Tucked away in a small street in Jardim Botânico, Volta serves up Brazilian comfort food with a contemporary twist, paying tribute to familiar favorites from the 1950s through the 1980s. The restaurant is located in a charming house, furnished with whimsical vintage furniture, chandeliers made from enamel coffeepots, and retro table settings. The walls are decorated with old recipes. Start by perusing the drink menu; Volta’s award winning bartender serves up a selection of carefully prepared drinks made with Brazilian cachaças, vegetable infusions, and tropical fruit mousses. For example, the Supimba is a deliciously tart vodka and passion fruit martini, topped with lychee mousse. The appetizer menu brings back some old-fashioned party canapés, like smoked salmon boats and deviled eggs. However, in chef Fernando’s skillful hands, these retro morsels taste nothing like the 1970s versions of them. Main courses include a daily fish dish, served with fresh vegetables and coconut rice, roasted chicken served in its own jus on a bed of okra ravioli, and a hearty roast beef with root vegetables. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the dishes; everything is prepared with fresh regional ingredients and beautifully presented on vintage plates. For dessert, order a banana split, a tray of homemade sweets, or the deconstructed Romeu e Julieta, the classic Brazilian combo of creamy cheese with sweet guava. As a cute final touch, the coffee is freshly brewed in an old-fashioned drip-filter and served piping hot. The kitchen is closed from 3:30 to 6:30 each afternoon, but the restaurant remains open and serves a wonderful afternoon tea with desserts and cakes.