10 Restaurants and Cafes to Go in Ipanema

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Ipanema is one of the affluent neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian, and is popular for its white sand beach. While touring the city, stop by some of these restaurants and cafes and indulge in a gastronomic adventure through Brazil, Portuguese, and Italian cuisine to name a few. Every dish is waiting to please your palette so go on, here are 10 restaurants and cafes to dine at Ipanema.

1. Quitéria

Splurge on fine gourmet food that will surely satisfy your hunger as they offer a 7-course meal. Their menu ranges from meat to seafood and is presented in an elegant way as if the meal was customized just for you. The chef is an award-winning rising star from Argentina so you can expect nothing but the best. The waiters are just as competent with their commendable service. Lastly, pair your dishes with wine to complement your dining experience.


  • Name: Quiteria
  • Address: Rua Maria Quiteria, 27, Ipanema Inn, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-040, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2267 4603
  • Opening hours: Sun – Mon
    • 7:00AM to 11:00AM
    • 12:00PM to 4:00PM
    • 6:00PM to 12:00AM

2. Resto Ipanema

Satisfy your hunger and be entertained at the same time in Resto Ipanema. With choices that range from burgers to pasta, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Have a lovely experience and listen to live Bossa Nova bands that will serenade you while you eat. As for their decor, the interior is quirky and cozy that feels like home. End your meal with a dessert such as their much-recommended lemon tart.


  • Name: Resto Ipanema
  • Address: Rua Joana Angelica, 184 | Corner of Rua Nascimento Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
  • Phone: 21 2287 0052
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Thu 12:00PM to 12:20AM
    • Fri – Sun 12:00PM to 1:20AM
  • Website: www.restoipanema.com.br

3. Casa de Feijoada

Casa de Feijoada
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Dig into Brazilian culture in this “feijoada” restaurant that is particularly a staple dish in Rio de Janeiro. Feijoada is a hearty meal of beans and meat (beef or pork) and is usually served with rice, “couve” or spring greens, and an orange at the side to lower cholesterol. While is it traditionally served on Saturday afternoons as a leisure meal, “feijoada” can be found in this restaurant throughout the week. The meal is usually enjoyed slowly while watching a soccer game or during a social event so for an authentic experience, chat with your friends and take your time, savoring each bite.


  • Name: Casa de Feijoada
  • Address: Rua Prudente de Moraes 10 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420040, Brazil
  • Phone: 021/2523-4994
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Sat 12:00PM to 12:00AM
    • Sun 12:00PM to 11:00PM

4. Gringo café

If you need a break from traditional Latin cuisine, dig into the familiar American diner style bacon and eggs, mac and cheese, and milkshakes among others. You can even have breakfast for dinner as they offer breakfast throughout the day. Quench caffeine cravings as they also offer bottomless coffee to keep you energized for your trip. You can also feel comfortable at this café because aside from being budget-friendly, their waiters speak English well and can even suggest local areas to enjoy as a tourist. Plus, they have free wi-fi!


  • Name: Gringo Café
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 240, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 3813-3972
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Sat 8:30AM to 10:00PM
    • Sun 8:30AM to 9:00PM
  • Website: www.gringocafe.com

5. Zaza Bistro Tropical

Extend Ipanema’s beach vibes at this upscale, Bohemian theme restaurant, Zaza Bistro Tropical. Known for having unique flavors, this is definitely a must-try when you visit Ipanema. The most recommended dish is the lamb with its phenomenal sauce. The restaurant changes its menu, however, so make sure to savor the scrumptious dishes before they’re gone. It is also advisable to get a reservation because the restaurant is so popular that it is often full.


