Chico & Alaíde is small, even compared to most other Rio bars. However, it stays crowded because of its delicious and unique menu. They have an extensive list of foods that keep people coming back, such as their delicious empanada aipim dumpling with catupiry and shrimp; the beans-fradinho dumpling; the dumpling polenta with ground beef; and the totivendo aipim and jerky. They have a tasty assortment of fish and shrimp dishes, also so tasty that other bars around Rio have started offering them!