Barra da Tijuca is often dismissed as little more than a place to shop and sunbathe, but this vast, modern suburb has a surprisingly good dining scene, and restaurants in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro are as varied as they are plentiful.
It would be a shame to come to Barra da Tijuca without visiting the vast sandy beach, and to really live the beach lifestyle you'll need to enjoy a bite to eat at our number one pick, Barraca da Pepe. This super-relaxed spot sits right on the beach, and is a favorite haunt of tanned and toned beachgoers who practice a range of sports, and perfect the art of posing, on the sands here.
As you might expect given the body-conscious clientele, the emphasis is on light and healthy food, such as wholemeal pittas filled with chicken and salad.
For something more substantial, Barra Brasa offers top quality grilled meats, while O Borsalino, La Botticella and Fiamatta are all good Italian restaurants in Barra da Tijuca.
Anyone seeking home comforts, meanwhile, need look no further than Hard Rock Cafe, one of the most popular restaurants in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.
Avenida do Pepê
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2541 Avenida Ayrton Senna
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Estrada da Barra da Tijuca, 1636
Avenida Armando Lombardi 633
Loja 111 – Terrace Market Street
Avenida das Américas 3255
Avenida Ayrton Senna, 2150
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