Scarola Restaurante e Pizzeria: Scarola Barbecue Grill
Very good restaurant in walking distance from the Amazon theater, open location with self service, barbecue grill, different pizzas and huge salad bar.
Favorite Dish: Picanha, the real brazilian dish, with macaxeira (fried mandiok) and baiao (rice with beans)Related to:
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A Cadeirada: Brazilian Food from the Amazon
Local Barbecue - This is a quiet nice open air restaurant, lacated a five minute walk from Hotel Tropical Manaus. The food is much better than the hotel's food, and it gives you a chance to make a nice night. It is a small restaurent and the small staff is so nice and friendly (They only speak Portuguese). The food is the best and is at a very good price. The restaurant itself is small under a hugh thached room (ask at the desk at the Hotel Tropical if you can't find it for some reason). The atmosphere is nice too: friendly and a nice night in Manaus. The restaurant is in a park area so the city does not surround it ant it is surrounded by mosquito repelent lanterns.
Favorite Dish: My favorite foods there were: Tumbaqui (grilled fish, thin, very good, not too fishy) and Carne do Sol (beef from young calf) vary good. Batatas (Potatoes) go with the meal well.
Morongueta: Rustic Restaurant by the River
It is a very rustic restaurant hidden near a Marina in the end of the industrial district but with a great view!
If it is a hot sunny day I suggest you go there for a late lunch or dinner, because it is open air, no air conditioning.
On a late lunch you can see a beautiful afternoon and even a sunset on the river.
You can even see the water meeting on a distance...
There is also a Floating Moronguetá, in the middle of the river, but they're both good.
It's good to eat some local food, specially fish!
The service is kinda slow, I admit, but the dishes are worth the wait. And one portion is good enough for 2 people or one very hungry person.
Favorite Dish: I love the Pirarucu.
It's the best amazon fresh water fish. Grilled with fried Mandioca and Baiao de Dois on the side. ;)
Loppiano Pizza: The Best Pizza in Town
Great Pizza! Specially the one with the filling on the edges!
The place is good too, you have an outdoor area and an indoor area with air conditioning.
The best days are the "Rodizios" - it's a all you can eat thing. You pay about 8 US dollars and eat as much pizza as you want.
The waiters go around offering different slices all the time including original flavours like Cupuaçu, made from a typical amazonian fruit!
Favorite Dish: All pizzas are good there but my favourite one is "Lopicante", the spicy one.
It is sure delicious!
Restaurante Suzuran: appetizers and cocktails
Favorite Dish: I'm sure the main dishes here are wonderful as well, but we just stopped by for appetizers and cocktails. The eggrolls and caipirinhas therefore, the only items which I can truly recommend, were both excellent.
just follow the locals on their lunch breaks: Hole in the Wall Local Style!
If youre in town shopping or whatever, and youre hungry, just check out where the locals are going to eat. They usually go to hole in the wall type eateries, and you will be presented with local meals, consisting of mainly fish or beef, with rice and beans. I kept going to this one place downtown, real hole in the wall, but i payed about R$3.00 for a large meal, with local Guarana! the fish was good, and the locals love it when foreigners visit their tiny restaurants. Very friendly atmosphere. Better than paying R$50.00 back at the hotel for stupid pirahna soup!Related to:
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Cafe Adrianopolis: Where she learned to appreciate the CAIPIRINHA
Drive on past, don't give this place a second glance...NOT!!! Glance, stop, go inside!! The food is wonderful and those cocktails, what do I keep telling you, a verrry good deal here in Brazil...though this is a small room and can get quite smoky when the crowd all lights up at once...
Favorite Dish: The filet and risotto rocked! So did a cool dessert consisting of a scoop of ice cream, berry sauce, and a little chocolate tart filled with warm, gooooey fudge sauce...yummmm! oh yes, and CAIPIRINHAS!!
Loppiano Pizzaria: waaay beyond Pizza Hut!!
great, casual atmosphere...families, couples, groups of friends...all eating their pizza in harmony! what a world! BONUS: get a table inside where there's blessed A/C!!!
Favorite Dish: pizza margherita and pizza champignon. both very nice, although everything else on the menu looked quite yummy, too.
GLACIAL: the craziest selection of ice cream flavors...
Favorite Dish: compared to anyplace you might be used to in the States or in Europe, the flavors offered here are wild and waaay beyond chocolate and vanilla...AND...the prices can't be beat!! I tried tapioca ice cream and burnt coconut ice cream, but local fruit-flavors were among the others you won't find where you live. And they really pack your cup or cone with ice cream, nothing like here in America where you get a scoop on top of the cone and are made to feel glad for that much...hehehehe...
Fish market in TabatingaFish...
Fish market in Tabatinga
Fish is the main source of animal protein for the majority of Amazon inhabitants. Beef, about which we hear as a cause of deforestation, is generally exported out of the region to cities west of the Andes. Most fish is caught by 'artisan' fisherman, with nets, or rod and line.
As soon as we had gotten off...
As soon as we had gotten off the ship, we wandered over to an open barbecue just to the left of the docks.
The only people here were the locals, many of them probably from other villages, you could kind of tell by their appearance. But the smell of the barbecuing meats was wafting all over the streets and it was too tempting to pass up.
I think that the locals were quite taken aback at our very presence. We were the ONLY people off the ship that came over to sit and eat with these folks. Soon, the old story, they just couldn't do enough for us. One fellow insisted that we try the manioc. Later on the trip, we learned how to make manioc, though that did not make it taste any better.
We have found, over the years, that if the table is crowded, that usually means that the food is good, like the no. of trucks at a truck stop, same idea.
Down the street from the Hotel, there was an open air restaurant in a little park which was also the end of the line for the bus, a turnaround point. They served up barbecued fish that was as good as any we have ever had, some kind of native to the Amazon fish which is very large, cannot remember the name.
Of course, the food at the Tropical was delicious and abundant. But not inexpensive. Breakfasts were included as part of the daily rate, they too were well laid out.
Street food: Street food
As we were driving around in the safety of the cab there seemed to be quite a few street food stands. Wortha try if you brought your cipro along.
In the shopping area of the hotel one of the gift shops sold these Piranha's they also sold them at...more
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