If you love traditional food, here are some of Río's best restaurants that will cater for your taste
Get in touch with Brazilian dining
As you will see for yourself, like almost everything related to Brazil, its cuisine is the result of a surprising combination of flavours from Portuguese, Amerindian and African culinary traditions. Severyna de Laranjeiras (www.severyna.com.br), on Iparanga Street in the popular Iparanga neighbourhood, offers a great selection of traditional recipes from North-Eastern Brazil. We suggest trying the moquecas, a dish of lightly fried fish or shellfish served with rice and other ingredients. At night there is traditional live music and their prices don’t rocket. The feijoada is the national dish of Brazil, made with delicious meat and beans and served with white rice, garlic, peppers, green cabbage and slices of orange. You can try this Brazilian speciality in Bar do Mineiro, on Paschoal Carlos Magno Street in the Santa Teresa neighbourhood. Their portions are plentiful and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Botequim (www.botequimrestaurante.com.br) is another interesting place to find delicious Brazilian cuisine. It can be found in a small, pretty green house on Vizconde de Carabelas de Botafogo Street and is renowned for its wooden decor and exclusive atmosphere.