What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Pizza delivery is common, otherwise restaurants in Rio aren't really take out or delivery oriented. (you pay for to go containers). Rio is more a sit and eat, take your time restaurant environment. - Oct 2019

Food snobs will probably disagree, but I think the selection is good. Good Italian food; good Portuguese food. Brazilian beef is phenomenal; go to Garota de Ipanema for picanha. Brazilian hamburgers are very good. - Sep 2019

I found a variety of restaurants, apps for food delivery, and take-out were all widely available, but I'm not a foodie, so I'm not the best judge. - Apr 2019

Brazilian food, French food, Portuguese food... there are a few good restaurants at the upper end of the price range, but mediocrity is surprisingly widespread. - Jun 2017

good restaurants with good food are expensive here, around US$150 per couple. - May 2016

McDonald's and Dominos. Twice the price as in the U.S. - Aug 2013

Lots of fast food. No Taco Bell. - Jun 2011

One can find McDonald's, KFC, and some local fast food restaurants. Upscale restaurants tend to be expensive, and the food is not memorable. - Jul 2010

McDonald's is ubiquitous, I saw a KFC in Copacabana, a few Subways, tons and tons of little mom and pop bars with snack foods called salgados. Not as many nice restaurants as Sao Paulo but lots of options - especially in Leblon and Ipanema. My favorites are Alessandro and Frederico (Italian), Sawasdee (Thai), Ten-Kai (Japanese), Joe and Leo's (burgers) and Carlota's (French).Price range is about USD 25 - 50.Chain restaurants are also here - especially in Barra - Outback, TGIF, Fogo de Chao, Applebee's - probably same price range. - Jun 2010

With the current exchange rate, it's a bit pricey to go out. But the restaurants are quite good - lots of sushi and seafood. - Nov 2009

Lots of restaurants and McDonalds. The food is not the greatest though. Pretty bland and uninteresting for the most part. Pizza has no tomato sauce. Spices are limited to salt and maybe oregano it seems. Most restaurants are buffet style. - Jan 2009

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