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Top 5 foods to order at a bar in Brazil

Bar food is often called “petiscos”. Here are the top 5 petiscos you can’t leave Brazil without trying: 1) Bolinho de bacalhau – fish balls! 2) Pastel de camarão – shrimp pasty. A classic. 3) File acebolado – meat and onions, usually served with bread. So good. 4) Appim frito – fried manioc, like huge chewy crispy fries. 5) Caldinho de feijão – bean soup, a classic in Rio.

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Top 5 açaí bars in Rio de Janeiro

One of the things I love most in Brazil is the açaí.  Its more delicious than icecream but healthy.  I have developed an açaí addiction during my 4 years in Brazil and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t make you fat. I am quite fussy about my açaí since depending on where you go the taste and consistency can vary.  Here are the top 5 lanchonetes (snack and juice bars) in Rio de Janeiro. 1) …

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Top 5 meat restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Eating meat is part of the culture in Brazil and the quality of the meat in Brazil knocks the socks of most Northern Hemisphere countries.  When in Rio de Janeiro, you can’t miss the opportunity to eat some great meat.  I haven’t seen which restaurants are recommended by guide books, but since I rarely see gringos in the places I like to go, I can only assume that the recommendations are no good. So, here …

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Top 3 organic restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Eating out in Brazil is often not that healthy, at least by modern western definitions (which are probably more wrong than right).  There is little option of organic food in general in Brazil.  While Brazil produces a lot of organic food, is it mostly reserved for export and education on organic food is still extremely low. If you want to eat organic in Rio de Janeiro, expect to pay top-dollar.  There are only a few organic …

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Top coffee places in Rio de Janeiro

Although Brazil has great coffee, there is little culture of “meeting for coffee”.  Most people drink coffee at home or after dinner.  For those who are looking for coffee in Rio de Janeiro to relax and maybe work a little, here are the picks of the bunch. Ipanema: Armazém do Café, Nossa Senhora da Paz or Cafeína on Farme de Amoedo Livraria da Travessa on Visconde de Pirajá Copacabana: Confeitaria Colombo near the Forte de …

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