Botafogo’s Top Restaurant | Irajá Gastrô Restaurant

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Irajá Gastrô, helmed by Chef Pedro de Artagão, is located on a seemingly residential street in the Botafogo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro – in a stately white home. The colonial appearance is deceiving, as, inside, modern expression takes over. Wafting palms and gleaming wood floors are a muted mood for the food, which will blow your mind.

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The menu changes frequently here, and reflects Brazil’s unending array of flavors. You will experience dishes with cassava, Brazilian cheeses, local pork ribs and more.

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Of course, fresh seafood makes an appearance. The fish here is outstanding…never plain, but served in an interesting manner that would delight anyone.

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The beef tartare was heavenly – and I am not a beef eater.

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The service at Irajá Gastrô was phenomenal – each need anticipated. In my group, I had two people with severe allergies, and they accommodated us perfectly.

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The desserts created by the chef cannot be compared. Chocolate, homemade ice creams, cakes and more all make appearances. This restaurant is a must for anyone who wants to experience new Brazilian cuisine by one of the cities most prominent chefs.

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