Category Archives: Traditional Brazilian

Best Restaurant In Ilha Grande: O Pescador

Looking for a romantic candle lit beach from dinner? Head over to O Pescador on Abraaos beach where the main town is located in Ilha Grande. The inside is cozy with the beautiful ocean view or you can opt to sit outside in the sand. Personally, I love sitting at the tables in the sand- that […]

Best Sandwich In Rio

Opened in 1955, Cervantes Restaurantes  is an institution in Rio de Janeiro, and the obligatory late-night stop. It started out as a grocery store that served only sandwiches, and was later purchased by a family of Spaniards who expanded the menu and extended the hours of operation until the wee hours (open till 4am daily! talk […]

Trendy Hot Spot in Botafogo…. doiZ

Stormy weather got you down? In need of a fun night out? A hot date spot to give your game a little boost? Then head over to doiZ, a bi-level Über trendy restaurant/bar in Botafogo (same folks that brought your Meza Bar).   Once you get past the large doorman and receive your drink card ;walk into […]

The REAL Açaí

For those of you that are always on the look out for the next diet trick you have definitely heard about the benefits of Açaí.  I am sure you have heard that Acai berries are abundant sources of crucial vitamins and minerals, have strong anti-oxidant properties and help boost metabolism and detoxify the entire body.  […]

Restaurante Zo Zo

Obviously I have yet to visit Sugarloaf Mountain as you would have read about it by now.  We attempted a few times, but the line has been too insane, and I’m not that patient….Will get there this spring (Brazil is reversed so  NY Fall= Brazil Spring!) don’t worry!  Since we were already over there, we decided to […]

Porcão… Go Hungry!!

Churrascarias (Brazilian Steakhouses), are extremely popular in Brazil and throughout South America (FYI Churrasco roughly translates to barbeque).  Porcão, is by far the best and most popular of all Churrascarias; I have been a number of times but for those who have never been I figured it might help to have a game plan before […]

Looking For The Best Romantic Restaurant in Salvador?

When visiting Salvador you must try the delicious ‘Bahian‘ food and there is no better place than Maria Mata Mouro.  Set in the historical district of Pelourinho, the indoor tables behind the facade window are in a nice room, but nothing special, you might even consider walking  right past the restaurant, but trust me, its […]

Feijoada & Cassolette Luncheon at Bistro 66

Celebrity chef Claude Troisgros has done it again with his restaurant Bistro 66 located in Jardim Botanico.  Fabulous French / Brazilian fusion food at reasonable prices with great service and a good wine list. The restaurant has a very open and airy feel even though it is tucked away from the busy street.    The portion […]

Great Steakhouse With An Impressive Wine Collection…

Known for having some of the best seafood and beef in Leblon, Guiseppe Grill has been on my ‘must try’ list since I arrived.  You can feel and see the vibe of this chic restaurant just by walking past the dim lit entry way with the large fish tank positioned right in front. We stared […]

Famous Feijoada

One of the most traditional Brazilian meals you can have is Feijoada.  Feijoada is a stew of black beans, beef and pork, normally served with rice, chopped fried collard greens (couve mineira), and farofa. This dish is VERY filling! Located in Ipanema, Casa da Feijoada will fix you up some of Brazil’s best feijoada. They […]