Featuring Rio’s largest white sand beach and panoramic views of the mountains, Barra will host many of the events during the 2016 Summer Games. Barra is the new and burgeoning section of Rio and has a distinctly suburban feel with busy roadways, endless condominium towers and multiple shopping malls, each featuring a wide variety of restaurants inside or attached.
Pobre Juan (Village Mall Barra)
This is another example of a popular São Paulo restaurant expanding into Rio. Pobre Juan is mostly about great steak. That becomes readily apparent when you walk past the gigantic glassed-in churrasco grill and see the grillmaster in action. The steak here is amongst the best in the country. Additionally, the atmosphere, set in the ultra luxe Village Mall, is sophisticated but also casual and fun with a huge patio overlooking the lagoons in Barra.
Quadrifoglio (Village Mall Barra)
Mediterranean cuisine influenced by the fresh, flavorful ingredients of Brazil. Chef’s suggestions include Brazil-nut encrusted fillet of sole, Handmade gnocchi with sage butter and classic tiramisu. Authentic food in a great location.
CT Brasserie (Village Mall Barra)
Another excellent choice from famous Claude Troisgros’ family of restaurants. Hip but casual atmosphere in the fashionable Village Mall. Choose a perfectly-grilled Tenderloin with housemade sauce; a fresh, hearty salad or rich seafood pasta. A sure winner.
One of the most distinguished creations from the Fasano group. Gero is a stand-out for dishes such as rack of lamb with rosemary sauce, classic Ossobucco and homemade pastas. The focus is traditional Italian cuisine with a Brazilian twist; true fine dining and an exceptional wine list to accompany.
Braz is an upscale casual pizzeria with authentic ingredients and white butcher-coat service. Killer calabresa pizza and a unique thin folded-over-pie version of a calzone with mozza, ricotta and shredded ham that’s just fantastic. Just as delicious as the Jardim Botanico location.
Another popular Brazilian steakhouse with a variety of quality grilled meats, seafood, fresh made salads and sushi. There’s a wide selection of drinks, attentive and friendly service and a lively atmosphere.
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