Mira!, the latest endeavor of the owners of popular eateries Miam Miam and Oui Oui, is tucked away in the Casa Daros, the new museum of contemporary Latin American art, inaugurated in 2013. Mira!’s hip design with sleek furniture and splashes of color brightens up the heavy stone arches and thick walls of the 19th-century colonial palace. Friendly young staff and the creative menu give the bistro a fun modern vibe. For a healthy lunch, fill your plate at the salad bar. Every day, the kitchen prepares six different salads with grains, fresh vegetables, and home-made dressings. For a larger meal, simply add your choice of grilled chicken, the fish of the day, steak, sautéed seafood, or pasta. The menu also includes a vegetarian gnocchi with fresh mushrooms and spinach, grilled lamb kebabs, and Argentine steak with balsamic risotto. If you have a sweet tooth, sample the tapioca with crème caramel and coconut or the passion fruit mousse with chocolate ganache. Afterwards, stretch your legs with a visit to the museum (tip: on Wednesdays admission is free).
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro› Restaurant
Rua General Severiano 159
Our Rating Neighborhood Botafogo Hours Wed–Fri noon–10pm, Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm Transportation Subway: Botafogo Phone 21/2275-0737 Prices Main courses R$28–R$55 Cuisine Type Brazilian Web site Mira!