NileGuide Expert Says:
Opt for French-inspired dishes here, this place is widely considered to offer the best French bistro food in Rio.
Rua Visconde de Caravelas, 113
22271-030 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
55 21 25372374
Flavia Queresma, the exuberant head chef at Careme Bistro, is something of a television celebrity in Brazil. But while her on-screen persona has won her legions of fans, it's the quality of food that makes her restaurant such a hit. Housed in a small colonial building on a quiet Botafogo street, Careme enjoys a relaxed, dimly-lit bistro ambience and the mood is refreshingly unpretentious. The restaurant is located in a small, old house on one of the quietest streets in Botafogo. For a real gourmet experience, opt for the taster menu - starters, mains and desserts served in miniature portions.