Coco Bambu: You must see for yourself...
It's a big restaurant with different surroundings. There are tables and benches made of logs, candles lighting those tables, dry branches above the tables, sand on the floor... and waiters dressed with safari clothes!
There's also a completely different place where they serve japanese food.
- Colher de Pau - local food (Tabajaras street, near Estoril - Praia de Iracema; Ana Bilhar street - Varjota)
- Mil Mares - Seafood (Frederico Borges street - Varjota)
- Assis, o Rei da Picanha -steak (Ana Bilhar street, near Colher de Pau; Frederico Borges street, near Mil Mares)
- Kyngio - Japanese food (Pereira Valente street - Varjota)
- Fogão a lenha - local food (Barão de Studart avenue x Costa Barros street - Aldeota)
- Peixada do Meio - Seafood ( Beira-Mar avenue, near Iate Plaza Hotel - Mucuripe)
- Monte Carlo - Sandwiches, pizzas, sushis (Senador Virgílio Tavora avenue - Meireles)
Favorite Dish: I love the carne-de-sol pizza...
It's VERY good, and that's probably the only place in the world where you'll find it!
You probably have never eaten a "tapioca"...
That's a good opportunity to try one.
I would suggest a carne-de-sol tapioca too. =)
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Land of sea food and caipirinhas
Restaurants... to be honest i only eat in 3 restaurants.. why? Cause you pass all day eating.. i explain better... Many people sells food everywhere! If you go to the beach you have lots of people selling fruits, grilled meat,schrimps and also cheese! Even by night if you go to the discos outside exists many people with small cars selling grilled food.. I snack all day with this kind and tasty food and i didn't had problems with that...
Delicias do Mar: Best seafood restaurant in Fortaleza
This is the best seafood restaurant in Fortaleza. My in-laws have been taking me there for years. Recently it was confirmed, voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Fortaleza by Veja Magazine. Veja is a national weekly much like Time in the U.S. Anyway the food there is really good. It is run out of the guy?s house he has the seating up front and the kitchen in the back and he lives upstairs with his family. The food is great buy the service sucks, you will have to wait awhile for your food. Of course it is hot and there is no air conditioning, he did spring for a few fans a few about a year ago.
Favorite Dish: We always get one fish with the cheese sauce and one fish with coco-nut sauce and split it between 6 people. One dish is big enough to feed 2 people easily with rice and potatoes.
Montmarttre: Best Sandwich in Fortaleza
This one took a little longer to discover, but once I found it I was hooked! They have the best sandwich in town. They have all kinds of tasty breads and cakes but they make a killer hot beef sandwich. The area is very nice, probably the nicest area of the city and there are a lot a beautiful shops close by. The restaurant is always very clean, the staff friendly, and the experience good.
Favorite Dish: The hot beef sandwich, unfortunately it is a little expensive, and the sandwich is pretty small. That being said, it is the best sandwich in town. Oh yeah, the clowns from Veja voted it the best sandwich in town... what are these guys following me around?
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RESTAURANTE PASTO E PIZZA: All-you-can-eat pasta place
The best thing there is. You pay something around US$9 for the whole thing. Waiters come and serve you all types of pasta and pizza to your table. They even have something that might sound a bit strange but tastes delicious: chocolate pizza.
It's so worth going there.
Favorite Dish: Definitely "Maria Isabel" pasta. Ask for that one.
Terra do sol: Crab at the beach is a must.
This is a "barraca do praia" it is a typical restaurant on the beach here in Cear?. This one is good, located at Praia do Futuro beach just off Santos Dumont Avenue. You can eat your crab or your fish in the restaurant or under the shade of a palm covered table right on the beach. The waiters will get to you no matter where you sit. Agua de Coco is a must and is the best deal too (R$1.00) The Crab (Carengaju) is a must try for a first time visitor. For a good dinner they serve a very good Fried fish with all the fixin?s. This Barraca does have it?s own security, but like everywhere in Brazil leave your valuables at home and keep your money and camera out of sight. Like Seinfeld said the wallet in the shoe bit is not impenetrable to a beach wise thief.
Favorite Dish: The crab is good, but it is sooooooo much work for the amount of meat that you get. Of course one of my all time favorite foods is King Crab from the North Atlantic, there is a world of difference in the tastle and the size of these crabs in Cear?. The shrimp pastel is great for an entrada. The Fried fish dinner is great for an entree.
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Algumas: Fejoada do Dona Goretti
This is the typical North Eastern dish that has become popular throughout Brazil in recent years. That being said, the best place to get this dish is still in the North East. Some restaurants have it on the menu. You will just have to ask and keep your eyes open. This dish was prepared by mea Sogra Dona Goretti. It is in the top 5 foods that you need to have while your in Fortaleza. It consists of beef, sausage, beans, and rice. It is slow cooked or cooked in a pressure cooker and served piping hot. I like to spice mine up with a little hot sauce. Ummmmm!
