Casa de Dança Carlinhos de Jesus
At this respected dance academy in Botafogo, Carlinhos and his instructors offer evening classes in samba, forró, salsa and tango. On...
Sweeping views of Enseada de Botafogo, Pão de Açúcar and Corcovado await visitors who make the journey up Pasmado. It's best reached in...
Museu Casa de Rui Barbosa
The former mansion (completely restored in 2003) of famous Brazilian journalist and diplomat, Rui Barbosa, is now a museum housing his...
Paying homage to the bohemian American writer, this club has a downstairs dance floor and bar, and an upstairs level for live bands...
Adega Do Valentim
Bacalhau (cod) in 12 ways is the specialty at this old-fashioned Portuguese restaurant. Jocular old waiters also serve other favorites:...
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.