The menu at this eclectic eaterie is a gamble from every corner of the globe – ceviche, chimichurri steak, Provençal prawns and pastas sit alongside local favourites like bolinhos de bacalhau (fried cod balls). Head straight to the delightful upstairs terrace for lunch (Adeo currently only opens during the day) in the shade of a huge passionfruit tree, and opt for meat.
The galinha d’Angola (Angolan chicken, R$29.50) was a winner. Ossobuco com molho glacê (glazed veal shank, R$19.90) was as generous as it was gorgeous, although the tuna with sesame crust (R$26.80) was overdone and served with a scattering of mildly bitter mushrooms. Fishy glitches aside, Adeo is an unassuming spot with good food and excellent service.