The biggest event in Rio de Janeiro isn’t its lively annual carnival – this year. Instead, during the months of August and September, the city will be playing host to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, welcoming an expected 400,000 guests from around the world. This huge wave of visitors will cascade outside the stadium and into the city’s historic sites, shops, beaches and restaurants. If you’ll be getting in on the action, don’t be disappointed by not getting a seat at one of the city’s most popular restaurants. Plan ahead with these valuable insider tips on the best places to dine in the city provided by our local experts at Matueté Villas.