  • Name: Zaza Bistro Tropical
  • Address: Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
  • Phone: 552122479101
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Tue 7:30PM to 12:30AM
    • Wed – Thu 12:00PM to 12:30AM
    • Sat 1:00PM to 1:30AM
    • Sun 1:00PM to 12:30AM
  • Website: www.zazabistro.com.br

6. Rancho Portuguese

Enjoy a gustatory adventure of Portuguese food at Rancho Portuguese. Relax with an overlooking view of the lake while you feast on codfish, which is cooked in a variety of ways in their menu. Overall, the taste of their food is just right, nothing too overwhelming nor bland. The same goes for their dessert having the perfect amount of sweetness, atypical to the usual bold and sweet desserts at Rio de Janeiro. Despite being a pricey restaurant, their dishes are good for a maximum of 3 people so you can be sure to get the value you’re paying for.


  • Name: Rancho Portugues
  • Address: Rua Maria Quiteria, 136, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-040, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2287-0335
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Thu 12:00PM to 12:00AM
    • Fri – Sat 12:00PM to 1:00AM
    • Sun 12:00PM to 10:00PM
  • Website: www.ranchoportuguesrio.com.br

7. Cafeina Ipanema

Cafeina Ipanema is a French-inspired cafe that’s great for breakfast or brunch. They offer a variety of pastries like banana bread and waffles, as well as omelet and salads. If you’re a health buff, you’ll be pleased to know that some dishes are served gluten-free. While the waiters do not speak English, do not worry because the menu has pictures of all items so you can easily point to the meal you want to order. The items are also budget-friendly so order away to your heart’s content.


  • Name: Cafeina Ipanema
  • Address: Rua Farme de Amoedo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Phone: (55)(21) 2521-2194
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8:30AM to 11:30PM
  • Website: www.cafeina.biz

8. Armazém do Café

Have a touch of Brazil in your coffee at Armazém do Café. The cafe is famous for selling a variety of local coffee from all over the country: Mambo, Conga, Samba, to name a few. You can even purchase these coffee beans and take them home with you for a nostalgic cup of caffeine goodness. Start your day right and pair your drink with a variety of pastries for a satisfactory breakfast.


  • Name: Armazém do Café
  • Address: R Maria Quiteria, 77, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Phone: (21) 2522-5039
  • Opening hour:
    • Mon – Sat 8:30AM to 7:30PM
    • Sun 8:30AM to 8:30PM
  • Website: www.armazemdocafe.com.br

9. Artigiano

Have a taste of Italy at Atigiano that specializes in the classic pizza and pasta dishes along with some meat selections. Make your dining experience more romantic as they have an outdoor patio where you can sit for your meal. Everything is handmade from the pasta to the pizza dough that is cooked in a wood fire so every meal is surely fresh. It is strongly advised to bring cash when dining here as they do not accept credit cards. Considering the elegant ambiance and the quality of food, the restaurant is reasonably priced.


  • Name: Artigiano
  • Address: Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, 204 | Jardim de Alah, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-002, Brazil
  • Phone: 2125126107
  • Opening hours:
    • Mon – Thu 6:00PM to 12:00AM
    • Fri – Sat 6:00PM to 1:00AM
    • Sun 12:00PM to 11:00PM
  • Website: www.restauranteartigiano.com.br

10. Bazzar Cafe

Perfect for coffee fanatics and book lovers alike, this cafe is conveniently situated inside the Livraria da Travessa bookstore and is perfect for winding down with a book. The smell of coffee and new books is a delight in itself. Apart from the pastries that you would often find at a cafe, they also serve full meals such as carbonara and beef with cheese risotto, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. This place is so good and so popular that even local celebrities dine in here.


  • Name: Bazzar Cafe
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja, 572, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-002, Brazil
  • Phone: (21) 2249-4977
  • Opening hours: Mon – Sat 12:00PM – 11:00PM
  • Holiday: Sun
  • Website: www.bazzar.com.br

At the end of your trip, not only will Ipanema fill your camera with memorable pictures but also your stomach with the different options available. Given how restaurants and cafes have different timings, you can always try a new one at different times of the day for a unique experience each meal.

Have a good trip and travel!