Eat Rio Food Tours
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Escape the tourist traps and get to know the real Rio through its food. Explore street markets, taste amazing fruits, street food and dishes from all over Brazil as we help you discover Rio’s hidden treasures.
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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2022

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Lilarose1991
London, UK19 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A must in Rio. Our guide, Marcela, was lovely and very knowledgeable. We tasted a lot of different food and had a great time throughout. Tom is also very responsive and accommodating. A BIG bonus point for the email sent by Tom after the tour that summarises all the things you have tried, as well as some tips for Rio. Highly recommend!
Written 4 December 2022
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john r
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Tom is the best. His expertise and the variety of activities he provided became the highlight of our trip to Rio! Eat Rio Food Tour exceeded my entire group's expectations and I have put it at the top of the must do recommended activities while traveling to Rio!
Written 14 November 2022
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Thank you so much for this fantastic review John! For a lot of first time visitors, a trip to Rio can seem a little nerve-racking, so we love to take first time visitors early in their trip to show them that Rio is a magical city and that authentic Brazilian food and drinks are delicious! Thanks for recommending us - it was a pleasure to show you this amazing city :) Tom
Written 21 November 2022
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GlobeTrotting600287
Vancouver, WA10 contributions
Sep 2022
My husband and I did this food tour on Sept. 19th. with Tom. From the very first email exchange, Tom was fantastic and quick to respond to all of my questions. If I had to choose one word to describe the food tour, it would be WOW! We have done food tours all over the world since, for us, food is the best way to get to know a city. This tour, by far, was the BEST food tour we have ever had. Tom's personality and knowledge of the food and area could not be beat. And the food...there was so much and it was so good. I personally loved trying all of the fruit since so much of it we have never seen. We had a very fun day and left with great memories. Thank you, Tom, for this great experience.
Written 2 November 2022
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Oh my goodness! I've only just seen this now - thank you SO much for this amazing review! I think I'll frame this one and put it on the mantelpiece :) I totally agree: eating and drinking is the best way to get to know a new city. I'm so glad you mentioned the fruits - Rio's climate is perfect for tropical fruits, and Brazil is so diverse. The street market section of the tour is one of the highlights - fruits, street food and so much local flavour. A big thanks to you both for booking with us (and thanks again for this awesome review). Tom
Written 21 November 2022
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Dpo
2 contributions
Sep 2022
This tour absolutely exceeded our expectations!

We spent the day with our guide Tom, plus a group of wonderful people walking, eating and drinking around Rio. We got to try the best food and drink Rio had to offer and explored areas we would never have explored otherwise. Expect interesting and delicious fruits, lots of caipirinha's and the very best of Brazilian cuisine!

Tom was our guide and gave us some great recommendations for the rest of our trip in Rio for places to eat and visit!

We'd 100% recommend this tour to anyone curious about Brazilian cuisine and life in Rio.
Written 25 September 2022
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Thanks so much for this lovely review! Marcela, Gabriel and I absolutely LOVE showing people are favourite bars and restaurants in Rio. Brazil's food and drink scene goes soooo far beyond the obvious barbecue and feijoada places. No one should visit Rio without exploring a feira (street market), tasting the incredible exotic fruits and street foods and indulging in a really great caipirinha or two (or three!). One of the best things you can do on your first full day in Rio. It's also the perfect rainy day activity. Thanks for booking with me! Tom
Written 12 October 2022
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Amy J
New York City, NY21 contributions
Sep 2022
A steal! Local insights into the best places to get unique Rio food and drink, AND food and drinks (including a full lunch and a caiparinha) are included! This tour would be a bargain at any price, but given that it's about 5 hours and includes so much and is so fun, professional and yet casual, with amazing guides, it's probably the best experience in Rio! I highly recommend it - even for people who are not tourists but live in Rio!
Written 18 September 2022
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Thank you Amy! I really enjoyed reading your review - especially the "professional and yet casual" part! ;) I've never much liked the very formal, traditional tours where a tour guide drags huge groups from place to place, telling the same scripted jokes and making everyone feel like a total 'Tourist'. My colleagues and I try to make the kinds of experiences that we'd want to have when visiting a new city - organic, natural, authentic and unrehearsed (also fun! And with lots of delicious food and drinks, all included in the price!).
Written 20 September 2022
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Deborah B
Poway, CA305 contributions
Aug 2022
This tour exceeded expectations! Gabriel, our English speaking guide was a local and very knowledgeable and passionate about the city and the food! We walked in Centro and Lapa (a short taxi ride from one to the other) and saw parts of Rio we would never have explored otherwise, including colonial architecture, murals, the aqueduct, Selaron Steps, to name just a few. The tour included the local city market where we sampled fruit and tapiocas, various juice bars, Caipirinha bar, Nova Capela for lunch, more snack places, açaí, and a chopp restaurant for beers at the end. I highly recommend this tour (5 hours). Not only will you enjoy the food and drinks, but you will get a great city tour as well. Taxis are plentiful, so it was very easy to get to the meeting spot and then back to our hotel.
Written 11 September 2022
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Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for your review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the food tour with Gabriel. I'm especially happy to hear all the details you mention. As a food tour, of course we focus on food and drinks, but we also use this as a way to get to know the city, to see some of the areas that most standard tours don't visit. Thanks very much for booking with us! Tom, Gabriel and Marcela
Written 20 September 2022
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Bailey T
San Antonio, TX44 contributions
Aug 2022
We were blown away by the quality of this tour! Not only was our guide, Gabriel, an expert on food, but as a local, he shared lots of interesting facts and insights about Rio and Brazil generally. The food was endless and incredible -- we sampled fruits, street food, dishes from a local restaurant, drinks, juices, acai, and more. Tom and Gabriel were also more than happy to accommodate any interests in trying a particular food, which was a really nice touch.

