NileGuide Expert Says:
If you don't want a full meal, a patio in front of the restaurant is a great place to sit and enjoy drinks and 'petiscos' - light snacks.
Travessa do Mosqueira 4, Lapa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: 55 21 2224 7820
Mon-Thu 11:00am-1:00am, Fri-Sat 11:00am-5:00am
NileGuide Expert tip:
Public toilets are hard to come by in Lapa, but hand over R$1 to the doorman at Cosmopolita and he'll wave you through to the rest room. Simply say 'Por favor, posso usar o banheiro?' (please may I use the bathroom?) and hand over your R$1 coin.
Right at the heart of Lapa's weekend street party action, Cosmopolita is always busy on Friday and Saturday nights. A combination bar and restaurant with plenty of outdoor tables and chairs, this is a great spot to come and line your stomach before indulging in one of the many varieties of fruit cocktail available on the streets of Lapa. Finger food includes a very good version of the ubiquitous Bolinhos de Bacalhau (fried cod and potato balls), while main dishes tend to feature steak, fish or chicken served with rice, fries and salad.