It’s Pre- Carnival Week so you know where I am…back in Rio!!!! To kick things off before heading to the First Bloco of 2014, my friends and I decided to try En Born, a cute tapas restaurant in Copacabana. The restaurant was quite lively with people eating and drinking outside, it’s very ‘open’ and airy so you can see that the restaurant tries to create a Catalan atmosphere with wood and light fixtures decorating the light brown wood walls.
The drink menu is quite extensive so I guarantee they will have whatever you are in the mood for, however I highly recommend you trying their sangria (above), they are famous for it! The white sangria was absolutely delicious and refreshing not overly sweet.
The portions actually are traditional ‘tapas’ style (note: most tapas restaurants in Brazil serve larger than normal tapas portions), some were on the little smaller side which is probably why they have waiters carrying around trays of various tapas that you can select from. Ladies, this is one of those places that you really have to be careful and pay attention to how many of these yummy looking ‘tapas items you are eating…. otherwise you could easily end up scarfing down the entire menu! (we all know that would be bad). There is a large selection of fried items so watch out! We started with the ‘fresco salad’; asparagus, tomato, mozzarella and vinegar (above).
It was good but too small for 2 people to share. Then I had the tomato, mozzarella and parma flat bread (above). It was very tasty but a little salty. Overall the place is very cute, good for a date or with groups. Let me know what you think of it!
En Born, Rua Bolívar – 17, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Open Mon-Fri:5pm- 2am. Sat & Sun: 3pm to 2am.