Rua dos Jangadeiros, 42G | Ipanema
Tuesday to Sunday from 6:30pm to 1am
Don’t be surprised if you walk past Canastra’s unassuming battered entrance: embodying the “boteco pé sujo” vibe (how Brazilians call a dive bar), Canastra has only a small counter at the door, a few sidewalk tables and most of the drinks are served in plastic cups. The informality, however, hides an excellent list of Brazilian wines for reasonable prices and a very modern good looking crowd. Also the appetizers have a bistro twist (the owners are French), such as pâté de campagne, cooked octopus and some charcuterie items. It has become an informal French consulate in Ipanema. It is close to General Osório subway station.