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Acaraje da Nega Teresa
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin
Price Range: $
High on a hillside in the boho, historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, each weekend sees Nega Teresa set up her chandelier-lit stall selling authentic Bahian acaraje (pronouced a-kah-rah-jay). These... Read More
High on a hillside in the boho, historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, each weekend sees Nega Teresa set up her chandelier-lit stall selling authentic Bahian acaraje (pronouced a-kah-rah-jay). These savoury treats are bean patties that are fried in palm oil and then split open and filled with shrimp, hot pepper sauce, chopped tomatoes and a gooey but delicious okra paste. Veggies can omit the shrimp, and customers can ask for as much, or as little, hot sauce as they can handle. Nega Teresa's stall is located right next to popular local hangout Bar do Bonde, whose caipirinhas make an excellent companion to this delicious street snack.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino 1458
Rio de Janeiro, 20241-263
- Best for Santa Teresa's Best Restaurants Because: Sipping a beer and chatting to locals while waiting for your acaraje to be ready is a delicious Santa Teresa experience
- Best for Street Food Because: Acaraje can be found across the city, but Nega Teresa's is arguably the best, and the great location is a plus, too.
- Best for Take Out Because: Locals gather here at weekends to tuck into delicious Northeastern food, sip a beer and catch up on gossip.