The Rio Times
The Best of Pousada Eating in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eating out in Brazil has improved massively over the last thirty years, and these days in major cities you can find restaurants specializing in everything from traditional Brazilian dishes to contemporary fusions of Arabic and Asian cuisine.
Off the beaten track, however, you are still more likely to get the meat-rice-and-beans staple, or a “kilo” buffet where you pay for what you eat, so many pousadas catering to international tourists have gone the route of providing a high-class dining experience either as part of the package or an optional extra.
Drinks upon arrival are just a tasteful prelude to lunch or dinner, with a host of delicious traditional and international dishes to choose from and generally a barbecue alternative on at least one night of your stay. Equally so, in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Pousada Araras Eco Lodge and Hotel Fazenda Baia das Pedras offer lovingly home-cooked meals for guests to enjoy.