    1 month ago

    Great article. I’m brazilian but I’ve never been in Rio.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Wessley! Have you thought to visit anytime soon? Hope you enjoy your time! Cheers

  • Vishal

    1 month ago

    Great content. Keep writing.

  • grace

    1 month ago

    mark, your genuine, boundless and singular excitement and joy you so vividly expressed in your brazilian vlogs was the highlight of the series

    loved your lebanese vlogs – absolutely loved the celebratory culture of the lebanese people

    again, thank you guys for showing the world and the mankind to us as they are; your input is invaluable in the course of history

    p.s. when will we get to explore Persia through your lens?

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Grace 🙂 Thank you, VERY much, a huge thank you for all your support. People like you are the reason that this platform can become what it is today. About Persia,… I have good news for you. SOON!

  • pedja

    1 month ago

    Thats a really great post, because me and my family are planning our vacation in rio.
    So, that helps a lot – thank you!

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Awesome Pedja, you will have a blast! Good luck and safe travels to you and your family!

  • grasya

    2 months ago

    the cupcake with chili was a bit weird lol! looking forward to taste it when i get to brazil ^_^

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Yes, Grasya! Do taste it, its not sweet, its a savory snack (salty, and flaky, very good with chili AND chili oil!) Cheers 🙂

  • uniqueclippingpath

    2 months ago

    It is awesome discussion to understand easily about the importance of service. Very narrative ! Thanks,it is nice and very effective article here.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Hey thank you very much, I am glad you enjoyed it!

  • samia

    2 months ago

    Ordering your first kebab, you have a choice of each meat Hi! Nice work. What an outstanding post. I really like your work. You just nailed it my friend

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Samia! This is a great comment, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the post

  • Abdur Rehman

    2 months ago

    This popped up in my inbox
    I love the way you break down your travel itinerary this way. I’m one of those people that love to know every detail of a place a before travelling there myself. Another place to add to the list, Thanks to you guys! Beautiful photography as always.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Abdur, you are awesome, thank you for the great words. You will have a wonderful time, thats for sure!

  • Ravishankar

    2 months ago

    Hi Joel
    Very interesting post and i really enjoyed while reading Your article. Its very attractive in each and every way. waiting for your next blog
    Thankyou
    Regards
    Ravishankar

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Ravishankar!! I really appreciate it man, thank you so much! Hopefully you will enjoy the next ones as well – all the best! Cheers

  • Star Wikipedia

    2 months ago

    Thanks for this article..
    now this place is added in my travel list..
    Which time is best for visit ?

    • Joel Bruner

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Star, well it depends where you will go… Brazil is a huge country, the weather is actually different in different places throughout the year!

  • Pozycjonowanie

    2 months ago

    Hi Joel, would you live there full time?

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Hello, good morning! You know what, yes I would live there full time. Ive even though about it already 🙂 So much to offer, that city (even more the entire country) literally blew my mind.
      Have a great day!

  • Arun Roy

    2 months ago

    I really thank you for the valuable info on this great subject and look forward to more great posts. Thanks a lot for enjoying this beauty article with me. I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! All the best

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Hello Arun, wow, wonderful words, thank you so much!! Yes the beauty of this trip was quite overwhelming at times, a truly amazing place 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment, have a great day! (you can check out the article on Salvador, there are 2 actually that just came out…)

  • David Gonzales

    2 months ago

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. I wish in the future I can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      David! Thanks again for taking the time to comment, and I wish you well on this trip to Rio. You are gonna love it!!

  • saikrishna Mallela

    2 months ago

    Thx for sharing such a great content.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Hello Saikrishna, thanks for the kind words!

  • shrishti patni

    2 months ago

    IT WAS VERY INTERESTING

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Thank you Shristi, I wish you a pleasant day today.

  • Greg Cummins

    2 months ago

    This is a must see place. Good food, good people, great views! Planning to come back here next year. I wanna try the Brazilian Meat Kebabs. So inviting. Great info. Thanks for sharing.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      That sounds like a great plan Greg, I am sure you’ll find even more stuff to keep you (deliciously) entertained! What a place… amazing Brazil.

