A mercearia is a small grocery store, one you would most likely find in a small town and perhaps the only place to buy a variety of items.
Yesterday, we went to the evolution of one of these mercearias – Mercearia do Conde. Originally a mercearia, it is now a restaurant and café. But the reason a visit to this dining establishment might make you more Brazilian is the total immersion in fun Brazilian stuff.
Rugs hang from rods in passage ways. Toys and bags are strung from the ceiling. Art and knick knacks cover the walls.
All for sale.
Even the menus are an experience.
Oh yeah. And the food was delicious.
UPDATE: Photos of food
As requested, here are some photos of the actual food.