Rotisseria might not look like much, but there is a reason that this place is busy pretty much all the time. Quite simply, this place does the best esfihas in town! They also do a mean Kibe Cru along with a while host of other Middle Eastern classics (if you’re wondering what esfiha and kibe cru are, find out here).

Rotisseria is located in a very unglamorous shopping arcade in the equally unglamorous neighbourhood of Catete. But locals know best and this place is a locals’ favourite (I should know). As well as the food, the fruit juices are are great and the prices should make you happy too. Esfiha are R$5.00 each and other offerings are equally good value.

Most people who live in this part of town know Rotisseria – it’s reliable, great value and above all, they make amazing Comida Árabe (oh yes, and they deliver!). If you’re into middle eastern food and enjoy rubbing shoulders with locals then Rotisseria is the place!

Pros: Delicious middle eastern food, great value for money and not a tourist in sight!

Cons: The surroundings are pretty basic. Closed on Sunday.

Expensive: 2/3

Address: Largo do Machado, 29 (lojas 16/19) – Catete

Telephone: +55 (21) 2557-2377