Cafe Rio

For five years, a charming establishment close to Warren Street Station, has provided a meeting point for those who appreciate good Brazilian food: The Cafe Rio.

With an assorted carte du jour, which features not only Brazilian but also international dishes, its success is also due to the cheerful presence of Ilda, the kind owner. Proud of its popularity, Ilda says the menu was designed keeping the diversity of the customers in mind. “Italian, Japanese, Spanish come here, everyone. That’s why we even have Kosher dishes”.

But the highlight are the Brazilian treats, including their four speciality dishes, Bife Acebolado (steak and marinated onion), Churrasquinho na Tábua (steak and fried cassava), Feijoada and Rio – a delicious plate with steak or grilled chicken, rice, black beans, farofa and salad.
Who would guess that these Brazilian flavors have already attracted attention from one of the British Cookery’s biggest personalities, the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. “He works nearby, sometimes he shows up here”, confesses Ilda, with a proud expression. The Cafe Rio also offers a variety of pastas, omelettes and salads. “This is my place. It’s where I feel happy, comfortable. I love my customers and I’m always keen to please them”, says Ilda. How could you not fall in love with a place like this?

66 Grafton Way, W1T 5DR
Warren St
0207 387 2285

See our Brazilian Restaurants in London guide for a comprehensive list of restaurants serving Brazilian food

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