Where To Find The Best Mexican In Rio de Janeiro

Where To Find The Best Mexican In Rio de Janeiro

Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro

Trying to find a good Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro is hard, simply because there just isn’t that many of them. There are a few chains dotted about – Rota 66 and Si, Senor to name the two main ones – but these serve the classic tex-mex style food. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it and for a casual night out, they are worth checking out. Also, Guacamole and Arriba are two other great Mexican restaurants in Rio for food and atmosphere. But personally, I love Azteka in Ipanema. If you’re in Rio de Janeiro and you’re looking for a place that does great Mexican food then go to Azteka as it really is one of the best Mexican food joints in Rio.

So, what’s so great about this place?

For someone like me that lives far away from the main tourist spots (I live in the residential north zone), the fact that it’s close to metro General Osorio is a huge bonus for me. Secondly, it is also just two blocks from the beach so if you’re anything like us, you can drink your margaritas at Azteka before spending a lazy afternoon by one of Rio’s best tourist beaches. But it’s more than just the location. The venue itself is charming. Its small size just makes it feel cosy and the brightly coloured decor and little touches such as the mini sombreros on the wall all add to the Mexican experience.

Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro

Let’s get to the important stuff. What’s the food like?

Having only ever spent two-weeks in Playa del Carmen in an inclusive resort, I’m definitely not qualified to say what is and what isn’t authentic Mexican food. Yet the chef at Azteka, Miguel Francisco Campos is Mexican with 12 years of experience cooking Mexican food both in his home country and in the United States. After meeting his Brazilian now-wife there, they later moved to Rio de Janeiro and he opened Azteka in 2012. His food is the closest you’ll find to the real deal in Rio but a bit of the American tex-mex influence has rubbed off on the menu. That’s not a bad thing though at all – the food is delicious and many of the ingredients come from Mexico.

Mexican restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

What should I order when I’m there?

First of all, treat yourself to a margarita. They are delicious. When we were there, this is what we ate and I would totally recommend it.

  • The Nachos Azteka. These are corn nacho crisps which are so crunchy and with a rich, natural flavour. They were covered in pork beans, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeños, sour cream, and plenty of guacamole. They are honestly some of the best nachos I’ve ever eaten in my life.
  • The Puebla Burrito. This was one generously packed burrito. I almost couldn’t finish it as I was so full, but after a 10-minute breather, I managed to eat it all. I certainly didn’t want to leave any of this delicious burrito! It was filled with rice, grilled chicken, and their special Mole Rojo sauce which is kind of like a sweet barbecue sauce.
Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro
Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro

The menu also includes tacos which looked delicious judging by the tables around us, but we were too full to try them. There is also a wide range of gluten-free, vegetarian, and even vegan options, making it appealing to a much wider audience. One of Miguel’s aims was to create a Mexican-inspired menu that would serve everyone, so decided to include a delicious selection of options for people that may struggle to find suitable food elsewhere.

What about the chili?

The food actually isn’t that hot, but you can add some heat with one of Miguel’s homemade chili sauces. He serves them at the restaurant and also to buy separately to take them home with you. These are the best ones:

  • Molho Picante (medio). This is a little light kick of chili and is pretty mild. You can buy this at Azteka for R$14 for 100ml.
  • Molho Picante (forte). This has a fiery aftertaste and is perfect for those that like their food hot. You can also buy this at Azteka for R$14.
Mexican restaurant in Rio de Janeiro

What if you could murder a Mexican lunch right now – but you don’t work or live in Ipanema?

No worries, just make the most of the Azteka delivery service. They deliver most items on the menu around Rio, except for tacos and nachos.The reason for this is all about the quality as the sauces on the tacos and nachos will make them soggy and not as deliciously crisp as they are in the restaurant. Try the burrito or quesadillas if you opt for delivery.

Where to eat Rio de Janeiro’s best Mexican food

  • Go to Ipanema and head towards this address: R. Visc. de Pirajá, 156 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
  • For delivery, just give this number a call: (21) 3489-8900 or use ifood.com.br

Donninha: Bringing Homemade Food and Delivery to Tijuca

Donninha: Bringing Homemade Food and Delivery to Tijuca

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It’s true that the south zone of Rio de Janeiro has it all – great restaurants, chic bars and golden beaches. Yet, that doesn’t mean the rest of the city has nothing else to offer. Far from it, in fact. Those in the know head to edgy nightclubs behind concealed doors, quirky bars with alternative clientele and charming restaurants that serve food from the heart.

