Our last day in Santa Teresa was last Sunday and we went out in the afternoon to get some Arabic food that we had read about earlier and to visit the museum CCBB. It was a bit empty in the streets but nothing that we thought of as much until we were hungry. The whole city seemed to be closed. No Arabic food for us and we had trouble to find something at all.
At last we found an open restaurant that served seafood. A bit pricey if you took a quick look at the menu but to save our or/and others life we decided to take a chance. A good one it turned out. The restaurant that we found was called Porto Novo and can be found here.
The interior was stylish and the staff was very friendly and helpful. After a little problem to order, due to the language we had a good fish called “peixe amorada” – “boyfriend fish” and lots of beers. You always get so much food when you order food here in Brazil. We shared a fish dish and the staff was like “if you’re hungry – don’t share”. It was an amazing fish but no way we’d eaten more than we did.
Happy and satisfied we went on to the museum. Frightened by the incredibly long lines to the house before we knew it was a special exhibition. We went to the other two exhibitions (one good and one about the history of Banco do Brazil and all their coins – all in Portuguese).
Later on we understood that the brazilian people had a long weekend off and that may have caused the long lines as well as everything being closed.