Costello da Barra, in the wealthy beach suburb of Barra da Tijuca, began life as a lunch spot for local office workers, but proved such a hit that the opening hours were soon extended late into the night. While it's still as crowded as ever during the midday rush, the best time to arrive is around 5pm on a Friday, when you can grab a good table and watch as the locals pour in and pour themselves a few drinks as they start to enjoy 'Happy Hour'. The customers can also tuck into a meat feast of sweet and sour pork ribs (the house speciality), calabresa sausage and fries, great for sharing as the draught beer starts to flow.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard