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Where to Find the Best Feijoada in Rio de Janeiro

Feijoada is arguably Brazil’s national dish, a lofty position for what is basically bean and pork stew. What’s important about having a good feijoada is less about the dish itself and more about everything that surrounds it. When you eat feijoada you are headed to a party. It’s a social occasion with lots of food […]
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on September 18, 2015
Churrascaria Palace Rio de Janeiro

Getting Skewered in Copacabana – The Churrascaria Experience

Have you ever eaten in a Brazilian steakhouse (referred to as a Churrascaria in Brazil)? I’ve been to several and there are a few typical features. I thought I understood what they were all about, until I actually went to one in Brazil. But why should that have been a surprise? The Churrascaria Palace in […]
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on September 11, 2015
Tram Mural

Espirito Santa – A Bite of the Amazon in Rio de Janeiro

High above the beaches of Rio De Janeiro sits Santa Teresa, a formerly upper class neighborhood that fell into disrepair after its height in the mid 20th century and is now embraced by artists (and tourists). This district is markedly different from the well-known areas beachside areas of Copacabana and Ipanema. It has a bohemian vibe, with colorful street […]
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Tossa De Mar Castle

Victoria Restaurant – Tossa De Mar, Spain

Sometimes a restaurant can be less about the food and more about the view. But, when you can get a wonderful sea view AND great food – that’s pure heaven. We had such a dining experience at the Victoria Restaurant and Hotel in Tossa Del Mar on the Costa Brava region of Spain. Here are a few […]
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cazuela de camerones

Playa Del Carmen Seafood – La Bamba Jarocha

We walked by La Bamba Jarocha several times. It’s that restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, always packed, with the 70’s bamboo curtains surrounding the exterior. It’s one of those places that we promised ourselves that we’d try at some point. But after getting the best recommendation ever (from someone standing behind us in line at […]
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El Fagon Al Pastor Taco

The Best Al Pastor Tacos in Playa Del Carmen – El Fogón

El Fogón is one of those restaurants that looks pretty unassuming. It has simple tables, an open grill area and it advertises itself as a taqueria (taco shop). And to add to the things that could keep you from steering in – this open grill restaurant is located in hot sunny Playa Del Carmen Mexico. […]
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El Meson De La Cava

Romance in a Caribbean Pirate Cave – El Mesón De La Cava

El Mesón de la Cava. It doesn’t sound like your typical Caribbean dining choice. But, let’s break this down. It’s in a cave – sure. Interesting food selections (not to include jerk chicken – it’s not that kind of place). Why not? Put them together and you have a romantic atmosphere in the center of […]
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on February 4, 2015
Chiliaquiles in Playa Del Camen

Taco Tour of Playa Del Carmen

After three months in South America, where we had delicious but for the most part non-spicy food, we arrived in Mexico — land of Picante! We decided to scribble out our totally biased, no-holds-barred commets of the joints where we gorged on tacos and tostadas. There’s a lot more than just Mexican food in Playa del […]
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