So last night, the mission was meat. Tasty, moist, well-prepared piles of meat and of course, an authentic Caiprinha. I didn't really care what kind of meat it was. Give me beef, pork, bull balls, grilled, roasted, salted, cured, what have you, all I knew is I needed some form of meat and that I had to try this magical Cachaça libation that everyone was talking about.
My cohorts and I walked for about 25 minutes from work to a super cute place, where they told us it would be a 30-minute wait and decided to sit at the bar and wait. After realizing that the food was really expensive and the drinks were about 16 a pop, we hopped a cab and came here.
Upon walking in, I liked it. It looked like the kind of place that locals would hang out at and futbol was on, so the atmosphere was lively. We had no problem getting a table and sat down and looked at the menu. Surprising to us, the Caipirinhas were just as pricey here, but we were about ready to eat each other due to starvation and decided to just stay and eat.
When my caipirinha
finally arrived, it was worth the wait. Since it's only the first one I've had here in Sao Paulo, I can't say it's the best in the city, but for a starving and thirsty girl on her first official day in the city, it hit the spot. The food however, hmmm, not really what I was hoping for.
We ordered the file which came with grilled onions and a sauce. All of the elements were super tasty, but the meat was really dry and overcooked. It was also a pretty small portion so we ended up ordering a round of the salted beef empanadas and all quickly realized that this would have been a better move to just order that. Go figure at a place called "Empanadas Bar" rsrsrs.
All in all, for 4 people to eat, with only 2 of us drinking a cocktail each, it was about 137. Was it worth it, maybe, but I think if I searched around the city a bit, we could probably find something better for the money. The company was great though and I liked the atmosphere, just feel like they need to not overcook their meat and up the portion size a bit.