With work in progress on Rio's ambitious 'Marvellous Port' project, cruise visitors calling at Rio de Janeiro's cruise port currently need to take a quick cab ride in order to make the best of nearby eating options. The city's port zone is currently the subject of a major regeneration project ahead of the 2016 Olympics but remains a little run-down at present, so it's best to head to nearby Centro - where Confeitaria Colombo is a grand reminder of Rio's Belle Epoque, and a plethero of fairly-priced buffet restaurants catering to a business crowd offer the opportunity to tuck into everything from steak to sushi and salads. Alternatively, take a 10 -minute cab ride into the hills of Santa Teresa, where culinary adventures await at local favourites such as Bar do Arnaudo and Sobrenatural. Those looking for something romantic can find al-fresco dining with glorious views at Aprazivel, while Cafecito is a great bet for a quick coffee and a tasty toasted ciabatta. Rio de Janeiro's cruise port is also located close to the neighborhoods of Gloria, where there are many simple snack bars and good buffet spots with a local flavor, and to Flamengo where one of Rio's real culinary gems can be found in the form of the legendary all-you-can-eat meat restaurant, Porcao Rio's. Bon appetite!
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