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Bar do Horto, Gávea

780 Rua Pacheco Leão
Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro
Tel: 55 21 3114 8439's insider take:

You can't beat the location: Set on a quiet corner opposite Rio's Jardim Botânico, Bar do Horto spills out onto a street shaded by tropical almond trees. Oddball lighting effects and a happy clutter of knickknacks—paper butterflies clustered around Chinese lanterns, faux-religious statues propped up on the bar—brighten its Aladdin's Cave interior. It's worth kicking off with a caipisaquë de caju, a sake-based caipirinha flavored with cashew, but malt-rich microbrewery beer best matches the classic Brazilian food on the menu, such as Arborio rice dumplings with herbs and Parmesan, shrimp-and-cream-cheese tapioca pasties, and a spicy chicken-and-cashew stew.

Opens daily at 10 am.

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