This is one of the reasons I love living in the north zone of the city. Classy eateries and trendy bars are not found on every street corner; you need to seek them out. So I was really happy when Now in Rio were invited to check out Donninha in Tijuca, a restaurant that combines a little bit of everything – ample space for the remote worker, live music, an outdoor bar and a delivery service. Its multifaceted nature makes it possible to go there anytime on any day for whatever need you may have. This feature along with the fact it is just two subway stops from my house won my heart.

Donninha is based in Tijuca near to the metro Saens Pena. It truly is one of a kind, in an area that is filled with old-fashioned restaurants, simple Brazilian bakeries, and casual drinking spots. The wide, open entrance is inviting and the long counter creates the impression it’s an on-the-go service. Yet no sooner have you stepped inside, you’re ushered upstairs to the real heart of the venue.

delivery service in Rio de Janeiro
delivery service in Rio de Janeiro

The first floor (if the floor at street level can be considered ‘ground floor’) is one of my favourite spots at the moment and I spend many afternoons there making the most of their reliable and strong Wi-fi to work outside the house. I love the wide tables, the low-volume pop music and decorative hanging baskets of plants dotted around. Other quirky details include a naked mannequin hanging outside the toilets and a chessboard for those looking for a test of mental strategy over lunch. It’s always relaxed there and the staff never seem bothered by the fact that I’m working there for sometimes four or more hours straight. These are some of my most productive days.

Of course, long days of work like those need proper fuel and the pasta dishes on the menu do the job perfectly. I always think that I will eat half now and save the rest for later but I never do and I never learn. My favourite pasta dish is the pasta with pesto and parmesan cheese. It’s homemade and delicious.

delivery service in Rio de Janeiro
delivery service in Rio de Janeiro

But what about the night Now in Rio went there? We went there on a Monday evening after being invited to try the food. We started with freshly-squeezed fruit juice which was just the right tart and just the right sweet, accompanied by freshly baked baguette with slices of sausage. Next up were the burgers. As there were two of us, we tried both the meat and the chicken ones and split it between us. I rarely eat chicken burgers being quite the carnivore towards red meat but it went beyond my expectations and was really good. Just when I felt I couldn’t eat anymore, they brought us out a pizza. I have to admit, even in the name of research, I was too full to try it, settling with simply smelling it. I did inhale deeply and I can assure you it smelled amazing so I can strongly conclude it must taste equally as good. When they brought out the brownies and ice-cream, I suddenly found room (I swear my stomach is divided into sweet and savoury compartments) and simply fell in love with the warm, homemade brownie and the smooth icecream.

delivery service in Rio de Janeiro
delivery service in Rio de Janeiro
delivery service in Rio de Janeiro

There is also a second floor at Donninha which has live music every Monday evening. It’s a really friendly and animated atmosphere filled with genuine warmth and good fun. The venue closes at 11 pm but the delivery service continues until around 2 am. You can also pick up drinks and continue the high of the live music on Mondays outside in the parking lot at the back which is wonderfully old-school.

delivery service in Rio de Janeiro

The owners effortlessly breathe life and warmth into the place and it’s clear that a lot of effort and soul has gone into the venue. They also employ refugees that are seeking asylum in Brazil and so helping to support a global issue by providing fair employment to people in desperate need of normality. For a homely venue with great, honest food and a friendly atmosphere that is out of the tourist hotspots, you can’t go far wrong with Donninha.

  • Donninha, R. Santo Afonso, 445 – Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
    +55 (21) 3199 1133
    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 11 pm. Delivery until 2 am.
    Don’t miss the live music on Mondays!
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Marley’s Pub: Bringing a New Nightlife Option to Botafogo

Marley’s Pub: Bringing a New Nightlife Option to Botafogo

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Marley’s Pub in Botafogo brings a rare combination to Rio de Janeiro’s nightlife scene – live music, a mouth-watering menu and on-tap homemade beers. It is literally the mix that sets the scene for my perfect night out. We were invited to check out the new venue and with the word ‘pub’ in the name, I was keen to see if it would bring a slice of nostalgia of my favourite drinking spots back in the UK.

