Located in bohemian Santa Teresa, Bar do Mineiro replicates the hearty comfort food of Brazil’s gastronomic capital, Minas Gerais, located further inland in Brazil. More than a simple restaurant, this casual neighbourhood bar and cafe is a combination between an art gallery, antiques shop, and a cocktail bar whose specialty is its variety of sugar-cane based liquor (cachaça) found in caipirinhas, including potent infusions with fruit and spices. Try down-home dishes such as the pasteis de feijoada savory pastries with pork and black bean stew, and frango com quiabo stewed chicken with okra. The ambiance is laid back and casual, and the white walls are often decorated with owner Diogenes Paixado’s museum-quality Brazilian art collection. Come and enjoy casual food, drinks and conversation until late, and don’t be surprised to discover a new dish you hadn’t stumbled upon in downtown Rio. Bar do Mineiro is a celebration of the most authentic flavours of Brazilian cuisine, all served in a fun-loving and low-key setting.