Pristine beaches and lush mountains, pulsating nightlife and energetic people: welcome to Rio de Janeiro. It’s one of the world’s most loved cities, and which world famous city doesn’t love burgers? Check out this guide to the Rio’s most popular spots to grab a burger.
Considered by many to be the best places for burgers in Rio, Comuna makes sure it lives up to its tag. Always crowded, this restaurant with its exposed brick work, low ceilings and dim lights has a cool and trendy ambiance, reminiscent of a European burger joint in Berlin or London. The burger menu is simple and offers a selection of tasty burgers which are reasonably priced and worth the money, and it has a great beer menu to accompany the burgers. Comuna definitely lives up to its name and is a great place to visit if in Rio.
Nothing is better than sitting at tables outside a restaurant in Botafogo and taking in the aroma of grilled meat while waiting for a burger. Thanks to Hell’s Burguer, this is easily done. They have two meat options: half prime rib and half bacon, both topped with oodles of melted cheddar cheese, the end result being mouth-watering, pink-in-the middle burgers which are sure to hit the spot. You can also choose to add their delicious Voodoo BBQ sauce and, on top of that, they have the best crunchy fries in the whole of Rio, making Hell’s Burguer a terrific place to visit.
Opened in 2014 by molecular cook extraordinaire Felipe Bonze, PIPO has taken Rio by storm. The decor has the feel of an informal pub with a lean menu and minimalist interiors with a modern touch. The burgers here are just the size you would want, not too little and not too big. The best part of PIPO is its open kitchen where visitors can watch their orders being prepared.
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The partnership of Chef Thomas Troisgros and Reserva is responsible for the formation of T.T. Burgers, one the best burgers ever in Rio de Janeiro. They use typical Brazilian ingredients such as prime beef, sweet potato bread and the extremely delicious sweet guava ketchup. The beef patty is topped off with cheese, pickled onions and lettuce, all of which are served with staple American burger accompaniments such as french fries and milkshakes. T.T. Burger, Av. Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240 – Leblon Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil, +55 21 3217 5220
Restaurant, Brazilian, Contemporary
In Brazil, burgers are not considered a real meal but merely a snack; they are rarely seen on restaurant menus but when they are, they’re treated with special care by passionate chefs. Thanks to chef Pedro de Artagão, Irajá Gastrô does exactly that. It has a straightforward and simple menu which encourages the customers to personalize their dish; the burgers served are terrific and are topped gourmet cheese, bacon jam, caramelized onion and an egg. Irajá Gastrô is definitely on its way to redefine the way burgers are perceived in Brazil.