Favorite Dish: Fejoada do Dona Goretti
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50 Sabors: The best Ice Cream south of the Equator
This is hands down the best ice cream in town and perhaps Brazil. They have 50 different flavors, many tropical fruits, and they have all kinds of topping that you can have as much as you want of. I personally like to taste the ice cream, my wife tries to drown hers in creams and syrups.
The ice cream is made fresh there at the shop and the guy is always coming out with a fresh batch of something yummy when they start getting low.
The going rate is R$4.00 for two scopes. I do not know what they get for one scope, what is the point?
The new sign reads in English and Portuguese and they recently remodeled the whole place.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is Tapioca ice cream, it is excellent! The sign says that you can taste as many flavors as you want before ordering, so at least give it a try. My second choice is always the hard one... I usually experiment with a few before deciding. I think next time I will just get two scopes of Tapioca!
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Restaurant TIA NAIR: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
Close to the beach.. Great view, nice ambient.. the service is excellent..
Against: Don't eat close to the front.. the people who passes in the street will annoy you trying to sell you something.
Favorite Dish: SEAFOOD!
With a rich food diversity, Fortaleza offers everything, from regional dishes to international cuisine. The typical food reflects the strong traces related to the popular culture and the influence of the settlers. The most notable are baião de dois, carne-de-sol paçoca and of couse, seafood. The most traditional dish is peixada, composed of fish stewed in vegetable souce and pirão (manioc flour and fish sauce cream). From the countryside, comes carne-do-sol with paçoca and cassava, French beans, black pudding and stewed mutton. The local aperitif is cachaça, made from sugar-cane one of the region's principal products, with several locally produced brands known throughout the country.
The richness of tropical fruits is also traditionally known. The weather and the quality of the soil are favorable to the abundant growth in this region, turning fruit culture into an important business activity, one of the state's main export products. The main main ones are sugar apple, jack, sapodilla fruit, murucy fruit. hog plum, melon and acerola fruit. From these fruits, other homemade and industrialized products are obtained, such as juices, ice-creams, sweets, cajuina (regional beverage), cashew nuts, very appreciated not only in Brazil but in other countries as well.
Restaurante Beira Mar: Tourist Trap 100%
The restaurant is on Baira Mar Avenue across from Beira Mar Hotel (not sure if any connection).
It is located right on the sand, not every table has views of the ocean. The service, as expected in Brazil was mediocre....typical tourist trap. The food is very expensive for the quality. I ate codfish cakes and they were bad....did not want to eat anything else, for, the prices were ridicolous...and judging the quality of the fishcakes....assumed the rest would be the same...
Favorite Dish: nothing
Churruscaria Estilo dos Pampas: Don't miss an excellent, cheap rodizio de carnes!
Great value, excellent service and delicious meat: all for less than 10 reais (about 3 euros or less than 4 dollars). Price do not include beverage, but if you drink some bottles of Brazilian beer like Antarctica/Brahma, your bill will increase just a little bit. Experienced twice in March 2005. My preferred place for churrasco in Fortaleza! And an excellent buffet of salads and fruit and many other typical dishes of Ceara included in the price.
Promotional price (at least last March) from Monday to Thursday.
Favorite Dish: Don't accept all the meats they will bring you or you won't have any more space in your stomach for picanha or maminha!
Eat Your Heart Out
there are also some pretty good eating places there also, we ate at Portofino (italian spot) quite a few times, their seafood platter ($55 Reais) was EXCELLENT and served 2 or 3 people, but we were eating entire ones to ourselves... LOL (it comes with alot of different things, but we just wanted lobster and shrimp, so you got about 6 small lobsters, and about 20 shrimp).... the best...
the owner is an Italian guy, he's really cool, speaks english, italian, spanish and fluent portuguese
Favorite Dish: Definitely the Seafood Platter!
Colher de Pau: Good and fresh food
the food in this restaurant is absolutely delicious. The place is informal and perhaps that's what makes it sooooo charming.Locals seem to overflow the restaurant, so I guess that's a good/positive sign!
The lady that owns it seems to be constantly checking on her business so service is extremely good.
Favorite Dish: I must recommend the Shripm rice. It is the best dish I tried and had to eat it again before going back home.
Actually, the staff was very nice. The lady owner was suprised (or intrigued) with my continious questions about the ingredients..so she took me to the kitchen and taught me how to cook the rice.
Of course Caipirinhas are a MUST.
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Gaúcho: Great Meat, picanha, maminha etc
The owner is a Brazilian from the south, he has an italian wife. so here you can enjoy both cuisines, the best brazilian beef and the great italian pasta.
very friendly, Mister Luis welcomes you right from the start. we sat down and 5 minutes lates he brought an apetizer that was feijoada à brasileira that was the lunch from tha day.
It was amazing. after the dinner you´ll glady walk in the beach to your hotel.
Favorite Dish: The meat is all excellent. You can also call and ask for a Peixada, mister Luis will do it perfectly.
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