Australian-style Outback is one of Rio’s favorite restaurants. The service is outstanding, and the food is what you would expect from a steakhouse: burgers, steaks, fries, chicken wings, and other such nibbles. The dining experience begins with a free loaf of delicious honey bread to warm up the appetite. The most popular dishes are the Blooming Onion (think onion rings but on a full-scale onion), Aussie fries, and ribs. Arrive early as long waiting times to get in are common.
Located in Barra’s Village Mall, Pobre Juan is one of a chain of popular Argentinean steak houses throughout Brazil. The quality of the meat is superb and is presented in several main dishes accompanied with salads and other side options. As a starter or a snack, there are typical tapas-style plates. For those not keen on meat, Pobre Juan also has a fantastic fish and seafood selection too. Round it all off with a churro de dulce de leche, a classic Argentinean dessert.
For those looking for a big feast, head to Rio Brasa. It offers a buffet of Middle Eastern, Jewish, and Japanese food as well as a barbecue with 40 different cuts of meats available. Diners arriving with an empty stomach are sure to pile their plates high for every item on the buffet looks just as good as it tastes. The price is reasonable for what you get. Visitors pay a fixed fee and can eat as much as they want. It’s good not to have anything too strenuous planned post-dinner; it’s a place to eat a lot and relax after.
This Brazilian hamburger chain has grown immensely in popularity since its opening in 2013 for its meaty, mouthwatering burgers made with fresh ingredients. The beauty about this hamburger chain is the overwhelming simplicity of it. There are only two options on the menu, a meat option and a vegetarian option. The bread is made from sweet potatoes, and the burger is accompanied by a wonderfully fruity barbecue sauce with goiaba, a Brazilian fruit.