Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful city for seafood fans, and this relaxed Botafogo restaurant is a great spot to try the local specialties. The lunchtime set meals, which change daily, are a good bet for diners on a budget, but the a-la-carte options are the real stars of the show. The optional couvert (a basket of fresh breads, served with herb butter and pastes made from shrimp, tuna, crab and olive) is a good place to start, being both simple and delicious. Squid or octopus in oil and garlic is a good starter for adventurous eaters, while a popular main dish is the bobo de camarao. This traditional Brazilian dish sees shrimp combined with pureed aipim (yucca) and coconut milk. Moqueca (seafood stew) is another specialty of the house, and is made with various types of seasonal seafood.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, amex
- Nearest Train: Metro @ Botafogo