By Rebecca Harris

The popular inner-city Sydney suburb of Surry Hills keeps getting busier, with the opening of a new Brazilian-themed restaurant and bar last Friday (June 5).

Called Boteco, the restaurant and cocktail bar is inspired by the popular small bars of Brazil, where patrons mix drinking with small snacks, called ‘petiscos’, or ‘tasty foods’.

Boteco offers around 15 small dishes, such as salted cod balls and grilled Brazilian beef, which pair well with the cocktail list, designed by bar consultant Max Greco.

“There was nothing like it in the Surry Hills area,” he said. “In Brazil, you have lots of different types of bar and this is one that is small, and fun.”

Staying true to its South American origins, all of the wines are sourced from Brazil, Argentina and Chile and the bar stocks no vodka, gin or bourbon, instead focusing on traditional Brazilian drinks made from tequila, cachaça, mezcal and pisco.

“Most of the staff is from Brazil, as well,” said Greco. “The chef is Fabrico Campos, while the restaurant manager Felipe, floorstaff Alini and bar supervisor David are all Brazilian too.”

Boteco is open from Tuesday to Friday from 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 4pm.

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