Fodor's Expert Review Amarelinho
The best spot for city-center people-watching, this vast pavement boteco overlooking the Biblioteco Nacional and the Theatro Municipal has been a Carioca institution since it opened in 1921. Waitstaffers in bright yellow waistcoats and bow ties flit among the bustling tables delivering reasonably priced Brazilian dishes and ice-cold draft beer to a local after-work crowd. Don't confuse Amerelinho with the adjoining bar, Vermelhino—both have yellow roof canopies and yellow plastic chairs, but Amerelinho serves superior food.
Praça Floriano 55B
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 20031–050, Brazil
- Expertly grilled meats
- Authentic local atmosphere
- Prawn pastries