Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

Aprazível

  • Rua Aprazível 62 Map It
  • Santa Teresa
  • Eclectic

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A tropical garden filled with exotic plants, monkeys, and birds is the spectacular setting for this family restaurant serving pan-Brazilian dishes. The owner and chef, Ana Castilha, hails from Minas Gerais but received her formal training at New York City's French Culinary Institute. As a delightful consequence, there's a French twist to dishes she has created with native ingredients, among them baked palm heart with pesto, basil, and cashews. The award-winning wine list includes many artisan Brazilian bottles, and their high quality may surprise those who have dismissed the country's wines. Dine in one of the straw-roofed gazebos to enjoy excellent views of downtown and Guanabara Bay, keeping an eye out for toucans overhead. By night hanging lanterns and twinkling fairy lights create a magical atmosphere in the garden. Call ahead to reserve, as opening hours can be erratic.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Rua Aprazível 62, Rio de Janeiro, 20241–270, Brazil

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Phone:

021-2508–9174

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No dinner Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Published 06/18/2015

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