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[Rio de Janeiro] Anything new, or what's outstanding in butecos and traditional places

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[Rio de Janeiro] Anything new, or what's outstanding in butecos and traditional places

sambamaster | Sep 8, 2009 03:19 PM

Will be in Rio 18-29 Sept and am already salivating about meals at Cafe Lamas, Bar Brasil, Nova Capela, Cosmopolitã, and other old-style butecos and restaurants. That should give you an idea of what I'm looking for, the older, neighborhood places with honest, simple food, chopp "estupidamente gelado", and maybe some atmosphere. Are there any places that have risen to the top in this style of place, or new places that at least emulate the paradigm? I heard Bar Luis has stopped selling Brahma chopp which is insane!!!! Another place that I used to like was Botequim in Botafogo...is it still there, still good?

Also would like recommendations for good Bahian and Mineira chow...Is Yoruba in Botafogo still decent? I think I was there 30 years ago??? Any others?

Pizza??? What are the two or three solid pizza places these days...with forno a lenha, of course. As far as churrasco, I'm not a rodizio fan and have liked Majorica near Largo do Machado and 3 decades ago, and a place in Leblon (maybe Plataforma, but I thought it was called Churrascaria Leblon), both places had great picanha and great service. Any other ideas for really good meat, well cooked, but NOT rodizio?

Any other ideas that reflect Brazilian regional cuisine are welcome...maybe something from Amazonas or the Nordeste???

'brigado in advance...

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