PRICE BREAKDOWN: June 20, 2012 Lunch at the Beach
$10 Beach Umbrella (all day but we were there less than 2 hours)
$3 2 Cocos (Coconut Water)
$3 12oz Skol Cerveja (Beer)
$10 2 dozen (24) Shrimp
$5 Large Antarctica (Beer)
$2 10oz Water
Honestly, I thought I would be in love with JP, but for me, Fortalezza is just way more fun. So I visited 2 beaches today, Tambau & Jacaira. Tambau was not really all that exciting, not many people on the beach, great to get a seat, but no long stretch of beach. Less vendors (a good thing) but honestly I was not feeling the excitement of a beach like in fortaleza at least, or rio at most.
So, we headed over to one of the newer places constructed in such a manner that all looked generic. There is nothing wrong with that, but somehow the individually owned shops deliver so much more.
$26 Shrimp cooked in rice in cast iron pot for 2 could easily feeds 4, and quite tasty. Diced tomatoes, some spicy sauce similar to Tabasco or hot sauce.
Lunch was at a place you might see anywhere. Its a small, almost kiosk type place, but this was better than most. This place gave you what looks like beets (in a salad?) and of course you have your french fries (soggy) and the food itself was pretty good. Spicy, and better than you would expect from a beach hut with a small kitchen.