For who ? Brasileiros at coronary heart. Lovers of excellent cocktails.
Cult dish? The picanha and its virgin sauce.
After a primary handle within the tenth, the cheerful Boteco staff leaves Rio for Sao Paulo and takes us to the very bohemian district of Vila Mada. The Carioca beachside environment of the earlier spot provides strategy to a extra city Brazil. Tropical crops on the ceiling rub shoulders right here with colourful neon lights, strengthened concrete, avenue artwork frescoes to the glory of Pelé and recycled supplies: tires and outdated barrels in thoughts. Bem vindo within the trendiest Brazilian enclave of the second.
We rush to the cocktail menu to seize a caïpi in hand. “Litchibiscus” (lychee puree, selfmade hibiscus juice and cranberry bitter; €11), “Caïpi-Mate” (iced mate, lemon juice and rosemary syrup; €10) and even “Mulata” (fruit of the fervour fruit, bitter cocoa syrup and cachaça infused with Tonka Bean). One of the best cocktails for a very long time! After thirst, starvation. Carnivores dwell a waking dream with the meat picanha (€14). Those that are extra fishy will swoon over the ceviche (tiger leche, pomegranate and candy potato emulsion €11): acidity, candy, salty, it is all there, an explosion within the mouth. And we nibble on pasteis de feira (Brazilian samosas €7-10), like in Sampa. All to a frenzied rhythm of batucada and Brazilian rap. We wiggle whereas sipping our drink and shamelessly shazam to make our new playlist of the month. Bonus: the heated terrace so that you can curl up sheltered from the chilly. TUDO BEM !