Many many options...: Public Market
The public market is certainly the best option to do 3 things at the same time: 1) have a tasty and unexpensive meal, 2) visit a touristic spot of the city, and 3) have a brazilian experience, doing what locals do.
There are many restaurants here offering many optins of menu. So don´t worry. Just enjoy!!!
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Na Brasa: Great Rodizio
Na Brasa is a rodizio-style (all you can eat) churrascaria, and in a region (Rio grande do sul) that is already famous for meat, Na Brasa manages to stand out.
Prices are relatively moderate.
Come with an appetite!
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Churrascaria: Meat! Meat! Meat!
Churrascaria is the name given to the place where you can have some churrasco. The translation in English to this word is Barbecue, even though they are different things.... A churrasco is meat cooked in the heat of charcoal, but with no grill. In a churrascaria, you can taste different cuts of beef. One that is specially admired is Picanha.
Many churrascarias have traditional dance shows and also traditional live music, everything for you to have a bit of the local feeling.
Favorite Dish: Picanha and Cupim are my favourite cuts. Chicken heart is also yummy!!!
Anything that says Churrascaria: This one is simple ---- MEAT
You are in the heart of gaucho (cowboy) country. These, often elegant, restaurants barbeque beef and the waiters keep bringing it until you turn your special marker from green to red. Absolutely excellent quality throughout the city.
LE BISTROT: Can get used to living like this
I have become used to this kind of eating and drinking, and the service which is excellent and given not with condescension but respect. soft places. wellmannered clients as well as waiters ( not this, hi, my name is david, i will be your waiter tonight, stupidness). pleasant surroundings. peaceful dining for a single traveller.
open for lunch seven days a week.
dinner from wed to sunday
many entradas, saladas, peixes, carnes, masas, omelettes, quiche and sobremesas.
a good wine list very reasonably priced considering the quality of food and the situation of the restaurant. recommended
Favorite Dish: My dinner for 7 feb 2003
bottle of leblon classic argentine malbec 2000.
madelahoes de filet ao molho de cogumelos.raris de ***ake e saute de batatas e abobrinhas
crepes de doce de lette ao molho de chocolate e sorvete de creme
and it was a lovely dinner. and it is within walking distance of patheneon manhattan flats.
in the same street there are many many eating establishments, of varying dignity, this friday night,most of them were full at 11 pm.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Cafe Haiti along the peatonal: Another Cafe HAITI?
Along the walking street, you encounter cafe haiti. you enter through a turnstill, the elderlylady sitting there kindly smiles at you and lets you in.
you sit, diner style around large long row of seats, facing the harried girls behind who are eager to serve you.
they serve: coffee, hamburgers, empana, croquetas.
But what is amazing is that the place is full of ordinary people, run of the mill people off the street, not the pretentious bourgeoisie with their xeroxed miami looks. Hope LULA is kind to these people. He wishes to eradicate HUNGER, because there is hunger in brasil. and i am sure FIDEL will send doctors to staff at the voluntary clinics that would soon spring up to serve the poor here
Favorite Dish: the food, needless to say, is alsovery ordinary. the price reflects it
Cafe Brasileira: Passing of Time
Aging men, gossiping in groups. slow passing of time, punctuted by sips. Unlike cafe Hayti in Santiago de Chile, no put on sophistication. Unlike Buenos Aires, no arrogance. Just plain and simple
People who seem to have lived a good life and now enjoying their time on their hands. Cafe cortado for R 2, a woman barely out of her teens, buxom and of mixed african ancestry, smiles as she puts down the cup.
A Taberna: A Taberna
Decorated with ship motives, a certain British atmosphere, the bar, the restaurant and the beer house have excellent atractions as typical seafood dishes and sandwiches. Jazz is played while the conversation goes on.
don't miss any real Churrasco...
don't miss any real Churrasco or Rodizio --all you can eat buffet - with the best meat you can find in Brazil..even comparable with meat from Uruguay or Argentina...I was lucky to be brought by friends to
the Rodizio of the football-club of Churrasco, where I had for 15 Reais one of the best buffet I ever had..
The traditional CHURRASCO,prepared by the GAUCHOS is a generic term for the varried cuts of beef seasoned with rock salt and roasted over dying coal fire.
Originally it was eaten only at the farmhouses but today it's even made on brass barbecues in the balconies of the apartments!
The formely exclusive countryman's food became a spphistication at the CHURRASCARIAS (restaurants that serve churrasco)all over Brazil.
althought it's the most widely know kind of food in RIO GRANDE DO SUL,churrasco is not an everyday typical food.
This would include,mainly,CARRETEIRO DE CHARQUE(rice with jerked beef),QUIBEBE(kind of pumpkin puree),SUGARED MOGANGO(a kind of pumpkin),PUCHERO(thick vegetable soup with breast meat,ribs and sausage),PASTEL DE CARRETA(a meat pie stuffed with boiled tripe),BLACK BEANS AND RICE..
The picture shows one of the famous churrascarias of Porto Alegre:GALPAO CRIOULO
This restaurant also include tipical shows with the tipical dances of the gauchos.The group of dancers belong to a CTG(center for the gaucho tradition).
Favorite Dish: It's a eat-as-much-as-you-can style,but in a certain moment i'm sure one has to stop!
Drinks and desert are not included on the deal price.
'Churrascaria' or barbecue...
'Churrascaria' or barbecue restaurants. There are many to chose from, some quite cheap but very good, others cheap and terrible, and yet others expensive and excellent or bad, whatever. None of them serve Guinness. A slightly different version is 'Panchos', the Uruguay equivalent. You can watch the sweating chefs working over a huge grill fired by logs periodically shoved under.
Some, such as 'CTG 35' and 'Galpão Criolo' have live Guacho music and dance (tend to be a bit touristy, but the meat is excellent)
Favorite Dish: Janaina has already desrcribed 'Espeto Corrido', you pay a fixed price - anything from US$4 to US$8 (3 - 5 pounds sterling). Help yourself to as much salad as you want and the waiters are circulating with metre-long spits each with a different cut of meat and you keep stuffing yourself. Be careful not to explode.
OK, a very interesting italian...
OK, a very interesting italian restaurant is actually in Gramado. Sorry, I forgot the name (maybe I can recall it later).
Unfortunately, the place is not cheap.
Favorite Dish: The unique (?) dish is actually the soup. You can choose among three different types, all italian style. So far, this sounds not very special, but wait until the soup comes - it is not served in a dish, but IN BREAD!
- Gambrinus, number 40 stand...
- Gambrinus, number 40 stand inside the Public Council Market. Real good Filet Mignon. Not expensive.
- Le Chalet in Gramado. Meat, Cheese and Chocolate Fondue´s for just about $11. Very good quality and service. Also beautiful decoration.
Favorite Dish: - Filet Mignon
Praiha: fresh seafood
Torres the House Beach of Porto Alegre, have a look at the map in the next tip......lively beach with good Restaurants
Favorite Dish: fresh seafood could be the order of the day
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Prato Verde: Vegetarian food
For those who like some vegetarian food, you can have some delicious 'green' dishes at Prato Verde. If you translate it into English, you get Green Dish. Not expensive!
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