I started going to Bira´s in 1989, and it was heaven! My husband and I ate a fantastic Moqueca de Camarao and shrimp pasteis for $25, plus inexpensive caipirinhas. Bira´s was a wonderful break from the caos of Rio, and we would go at least once a month. Although I no longer live in Rio, I return every year, and the last time I was in Rio, in Dec, 2012, I went with my son. We were shocked at the prices and the food was not anywhere near as delicious and fresh as it used to be. The restaurant still retains it´s unique charm, but there are only tourists now, willing to pay an outrageous sum for simple food. One caipirinha costs RS 22!!!! The shrimp in our Moqueca was not fresh, and we both felt ripped off. This is still a lovely place to visit, but the food is only mediocre now. I prefer to go to Aprzível in Santa Teresa in Rio for good Bahian food. If money is of no concern, go to Bira´s.