Barraca da Chiquita

Brazilian in Copacabana & Leme

If you can't make it to up to Brazil's Nordeste (Northeast), this convivial, rather whimsically decorated restaurant is your next best option. Here you can sample traditional meaty fare like sun-dried picanha (rump steak) with fried yucca, Bahian-style polenta with pork offal, or oxtail stew with rice and beans.

The original branch, a classic eatery that's been around since 1979, is in the Feira Nordestina.