First of all, let’s start with some background on Marley’s pub. The venue has only opened recently in July 2017 so is a true newbie on the lively Botafogo bar and restaurant scene. However, those with keen eyes may have already spotted this name and you’d be right in thinking that this brand already exists.

The idea of Marley’s Pub started from a partnership between Sergio Albrecht, the owner of a beer food truck, and Teo Nunes and Renata Pereira, the owners of a burger food truck. Having attended several of the same events throughout Rio, they decided to set up something together by pooling their expertise and resources into creating a physical establishment – and so was born Marley’s Pub.

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About The Venue

Marley’s Pub has gone all out in creating a homely menu, a selection of wonderful drinks and getting local bands to perform regularly. The venue is set over two floors with the second floor conveniently overlooking the stage so you can enjoy the live music from wherever you are. The music takes a break from traditional Brazilian music and ventures into the fine tunes of blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and indie music. What I loved about the venue though is how it really does resemble a modern-day pub with exposed brick walls, rustic features such as uncovered piping as taps and cute finishing touches such as the dart board (which I aced at. Not).

Let’s Talk About The Menu

Ah, the menu. The menu is packed with comforting foods and of course, delicious hamburgers. In the name of research, I ate my body weight in food so I could share my impressions with you (purely research purposes, of course). I started with two different kinds of snacks – the bolinho de feijão recheado which was a compact ball of black beans and dried meat. It was amazing until I tried the bolinho de feijão branca com camarão which somehow managed to trump it. Both were delicious and went really well with the Jeffrey Pilsen beer I was drinking.

Next up, I had the Mignon no Pão, which is the most homely food I’ve had in a while. It is a huge loaf of round bread with the inside taken out and then filled with a creamy cheese mixed with mignon steak. It would be ideal for a group of people as it’s a very filling snack and can easily feed four people, if not more.

Finally, I couldn’t leave without trying a hamburger. I had one of the most popular on the menu which was the Pão de Acucar, a mix of 180grams of exclusive meat blend, fresh mushrooms, caramelised onions, barbeque sauce, Emmental cheese and Australian bread. It also comes with a side order of French fries. I loved it, especially the fact that the burger was huge. I didn’t try it but I was told the special hot dog is also one of the best items on the menu, so that definitely is on my bucket list for the next time I got here.

Marley’s Pub Drinks

Marley’s Pub has plenty of locally-brewed beers on the menu including Jeffrey beer which is served on tap. I stuck to the Pilsen, a light beer that is definitely my favourite, I also tried the Hocus Pocus Magic Trap which is strong but incredibly smooth and quite sweet. For those that prefer cocktails, there are also several homemade cocktails on the menu, such as the Kinsale (whisky, strawberry, lemon and brown sugar) and the Marley’s (pineapple, mint, coconut milk, rum, malibu and orange).

bars in Botafogo
bars in Botafogo
bars in Botafogo
bars in Botafogo

Why You Should Visit Marley’s Pub

  • It has Jeffrey beer on tap
  • It also serves Hocus Pocus beer which is amazing
  • It has a fantastic menu that includes huge, delicious burgers
  • It has live music with no extra charge (that is a huge rarity in Rio!)
  • It’s a cosy venue that has a true pub-like feel
  • The staff are friendly and helpful

Where To Find It

Marley’s Pub, Rua Fernandes Guimarães, 82, Botafogo
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Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5 pm to 1 am. Friday, 5 pm to 2 am. Saturday, 6 pm to 3 am.
Reservations: (21) 2137-0983 and e-mail contato@themarleys.com.br

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Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating At JAEÉ In Leblon

Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating At JAEÉ In Leblon

Healthy food in Rio de Janeiro

Healthy, organic eating is a growing gastronomic trend and thankfully, it looks set to stay. Some forward-thinking restaurants in Rio de Janeiro that have taken the leap to serve locally produced food, free from preserves and additives. The current hub of healthy eating is in upscale Leblon, which has recently seen an explosion of incredible new restaurants. 