  • Laura Batch

    2 months ago

    This would be a great experience. I would like to go too. Nice post

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Hi Laura, I hope you have the chance to visit soon! There really is just so much that Brazil has to share, its incredible.

  • Nikola Ivanov

    2 months ago

    Awesome selection of food, will definitely keep in mind for my future visit there.

    • Joel Bruner

      2 months ago

      Hey Nikola, right on! Yes you will love it, Im sure, don’t forget to check out some of the other city guides on this site by the way, maybe another city besides Rio will attract you as well!
      Cheers!

  • CADEN

    3 months ago

    AWESOME EXPERIENCE! SUCH AN “TASTING” PLACE TO GO~
    AND I HIGHLY RECOMMENCE THE DESTINATION BEIJING. CHINA , CLASSICAL STRUCTURES, TRADITIONAL CHINESE FOOD, GREAT PEOPLE HERE WILL LEFT YOU AN UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES, CHINA WELCOMES ALL YOU GUYS ~

  • Numan

    3 months ago

    Wow! the Rio de Janeiro food is awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience.

  • Paula

    3 months ago

    Rio is one of the cities I dream of visiting one day, thanks for this wonderful article

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Paula, I hope you have the chance as well, its a great place for sure! Thanks for commenting.

  • Micha L.

    3 months ago

    Wow what a beautiful place! Thanks for the article Joel! I will follow your Guide when i am there =)

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thanks so much for the comment Micha! Very happy you enjoyed the info, the photos, I hope its quite useful for you there (the amount of food is stunning for sure, but the Brazilian culture is definitely the highlight – absolutely one of my favorite ever trips). Cheers!

  • Fazla

    3 months ago

    It’s most important thing during traveling time about food. The Street Food in your video is really yummy. Thanks for sharing with us

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Fazla thank you for taking the time to write! Were glad you enjoyed the info, have a great day!

  • Keith

    3 months ago

    Hey guys love the site and the channel. It’s one that I follow regularly. Great recommendations for Rio and can’t wait to be there and try them out!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hey Keith, thanks so much! Your support and comments are hugely appreciated, thanks! Have a good one.

  • Adam

    3 months ago

    Brazil looks amazing! Next on the itinerary for sure!!!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Adam thanks for the message, glad you enjoyed it! Take care

  • Property portal

    3 months ago

    Heard the first time about Rio de Janeiro, love the food it looks so yummy wish to visit there once. Because of your article, I came to know about that city, Big thumbs up for you.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      We are very lucky to see messages like this, hear responses like this, thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great day today yourself, cheers!

  • Mahima

    3 months ago

    wow!! so many great things and amazing pictures.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hi Mahima, thank you so much! Very glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂 Take care!

  • Vishal

    3 months ago

    Wow..that’s really great. Thanks a lot!!

  • Roberto

    3 months ago

    We felt a little bit overwhelmed in Rio, so we hired a guide who somehow approached us close to Copacabana Beach. For very reasonable price we were shown many attractions tourist usually miss, including some Capoeira training grounds. Last not least, having such a guide we landed in lovely little restaurant, purely for Locals, had wonderful meal, talked to the Owner – great overall experience!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Roberto, thanks for the message, that sounds like an absolutely great day in Brazil. Perfect mix of everything, cool that you found Capoeira In Rio de Janeiro as well! Have a great day, take care.

  • Prahlad

    3 months ago

    Rio de Janeiro is literally such a beautiful place. Wish one day I can go there. Thanks for sharing!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Prahlad, happy to think that we have inspired you to new travel dreams. Good luck, Have a great day today!

  • Keiran Potter

    3 months ago

    I had no idea I wanted to go to Rio so badly until I read this post! An amazing list of gems. Thank you

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Keiran, Thanks for the message. Hope you find the info useful, good luck on your own travel, all the best!

