Zuka Rio, Brazil

Mindblowing is how I would describe chef Ludmilla Soeiro's Brazillion-ish restaurant set in the adorable neighborhood of LeBlon, sandwiched between Copacabana and Ipanema. Dropped in with a few friends for lunch and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised at the modern food the open kitchen turns out. Check out the Foie Gras with mousse or the Foie Gras with pancakes(sensing a them here?) The octopus is amazing as well. Not cheap but worth every reais. Afterwards, take a stroll in the cute little neighborhood of LeBlon and spend the next hour trying to figure out why you don't live there.