Spanish Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's colonial history means that dishes from Portugal are much more prevalent than those of neighboring Spain on Rio's dining scene, but the city is gradually starting to offer its visitors a little Spanish flavor. Tapas became visible as a culinary trend in 2010, with a string of openings including our number one pick, the classy tapas restaurant Ene, as well as the lively Venga! bar-restaurant and the popular, informal Entretapas in Humaita, near Botafogo. There are opportunities to try the classic Paella seafood dish at several spots in the city, with the coastal location making this a natural favorite among the Spanish dishes to arrive on the Brazilian culinary scene. Real Astoria offers an excellent paella, with a sea view that is every bit as delicious as the dish itself. Meanwhile, the city is packed with restaurants offering traditional Portuguese food, which is similar enough to Spanish cuisine to interest those with a hankering for the latter. Adega Flor de Coimbra and Antiquarias are both good places to start your culinary journey, while Alba Mar has fantastic seafood and is housed in a quirky round building with excellent sea views.


Avenida Prefeito Mendes de Moraes 222

Tapas With Class... read more


Rua Dias Ferreira, 113

Tapas With a Relaxed Attitude... read more


Rua Conde de Iraja 115, Humaita

Leading the Tapas Revolution... read more

La Fabrique

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Avenida Atlântica, 994

Delicious Dishes and a Beautiful View... read more

Restaurante Real Astoria

Av. Nestor Moreira, 11

Seafood With a Sea View... read more

Adega Flor de Coimbra

Rua Teotônio Regadas 34

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Rua Aristides Espínola, 19

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Alba Mar

Praça Marechal Âncora, 186

Fine Food, Even Finer Views... read more


Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 610

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Rua Inhangá 30

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