The botequim: A Rio de Janeiro tradition...every neighborhood has its favorites...For more on this Rio institution, check out our Brazilian Appetizers Page (for a codfish balls recipe...). Also, check our recommendations for botequins in Rio on Little Black Book. This picture was taken at a neighborhood institution in Humaitá: it's a restaurant, but very appropriately named Botequim.
The picture above was taken at our favorite botequim or boteco: Jobi in the Leblon section of Rio, teeming with people, as usual. We always start with codfish balls and a caipirinha, of course...and try to get there at odd hours to avoid the crowds.
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