Escape the hot Rio sun and sit in the outdoor shade of this Copacabana boteco. Boteco Cevada is the quintessential neighborhood joint, offering casual fare and small plates to pair with cool draught beer, called chope. Open until late, try the empanadas and pastels, or the pizza to share on your way home from a night out.
One of the most storied Copacabana bars, Cervantes has been dishing up some of the best sandwich and beer combinations in Brazil since its inception 60 years ago. Offering some of the meatiest, most tender carnivore concoctions in Rio, Cervantes sticks to what it’s good at, which is providing a relaxed ambiance where one can sink their teeth in top-grade Brazilian meat without restraint. Order a chope and enjoy one of their signature sandwiches until 4am each night. Try the sanduiche de pernil com abacaxi (the pork sandwich with pineapple), a truly decadent meal of meat and carbs.