IMO, Craven is not much like the Cariocas I've met, but rather like the Paulistas, which is, in a sense, closer to big city Mexicans than to Cariocas.
Costa Ricans would be half way between Mineiros and Cariocas (somewhat tamer and provincial, but with zest), which would mean like Mexicans of the relatively small Gulf cities. Got it?
I have to say, that's spot on. You have a pretty impressive understanding of the latin cultures, especially without having been to Brazil (right?).
OCCOM BILL wrote:
Knowing you're there makes me want to re-visit twice as bad as ever.
Come by sometime, I have a 3-bedroom apartment that and can put up guests as long as no other co-workers are in town.
Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definitely check the restaurant out when I can!