South America Restaurants

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South America Restaurants

  • Cafe Tortoni

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    In early November 2012 we visited this cafe with another American couple. One of us put his knapsack on the floor next to his foot, and five minutes later it was gone. The pickpockets and thieves in this town are smooth-- four of us at a table, near the back of the cafe, and none of us noticed the thief. What was most infuriating was that the...

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  • Marius

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    I am going to Marius tonight, its one of my favorite restaurants here in Rio de Janeiro. Looking the webpage to make the reservation I saw some comments from a few foreigners who are telling NOT to go there. Reading there comments I realized the comments are not fair. Facts: one of the best restaurants in Rio with a BBQ and a seafood option or a...

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  • Pacha Papa

    Cusco Restaurants

    The evening after going to Machu Pichu, I went to this restaurant Pachapapa on the recommendation of the hotel I was staying at. The hotel provided the transportation so, it was an easy choice. i didn't want to explain directions to a taxi driver. I decided on the Lomo Saltado (I've never had it). The wait was not long (as expected on a rainy...

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  • Figueira (Churrascaria)

    São Paulo Restaurants

    One of the most celebrated restaurants in São Paulo, A Figueira Rubaiyat gets its interesting name from the tropical fig tree that dominates the exterior dining room (figueira) and from the 11th century Persian poetry by Omar Khayyam (Rubaiyat). I wasn't sure what the connection was, other than that the owner of the restaurant was of Lebanese...

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  • Typical Colombian Dishes

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This is a popular local dish, not a restaurant. You should be able to order it almost anywhere. It is a massive amount of food, so be very hungry or split it with a friend. It comes on a big platter, and includes 2 kinds of sausage, ground beef, beans and rice, fried pork rind, fried plantains, avocado, bread, and several things I can’t remember,...

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  • La Rosa Nautica

    Lima Restaurants

    Dispite the media and local security guards warning, we found it extremely safe and secure in wandering around that market place, foods are extremely cheap, full of local people, just a few of us tourist. Spanish speaking in communication at all time, is a must, and of course, body language is a plus, just point to what you want or sit down and...

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  • Yemanja

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    This is meant to be the best Bahian seafood restaurant (Yemanje is the sea goddess) but I was slightly dissapointed. The acaraje were the heaviest I ever had in Bahia and the king prawn moqueca was good but nothing exceptional. Bit touristy...

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  • "United Mice" Inca Trail Guides

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    Breakfast consisted of some drink (coffee, tea, cacao), cereals, milk, pancakes and bread with butter and jam. Not amazing but big enough to keep hiking all morning. There was usually a coffee break at 11 or so...

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  • Don Peperone (Ciudad Vieja)

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Located just across the street from our hotel we ate here twice and loved it both times. We tried the homemade pastas and pizza..all delicious. Itsa cozy place with nonstop music videos. It is here I discovered medio y medio,amixture of champagne and wine.I really got to like it and at $5.00 for 384 ml....no wonder.

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  • Bufalo Baby Churrascaria

    Manaus Restaurants

    While we were walking and exploring the smaller streets, we came across Rancho Bufalo, and just had to give it a try, we were hungry. I had never eaten in an all you can eat restaurant before, and to find one that is all you can eat meat, was just perfect. And it was amazing. At the time we went over 10 years ago, there was a little wheel on the...

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  • General tips about eating in Buenos...

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    The Grant's serves all kinds of meat in a variety of ways through a buffet. It was not the best restaurant I went to in Buenos Aires, but I was satisfied. I find it interesting that, of all the American Presidents to name a restaurant after, the owners selected one of the most mediocre Presidents in the history of the U.S. At any rate, I'm pretty...

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  • Porcão

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    This is the nicest and the most delicious Churrascaria in town. It's an all you can eat style restaurant. The salad back has everything from salads, breads, cheeses to sushi, sashimi and caviar. But the best part of the restaurant is the meat - chicken, pork, beef, lamb, etc. Bow-tied waiters walk around with giant skewers with meat, stopping at...

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  • Govinda

    Cusco Restaurants

    Lila Govinda runs a 1.5-room kitchen and lunch spot, offering tea, delicious soups and overflowing main dishes for just 4 or 5 soles (about $1.50). Her café fills up with approving travelers, volunteers, and Cusquenos. Visit gracious, lovely, and engaging Lila, her 11-year-old son, and pet rabbit near San Blas Monday through Saturday. From the top...

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  • Street food, per kilo, general,...

    São Paulo Restaurants

    If it's Wednesday and you're in Sao Paulo you can bet that feijoada will be on the menu. They say that life in Sao Paulo is so unpredictable that they need to something to depend on and therefor Wednesday is feijoada day (Saturday is too in lots of restaurants). Feijoada is a sort of bean/pork stew and is popular thorough Brazil. Although I didn't...

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  • Colombian typical

    Bogotá Restaurants

    If l put tips in here about restaurants l have been to, they would probably be out of date. So l will tell you about the typical delicious food that l have tasted. The special dish of Bogota is called Ajiaco. This is made from chicken, corn on the cob, different types of potatos with cream and capers. Served with avacado. The main ingredient is...

