A highlight of the Praça da Bandeira scene, Aconchego Carioca and it’s owner/founder, Kátia Barbosa, are rightly famous. Back in the day, Kátia adapted feijoada, a notoriously heavy dish, and transformed it into a delicious bite-sized snack which is now available in bars and restaurants across the land.

As well as a host of delicious snacks, then menu also includes more substantial dishes (try the moqueca and/or the camarão no coco – shrimp stew served in a coconut). The drinks are great too – there’s a good selection of craft beers and the caipirinhas will knock your socks off!

If you prefer not to make the journey out to Praça da Bandeira then there’s also an Aconchego in Leblon, but I’d recommend you visit the original.