Copacabana Restaurants

Needing no introduction, Copacabana is famous for its sprawling beach, turquoise sea and iconic black and white promenade. It will be home to Beach Volleyball during the Summer Games as well as a selection of great hotels we have booked for our guests in Rio.


The crown jewel of the food and beverage scene at Copacabana Palace, Cipriani is a fine dining Italian restaurant that scores on all levels. Highlights include indulgent dishes such as ultra creamy lemon seafood risotto, a parmesan cream gratinee tagliatelle, a sesame dusted truffle cheese puff pastry, and fine roasted Brazilian filets with a rich, dark cabernet sauce. There are no misses and the hotel sparkles.

Located at the iconic Copacabana Palace, Asian Fusion restaurant MEE was awarded a Michelin star and is a true gastronomic experience. Celebrity Chef Ken Hom creates stand out, exciting dishes in an Asian inspired setting by the hotel’s iconic swimming pool. A must-do in Copacabana.

D’Amici is a warm, hidden-away gem serving high quality Italian fare on the outskirts of Copacabana, in the Leme area. It’s popular with locals looking for a cosy, traditional Italian restaurant. Top-notch white pizza, fish and housemade bread.

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Meaning “trust” in Italian, La Fiducia Café is an excellent option in the heart of Copacabana. This casual Italian-inspired café serves up mouth-watering sandwiches, fresh salads and divine pasta dishes. It’s also a great spot for a rich coffee and equally rich dessert enjoyed al fresco.

Celebrating 60 years, Cervantes is famous for its exceptional sandwiches – steak, turkey, cheese – and adding the pineapple is a must! Think generous portions, quirky atmosphere and friendly service. A true local favorite and an ideal lunch spot while exploring Copacabana.

A quirky, rodizio-style restaurant with cheerful service. Busy and bustling, it provides high quality local meat, seafood, fresh salads and a vast dessert section. Eccentric décor and a weird but wonderful atmosphere!

Gula Gula
Gula Gula is simple but impresses with tasty dishes such as crispy chicken, grilled tilapia, and fresh quiches. Fresh, casual dining at Shopping Rio Sul just beyond Copacabana with other locations throughout the city.

An excellent Japanese restaurant where sushi chefs hurry around the open kitchen (there are private rooms for those wanting a personal feel) preparing fresh, quality cuisine. Traditional and authentic with an extensive menu highlighting all the usual favorites prepared perfectly.

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