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  • Astrid and Gaston

    Lima Restaurants

    I had the scallops melt in your mouth type cusine with cream in the shell. I also had the Lamb the meat close to the bone was soft and excellent but the outter part was a bit tough. I need to return and try more dishes here. its that good. The prices are a bargain for Peruvian Cusine back home easily twice the price if not 3 times in San Francisco.

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  • Sorriso da Dada

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Don't let the exterior appearance deter you from eating at Dada. Once inside, you'll find a cozy room with paintings of the proprietor herself, Dada. She is a warm looking Afro-Brazilian woman usually depicted in traditional clothing and with a bright smile accented by a charming gap between her two front teeth. Too bad I didn't meet her while I...

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  • Santuary Lodge a la carte

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    According to the rules, you are not allowed to eat or drink in the Machu Picchu park. So, we opted to get our tickets stamped and leave the park to eat at the Sanctuary Lodge. Sure, we could have bought some food and ate on the picnic tables outside, but it was raining both days that we had lunch at Machu Picchu, so our options were limited to two...

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  • Panini's

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Panini's provides an excellence of service and ambiance that one doesn't expect in laid back Uruguay. Often the food is sublime, but there are potholes along the way. Their breads are delicious and varied. Two pastas were wonderful a Sorrentino Caprese featured tender raviolis filled with a mouth-watering melted, gooey cheese filling and elegantly...

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  • Manioka

    Manaus Restaurants

    when ever you come across Manioka, be sure it is well cooked, like the Yam Root, it is a tuberous root, Manioka is poison in its raw stage, so it has to be prepared and cooked poperly. you might get invited on off your beaten path journey, ask about Manioka....it is a stable food in this part of the Country,called Farofa when eaten with Black...

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  • Cabaña Las Lilas

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    Hmm... where to start... OK, the beef will never dissapoint you, that's true, but hey! we live in Beef Paradise, so why would you spend a minimum of 70 pesos (23 dollars) just for a coke, a piece of meat and a cover charge of 15 pesos? It's sooo not worth it. You can get extraordinary beef anywhere else and pay half as much, including a side order,...

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  • Confeitaria Colombo

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    Legacy of imperial Brazil, Confeitaria Colombo preserves the elegance of a bygone era. The Belle Époque tearoom opened its doors in 1894 and immediately attracted Rio's high society and intellectuals, and became the rendez-vous place of choice. In a city that has replaced much of the old with less attractive modern construction, Confeitaria Colombo...

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  • Quinta Eulalia

    Cusco Restaurants

    I'm vegetarian so the menu was very limited for me. However, I dined with five other people who ordered various traditional dishes and they all enjoyed their meals. Beware...if you order the cuy (guinea pig) it is served whole and looks a lot like a fried biology experiement. A trio of musicians entertained us with traditional music. With the...

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  • Jardineira Grill (Churrascaria)

    São Paulo Restaurants

    Jardeneira offers buffet but features Brazilian BBQ. The meats are well cooked. I personally love the lamb chops. You get a variety of desserts and side dishes from waiters moving around. The actual buffet table offers a wide range of side dishes and other dishes. Lamb Chops

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  • Fast Food chains

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This chain of restaurants offers the best fresh salads, served with portions large enough for two. The also have desserts to finish off with. So eat light , then have a great ice cream dessert. You can also stop in for just Ice cream and coffee. Mediterean Salad

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  • Barravento

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    This is, as announced before, the second sea food tip for the phantastic Barravento restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. This time around we're having lunch at 4:00PM, I'm not really hungry but with a tremendous appetite, so I order the 2 cheapest seafood items on the menu because all I really want is a good snack and this I got.... First the...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    We were visiting the ruins with a guide and lunch was included so we went to the buffet at the Sanctuary Lodge. There was a large selection but on the whole I was disappointed. The room was very noisy and seemed more like a canteen than a restaurant in a five star hotel. There wasn't enough space between the tables, so it was hard to get to and...

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  • El Fogon

    Montevideo Restaurants

    El Fogon is located in the old part of town and I don't mean Ciudad Vieja. I have been to this restaurant twice (last Feb 2010) and has been crowded so they obviously draw a local crowd. The specialties are the typical Uruguayan....parrilla & beef. I had the beef tongue in vinegrette to start which was good. For the main I had a filet mignon which...

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  • McDonald

    Manaus Restaurants

    AMBIENCE??? You want ambience, then what are you doing HERE?! This is McDonald's!!! But for a quick snack, it's there when you need it. It's EVERYWHERE, for crying out loud, even in the middle of the rainforest! Legend has it that some of the next castaways were *wishing* they had it so good, though...eeewwwwwww...;-}

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  • El Establo

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    The most tender and best tasting grass-fed beef I have ever had...ever! The wait-staff was superb, the spinaca a la crema and papas fritas are a perfect compliment and their chorizo sausages are friggin' amazing...do yourself a favor and have one for an appetizer. Along with a couple bottles of tasty Malbec and then a chilly lemoncello to wrap...

