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Chicken-themed eateries are all over the capital these days, and Galeto has joined the party with its Brazilian street-food take on our favourite feathered bird. Top billing goes to juicy
half-chickens that are marinated, grilled and doused in a subtle, coriander-laced sauce, while the rest of the short menu offers impressively light salt-cod fritters, gooey cheese-filled dough
balls and refreshing palm heart salad, plus heavily seasoned chicken burgers with skin-on fries and some indulgent tropical desserts. To drink, try Brahma beer, a turbo-charged caipirinha,
well-priced South American wines or an invigorating acai-berry smoothie. The restaurant’s colourful frontage, gaily painted dining rooms and smiley staff perpetuate the sunny-side-up ideal of
Brazilian culture, while hip-shaking samba beats fuel the Rio Carnival vibes. Galeto should really come into its own in 2014, as Brazil World Cup fever starts to grip the nation.
Split over two floors, Galeto occupies the premises formerly taken by an old Italian restaurant. It’s a brightly decorated place with some big tables, but the restaurant was almost deserted on my Friday lunchtime visit with Templeton Peck, Resume and Socialist Worker. Not a heartening sign. The service was friendly, helpful and quick...
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