In Brazil you have to try Feijoada, a traditional food made up of Made of Rice, Black Beans, Pork, Dried Meat, Collard Greens, Orange, Farinha and Cachaca (check out http://www.brazilbrazil.com/feijoada.html for more information about Feijoada). I thought it was OK, but usually people like it a lot. Give it a try. Casa de Feijoada was recommended as the best place to try this dish by our Brazilian friends.
Favorite Dish: Feijoada. The only catch is that if you don't speak Portugese it is really hard to understand the rich menu and you'll end up getting the type of Feijoada that your waiter brings you.
The Orange flavored liquor that they serve with Feijoada is pretty good.
A beautiull litle restaurant, around 10 tables, very good food (Feijoada), good list of wines. Located in Ipanema, the best day to go thre is on sunday, need reservation, in surronds also there are also beautiful bar to enjoy a Caipirinha, the typical drink of Brasil.
Favorite Dish: Fejoada. The typical brasilian food.
This place servers Feijoadas daily (pronounced (Faj-wad-a). The people in there speak pretty good english, however when I went at about 10 PM, there was only one other party there. So there we sat in an empty restaurant full of english speaking white people. Excluding myself of course.
This however was our most expensive meal in Rio.
But it is a ton of food, so you decide.
Two Feijoda platters
This includes rice, yuca, spinach, oranges, 2 shooters, pork rinds, sausage, and other goodies.
"Cover" or appetizer meal (charged and served regardless if you want it or not)
Two desserts (banana and pumpkin compost)
Total $127 Reals = $47.68 US dollars
Favorite Dish: Pork rinds were pretty yummy. But I can get that here at 7-11.
Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil and it's definitely a tradition not to be missed when you visit this country. So, what do you do if you're not in Brazil on a Saturday when it's traditionally served? Well, if you're in Rio, head to this place and you can get it seven days a week. What is it? Feijoada is a bean stew that's served in a clay pot with whatever meat you want. You can get it with sausage, pork loin or bacon, but I prefer it with carne seca, or dried meat, which gives it a little more of a robust taste. It's served with farofa, which is cassava flour. I personally don't think the flour (which you sprinkle over the stew) adds a whole lot of flavor but it's not bad.
"Feijoada" is the most typical plate of Brazil. It is done with meat of pig, sausage, beans..
Favorite Dish: If do not it like the strange part of the pig, can ask without them (ear, tail, paws…)