Rancho do Chapolín

Brazilian in Bom Jardim

Head up the side of the Serra Azul pousada to find this convivial open shed where long communal tables and an open kitchen set the scene for rustic, very tasty traditional farmhouse-style cooking served in deep metal pots. Unusually, your chef and host is dressed as an ant (actually a satirical anti-superhero from 1970s Mexican TV) but couldn't be more welcoming.

It's very casual; help yourself to drinks from the freezer, eat as much as you want and work out your own bill. Opening hours are not set in stone, so ring ahead if you're relying on it.