Fodor's Expert Review Amarelinho

$$$$ Centro Brazilian

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.

Brazilian Historical Casual Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Quick Bite Views $$$$

Quick Facts

Praça Floriano 55B
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20031–050, Brazil


Known For:
  • Expertly grilled meats
  • Authentic local atmosphere
  • Prawn pastries
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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