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Occupying a corner building on Santa Teresa's liveliest square - Largo do Guimaraes - Cafe do Alto has carved out a reputation for serving delicious dishes at fair prices, in a wonderfully colorful... Read More
Occupying a corner building on Santa Teresa's liveliest square - Largo do Guimaraes - Cafe do Alto has carved out a reputation for serving delicious dishes at fair prices, in a wonderfully colorful setting. The emphasis is on food from Brazil's Northeast, but but avoids the stodginess that sometimes weighs down Nordestino cooking. Light dishes include tapioca panckaes filled with everything from tomato and marinated tomatoes or shredded jerk beef, to sweet versions filled with fruit and curd cheese; while recommended mains include moqueca - a typical seafood stew, here adapted to include veggie friendly versions made with palm heart or yucca. There are abundant breakfast options, and the weekend breakfast buffet - which runs until 1pm - is the ideal hangover cure for anybody who partied hard in nearby Lapa the night before.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 143, Largo de Guimaraes
Rio de Janeiro, 20241
- Santa Teresa's Best Bars: "The cafe scores major parental brownie points for its kid-friendly menu and drawing materials."
- Best for Santa Teresa's Best Bars Because: This corner cafe is a top spot for early evening food and drinks before a big night out in Santa Teresa and Lapa
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