  • David

    3 months ago

    Man, you must have some serious energy to do all of that in a single day! Heck, I would have eaten one of those double sausage sandwiches for breakfast and strolled back to my room for a nap 🙂 Seriously though, that all looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Shofey

    3 months ago

    Great blog and guide. Food looks delicious specially SCARLET EGGPLANT. Rio is beautiful indeed.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hey thank you very much Shofey, Yes that dish blew my mind as well. Have a great day, thanks for the message! Take care

  • Marie Leon

    3 months ago

    Wow! The beach looks like it goes on forever. I’ve watched some of your youtube videos before but this is the first time I’m on your site. The food looks so good. Great job!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thank you so much Marie, glad you enjoyed the website! Yes there is a lot of travel detail, Useful information I hope 🙂 … Ok! All the best and good luck, Take care.

  • Mike Smith

    3 months ago

    How I wish I can go there. Love to see the big statue of Jesus Christ <3

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hi Mike, yes it is quite an incredible view for sure, any day that you can go. Good luck getting there yourself, and thanks for reading!
      Cheers

  • Christian

    3 months ago

    The statue of Christ is what I wanted to experience in Rio. Also, the beaches in Rio are amazing.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Is an amazing view, a life-changing view indeed Christian, good luck, I’m sure you can get there their yourself!

  • Tash M

    3 months ago

    Cheers for this Article! Rio de Janeiro looks such a great city to explore and the food looks delicious. I would love to try one of the chilli and shrimp pastries!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Tash thank you so much for the response, yes the chili and shrimp pastries are wonderful, They have them all over Brazil!

  • Vishal

    3 months ago

    I am going to try this recipe. Thanks!!

  • Vikram singh

    3 months ago

    Was In Rio at olympic time 2016. I thought the locals were basically friendly and helpful, especially if you try to learn a few helpful phrases in Brazilian Portugese. The food was good, but following my doctor’s advice, I chewed two Pepto Bismol tablets BEFORE each meal and avoided tap water and ice. If you take an ATM debit card from a US bank, HSBC and Citibank might be two of very few banks whose ATM’s will accept your debit card. Many will tell you to avoid wearing jewelry and watches, and to keep your camera hidden are generally good ideas.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      That sounds like good advice, thank you Vikram!

  • ayush

    3 months ago

    Amazing, Keep it up bro.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Ayush, Thanks a lot man, have a great day

  • Lukas

    3 months ago

    Hey there
    great entry, when I was small my dream was to go to rio de janeiro, unfortunately I would have to travel half the world, which is associated with considerable costs, but the article is great 🙂

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Lukas, Thank you for the message, and I hope you do have the chance someday to travel, even though it’s far, it will be worth it

  • Jess Munday

    3 months ago

    Great post, so many fun things to do. I can’t wait to visit Rio next year, the beaches and food all look amazing!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thank you Jess, Glad you enjoyed the article. Good luck and enjoy your time there next year!

  • Vishal

    3 months ago

    That’s really great. Keep it up.

  • Taufik

    3 months ago

    Nice

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thanks Taufik! Take care

  • Denisa

    3 months ago

    Amazing food as always! Keep up the great work Mark

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thanks for reading Denisa, glad you enjoyed this article!

  • George

    3 months ago

    Brilliant post, once again. It also made me wonder why I haven’t visited Rio de Janeiro so far. I have, of course, bookmarked the article for future reference. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Claude

    3 months ago

    Looks like you had an amazing time Mark.
    Great videos, great visits. Will follow in your footsteps one day…

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      All the best to you Claude, I know you will have a great time when you get to Rio!

  • Vishal

    3 months ago

    Surprising….Thanks for the info.

  • Kostadin Nikolov

    3 months ago

    Boy! Those meals look delicious.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Thanks for the message Kostadin, take care!

  • Kazu

    3 months ago

    Rio del Janeiro is great city! i understood to watch your blog and video. I hope to travel! I’m looking forward to see next your travel!

