Garota de Ipanema

Brazilian in Ipanema & Leblon

A mix of visitors and neighborhood regulars pack the tables at the former bar where 'The Girl from Ipanema' composers Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes once held court. Although the food is fairly standard Brazilian fare, one dish stands out: the picanha Brasileira (R$133 for two), a scrumptious skillet of sliced sirloin brought sizzling to your table.

Wash it down with a few glasses of ice-cold chope (draft beer) and you'll realize why Garotas have been springing up all over the city.