Av. João Luís Alves, 56 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
This bar-restaurant is part of the local chain that began life with the famous Garota da Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema), the very spot where Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes were inspired by a local beauty to pen their legendary bossa nova track.
The Urca branch lacks this musical pedigree, but is a lively spot for dinner and drinks after a day sightseeing in this quiet, scenic neighborhood. The menu is nothing special - standard pizzas, pasta dishes, chicken etc - but for groups of friends looking for a casual and lively spot to eat in Urca this is your best bet.