Espaco Aberto: New Year's Eve Dinner
I've got several recommendations for Espaco Aberto so I decided I was going to have a dinner on a New Year's eve there. I did not regret it, I found it one of the best restaurants during my entire trip.
It's a pleasant spot, tastefully furnished, located on the main street. As the name suggests, it's an open and spacious place with a nice view to the happening on the street. The staff is very friendly and the service superb.
A great list of food is available, most of the offer is sea food. Fish is usually served with various exotic sauces, based on: coconut milk, avocado and herbs, capers, mustard, shrimps, spinach and cream or in combination with fruit.
Favorite Dish: For my New Year's Eve dinner I chose peixe ao molho verde (fish in green sauce), grilled fish, served with sauce made from avocado and fresh herbs. It was accompanied with rice and salad (lettuce and carrot) and nicely decorated. A couple of caipirinhas followed as the longest night has just begun :)
I came back on the day of my departure. This time I had peixe ao modo havaiano (Hawaiian-style fish) - grilled fish with pineapple and cheese.
All the food I tried there was simply delicious!!
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Near Club do Ventos
Near club do Ventos on the beach there is a nice Villa and the court is full of windsurf board and kite....the owner keep your windsurf for u if u stay in a posada not near the beach and ....there is a nice little fruit and sandwich bar where u can take fruit milksake or great sandwich.....a perfect place to relax your skin from the hot sun of Jeri
The milkshake is so good thet this little monkey enter in my glass to eat it!
Unfortunately this monkey waswn't free...usually they live in the tree and they love to stay with the human....a lot of peolple tell me it's not necessary put a rope, if u give them food they live with u naturally.......
Favorite Dish: Milksake - Vitaminas - Aca? - Sandwich
Casa de Pedra: Handmade Ice Cream and More Snacks
During the day it is actually too hot to think about any main meals, so Casa de Pedra might be the right place to go. It is a a very colourful spot surrounded by greenery, with the nice view of the life on the street, where you can enjoy your breakfast or snack in a shady backyard.
Favorite Dish: Their speciality is handmade ice cream that comes in flavours of different tropical fruits as acai, graviola, mango, pineapple and also the creamy ones as chocolate, coconut, brazil nut, tapioca. Acai na tigela, served with granola and banana, is very delicious, and worth trying is also tapioca, filled either with coconut, chocolate, banana or cheese... And for those who are afraid of trying something new, they have different sandwiches and good expresso.
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Shopping Tapioca: Tia Angelita
Tia Angelita is famous for her delicious torta de banana (banana cake). But that's not all. She also makes excellent tapioca and cocada! I have discovered the place already on my first visit of Jeri and since then I went there every day to have one of those delights :)
Favorite Dish: I can't choose only one as everything is heavenly:
- torta de banana
- tapioca, a dessert made from treated and dried manioc; it's fried into tortilla shape and filled with either sweet or salty ingredients: shredded coconut, bananas, chocolate, condensed milk, cheese... My favourite is the one with the combination of coconut and cheese.
- cocada, a traditional Brazilian dessert, made on a base of freshly grated coconut
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Restaurante do Sapao: Local Food - Dish of the Day
My local friends advised me to try this restaurant where they themselves use to go. It is located on one of the side streets and this is the reason for not being so touristy and expensive. The ambience is cosy and relaxed. You most probably meet other visitors or local people, have a conversation, then another drink... and stay longer as you planed.
They offer everything from soups, sea food, meat and pasta.
Favorite Dish: I found the best choice prato feito (dish of the day) which consists of fried fish or moqueca (traditional food from Bahia), accompanied with vegetable, rice, beans and farofa (toasted manioc flour), all together for 6 - 8 RS. Caipirinha was also cheaper compared to some other places, one more reason to have another one :)
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Cocktails Stalls: Right next to the beach
At sunset the end of the main road will be filled with drinks vendors, all of them calling out "Hey Amigo!" so draw your attention. They are all very good and they all serve the same drinks: the classic Caipirinha of course, and some other great mixes. I highly recommend Capeta (kind of a girlie drink) mainly made with condensed milk, coconut milk, guarana powder, cinnamon, cocoa, and vodka.
This place is great for socializing as well, and for learning where the parties take place!
All the drinks cost between 3 and 4 reais. If you make friends with one of the vendors, you might get a discount :)
Casa de Pedra: Snacks
At lunchtime or at sunset, this is a very nice place where to eat or to buy something to have on the beach. They offer sandwiches, ice-creams, yoghurt with granola, and the Brazilian famous Açai na Tigela. This is açai ice-cream with granola and bananas. Açai is a tiny fruit that comes from the Amazon. It's said to be very energetic. They also have Tapioca, another typical Brazilian food, filled with chocolate, cheese, etc.
Local food: Don't get ripped off!
All the restaurants located on the main street are totally overpriced. You won't spend less than 25 reais per person there. But if you walk along other roads, Rua del Forro for example, you will see some plain looking restaurants where you can eat a very complete meal for not more than 8 reais!
The most typical dish is called "Prato Feito", which consists of fried fish, salad, rice and beans. This dish costs 5 or 6 reais.
Cantina Taverna: Las pizzas!
Aunque no estemos en Italia, este sitio merece la pena no sólo por su ambiente, sino también por las pizzas que hacen. Muy buena relación de precio/calidad. Tb recomendables: café expresso con pão de queijo o açaí con banana.
Favorite Dish: Pizzas, definitivamente.
almost every restaurant in town: don't miss the fresh seafood
i can't remember the restaurant where we ate.
But there are only a few of them and they're all good!!
Favorite Dish: lobster and prawns!!!
CLUBE DOS VENTOS (WINDS CLUB)
This place has nothing special,but beautiful people,windsurf and sports in general videos,great salads and natural juices,a place to go after the beach for sure!