Restaurants close to Rio de Janeiro International Airport are few and far between, as the airport is some distance from the culinary attractions of Centro and the Zona Sul.
If you're just kicking about for a couple of hours, your best bet will be to snack on the offerings inside the airport itself, but if you have time to explore the area, then Restaurante Quinta Da Boa Vista is an excellent restaurant, housed in a handsome colonial building, and is the best restaurant close to Rio de Janeiro International Airport.
If you really have some time to spare, grab a bus or taxi to Centro, where there are plenty of mid-range restaurants and coffee shops, or head up to the hills of Santa Teresa, where Aprazivel and Bar do Arnaudo are just a couple of the excellent dining options on offer.
Parque Quinta da Boa Vista
Rua Campo do Sao Cristovao 212
Praca Floriano 55-a
Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32
Rua Sete de Setembro 137
Rua Cândido Mendes, 157
Authentic Swiss cuisine in the heart of Rio...
Rua Aprazível 62
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 316, loja B
Hearty portions, friendly welcome... read more
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264