Vaca Atolada

Bar in Santa Teresa & Lapa

For an authentic samba experience, head to this simple, brightly lit, tile-covered eating and drinking den. You'll find a samba de roda (table with samba-playing musicians) and a local crowd that squeezes up and joins in with the songs and dance (when space allows). This is old-school Lapa: friendly, ungentrified and full of life.