Aprazível Restaurant is located in Santa Teresa, a carioca district where life flows at a slower pace. Innumerous reasons do justice to its name as the word aprazível means pleasant: the view of the Guanabara Bay, the poetic sun- set, the patterned trees that provide cooler days in the summer and protection from the cold in wintertime, the cozy ambiance and the background music make coming to Aprazível a true sensory experience.

Born and brought up in Minas Gerais, Ana Castilho  evokes her origins in the surrounding decor as well as in the cuisine. An old house is part of a refined scenario with attentive service.
At the table, a culinary that uses tropical ingredients to blend Brazilian and international cuisines. Many of our ingredients are organic produce from sustainable farming and exclusive raw material from different parts of the country. Those who appreciate contact with nature as well as bold gastronomic experience and informality will feel at home here.



The district of Santa Teresa is named after a 17th century monastery on top of the hill. The traditional little tram, a tourist landmark in Rio, was inaugurated in 1896. The district became more popular after 1744 when the Aqueduct and new roads were built.  Attracted by its pleasant climate, European immigrants were the first ones to settle in this area, building impressive art noveau mansions around the hill.

The district has preserved its history and charm, becoming an alternative for leisure, life quality and luxury adopting the Carioca style. Its topography and its out-of-the-way leisure places take visitors to a refuge back in time.

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Within this surroundings, Rua Aprazível, a winding and pleasant street, locates at the highest area on Santa Teresa hill. It was officially named Aprazível in 1859 in order to do justice to its geographic gifts. Favored by nature, Rua Aprazível is held by a magnificent stone wall built in the 19th century.

From the top of Santa Teresa hill, by a historical wall, Aprazível Restaurant appreciates and values the local history which it is proud to witness daily.

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Additionally to working with our sourcing communities towards sustainability, AprazÝvel is committed to sustainable practices.

Uses organic products Does selective collection forwarded to recycling and composting Collects burnt oil for biodegradable soap production Collects rainwater