Grab a surfer/burger – BB LANCHES

Rua Aristides Espínola, 64, Leblon – Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22440-050, Brazil Perfect for a post beach snack. BB Lanches, a Carioca favourite is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Leblon. This a super casual burger/juice joint is frequented by local surfers and general beach goers. Customers pay for their orders at the till…

Italian cariocas

STRAVAGANZE PIZZARIA – Rua Maria Quitéria, 132, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro +55 21 2523-239 – www.stravaganze.com.br Pizza time!! One of my favourite pizzerias I went here a few nights ago and chose half putanesca and half spicy sausage, random mixture I know but totally hit the spot especially when paired with a nice cold Chopp (draft lager). This…

CHURRASACRIA (chew-ross-ska-ree-ya)

FOGO DE CHÃO STEAK HOUSE – Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – +55 21 2279 7117 – www.fogodechao.com A relative newcomer to the Carioca churrasco scene, Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shown) has come head to head with our beloved Porcão. Many Carioca’s will disagree with me in saying this and might even think me to be a bit of…

PANORAMIC DINING

APRAZIVEL RESTAURANT – Rua Aprazivel, 62 –  Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro  +55 21 2508 9174/ +55 2507 7334 – www.aprazivel.com.br Located in the heart of Santa Teresa, Aprazivel has one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the City. Serving traditional Brazilian food at its best this really is a great restaurant if you want to soak some Brazilian…

Visiting Santa Teresa

Getting to Santa Teresa is easy and there are a number of ways to do this Taxi being the easiest! My favourite mode of transport is the ‘bonde’ or tram. This can be found on rua Lélio Gama, next to the Petrobras building in downtown Rio (metro stop Carioca or Cinelandia). The tram can be a crowded…