Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 8 | Centro | Contemporary Restaurant
Daily from 11:30am to 10pm
In the past, the 1878 charming colonial building used to be a spice warehouse, selling products from the Orient. Today the house has become one of the best spots to eat at Rio’s old and historic downtown area. In this antique atmosphere, Cais do Oriente serves dishes with diverse influences, such as Brazilian, French, Thai and Mediterranean. As a starter, the goat cheese breaded in Brazil nut with palm heart and watercress sauce is a hit. Highlights from the menu include octopus carpaccio and pork carré with rustic potatoes. It is very close to Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Service can be quite slow sometimes, so be patient. Ask for a table in the back garden.