We went to JAEE in Leblon to check out their new menu. Having opened in 2013 as a health food restaurant, it redefined itself in the last couple of months to provide homely, hot food that is served in rustic metal pots that set the feel-good, charming scene. Foodies will love that most of the food is organic and locally-sourced, where the simplicity of the dishes masks the rich flavours within. Most of the food is vegetarian, vegan, paleo, lactose-free, and gluten-free, appealing to a wide audience.

Healthy food in Rio de Janeiro
Healthy food in Rio de Janeiro

The chef behind these delicious homemade creations is João Marcello Coelho who creates a collection of small hot dishes that are ready to eat. For those looking for lunch options that are light and refreshing, there is a selection of healthy salads and pasta that are taste-rich and guilt-free.

We arrived on a busy weekday afternoon and settled down to try their hot lunch menu. Our little wooden table became a banquet of brass-coloured pots filled with chicken pesto and cherry tomatoes, whole-grain rice with cauliflower, escondidinho de cogumeto (a mushroom dish), roasted tomato with Canastra cheese from the Serra region in Rio de Janeiro, and roasted eggplant. The spread of dishes was perfect for two yet luckily we had arrived super hungry and had space to try other things.

We then shared a cold dish, a mix of shredded curried chicken with vegetables, where the flavour drew from its freshness and organic origin. We absolutely loved it, and the owner advised us it could be eaten hot or cold for those looking for a warmer option.

JAEE also have a wonderfully varied menu of juices and smoothies. We tried a refreshing mix of pineapple and coconut water, and a green juice, both were substantial and would make a great healthy snack for when you’re on the go.

Our conclusion? JAEE fills a much-needed niche of a stop off point for fresh, healthy food. It’s homely, filling, yet makes you feel detoxed and healthy after. We definitely recommend it!

Useful Information:

JAEE – Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1228, Loja B, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 (21) 2540 5627

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 11 pm

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20 Brazilian Foods You Have To Try – And Where To Find Them In Rio De Janeiro

20 Brazilian Foods You Have To Try – And Where To Find Them In Rio De Janeiro

Brazilian food Rio de Janeiro

Brazil may not be well known on the global culinary scene but for those in the know, the country has some real gastronomic gems. I love Brazilian food and I always end up appreciating it more than ever when I visit my family and friends in Wales – I especially miss pão de queijo and brigadeiro! Before I came to Brazil, I’d imagined that as a tropical country, it would be all about salads, seafood, and light, fluffy bread. Yet that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here, food feeds the soul, warms the cockles, and has a real homely feel. Here are 20 foods that you really should try when you’re in Brazil (you’ll love them!) and some of my favourite spots to find them in Rio de Janeiro.

Pastels

Pastels are typically served in two ways – either as large, rectangular pastels (known as pastel de vento, or ‘windy pastel’) found at the farmers’ market or as small, half-moon-shaped pastels commonly found at bars. Popular fillings include minced meat, cheese, pizza (cheese, tomato, and oregano), heart of palm, chicken, and prawns. My favourites are the ones from the farmers’ markets (click here to see some of the best ones) served with a chilled sugar cane juice. For bar pastels, one of the best is Bar do Adão in Lapa and has unusual fillings on the menu such as apricot and brie alongside more traditional options.

Pão de Queijo

Pão de Queijo, a soft on the inside, crispy on the outside cheese bread, is one of my favourite go-to snacks. They are also gluten-free! For a great pão de queijo, try Cultivar in Santa Teresa, a venue that sells and produces organic products whenever possible.

Canjica

I love canjica and I ate it for breakfast every day when I was in Poco de Caldas in Minas Gerais. It’s soft, white corn mixed with coconut milk, condensed milk, and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top. The recipe varies slightly depending on who you talk to, but the result is pretty much the same. One variation is canjica com amendoim, which is the same recipe just with peanuts added (it’s amazing). Empório Jardim in the Jardim Botânico neighbourhood has a smooth and creamy canjica com amendoim on its menu.

Coxinha

A coxinha is a teardrop ball gooey dough wrapped around shredded chicken before being covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried. It’s a substantial snack, although probably not one to eat every day! Some also come with cream cheese mixed with the chicken. Fornalha has both traditional and cream cheese coxinhas with branches in both Botafogo and Copacabana. Another place worth checking out for its great coxinhas is the Portuguese-colonial style restaurant, Casa Cave in Centro.

