Restaurants Near Gamboa in Rio de Janeiro

Restaurants near Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro are not hard to find, as this regenerated docklands area is close to the many dining delights of downtown Rio.

While money is being spent on revamping Gamboa, it remains a little sunsafe to walk around, so take taxis, especially at night, and make sure you know the exact address.

Although there are plenty of restaurants close to Gamboa, there are limited options in Gamboa itself. Trapiche Gamboa, one of the liveliest nightclubs in Rio, serves food, so you can refuel before dancing the night away.

Nearby, Alba Mar is a seafood restaurant housed in a fantastic bright green building, and the food and views are both worth savoring.

The historic Paço Imperial is also close to Gamboa, and there is a small museum here with two good restaurants - Bistro do Paço and Atrium.

Heading further into Centro, Beco das Sardinhas (Sardine Alley) is a great spot for informal dining, and is busy with an after-work Happy Hour crowd after 5PM.

Grab a quick coffee and cake and soak up the Belle Epoque opulance at Confeitaria Colombo, or for budget eats close to Gamboa, load up your plate at the good value pay-by-weight lunch spot, Kilograma.

Trapiche Gamboa

Rua Sacadura Cabral 155

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Alba Mar

Praça Marechal Âncora, 186

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Bistro do Paço

Praça XV 48
Inside the Paço Imperial; Centro

Beco das Sardinhas

Rua Miguel Couto

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Rua Carioca 54

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Praça Quinze de Novembro, 48

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Bar Luiz

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