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Bars and pubs, Tapas bars Poissonnière
4 out of 5 stars
© Boteco
© Boteco
© Dorian Huet

A one-way ticket to Rio.

Who’s it for? Anyone hankering after a holiday to Brazil.

What should I order? A caïpi-maté (rum, iced mate, lemon juice and thyme syrup).

It’s been ages since we got this excited about a bar. Pass through the doors of Boteco and you might as well be stepping into Ipanema: think exposed brick walls, hanging walls and a distinct Franco-Brazilian vibe.

On the drinks front, the caipirinhas are the highlight – made with either the classic cachaça, rum, vodka or even sake. Other winners include the corcovado, combining cachaça, rosemary-infused honey and coconut water, and the punch carioca (cachaça, lemon, white cocoa cream, mint and prosecco). If you’re peckish, dive into the delightful tapas selection: bean hummus, cassava fries and passion fruit cheesecake.

By: Frédéric Quidet


Venue name: Boteco
Address: 48 rue de l’Echiquier
Opening hours: Mon 6-11.45pm, Tue-Sat 11.45am-2.30pm, 6pm-2am, Tuesday until midnight, Wed-Thu until 1am
Transport: Métro : Bonne Nouvelle
Price: Cocktails €7.50-12, tapas €9-14
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