Trapiche Gamboa


in Centro & Praça Mauá

A charming live-samba joint, Trapiche Gamboa is set in a multistory colonial edifice in Gamboa (just north of Centro) and has a friendly, mixed crowd and decent appetizers. It's a casual affair, with samba musicians gathering around a table on the ground floor, and dancers spilling out in front of them.

It's best reached by taxi (R$40 or so from the Zona Sul).