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LocalAventura Tour: Food Tour of Rio’s Local Neighborhoods
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Food Tour of Rio’s Local Neighborhoods

Six-hour walking tour of Rio’s best restaurants and cuisine

5-6 hrs

Rio de Janeiro

1 ~ 12

Medium content


Think Brazilian cuisine is just steak? Think again! Local guide Tom will blow you away with the most delicious local dishes found in Rio’s less touristy neighborhoods. He’ll take you through bustling Lapa neighborhood, the upscale Laranjeiras, and the beachside Flamengo neighborhood. On this 6-hour walking tour, you’ll not only get to see some of the city’s off-the-beaten-path destinations but you’ll sample amazing delicacies along the way. Enjoy popular street foods, like fried meat pastries or fresh açai bowls.

A highlight of the trip is your stop at a street market, where you will sample some amazing fresh fruits. At some of the best restaurants, you’ll have traditional Brazilian meal and more exotic dishes inspired by the flavors of the Amazon. Don’t forget to wash down your meal with a variety of drinks, between local beers and fresh juices. The perfect conclusion to a day of wonderful bites, you'll enjoy a big delicious meal at one of the city's best restaurants. You’ll be left fully satisfied, but don’t be surprised if you wake up craving more of Rio’s varied flavors.


  • Meet at a designated location in the city.
  • Explore Lapa’s street food and caipirinha scene.
  • Visit some traditional restaurants in the primarily residential Laranjeiras.
  • Stop at a street market for a fresh fruit tasting.
  • Have one large, multi-course meal at one of the city's highly-rated restaurants.

Available days

Monday to Saturday

Eligibility criteria

  • This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
  • Must be 18 years or older to consume alcohol.

What's Included

  • All food and drinks, including tastings and one large meal
  • Expert local guide
  • Transportation throughout the tour

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point


  • Tours run rain or shine, so dress appropriately!
  • Casual dress is acceptable for all restaurants you will be visiting.
  • Wi-Fi will only be available at the first stop.


Good for Solo Traveler Good for Groups Family-Friendly Good for Couples Good for Meeting People



Growing up in England, I didn’t have a close familiarity with Brazilian culture. It wasn’t until I visited in 2010 that I knew how amazing and vibrant this country was. Ever since I stepped foot in Rio de Janeiro, I’ve never looked back.

I’ve always considered myself a foodie. Even as a child, I was the opposite of picky. In fact, I loved trying new and exotic foods. When I first came to Rio, I thought it was going to be just an all-you-can-eat-meat-feast, but what I found was that there is so much more to Brazilian cuisine. From delicious seafood, lesser-known fruits, and delicious stews on a bed of rice, there is so much to eat and explore. That’s why I dedicated my career to sharing what Brazilian cuisine has to offer. My goal is to make sure every visitor gets a rewarding and full experience. No matter what your tastes or dietary preferences, I am sure that Rio will have something to offer you. My whole life has been dedicated to great food and great times. I even write about food and travel. Ask me for restaurant recommendations in various Latin American cities and I can name some great choices. Eating is the best part of traveling, after all.

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