For a healthy, organic alternative, Delirio Tropical is the best option in Ipanema, arguably in Rio. The food is fresh, tasty and offers a wide selection to give diners exactly what they want. There are always queues lining up outside but that is not only from popularity, it’s from the style of the service. It’s not table service but a pass-the-counter and select what you want, hence the queue moves quickly. Drinking options include a variety of organic juices for the ultimate health kick.
This is a large bistro that serves Asian and Moroccan food, giving a novel experience away from typically Brazilian food. The space is bright and laid back with a buzzing vibe, making the atmosphere just as good as the food. Each dish is spicy and delicious and offers great alternatives for vegetarians, something that is hard to find in Rio de Janeiro. It is a place for romance with hot and cold starters to share and delicious cocktails so makes for a fantastic date; likewise, it is casual enough for a meetup with friends.
This upscale joint has an indoor garden and a fish counter to provide the best and freshest seafood in Ipanema. Whilst on the pricey side, the food is top quality with delicious seafood dishes and an extensive wine menu. The desserts are well worth saving room for, with the creamy and smooth Tiramisu one of the most popular sweets on the menu.
Rua Barão da Torre, 192, Ipanema, RJ, Brazil, +55 21 2521 0627