Have a bite of Brazil with restaurant Carioca launching at Boxpark Croydon

The Rio Olympics might have been and gone, but the Brazilian spirit is still strong.

Independent Brazilian restaurant Carioca have launched their new Rio streetfood unit at Boxpark Croydon, allowing guests to enjoy “a bite of Brazil” to eat in or take away from early morning until late at night, and it’s just the hit we need during a winter night.

Open seven days a week, Carioca’s counter-service site at the new Croydon complex offers their Brazilian brunch during the daytime which has become quite a favourite.

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From 5pm, visitors can take their pick from the team’s fabulous “Flying Down to Rio” menu, accompanied by authentic Brahma beers and refreshing Caipirinha house cocktails for the full Carnaval experience.

Carioca’s menu reflects the style of their icon Carmen Miranda and is served with the same warm Latino smile. Their famous all-day breakfast maize muffins showcase an array of delicious toppings, ranging from the hearty Copacabana (poached egg, pulled braised beef, fried plantain, black bean stew and sour cream); to the spicy Ipanema (pan-fried chorizo slices, capers, sun-dried tomato, ripe avocado, poached egg and salsa verde). YUM!

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In the evening, there’s a Favela Cantalago (pulled braised beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, onions and spices, topped with banana and bacon farofa plus white cabbage slaw on a fried cassava rosti); Brazilian-style burger alternative The Pele (melt-in-your-mouth cuts of Jacob’s Ladder beef ribs, churrasco sauce, plus chicken, pineapple and red cabbage slaw, all topped with Gloucester cheese, bacon, crispy onion and a fried egg in a brioche bun).

As well as a classic Feijoada with four different meat cuts… It’s a total meat out, and it features proper authentic flavours.

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If that wasn’t enough, there’s a vegetarian counterpart The Redeemer (smoky bell peppers, shallot onions and spices, carrot, leek, squash and black beans, served with rice, fried plantain and white cabbage, apple and pineapple slaw).

Taking its name from the local term for the vivacious people of Rio de Janeiro , Carioca is committed to showcasing the real spirit of Brazil’s cuisine.

Make sure to pop down to Boxpark Croydon to try out some of Carioca’s delicious plates.

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Alfie Green
Alfie Green

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.

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