The Bohemian, hillside area of Santa Teresa is a completely different side to Rio. Home to the stunning Hotel Santa Teresa, one of our favorites for the 2016 Summer Games, it is tranquil, eccentric, spectacularly beautiful and incredibly historic.
Tereze at Hotel Santa Teresa
Sophisticated yet casual, Tereze offers world cuisine in a gorgeous setting above the lights of Rio below. Burnt cement floors, Rock Lane recycled wood furniture, white-washed walls and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking treetops and colonial houses provide a tranquil and picturesque setting to enjoy innovative Brazilian cuisine. A fantastic wine list complements dishes made of the finest regional produce.
Bar Do Mineiro
Bar Do Mineiro is local joint kind of place that you would expect to see on a Brazilian version of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It offers a chance for travelers to mix with locals in a lively atmosphere that serves up strong Caipirinhas and traditional Minas Gerais Brazilian cooking. Crowds wait outside in the street as business goes strong from the lunch hour deep into the evening. This is an excellent place to sample feijoada, the national dish. As you sip a beverage or wait for a table, try the pastiche de carne or pastiche de quiejo; little deep-fried pockets with meat or cheese. Very casual, friendly and tons of fun.
With a splendid view from Santa Teresa, Aprazível boasts a magnificent setting, superior service, and truly wonderful dishes. Locals and tourists alike praise Aprazível for its superior cuisine, including the potato sponge cake with creamed salt cod, flaked corn farofa, banana Santa Teresa, or the grilled fish and Brazilian meats. The cuisine is complemented by a stellar selection of Brazilian wines.
A picturesque and delightful all day dining restaurant perched above the streets of Santa Teresa. It is best for sandwiches and snacks in a beautiful setting, with reasonable prices and friendly service. Soak in the surrounding views with a Brazilian coffee and decadent cake.
Bar Do Arnaudo
Perched in a popular neighborhood location, Bar Do Arnaudo serves up cuisine from Northeastern Brazil in large, shareable platters. Excellent hearty dishes include grilled queijo coalho (Brazilian cheese) and feijoada (Brazil’s national dish of black beans and pork). Located in a scenic area of Santa Teresa.
Book Your Trip to the Summer Games
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