German in Santa Teresa & Lapa

With high ceilings and exposed brick walls, this restaurant and drinking spot has an old-time feel, and it's just a short stroll from Lapa's samba clubs. Ernesto has an extensive menu, though its grilled meats, codfish dishes and German-inspired plates such as sausage with lentils are standouts. There's often live music (samba or Música Popular Brasileira).