Cais do Oriente


in Centro & Praça Mauá

Meal at Cais do Oriente Restaurant, Centro.

Brick walls lined with tapestries stretch high to the ceiling in this almost-cinematic 1870s mansion. Set on a brick-lined street, hidden from the masses, it blends elements of Brazilian and Mediterranean cooking in dishes such as duck breast with Brazil-nut farofa (garnish of manioc flour sautéed with butter) and açaí sauce.

There's a back courtyard and an upstairs concert space that hosts periodic concerts.