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The AFAR Guide to Rio's Best Pé-Sujos

Following the salty scent of the pé-sujo will take you all around the city. Menus vary little from place to place; the dependability is part of the homey comfort. You’ll always find teardrop-shaped coxinhas, deep-fried cod balls, and pastéis filled with such beloved ingredients as hearts of palm and salted beef. —Chaney Kwak
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R. Áurea, 26 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20240-130, Brazil
This nearly century-old institution makes a killer shrimp pastel and pours 60-some varieties of cachaça, the national liquor used to make caipirinhas. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
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R. São Bento - Leme, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22010-060, Brazil
Bar do David not only defies unsavory images associated with slums such as its own community, ChapéuChapéu Mangueira, but makes tongue-in-cheek reference to it: Try the “favela chic” plate of fried homemade sausages. On Sundays, feijoada gets a...
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Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22040-002, Brazil
Pavão Azul excels in pé-sujo classics like fried chicken and bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish fritters), and also serves carefully prepared plates such as shrimp risotto. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
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Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, 22031-000, Brazil
In addition to the usual bar food, Adega Pérola, one of Rio’s oldest bars, serves more than 70 Portuguese-style seafood dishes, including vinegary raw herring rolls and octopus marinated in olive oil. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
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Loja (bar) e Sobreloja - Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22291-080, Brazil
Each evening, revelers of all ages settle on the bayside wall outside Bar Urca and feast on the restaurant's famous empadas. You can't beat the view of Rio's skyline at night. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.