Bar Urca

Local chef/restaurant owner, Danni Camillo, took Tony to Bar Urca, a restaurant right on the water in Urca. Like most patrons, Tony and Danni ordered beer and seafood snacks and ate along the seawall next to the restaurant.

Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205
Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Barraca Do Uruguay

Tony wandered to Barraca Do Uruguay, located on Ipanema Beach. This was actually the same vendor he went to 10 years before on A Cook’s Tour! Here, Tony got a delicious sandwich and several caipirinhas.

Near Posto (lifeguard tower) 9 on Ipanema Beach


Cadeg Market- Adega Cesari

Tony and his wife enjoyed lunch at Adega Cesari, a Churrascaria located at the Cadeg Market. Ottavia has been on a strict training diet, so the all-meat, no-carb menu was quite inviting.

Rua Capitão Felix, 110
Benfica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Casa Beleza

A beautiful Bed & Breakfast found in the heart of the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.


Galeto Sat's

Tony and local chef/restaurant owner, Danni Camillo eat at Galeto Sat’s in Copacabana.

Rua Barato Ribeiro, 7
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See & Do

Kapacidade Institute

The Gracie family is committed to “developing the most effective system of self-defense the world has ever known.” In 2007, Kyra Gracie started Kapacidade Institute, a gym and education center for young favela dwellers.


Meal at the Gracies’

After the Jiu-Jitsu match between Ottavia and Valquiria, Igor Gracie (Ottavia’s trainer) and his family invited everyone back to the Gracie home for a home cooked meal of Feijoada.

Private Residence in Rio de Janeiro


Mirante Da Prainha

Come for the seafood, and stay for the view at Mirante da Prainha. Tony met up with local, Dolores, at this seaside restaurant that is nestled into the underdeveloped, secluded beach.

On the side of the road on Ave Estado da Guanabara at Prainha Beach


Padaria e Confeitaria Ipanema (Juice Bar)

Tony met up with Cristiano Nogueira, a local writer, to see how the beach bums in Rio start their day… which a juice.

Rua Visc de Piraj 325
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rocinha Favela

Rocinha local, Paulo Amendoim, took Tony on a tour the Favela.