Local food is all well and good, but there are times when you just have a hankering for some good old familuar comfort food, and Rio de Janeiro American Restaurants are sure to hit the spot.
North American food at its best can found at our number one pick, Gringo Cafe in Ipanema, while Barra da Tijuca (jokingly referred to as the United States of Barra) has its own branch of Hard Rock Cafe.
American-style fast food such as burgers and hot dogs can be found across Rio, but quality varies enormously - Chef's Dog is one spot where care is taken with the ingredients, and these are some of the best hot dogs in Rio.
North American desserts have been a big hit in Rio too, with brownies and muffins popping up on many a cafe menu, and Rio de Janeiro frozen yogurt cafes springing up on every corner.
Meanwhile, healthier US-style treats can be found on the beach at Barraca do Pepe, in Barra da Tijuca, where healthy wraps and fruit salads are the order of the day.
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