Market Ipanema was a superb dining experience in Rio. It is located in the heart of Ipanema, close to the beach and tourist area. Though the entrance is a bit too narrow, the first impression is a nice one as it opens up to a lovely porch with a romantic setting and candle lights.
They have an incredibly great deal of labeled gluten-free options on the menu and the staff is very helpful if you have any request.
They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would recommend a late lunch straight from the beach or a romantic dinner. The restaurant is a healthy option to experience a great variety of smoothies and natural juices, which includes some very special detox ones. Salads and fish or meat are a must-try. For the ones who are not in the mood for a natural juice, the wine list is very reasonable.
We had a delicious sole crusted with tapioca and also a perfect tilapia crusted with sunflower seeds and rice spaghetti with vegetables.
Desserts are delicious but although some of them are gluten-free they unfortunately are not lactose free, so we had to skip that.