The Amazon Restaurants

Dining in the Amazon is often an adventure in itself, with an abundance of ingredients that are rarely found outside the region. This is particularly true of giant Amazonian river fish, such as pirarucú, tambaqui, and tanadré, traditionally served with white rice and farofa de tucumã (palm fruit fried flour), or baio de dois (a
Dining in the Amazon is often an adventure in itself, with an abundance of ingredients that are rarely found outside the region. This is particularly true of giant Amazonian river fish, such as pirarucú, tambaqui, and tanadré, traditionally served with white rice and fa
Dining in the Amazon is often an adventure in itself, with an abundance of ingredients that are rarely found outside the

Dining in the Amazon is often an adventure in itself, with an abundance of ingredients that are rarely found outside the region. This is particularly true of giant Amazonian river fish, such as pirarucú, tambaqui, and tanadré, traditionally served with white rice and farofa de tucumã (palm fruit fried flour), or baio de dois (a bean salad from the Northeast). Where possible, sample freshly caught fish from the river, rather than the farmed variety; you’ll notice a big difference in flavor. Other highlights include caldinho de tucupi, jambu, e camarão, a regional delicacy made from manioc extract and mixed with a white glutonous gum and served with the spinach-like jambu leaf (which can turn the mouth numb). Exotic fruits, such as cupuaçu and tucumã, are ubiquitous in desserts and juices, as are excellent quality castanha de pará (cashew nuts), cultivated in the state of Pará.

Reservations and dressy attire are rarely needed in the Amazon (indeed, reservations are rarely taken). Tipping isn't customary except in finer restaurants. Call ahead on Monday night, when many establishments are closed.

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  • 1. Banzeiro

    $$$$ | Vieralves | Brazilian

    Run by the brothers Felipe and Thiago Schaedler, this restaurant specializes in top-notch regional Amazon cuisine. Fresh fish from the Amazon...Read More

  • 2. Churrascaria Búfalo

    $$$$ | Vieralves | Steakhouse

    Twelve waiters, each with a different cut of beef, chicken, or goat, scurry around this large, sparkling clean restaurant. As if the delectable...Read More

  • 3. Lá em Casa

    $$ | Brazilian

    Regional cuisine, prepared to exacting specifications, has earned Lá em Casa its stellar reputation and made it a favorite of the locals. Consider...Read More

  • 4. Siria

    $ | Vegetarian

    This cheerful vegetarian spot serves some of the tastiest food in town. Settle into one of the few tables set out on the porch as chef and owner...Read More

  • 5. Abaré SUP and Food

    $ | Eclectic

    This floating restaurant has an innovative menu (detox juices and exotic tapioca pancakes), trendy vibe, and complimentary stand-up paddleboards...Read More

  • 6. Arco-Iris

    $ | Eclectic

    With tables set outside on the main square, this is a great spot to watch the world go by over a varied menu that includes salads, vegetarian...Read More

  • 7. Boteco das Onze

    $$ | Cidade Velha | Brazilian

    In the Casa das Onze Janelas, the Boteca das Onze has thick stone-and-mortar walls stylishly adorned with antique instruments. The full bar...Read More

  • 8. Cairu

    Campina

    The many regional flavors at ice-cream shop Cairu include some unique to the Amazon, such as taperebá, graviola, and cajá (cashew fruit...Read More

  • 9. Cantinho Baiano

    $$$ | Santa Ines | Brazilian

    To shake up the conservative cuisine scene on Macapá, the Salvador-born owner of Cantinho Baiano began cooking specialties from Bahia State...Read More

  • 10. Canto da Peixada

    $$$ | Praça 14 | Latin American

    Although the decor is clean and simple, the quality of the fish dishes speak for themselves—testament to which, it was chosen as the restaurant...Read More

  • 11. Famiglia Sicilia

    $$ | Batista Campos | Italian

    From gnocchi to ravioli, flawless preparation of the basics distinguishes this Italian eatery from others. Everyone in town knows this, so...Read More

  • 12. Fiorentina

    $$$ | Centro | Brazilian

    The green awning and red-and-white-check tablecloths are hints that this restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine. Pasta dishes are delicious...Read More

  • 13. Mascote

    $ | Eclectic

    Since 1934 this has been one of the most popular and famous restaurants in town. The indoor dining area is enchanting, but the palm-lined patio...Read More

  • 14. Mistura Brasileira

    $ | Central | Brazilian

    Excellent sandwiches and a self-service buffet keep the Mistura Brasileira hopping. Try the beef fillet sandwich or the lasagna. The restaurant...Read More

  • 15. Palafita

    $ | Cidade Velha | Brazilian

    Ice-cold beers served in buckets, fruit caipirinhas, and pastéis de pato (deep-fried duck pastries) served with postcard-perfect views of...Read More

  • 16. Restaurante Tribal

    $ | Brazilian

    Two blocks up from the plaza on Rua Antônio Augustinho Lobato is Restaurante Tribal. Quiet, clean, and friendly, it has excellent home-style...Read More

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