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.
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.
Of course, fresh seafood makes an appearance. The fish here is outstanding…never plain, but served in an interesting manner that would delight anyone.
The beef tartare was heavenly – and I am not a beef eater.
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.
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.