Greek in Ipanema & Leblon

Greek fare has at last reached the tropical shores of Rio, with this classy but inviting eatery on restaurant-lined Rua Dias Ferreira. Start off with spanakopita (spinach and cheese pasty) or crispy squid with paprika-dusted yogurt, then continue the feast over tender octopus with truffle oil or lamb with mushroom risotto.

Match your food with Greek wines by the glass and creative cocktails, before finishing with baklava, and cap it all off with a touch of ouzo.