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  • Garota De Ipanema

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    This is one of the most famous restaurants in all of Rio de Janeiro simply for the fact that musical history took place here. It was in the Garota de Ipanema that poet Vinicius de Moraes and singer Tom Jobim wrote that memorable song "The Girl from Ipanema". I understand that the restaurant has been much changed since then. It has been much...

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  • Tunupa

    Cusco Restaurants

    This place has a very nice view of the Plaza from their restaurant. I decided to have the Buffet which was very pricy. They had a very large selection of different kinds of food. However me being a vegetarian my selection was limited. However the buffet include a drink(which I didn't have) as well as a wide selection of desert and coffee. Theye...

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  • Famiglia Mancini (Italian)

    São Paulo Restaurants

    To describe this restaurant isn’t easy…I’ve known Famiglia Mancini for long time and the experience is always the same: great! It’s a family tradition to the Paulistanos to go to Famiglia Mancini on weekends…or any other day! The food is excellent! From pastas to pizzas, the salad buffet with huge heart of palms that I love so much, the selection...

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  • La Zona Rosa

    Bogotá Restaurants

    Sunday at 6 pm everything was closing in Zone T I am not sure if it was because it was sunday or again because it was the election day. I decided to try to go to Atlantis shopping mall and there infact I found this Atlantis Gourmet opened. It is a sort of pub with many choices of hamburgers with a south american taste. I chosed one with guacamole...

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  • Soho

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    I was surprised to find this Jap quality restaurant in Salvador...all the Japan food styles knows on earth : sushi&sashimi ( of course)teppanyakki, veggy BBQ, etc. Good & fresh ingredients for a low bilt ( it´s my opinion ). Shimeji noodles

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  • Inca Wasi

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    We went for lunch to "Inca Wasi" restaurant, and most of the people got stomach problem after having their pizza. I had some sort of local version of shishkebob with alpaca which was OK (I didn't get sick).

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  • El Callejón

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Ok, anyone who has to have a fancy, pricey, restaurant, don't waste your time reading this. Pizza Roni is your classic, dark, hole in the wall, stone oven pizza place. There are probably three tables. The food is wonderful, however, and best of all......Ricardo is there. With only a little encouragement, Ricardo, (a waiter and delivery man), will...

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  • El Torro Loco

    Manaus Restaurants

    This place was great, make sure you go hungry. They had Sushi, pasta, every kind of meat and fish prepared 20 different ways. Also all the side dishes you could imagine. The meal ended with a half a pineaple smothered in grenadine. They had a great duck soup, also the garlic butter went well with all the meats.

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  • La Brigada

    Buenos Aires Restaurants

    La Brigada is another famous steakhouse in Buenos Aires. We went to the one in Barrio Norte, not the one in San Telmo. The food is good, but not great. The big deal here is that the owner raises his own beef. Certain cuts are very good like the chorizo. The short ribs just didn't work. They were very chewy and tough. The salads were of little...

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  • Churrascaria (all you can eat)

    Rio de Janeiro Restaurants

    If you already visited all the obligatory sights in a strange city, the question arises inevitably then, what program you should organize for the evening. A visit to this restaurant followed by a Samba show and some live Bossa Nova music in a large theater downstairs without breaking the bank is a wonderful choice! We had a big choice of salads...

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  • Bagdad Cafe

    Cusco Restaurants

    Named after the German cult movie, this place serves good Peruvian, Mexican and other foods. There is a good range to choose from, and the serves are generous. Despite the name there is no evidence of flavours of the middle east, or any sign of sauerkraut. You might find the more mundane selections at a truckstop in the Mojave Desert, but not of...

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  • Vento Haragano (Churrascaria)

    São Paulo Restaurants

    This is a traditional BBQ restaurant in Sao Paulo. They will send a mini bus to pick you up from your hotel. For R$48 you can eat all the meat and salad you wish. But beware the salad bar is very substantial and the meat is amazing. Servers constantly wander about with big spits of fresh cooked meat. The range is astounding with 21 cuts of beef...

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  • Coffee

    Bogotá Restaurants

    We had not given a Juan Valdez Cafe a try until were in Cartagena about a month into our two month trip to Colombia but once we did, we felt the chain had something to offer. We would have much nicer coffee and better atmosphere later in Salento but in a pinch, Juan Valdez was going to have to do. While in Bogota on our second visit on our way back...

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  • Maria Mata Moros

    Salvador da Bahia Restaurants

    Named after literature written by the Brazilian Hilda Histh, about a character, Maria Mata Mouro felt pleasure in what she ate. (I think I've got this right, correct me if I'm wrong!) This place is a darling little gem in the heart of Pelourinho... the atmosphere is charming and quaint, the back garden seating area is lush and romantic, the service...

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  • Inti Killa

    Machu Picchu Restaurants

    The majority of us had pizzas and beers,lots of them,I think we were all shopped out and needed to recharge our batteries............... A local band came in ( as they tend to do ).Played a few tunes and sold a few CDs to the unsuspecting tourists, YES I bought one !!!!!!

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