Corujão

Eat like the locals do at this well-hidden food hall in the heart of Rio.

A true hidden treasure

Hidden behind a grey façade is one of Rio’s best kept food secrets. Corujão is nestled inside an old fresh produce market, where the stalls inside have been transformed into a variety of cafes, delis, barbecues and liquor stores. You’ll also find an ice creamery–where you can buy individual cones straight from the factory. Since the ex-market is popular with locals in the know, you may find yourself struggling for elbow room during the lunch rush, but that’s all part of the experience.

Local dishes made fresh

The Corujão grill is the jewel in the crown of this foodie paradise in disguise, where you’ll find a self-serve offering of assorted grilled meats and seafoods offered up still sizzling on iron hotplates, as well as a variety of traditional and not-so-traditional sides (fries, anyone?). The atmosphere is always festive and friendly, and you won’t beat the extremely reasonable price anywhere in the city.