One of the first things you notice in this restaurant (once you've figured out how to find it!) is a wall covered with various diplomas, awards and press clips. Yet, the place looks and feels like a local pub - simple decoration, packed with tables and usually full of hungry guests.
After trying our first meals, fried pastry filled with either shrimps, cheese or some other ingredients, one begins to understand the reason for all those awards - everything was simply delicious! Main course was a bit less brilliant and that's the reason I gave it a "very good" mark only. Overall, you can feel a strong Portuguese influence in the choice and preparation of meals, although they have an excellent choice of meals from the region of Baia, originally based on African traditional cooking. The choice of wines was also reasonably good, bearing in mind Brazilians do not drink that much wine.
The restaurant is a bit too pricey, in my opinion, but everything is becoming pricey in Rio these days, due the approaching sports events in 2014 and 2016.
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