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Every traveler would always want to experience the distinct flavors of their vacation destination. To truly succumb to the wonders of the environment, local food would enhance not only your enthusiasm in traveling but give you a taste of the culture of its people.
In Brazil, its cuisines and delicacies have been influenced by European and African influences. With colorful plates, diverse flavors and luscious designs, the Brazilian cuisines are sure to awaken the taste buds and maximize that thrill in knowing Brazil.
This article will direct you to the finest restaurants which caters to Brazilian cuisine in Brazil. Prep the foodie in you as you are about to take a delicious journey to Brazil.
This restaurant has a magnificent setting perfect for the family with exotic flora and fauna filling its tropical garden. They serve pan-Brazilian dishes with a French twist. One of the exquisite dishes served here is a salad made with mixed lettuce, whole green peppercorns, mango, Minas cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. They also serve locally-made wines that have high quality fit to amaze the traveler in you. Its outdoor tables offer an excellent view of Guanabara Bay during the day time while lanterns in the garden will enthrall you during the night.
This restaurant is open throughout the week and closes only during Mondays.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Rua Aprazível 62, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro”]
Copacabana is visited by tourists because of its magnificent beaches. As you swim through the waves, indulge in the sun and do all other fun beach activities, of course, at some point, your tummy will be rumbling. A block back from the beach lies this restaurant where you can re-energize yourself with a hearty meal or a relaxing drink.
The Boteco Belmonte offers true to heart traditional Brazilian cuisines that are sure to compliment that Brazil vacation. Dishes such as dried beef with rice and spring greens, pizzas, finger foods, empanadas with different fillings are served in this exquisite restaurant. Chug down all that food with a matching drink of Chopp Black, which is a dark draft beer also served in this restaurant.
This restaurant is open daily. The lines can get a little long during weekend evenings but is not-so-busy during weekday afternoons.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Rua Domingos Ferreira 242, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro”]
In for a cultural atmosphere but with a hint of simplicity to it? Dine at the Amarelinho restaurant which is the perfect spot for city-center people who love to eat simple Brazilian dishes. It is located directly by the Biblioteco Nacional and Theatro Nacional which makes is attractive to those visitors who are doing tours on those establishments.
People come here during lunchtime and after work hours love the ambiance of yellow-dressed waitstaff with matching ties and a plainly designed atmosphere for dining. Dishes such as pizzas, mixed grill served with rice and fries and fresh fruit salad along with ice-cold draft beers that are also as popular as the dishes.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Praça Floriano 55 B, Cinelândia Centro, Rio de Janeiro”]
BAR DO ARNAUDO
This restaurant has been the localities most-favored one in the neighborhood for over three decades. Arnaudo serves plentiful plates inspired by Northeastern cuisine. The popular sun-dried beef for non-vegetarians, queijo coalho (grilled white cheese) with brown beans, rice and seasoned farofa for vegetarians are some of the dishes served here.
This restaurant is open all week long but may get packed during weekend nights. It’s less crowded during lunch time where a whopping view of the Guanabara Bay is enjoyed while dining. Their staff are friendly and fast, and although they do not serve wine here, you may bring a bottle of your choice and they will happily serve it for you.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Rua Almirante Alexandrino 316-B, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro”]
The Barra Grill is an informal yet popular steak house that serves the best meat in town. It is the ideal place to stop by after a long day at Praia Barra.
They serve hearty meals of steak, buffet of salads, stylish grilled dishes, and sides that have impressive range in quality.
Rates for the rodizio-style feasts are a bit expensive during the weekends compared to weekdays. During weekends, you are advised to make reservations due to the number of people who yearn to have their fabulous dinners at the fancy restaurant during the said dates.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Av. Ministro Ivan Lins 314, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro”]
CASA DA FEIJOADA
Well what would a Brazilian journey be without having to dine at a restaurant specifically named after the country’s national dish? That’s right. Here at Casa de Feijoada, you will get to enjoy a hearty meal of Feijoada during Saturdays and feel that you have definitely experienced Brazil to the fullest. Every day for the rest of the week, huge pots of stew simmer everyday serving various types of meat from pork, to sauage, to beef sans, feet and ears! The feijoada is served with the traditional sides of rice, collar greens, farofa (toasted and seasoned manioc flour), aipim (cassava)m torresminho (pork rinds) and orange strips.
There is a set meal price that caters an appetizer portion of a choice of dessert, black-bean soup and sausage, and a lime or passion-fruit batida (creamy cachaca cocktail). Dishes such as baked chicken, grilled trout, shrimp in coconut milk, filet mignon, quindim (a yolk and sugar pudding with coconut crust) and Romeo and Juliet (guava compote with fresh cheese). There is also a dessert named caipirinhas which is made with lime, tangerine, passion fruit, pineapple, strawberry or kiwi.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Prudente de Morais 10, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro”]
COLHER DE PAU
Last but not the least, the Colher de Pau is a must-visit restaurant for those thrifty eaters. Located just by the Ipanema Beach and open for all the meals of the day, this restaurant serves prato feitos (daily set meals), tasty sandwiches and salads, large grilled fish or steak and brigadeiro which is a Brazilian dish made of condensed milk, butter and chocolate.
[su_gmap width=”200″ height=”200″ address=”Rua Farme de Amoedo 39, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro”]