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Published: October  23, 2014

Espírito Santa

Freshwater fish dominates here, all the dishes simply prefixed namorado rather than given their local name to help avoid any confusion, but the inquisitive are welcome to ask for the 'real' name. The namorado da caboca with shrimp sauce and Brazil nut rice (R$45.50) is satisfyingly meaty, while the namorado da cunhã comes with an Amazonian ginger and tomato sauce and a creamy plantain and coconut rice (R$42.50) so tasty and textured that it's almost worth ordering on its own.

Vegetarian options are also carefully thought out, from a banana version of the coconut-y moqueca stew to queijo coalho cheese served in manioc-encrusted balls with a tangy açaí chutney. Aside from the thick piranha (R$18.50) and shrimp (R$24.50) options, the latter given a bold fresh-mint boost, all the soups on offer are also meat-free, making up for the almost entirely seafood, red meat and chicken mains.

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Address :

Espírito Santa Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 264 - Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

Phone :

+55 21 25074840

Hours :

Monday-Sunday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Published: October  23, 2014

Espírito Santa

Freshwater fish dominates here, all the dishes simply prefixed namorado rather than given their local name to help avoid any confusion, but the inquisitive are welcome to ask for the 'real' name. The namorado da caboca with shrimp sauce and Brazil nut rice (R$45.50) is satisfyingly meaty, while the namorado da cunhã comes with an Amazonian ginger and tomato sauce and a creamy plantain and coconut rice (R$42.50) so tasty and textured that it's almost worth ordering on its own.

Vegetarian options are also carefully thought out, from a banana version of the coconut-y moqueca stew to queijo coalho cheese served in manioc-encrusted balls with a tangy açaí chutney. Aside from the thick piranha (R$18.50) and shrimp (R$24.50) options, the latter given a bold fresh-mint boost, all the soups on offer are also meat-free, making up for the almost entirely seafood, red meat and chicken mains.