With Carioca also the name given to a resident of Rio de Janeiro, the focus here is on Brazilian food. The Boxpark Croydon container is a downsized follow-up to a restaurant that’s been trading in Brixton Market since 2012. For a true taste of Rio, try the ‘coxinhas’ – battered and deep-fried teardrops of shredded chicken. Carioca’s version is authentic, if a little smaller than the Brazilian original. Coffee is strong and sweet – just how Cariocas like it.
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