Cook In Rio
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Can food explain a culture? Cook in Rio offers Brazilian cooking classes in English to foreign visitors wanting to learn about Brazil and make some of the most fun and delicious Brazilian meals and drinks, like cassava sticks, fish moqueca or picanha steak, caipirinhas and chocolate brigadeiro. The hilarious and friendly Chef Nicole awaits you for messy fun.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • letendre y
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Brazilian cooking/cultural experience!!!
    More than a cooking class, it was a overall a great evening with chef Malta and his assistant Gabriel. They welcomed us in their flat in favela Vidigal, accompanying us on the way in & out(its completely safe, but they made sure we felt safe and secure, as it was our first time in a favela). They then shared their knowledge and passion for cooking all night long, along with lots of insights on Brazilian culture, and delicious caipirinhas. The food was delicious and both Malta & Gabriel were the sweetest, leaving us to eat all the food we cooked together at candle light. Before and after the evening, the entire Cook in Rio team is very responsive by whatsapp, so coordination was smooth and easy.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Patrick C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious, Relaxing Cooking Experience With Caipirinhas
    We met Flavio before our class for an extra supermarket tour. He was an exceptional guide and we learned so much about the traditionally Brazilian foods and treats available. Afterwards, we went to the studio where we made traditional Caipirinhas and learned to cook Tapioca, Farofa, Picanha Steak, and Moqueca. Our group had 8 people total, and everyone had an opportunity to participate while Flavio explained and detailed how to cook each of the dishes. It was a fantastic experience, and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning how to cook delicious Brazilian dishes. Thank you so much Flavio!
    Thanks so much Patrick! thanks for participating and your kind review of the supermarket tour and the cooking class!
    Written 2 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Christine T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cultural experience!
    Yes to this! Well worth spending a few hours learning about the Brazilian food culture and getting involved in the prep and cooking. It was awesome to have Erica host our class. She was so patient and fun! The all ya can drink Caipriniha was a nice touch. Also, learned a few tips along the way. Obrigado!
    thanks Getaway! very kind of you! do consider our other tour, the Guided, All-inclusive Brazilian Dinner or our Fruit Tasting Tour at a farmers market... ideal for foodies. Cheers! cristiano
    Written 16 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Tatyana P
    Bat Yam, Israel3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cooking in Rio
    This course was very interesting, I recommend it for those who love to cook. We learned great tips from the Brazilian kitchen, including the way of preparation, different types of spices... Additionally, we discovered new types of edible plants which can be used in the kitchen (such as Manihot). The atmosphere was great.
    hi Taty! thanks so much for the kind words! as you saw, we cover a lot in our classes! food covers lots of subjects, so there is plenty to talk about. cheers! cristiano ps: check out our Guided Brazilian Dinner experience
    Written 16 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Stayeraug
    New York City, New York11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best experiences in Rio hands down!
    One of the best experiences in Rio! Flavio was incredible. Took his time to explain everything and answer all questions. The entire environment and atmosphere was second to none and all the dishes were amazing. Highly recommended!
    thanks so much for the kind words! we love it when people tell us we were one of their best experiences in Rio!
    Written 16 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Tami W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time with Chef Erica!
    Great time with Chef Erica! My family of four had an incredible, educational time with Erica! We made drinks together- the teens had non-alcoholic ones, and a bunch of traditional dishes with an explanation on each with details about their ingredients. It was a little warm in the room- but Rio is having a heat wave currently. I’d definitely recommend! We were able to try dishes that were never on our radar. Such a great way to learn about local cuisine and try different foods!
    hi Tami! thanks so much for the kind words! as you saw, we cover a lot in our classes! food covers lots of subjects, so there is plenty to talk about. cheers! cristiano ps: check out our Guided Brazilian Dinner experience
    Written 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 November 2023
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Christine898156
Chicago, IL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I booked a private market tour and cooking class with Chef Luis and it ended up being one of our favorite experiences in Rio! We learned a lot about Brazil and its cuisine, tried a variety of tropical fruits we had never even heard of before, and perfected the caipirinha cocktail with more lime and less sugar than the ones you find on the beach. Since we only had a few days in Rio, this was a great way to try a lot of the classic dishes like fish moqueca, fried cassava, farofa, etc. all in one place. Chef Luis even recommended a couple of places around the city for us to try some of his other favorite foods. Highly recommend for those who love eating and learning about food!
