Rua Aprazível, 62, Santa Teresa
Amazing Dishes. Top notch Service. Outstanding Sightseeing
Aprazivel is located in the heart of Santa Teresa, the famous neighbourhood known by its bondinho (train) that transports locals and tourists to the slope where the restaurant is. Its decoration is inspired in the big old houses from Minas Gerais ,with vivid nature inside and around, surrounded by beautiful trees, tables out in the open, and a great menu that highlights the typical natural ingredients of every region in the country.
The combination of recipes and traditional ingredients from Brasil is more than tempting. We suggest the bread cheese with small linguica, a typical appetizer from Minas Gerais, and the roasted heart of palm wrapped in a bamboo leaf with pesto oil, basil and cashew nuts…a real deal!!
For the main course we recommend four different dishes. The first one is the rustic chicken rice, one of the best recipes of the restaurant, mainly because it tastes like grandma’s food. The second one is a typical dish from Minas Gerais and it is the restaurant’s trade mark, the linguiça mineira with roasted banana, pepper jelly and beans. The third option is the moquequinha do Rio, with the seasonal fish cooked in a natural coconut milk sause. And the last suggestion is the grilled octopus tentacles served with rosemary rustic potatoes, black olives and grilled tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil.
The desserts in Aprazivel are amazing, but this two are outstanding! To the right, the famous Manga Maravilha!. To the left, the delicious Goiaba do Paraíso!.
Those two are totally worth a try!
Rua Aprazível, 62,
TUES – SAT: 12– 11 pm