Praça Marechal Âncora, 186
20021-200 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 22408378
fax: 55 21 22408428
NileGuide Expert tip:
Head here after a visit to the lively Saturday antiques market at nearby Praca 15 de Novembro
In a vivid green tower overlooking Guanabara Bay, Albamar offers exceptional seafood dishes and equally exceptional views. The landmark circular tower takes in a 360 degree vista, and was formerly part of a public market building. Fish and seafood are the order of the day here, and shrimp dishes are paticularly good. Desserts, such as the queijo Minas
(a semi-soft, salty white cheese from the state of Minas Gerais) served with guava and caramelised bananas, are tasty too. Prices start at around R$45 for main dishes, many of which serve two. Note that the restaurant closes at 6pm, so it's best visited for lunch or an early evening beer and bite to eat.