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Somebody Feed Phil – Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Netflix: Season 4

Phil Rosenthal visits Rio de Janeiro and enjoys local cuisines from the caipirinha cocktails to dining at the streetside botecos. He visits during Carnival, the largest celebration of the year in Brazil. See the locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show for the best of what to do in Rio.


1. Praca Nossa Senhora da Paz

Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro


Phil starts off his trip in an open-air market where he enjoys the many exotic fruits that are available in Brazil.

Tasted: Maracuja (passion fruit)

Carlotinha (mango)



Cassava (yucca) starch pancake - pan-fried with oregano and cheese

Pastel - shrimp (camarao), palmito (heart of palm)

2. Academia da Cachaca

Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Rio de Janeiro


Cachaca is one of the most popular liquors of Brazil made from distilled sugarcane and used in the Caipirinha, which is Brazil's national cocktail. Academia da Cachaca offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Cachaca in the city, with over 50 different types. Come for the drinks, but stay for the food, especially the Feijoada. It's a stew of beef, pork, and vegetables topped with a flour mix called farofa.

Tasted: Cachca

Caipirinha (cocktail)


3. Lasai

Rua Conde de Iraja 191, Rio de Janeiro


Phil stops by Lasai, a 1-Michelin starred restaurant, to have a meal with Chef Rafa and his wife. They have a multi-course meal that focuses on modern Brazilian cuisine.


Lime and Passionfruit Capirinha