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiros are balls of truffle made from condensed milk and cacao powder before being covered in chocolate sprinkles. They are so simple yet are one of my favourite Brazilian sweets. Some stores have done their own gourmet takes on the traditional recipe with additions such as pistachio nut coverings or a strawberry inside the truffle. For moreish brigadeiros accompanied with a delicious cappuccino, go to Brigadeiros do Tuiter in Botafogo.

Joelho

For a bite of something filling and homely, try a joelho. The joelho – which literally means ‘knee’ in English – is a thick, bread-like pastry with ham and cheese inside. The best places in Rio for a joelho are the juice stores dotted throughout Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. I’ve already recommended it for the coxinha, but Fornalha also does a great joelho too.

Açai

Açaí is a great post-beach snack and I love the refreshing taste on a hot summer’s day. Personally, I love it mixed with granola, but it’s also good wth strawberries and banana with a drizzle of honey on top. Once again, Cultivar in Santa Teresa makes the list for having the quasi-official title of the best açaí in town.

Biscoito Globo

Biscoito Globo has a place among Rio’s cultural icons and brings about a certain nostalgia in Cariocas. Made with manioc flour, they are crunchy, airy crisps with a distinct taste that is incomparable. Despite their simplicity, they are incredibly moreish and are a tasty savoury accompaniment to an ice-cold mate. The best place to buy them is from the beach vendors at Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon beach.

 

Empada

Empadas are mini pies with fillings such as carne seca (dried meat), prawns and Catupiry, shredded chicken, and heart of palm. They come best served with a chilled chopp (Brazilian beer) on a balmy Rio evening. My favourite empadas are at Belmonte where they come with a small pastry base and heaps of carne seca piled on top. Every time I go there, whether I’m hungry or not, I can’t resist ordering one of these bad boys.

 

Romeu e Julieta

This combination of guava jelly-like paste and mild, white cheese just works on so many levels. It is sometimes eaten as the main flavour for a cheesecake, in a pastel, in an empada, or simply on its own. Head to Talho Capixaba in Leblon to get a fresh croissant with romeu e julieta on the inside. It’s delicious and is best served with one of the coffee shop’s excellent coffees.

Feijoada

Feijoada, a black bean stew slow-cooked with meat, is the national dish of Brazil and the ultimate comfort food. It comes a serving of black beans with salted pork, chunks of beef, strips of jerked beef, and slices of smoked sausages accompanied by fried kale, fluffy white rice, crunchy manioc and crispy pork crackling. There are plenty of great places in Rio de Janeiro to try this, yet for a traditional and authentic experience, head to Bar do Mineiro in Santa Teresa and wash it down with a cool, lime caipirinha.

Beijinho de Coco

The name of this tiny dessert appropriately translates to ‘little kiss of coconut’ in English. And that’s exactly what it tastes like. With a similar concept to the brigadeiro, the beijinho de coco is a mix of condensed milk, butter and covered in coconut shavings. Catarina Doces e Salgados in Copacabana has wonderful beijinhos de coco.

 

Moqueca

Moqueca, a stew made with seafood, prawns, coconut oil, milk, and vegetables, is a traditional Bahian dish yet is popular throughout Brazil. Sobrenatural in Santa Teresa has an amazing moqueca and the portion size is big enough for three people.

Quindim

Quindim is a dessert that is either served as a large cake or in small, mouth-size portions. It’s basically like custard with coconut and is a light option for when you’re craving something sweet. It’s easy to find at juice bars and padarias (bakeries) throughout the city, yet one of the best ones is at Confeitaria Colombo in Centro.

Misto Quente

Misto quente is basically toasted French bread with ham and melted cheese inside, yet its beauty lies in its simplicity. It’s my easy, go-to snack almost every time and is perfect with a freshly squeezed fruit juice. They are easy to find – all the fruit juice bars throughout the city sell them.

Acarajé

Another Bahian specialty, acarajé is black-eyed bean pattie with added prawns and before being deep-fried to serve piping hot. They are delicious and I love them with a couple of drops of chili oil. Go to the Hippie Fair in Ipanema at Praca General Osorio on Sundays to get them fresh from the Bahian stand there.

