I rarely make it through a week without eating at Cafe Rio. It's one of my favorite restaurants! If you don't have one near you (or you just want to enjoy their yummy food at home,) here is my favorite copycat recipe for their amazing chicken!
If you haven’t eaten at Cafe Rio, you haven’t lived. That is my honest opinion. It is also my personal opinion that Costa Vida is not a suitable substitute, even in a pinch. It’s really not even in the same ball park here, so let’s just stick with the creators of the true sweet pork …
Cafe Rio home made tortillas - 2 cups white flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vegetable oil 3/4 c warm water Mix dry, mix wet, slowly combine. Knead & divide. Let sit 20 minutes. Knead. Let sit 10 minutes. Cook.
CAFE RIO SWEET PORK - "This pork is SO flavorful! It’s perfect in burritos, tacos and salads. We love to place a tortilla on a plate, then top it with black beans, rice and the sweet pork, just like Café Rio does."
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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork is super flavorful and easy to make at home. It's perfect for eating out at home and recreating our favorite pork salads, burritos and tacos since we don't live anywhere near a Cafe Rio!
For fine dining in Rio de Janeiro, Luciana Bianchi recommends Lasai. Run by Chef Rafa Costa e Silva, this Rio restaurant is No.16 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. For more foodie highlights in Rio de Janeiro, follow the link in our profile. Image: Tomas Rangel @restaurantelasai #restaurant @rafacostaesilva #chef #LatAm50Bes #food #foodpics #riodejaneiro #brazil #brasil #travel @lucianabianchi