Written 28 February 2024
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Genel B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Alex was outstanding! He was super patient with us and wanted to make sure we got a great, full Brazilian cuisine experience. Totally recommend.
Written 23 February 2024
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hi Genel, We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback about Alex's hosting! It's fantastic to hear that he ensured you had a great experience and got to fully immerse yourself in Brazilian cuisine. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy our culinary delights! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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mimi709
Brooklyn, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Alex was the absolute best I enjoyed the experience learning about the different foods and fruits that Brasil offers. Once in a lifetime experience!
Written 23 February 2024
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hi Mimi,Hey there! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with Alex! It's wonderful that you enjoyed learning about the diverse foods and fruits that Brazil has to offer. We're glad we could provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Getaway08633136256
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
10/10 experience, would definitely recommend to anyone that's in Rio! Highlight of my trip!
Chef Alex and the team are great!
Written 21 February 2024
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Hey Megan, that's awesome to hear! So glad you had a blast with Chef Alex and the team. And being the highlight of your trip? That's what we're talking about! Thanks for the stellar recommendation, buddy. Can't wait to welcome you back for more culinary adventures next time you're in Rio! cheers! Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Jacob C
Schenectady, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The class was amazing. Chef Alex was spectacular. You experience the culture through the market and make awesome food. Would definitely return
Written 21 February 2024
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hi Jacob, You're absolutely right! Chef Alex sure knows how to make the experience unforgettable. Exploring the market and diving into the local culture is a fantastic way to spend the day. Can't wait to have you back for another round of awesome food and cultural immersion! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Damien S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Alex was amazing. The food, people, and endless drinks made this experience memorable! If you’re in Rio, please experience this wonderful tasting.
Written 18 February 2024
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hi Damien! We're delighted to hear that you had such an incredible time with Alex! It sounds like the blend of delicious food, wonderful company, and unlimited drinks made for an unforgettable experience. Your recommendation is truly appreciated, and we can't wait to welcome more guests to enjoy this fantastic tasting! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Gunner V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family took the market tour and cooking class with Chef Flavio at Cook in Rio and had a wonderful time. Highly recommend - Flavio was very knowledgeable, helpful, and personable. The food and drinks we made were authentic and delicious. Would certainly take this class again. Check it out!
Written 16 February 2024
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hi Gunner, that sounds like a fantastic family outing! Chef Flavio sure knows how to make the experience memorable. And getting to explore the market and cook up authentic and delicious food and drinks? That's the dream! Thanks a bunch for the stellar recommendation. Can't wait to have your family back for another round of culinary fun with Chef Flavio! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Sebastian J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did the supermarket tour and cooking class with Louis and this was honestly one of my highlights of Rio. Louis was so informative and helpful, and so generous with his local experience and knowledge. I would highly recommend this class to anyone even if you’re not a big fan of cooking. The food and drinks were also delicious and a great sample of Brazilian cuisine!!
Written 9 February 2024
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hi Sebastian, Hey! Chef Louis truly knows how to make Rio shine, doesn't he? His local expertise and generosity clearly made a lasting impression on you. And the fact that you, even as someone who's not a big fan of cooking, had such a fantastic time speaks volumes! It's awesome that you got to experience a delicious sample of Brazilian cuisine along the way. Can't wait to have you back for more unforgettable adventures in Rio with Chef Louis leading the way! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Phoebe J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Amazing experience - Flavio was a great cook and a great teacher, taking the time to answer all of our questions and teaching us about Brazilian culture as well as the food itself.
Written 7 February 2024
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hi Phoebe, We are glad you had an amazing time delving into Brazilian culture through cooking! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. Looking forward to having you back for more unforgettable moments! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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Andrew Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had an amazing time with Érica on the market + cooking class tour. We learned about the culture, history, and cooking methods of various Brazilian staples.
Written 6 February 2024
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hi Andrew, We're glad you had such an amazing time with Érica! Diving deep into Brazilian culture, history, and cooking methods—all in one tour—must have been an enriching experience that's hard to beat! Thanks for sharing your fantastic time with us. Can't wait to have you back for more culinary adventures! Cheers, Cristiano
Written 25 February 2024
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