We are not a bar, a pub nor a restaurant.....
Boteco or Botequim is historically a Brazilian, local no-frills meeting place for friends and family where great food, drinks and quality conversations are dished out plentifully. Food served at a traditional ‘Boteco' is known throughout Brazil as ‘petiscos.'
The direct translation, ‘small bites,' is a cross-cultural concept, in the form of tapas in Spain, zakuski in Russia, cicchetti in Italy and meze in parts of the Mediterranean.
But, what exactly are these delicacies? What constitutes a petisco, or a tapa? Is it the size of the portion, the way it is served or the fact that it is meant to be shared and enjoyed with others?
In reality—who cares?
Boteco-style food shouldn't be categorized or overly complex in nature. Botecos are simply about delectable food, great drinks, affordable prices and an excuse for us to gather, connect with one another and have a good time.
When we developed Boteco, we wanted to replicate our neighborhood and the atmosphere that we grew up with in the Botecos throughout Rio de Janeiro, fusing that with similar experiences that we've encountered throughout the world and the talents of our partner Chef.
We hope you are capturing some of this experience while dining with us.
Saúde! Cheers! Santé! Cin Cin!
Marcus & Alessandra Fortunato - Owners
Libations - Happy Hour - Patio - Reservations
Boteco has partnered with some of the most finely regarded vineyards and distributors to bring yo