Located 19th century colonial style house, the allure of Os Esquilos is simplicity. The restaurant opened in the thick of the rainforest of Tijuca National Park in the 1940s. There is a very romantic seclusion to dining here. almost cabin feel. Diners are sure to view tropical birds and animals from their tables. During Rio's winter, the restaurants lights up their large fireplace. And this is the site of many weddings. Os Esquilos is especially known for their fondues and classically prepared meats. Visitors should note, only cash is accepted.