Just near the Escadaria Selaron stairs in Lapa is a small takeaway bar that could go unnoticed if you’re walking a little too fast or not paying much attention. Yet that would be a mistake as this place serves one of the best caipirinhas in Rio in various fruits such as strawberry and lime, yet the passionfruit one definitely deserves a mention. Generously filled in large plastic cups, they are perfect to take away to drink in Lapa’s street parties. Also, the couple that work there are incredibly friendly and happy, putting a smile on your face even before the caipirinha can.
Whilst serving various types of beer, including reds, blonds and darks, it’s the caipirinhas that really stand out here. With caipirinhas in various fruit mixes as well as with vodka (known as Caipivodka) or sake, there are plenty of options to choose from. The flavor of the caipirinhas are flawless here; not too strong to make your eyes water, yet still giving a little nudge with a fruity taste. Any of the options are good, yet the traditional lime is refreshing, cold and made spot on, as well as the pineapple one.
This successful chain of botecos in Rio gained popularity by getting just about everything right, from the attentive service to the great food. Another quality that can’t be overlooked is its delicious caipirinhas that are big, strong, fruity and cold. Basically everything you could ever want from a caipirinha. Like the competitors, they have a wide range of different caipirinhas with the lychee one standing out for its mellow taste and unusual fruit choice.