Probably the best thing about new Brazilian restaurant Galeto ('little chicken' in Portuguese) is the decor.
Not that the food is bad. Their stand-out dish is a half chicken (pictured) marinated in a blend of spices for 24 hours and served with a side of chips and a molho, or sauce, of your choice: we went for the spicy coriander which, despite its name and vibrant green colouring, wasn't particularly picante. Fortunately, a healthy splash of pimento salsa took care of that, and the chicken itself was good enough, separating easily from the bone and just a touch on the dry side. Our only real criticism was the chips, which were limp and lifeless with little crunch.
But back to that decor. The walls are a riot of Carioca colour which, complemented with the Carnaval-inspired musical selection, makes for a great antidote to another grey London summer.
Galeto is located at 33 Dean Street, Soho and joins a number of new Latin American joints around the area, including Ceviche and La Bodega Negra.
The bill, including a soft drink and tip, came to £11.
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