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Boteco's menu comprises a dozen petisco de botecos (appetizers) and eight porções (sides). Winners among the former are creamy bacalao croquettes and a six-pack of empanadas stuffed with beef, shrimp, and hearts of palm. Poultry purists should go for the frango a passarinho, hacked pieces of chicken, some on the bone, some not, all fried and tastily tossed with garlic and parsley. Picanha fatiada na chapa, which translates to "grilled sirloin steak," is the most entrée-like serving and will satisfy as long as it's not overcooked to the consistency of jerky. "Shredded jerk beef" consists of softly braised morsels of meat simmering with mashed yuca and melted Catupiry cheese.
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 12-11:30 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Private Group Dining
  • Takeout
  • Delivery