With another day in Brazil coming to a close, I decided to head out to explore the street food scene in Rio de Janeiro after dark! Join me as I try some incredible Brazilian street food in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
My night began at the rooftop cabanas of my hotel, the Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity, one of the top hotels in Rio! My friends Guilherme and Rafa from Rio4Fun and Rio4Food and I decided to head out on an impromptu street food adventure!
We called an Uber and rode to the Copacabana Beach area. Our Uber driver didn’t like my soccer jersey! The area is open 24 hours and it’s a very lively area of Rio de Janeiro. The neighborhood never sleeps!
Our first street food was sambiquira (a chicken butt kebab) sold by a fun and friendly vendor. He also sold delicious-smelling sausage and garlic bread, which he grilled. The chicken butt had cassava flour on top.
I added some chili sauce on top, which was fire. I loved the crumbly outside. It reminded me of a chicken thigh. It contained some small bones but was really tender and tasty. The kebabs cost us less than $1.50 each!
Next, we a vendor selling pasta with rice, beans, sausage, bacon, cucumbers, cassava flour, onions, kale, and lettuce, so we bought some as well! The pasta, flour, and beans were all fused together and so delicious! It was a nice mix of textures and was so fresh!
Then, I tried the grilled garlic bread, which was crispy on the outside and creamy inside! It contained mayo and garlic!
After an hour, we drove to the next spot. Our Uber driver had recently lost 22 kilos, so him driving us to more street food wasn’t helping his weight loss!
At the next spot, I had some traditional Salinas cachaça with a roast beef sandwich with cheese and pineapple! It contained a mountain of smoky roast beef and a real tropical flair. I added some mole picante to add some spice. The sweet and salty mixture was the best!
Next was more cachaça and then some beef kidneys! They also have beef brains. The kidneys with butter and cilantro were super exotic, earthy, and gamy. They’re chewy but full of amazing flavor. It was the most exotic dish I’d had in Brazil! Adding the mole picante to the kidneys was unreal!
Then, we headed next door back to Galeto Sat’s, where we went earlier in the day. They offer over 300 different cachaças as well as beef, chicken, sausage, and bread. Their Bem me Que cachaça was sweet, and then we got some chicken hearts with garlic sauce on top.
The sauce was oily but wasn’t too garlicky. We added some cassava flour on top. They were really unique and delicious. Like most of the foods I’d tried in Brazil, it was a nice twist on a dish I love!
What an awesome Brazilian street food experience in the Copacabana Beach area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Massive thanks go out, of course, to Guilherme and Rafa for coming with me on this epic adventure! I also have to thank my friends at the Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity for hosting us!
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