Tapioca Crepe

The tapioca pancake was a typical food from the northeast of Brazil, yet has grown in popularity for its health properties – it’s a gluten-free option that is relatively low in calories. It can be eaten savoury with cheese, tomato, and ham, or sweet with chocolate, strawberries, banana, and sprinkles of nuts. The best places to buy them are the little mobile stalls that are dotted along the beach in Copacabana or in the city centre near to metro Carioca.

Mandioca Frita

I love these and they usually feature as my go-to snack at botecos on a night out. They are the Brazilian alternative to chips and are deep-fried cassava sticks. I love them with a pouring of melted butter and a few drops of chili oil. There are so many botecos in Rio that sell great mandioca, yet I really love the one in Feria Nordestina in Sao Cristóvão.

 

Paçoca

Think the peanut-butter part of Reese’s Cup and that is pretty much the taste of paçoca. They are só good and make great on the go snacks. The best place to get them are from the supermarkets, the bancas (the newsagents on the streets) or at Casa do Biscoito that sells them in big tubs.

Farofa

A stable part of the Brazilian dinner, farofa goes hand in hand with rice and beans. Farofa is fried cassava flour at its most basic, yet variations include additional fried bacon and egg. Go to any restaurant, bar or boteco that serves traditional Brazilian meals with beans and rice to try farofa.

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Feijoada: The National Dish Of Brazil And Where To Find It In Rio De Janeiro

Feijoada: The National Dish Of Brazil And Where To Find It In Rio De Janeiro

Feijoada Rio de Janeiro

Feijoada, a black bean stew slow-cooked with meat, is the national dish of Brazil and the ultimate comfort food. The feast is a serving of black beans in their own juice with salted pork, chunks of beef, smoked sausage and strips of jerked beef accompanied by fried kale, crispy mandioca, fluffy white rice, pork crackling and farofa (fried cassava flour) with bits of bacon, perfect for mopping up the last of the bean juice. A few slices of oranges are mandatory to aid the digestion of this hearty meal.

 

Where Did Feijoada Come From?

It is widely believed that feijoada came from the time of slavery. The enslaved Africans would gather together leftover beans and scraps of meat from their plantation owners and throw the ingredients together to make a filling stew. However, academics have recently challenged this theory by presenting the idea that feijoada came from European settlement. Beans were easy to maintain and were cheap to produce and by adding in chunks of meat, feijoada became an easy meal for European immigrants to cook. Despite the grey area of its origin, nowadays feijoada is a true Brazilian dish.

Where To Eat Feijoada In Rio De Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, there are several places to enjoy this food for the soul. Traditionally eaten on Saturday, those who are keen to try this national dish needn’t wait and can head to Casa da Feijoada in Ipanema any day of the week. The casual atmosphere of the restaurant sets the scene for this homely cuisine and waiters bring out a stream of separate dishes to complete the whole feijoada spread. Most diners will order carne nobre – these are typical prime cuts of meat. However, those who feel daring can try the traditional feijoada that comes with additional meats such as pigs’ tails, ears, and trotters.

Bar do Mineiro in the heart of Santa Teresa is renowned for its authentic, hearty feijoada. The boteco-style restaurant has a friendly, local vibe with black and white photos hung up on the wall and paintings and artifacts above the bar. The rows of cachaça seem endless and make for a flawless caipirinha. Order a classic lime one as an alternative citrus digestive aid for your feijoada. Another feijoada hotspot in town is at Academia da Cachaça where generous portions allow enough for two and are served with a shot of honey and lemon cachaça.

Alternatively, try making it at home! I found this great recipe that I’m keen to try out soon. If you have any other recommendations in Rio for a great feijoada or have some tips on how to make it yourself, do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!

Useful Information:

Casa da Feijoada
R. Prudente de Morais, 10B – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, +55 (21) 2247 2776
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 10:30pm

Bar do Mineiro
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 99 – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, +55 (21) 2221 9227
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 11am – 12am

Academia da Cachaça
Rua Conde de Bernadotte, 26 – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, +55 (21) 2239 1542
Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12pm- 12am
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 1am

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