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Joaquina has much to recommend it: a great ocean-facing location with outdoor seating, excellent caipirinhas that don't stint on the fresh fruit, and tasty Brazilian fare at fair prices. On Sundays Joaquina serves feijoada (bean-and-meat stew; R$50); on Saturdays it's oxtail rice (R$40). Arrive early before it runs out. Other hits: moqueca for one, shrimp risotto and vegetarian feijoada.