Discovering the Buffet a Kilo Restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

Buffet a Kilo restaurants are hugely popular in Rio de Janeiro, and they are also usually a more reasonable lunchtime alternative to many 'à la carte' restaurants.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone living in Rio de Janeiro for a while is bound to have a favorite buffet a kilo restaurant. These are places, often catering exclusively to the lunch crowd, which follow a simple formula: the customer fills their plate from a buffet and then pays for their meal by weight.

Buffet a kilo restaurants, both basic and sophisticated, can be found all over Rio de Janeiro. “My favorite buffet a kilo restaurant has to be Celeiro in Leblon.” comments Julia Michaels, writer. “It’s among the more expensive buffet a kilo . . .

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