Adega do Porto, Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro
My grandfather used to come here. The restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves consistently good traditional dishes, including the bestpicanha (steak) in Rio. The food is simple, but you know it will be amazing. It reminds me of eating out in Europe. Rua Maria Angélica 57, 55/(21) 2286-1689
As told to Heidi Mitchell. Photo by Gabriel Rinaldi. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue. See all of Batman Zavarese’s favorite places in Jardim Botânico.