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Kazu, good luck, and thanks for your great support!

  • Sarah

    3 months ago

    Oh wow, those city views from the Christ the Redeemer statue are truly spectacular! I have a soft spot for vistas and would love it there. Gorgeous photo! The caipirinha and Biscoito Globo combo sure sounds heavenly. Hope to try it one day.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hi Sarah good to hear from you, Yes those viewpoints are definitely things that one could never forget, and the time on the beach was pretty fun as well:-) I really hope you have the chance to visit someday, thanks for your comments and your support, good luck! enjoy your day today

  • Hadi

    4 months ago

    I love to be there now , right now.

    • Joel Bruner

      3 months ago

      Hello Hadi, Thanks for your comments, Good luck in getting to Brazil yourself, I’m sure you will enjoy it!

  • Karthika

    4 months ago

    Excellent blog about Rio del Janeiro

  • Lisa S

    4 months ago

    OMG, Pictures itself tempts us to have it all. Superb article. I often used to watch your YouTube videos as well. Good efforts.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      hi Lisa, thank you for your wonderful comments, thanks for the support as well. Glad you enjoyed the photos

  • Kalyan Panja

    4 months ago

    Rio de Janeiro looks a charming place to visit. The photos and the landscapes are giving me real travel goals to plan a trip soon to this hidden paradise.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      Kaylan, Yes it really is a wonderful place. Thank you for your support, I hope you do get a chance to visit for yourself

  • Vishal

    4 months ago

    Great.

  • Solaiman Sumon

    4 months ago

    Everything is well ! I’m just impressed to see your great shared . Each are spanking . Thank you for this blog shared with us on public .

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      Solaiman, I hope you find the information useful, Thanks for writing! Making it public is just in the hope that it may be helpful when you think of trips that you can do for yourself with the chance to visit Brazil. Thanks again, take care

  • Bernz JP

    4 months ago

    Man, that sausage looks awesome but not for breakfast for me. It’s probably as good as my favorite Chicago hotdog.

  • Rohit Hebbar

    4 months ago

    Was planning to visit this place next year. Wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing the information.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      I know you will have a great time Rohit! Travel safe, good luck

  • Lara

    4 months ago

    Lol, link to the too happy-to-pose dude 😀 . Your enthusiasm for finding the tasty bites and sips in new locales remains fresh as ever. Thank you for your efforts. The views facing outward, towards and over the ocean are the best. How did you find the families upon families upon families living in close quarters within the interior of the city?

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      Hello Lara, thank you for the comments, thanks for taking the time to write. It was a friend of a friend who introduced us to the families, that is pretty much how it goes for all of the places we visit. I do not exactly recommend you go to that specific community without any local friends (some of the places can be a bit dangerous), But overall, I did not feel that Brazil was any more or less dangerous than any other place weve been. The people in general work beyond friendly, made it a Wonderful trip indeed.

  • Riverdale

    4 months ago

    Nice. Good info

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      Thank you Riverdale! Enjoy your day today

  • Rhonda Albom

    4 months ago

    I think I want to go to Rio with you next time. We didn’t eat any of the great foods you found. We did get to most of the same sites, especially the key ones like the Christ the Redeemer and Seleron Steps.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      Rhonda, thank you very much for your support, and your great comments, I think Rio de Janeiro has hundreds of places worth visiting – we were lucky to see what we did, but there’re so much more to explore – I’m sure you had a great time here as well!

  • SouledStore

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark
    I love your youtube videos and wanted to tell you that i also like to eat foods. I live in India and going to start my own channel, can you please tell me starter guide for newbies who want to start their own youtube channel. And please reply to this comment.

    • Joel Bruner

      4 months ago

      SouledStore, You can find extensive information for exactly that on both the Migrationology YouTube channel, and on this very website. Best of luck, read up on the information that we have here, and stick with it – I’m sure you can do what you want to do. Thanks for your support, good luck