Look past the seedy Copacabana locale—Cervantes has been a cultural institution since it opened in 1959. Artists, musicians, and journalists have always flocked here for their coffee and ice-cold beer. These days the grilled steak–and–pineapple sandwich is a local late-night tradition. The kitchen stays open until 4 a.m. $ At 355 Avda. Prado Júnior; 55-21/2275-6147.
$ Establishment accepts no charge/credit cards or accepts cards other than the American Express Card.