In Rio you can find typical snacks and dishes from all different regions of Brazil.
Feira de São Cristóvão
Traditional Northeastern Market. The Barraca da Chiquita serves an unforgettable creamy Baião de Dois, a traditional black-eyed pea and rice dish. Go with an appetite – even though the name of dish means something like “dance for two”, the generous serving is enough for four. Tell Chiquita that we recommended her stall and get VIP treatment (in reality, her “stall” is a restaurant that seats 800 people). The place is easy to find, right across from the main stage.
Tacacá do Norte
An informal bar that serves the traditional Açaí dish from the northern state of Pará (with manioc pearls), Crab Cake with Cumari chili pepper, and the curious Tacacá, a signature dish from Pará that lends the bar its name.
Fogo de Chão
This authentic Southern Brazilian Churrascaria steakhouse serves an abundance of side dishes to go with its delicious meats. Taste from 16 different cuts of meat and make sure to try the fantastic Argentinean cuts! Overlooking the Guanabara Bay, with the lit Sugar Loaf Mountain as a backdrop, the location couldn’t be better.
Siri Mole & Cia
Chef Isis Rangel’s traditional Bahian food has been dazzling Siri Mole’s customers for more than 10 years with the best Moqueca (seafood stew with coconut milk) in the city. Both the soft-shelled crab (siri mole) and the fish and shrimp Moquecas are delicious. Another restaurant owned by the same group, Toca do Siri, shares the same kitchen and offers a more casual environment, a perfect place to eat straight from the beach.
Photo: Ivo Korytowski (Feira de São Cristóvão)
Bars & Nightlife
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