Yorubá

restaurants / Brazilian

Yorubá information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Street Rua Arnaldo Quintela 94
Extras Botafogo
Telephone
+55 2541 9387
Prices
mains for 2 R$72-95
Opening hours
7pm-midnight Wed-Fri, noon-7pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Yorubá looks as if it's always prepared for the imminent arrival of an orixá (spirit or deity). Leaves lie scattered across the floor as candle flames flicker on the walls. Young waiters in red aprons stand at attention while something mystical transpires in the kitchen. Plates here are simply heavenly: plump shrimp and rich coconut milk blend to perfection in bobó de camarão, and the moqueca is simply outstanding.