Cook In Rio
6:00 PM - 10:00 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
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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.
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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  • 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
    3 contributions
    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Stayeraug
    New York City, New York26 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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    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
  • Seaside19749724761
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful and fun experience!
    Had a wonderful experience at chef Alex’s cooking class. We made a delicious Brazilian fish dish accompanied by an unlimited supply of caipirinhas, a dessert and some appetizers. Chef Alex is a great conversationalist, he is knowledgeable about Brazil and about cooking, and creates a fun experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations as well as an impromptu samba break! I highly recommend Cook in Rio if you’re looking for a fun experience! This was a highlight of our trip. Thanks Alex!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 May 2024
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Doris
Atlanta, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Amazing time!! Highly highly recommend. You learn so much about Brazilian culture while enjoying delicious drinks and conversation. Our guide was Ericka, she was amazing!!! Would definitely do again!!
Written 13 July 2024
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Delaney L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Such a fun and informative class. I learned a lot about the culture; probably learned more so than “how to cook” but it was a great experience for someone’s first time in Rio. I would recommend.
Written 13 July 2024
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Hacking H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Very fun class! Great history and cultural information. The food was great, casual, and definitely something we would do again.
Written 13 July 2024
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Diana
Rio de Janeiro, RJ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very interesting class, where you interact with other participants and learn how to make delicious Brazilian drinks and have fun.
Written 11 July 2024
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John A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Great food, very informative, very relaxing, great alcohol. Cooking instructor was very kind and helpful. The meat was the highlight, unsurprisingly: Brazil has phenomenal steak.
Written 9 July 2024
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Chef Mateus Almar
Ilha Grande, RJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A must do experience about Brazilian food and culture with an expert! Flavio was amazing explaining everything and teaching not only about the food, but teaching it’s great techniques to achieve the results we want. If you’re in Rio I wouldn’t miss the chance of living this experience… Brazilian food at its best, with lots of variety and passion about the flavours of this country! I’m a Brazilian chef too and would recommend to everyone! Thanks cook in Rio for this moment
Written 8 July 2024
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We appreciate your enthusiastic review! 😊 It's fantastic to hear that you found Flavio's explanations and teaching techniques so valuable. We're thrilled that, as a fellow Brazilian chef, you enjoyed the variety and passion of our cuisine. For your next visit, consider trying our tasting tour or seafood barbecue class for more culinary adventures. Safe travels and happy cooking! Cristiano, Manager of Cook in Rio
Written 9 July 2024
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Jennifer E
Eugene, OR18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding tour and experience. So much fun to go through the market and learn about the different options here. And the cooking class and food was exceptional. Flavio is such an amazing teacher and chef and we had so much fun learning from him. And the food was absolutely excellent. This facility is fantastic and very comfortable. It was an A+ experience and we’re so glad we came!
Written 6 July 2024
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We appreciate your feedback! 😊 We're thrilled to hear you had an outstanding tour and experience. It's great that you enjoyed the market tour and found the cooking class exceptional. Flavio will be delighted to know his teaching and culinary skills made your time enjoyable. For your next visit, consider trying our tasting tour or drinks class for more culinary adventures. Safe travels and happy cooking! Cristiano, Manager of Cook in Rio
Written 9 July 2024
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Dustin D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
The education in the market was great, but the food was amazing!!! Highly recommend! Great instruction! Did I mention the Caparinias?
Written 6 July 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! 😊 We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the market education and found the food amazing. It's fantastic to know you appreciated the instruction—and yes, those Caipirinhas are definitely worth mentioning! For your next visit, consider trying our tasting tour or seafood barbecue class for more culinary adventures. Safe travels and happy cooking! Cristiano, Manager of Cook in Rio
Written 9 July 2024
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Beau H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
This was such a great time! Learning experience as well as great food. Would highly recommend, worth the money, and you leave with a full belly
Written 6 July 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience! 😊 We're thrilled to hear you had such a great time, enjoyed the learning experience, and loved the food. It's wonderful to know you found it worth the money and left with a full belly. For your next visit, consider trying our tasting tour or drinks class for more culinary adventures. Safe travels and happy cooking! Cristiano, Manager of Cook in Rio
Written 9 July 2024
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AB r
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Good food, great talking & a unique experience. Alex is amazing. We tasted more than 33 food items & throughout the experience we understood more about the Brazilian culture
Written 5 July 2024
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