If you don't have much time in Rio and want to explore the city, I would honestly recommend this tour even over the classic tourist attractions. We only had a day and a half and chose to spend one day on this tour and the half day on Sugarloaf Mountain, and though Sugarloaf had beautiful views, we were so glad we spent most of our time on this tour because it really gave us the chance to get to know Rio in a way we otherwise wouldn't have. I'm not sure we would have felt safe walking around so much of the city on our own, but we felt 100% safe and comfortable on the tour knowing we were in good hands.

Thanks, Gabriel and Tom, for an amazing tour!
Written 9 August 2022
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Hi Bailey! Thanks so much for this amazing review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Gabriel - as it's a food tour, we naturally focus on food and drinks, but we also try to give lots more on top: a deeper understanding of the city and it's vibrant culture, how to get the most out of your time here, what are the best things to do after the tour and on following days. I really appreciate that you decided to spend so much of your short time in Rio with us! Thanks again, Tom.
Written 21 August 2022
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Meagan E
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Business
I went on Tom's food tour recently, and I didn't expect the time to fly the way it did. Tom showed his passion for Brazilian food, and each stop came with interesting info (without being tour-guidy).

What I appreciated the most was not only that the food and drinks we're fabulous, but that the pace of the tour was just right. I will definitely bring my friends who visit on this tour, as it's not to be missed!
Written 24 July 2022
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Hi Meagan - we always try to avoid being too 'tour-guidy' ;) My co-guides (Gabriel and Marcela) and I all prefer a more natural approach - walking, chatting, answering questions and (of course!) lots of eating and drinking! We want our guests to feel relaxed and able to enjoy all the delicious food, drinks and experiences. Thanks so much for recommending us! Good luck with settling into your new home / city. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can help with anything. Thanks, Tom.
Written 29 July 2022
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Richardpk
Houston, TX52 contributions
Feb 2022
Tom offers a unique insight into the food scene here in Rio. I was concerned it would be Pastel in one place, Caipirinha in another followed by feijoada/bbq somewhere else but Tom offers so much more. His insight into the real Rio and what to eat where was amazing. The fact that he is actually a Brit who moved to Brazil a long time ago means that he can convey accurately what is actually unique and different rather than what might be different. He is eloquent and charismatic and just adds more to any excursion to a location than I can quantify easily in a short review
Written 10 May 2022
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Wow! Thanks for this incredibly positive review Richard. I'm so happy that the Eat Rio experience resonated with you. We definitely make an effort to avoid the obvious / lackluster and instead focus on really great examples of the most delicious and unique ingredients, dishes and venues in Rio. Through the food and drinks, we hope to give our guests an understanding of what makes Rio such a special city :)
Written 16 May 2022
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5fortravel
San Francisco212 contributions
Apr 2022
After a couple hundred reviews, I had tired of leaving TA reviews when so many have already done so and so many just link to a generic travel experience. But this tour deserves extra effort. The total antithesis to packaged tours led by joyless employees, EatRio rides on the enthusiasm of its founder and tour guide, Tom. This is his business and one that he loves and enjoys. Carefully cultivating an experience, Tom truly guides us through exotics fruits, memorable bites, a sit down meal while accented with liquors, coffees and juices. If there is a way to improve this tour, I am not sure how to do it. All in all, we spent essentially the entire day, eating, listening and learning. What an amazing way to experience Rio.
Written 2 May 2022
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Ahhh, thank you so much! One of the things that my guides and I have in common is that we all LOVE Rio. We also love eating, drinking and showing people around this wonderful city. It's a great job, but it isn't always easy and so the passion and love for the city is a must - I'm delighted that you picked up on that because I know the tour just wouldn't work without it. We aim to give our guests a truly organic, personal experience. Every tour is different as we'll tailor things on the fly, according to our guests. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to write this amazing review. This is one for the mantelpiece! ;)
Written 16 May 2022
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