I like going there on Saturdays with friend because of the vibe, the drinks and, mainly, because of the food. The distinct flavor of Northeastern food, especially from Bahia, is also a little bit a São Paulo thing: acarajé is a very popular recipe around here – and the one of Rota do Acarajé is exquisite.
For those who don’t know, acarajé is a Brazilian treat: a deep fried ball of beans cut in half to accommodate the delicious vatapá – a well-seasoned mush of shrimp and cashew nuts – and dry shrimp. I love it.
O go there to spend the day. I take a sip of some of the cachaças from the large list they have there – taste the cinnamon one –, beers from around the world and I never miss Caldeirada, a delightful fish stew that makes a great lunch for those who like seafood like me!