German Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

While the south of Brzzil, birthplace of the blonde, blue-eyed supermodel Gisele Bundchen, is famous for its German settlers and Bavarian influence, Rio de Janeiro's culinary scene is better renowned for its Portuguese and African influences. It is a pleasant surprise for German visitors to the city, then, to find that they needn't suffer withdrawl symptoms from their favorite national dishes. There is a surprisingly large number of German restaurants to be foud in Rio de Janeiro, all of which serve imported (if steeply priced) German beers and lagers to wash down those sausages and sauerkraut. The first port of call for anybody in the mood for German food and drink should be Santa Teresa, where there are three German restaurants to be found within 20 minutes' walk of each other. The best-established of these is our top pick, Mike's Haus, which was fanously the hangout of choice for Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs during his many years spent exiled in Rio. While Mike's Haus has now opened a second branch on Santa Teresa's main bar and restaurant strip, the original, oposite the little white castle on Almirante Alexandrino, is the best place to come if you want to escape the tourist hordes and have a quiet meal and a drink. The apfel strudel with ice cream is highly recommended. Also in Santa Teresa is Adega da Pimenta, which serves up a hearty 'German Feijoada', with German sausages used to replace the traditional meat off-cuts in the Brazilian national dish. In Centro, both Bar Luiz and Bar do Brasil are famous for the quality of their German food as well as extensive lists of imported German beers, while Bar Lagoa, with its picturesque views, is one of the few German restaurants that would make a suitable destination for a romantic meal.

Mike's Haus

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 1458
Loja A

Bavarian Hilltop Hideaway... read more

Bar Luiz

Rua da Carioca, 39

A true carioca institution... read more

Adega Do Pimenta

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 296

A Taste of Germany in Rio... read more

Landhaus Restaurante

Avenue Geremário Dantas 615

Idyllic Diner... read more

Bar Brasil

Avenida Mem de Sá 90

Brazilian Bar, German Food... read more

Herr Pfeffer

Conde de Bernadotte
26 Loja D

German Delight... read more

Alt München

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Rua Dias Ferreira, 410

German Treats for Meat Eaters... read more

Bar Lagoa

Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1674

Mix of Brazilian and German treats... read more

Rosti + Grill

Rua Aurea, 02, Santa Teresa

Swiss Dish in Santa Teresa... read more

Casa da Suíça

Rua Cândido Mendes, 157

Authentic Swiss cuisine in the heart of Rio...
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