Banzeiro Cozinha Amazônica, located in Centro district of Manaus is known for traditional Amazonian cuisine that's served with a contemporary flair. Headed by Felipe Schaedler, the award-winning masterchef, the restaurant specializes in seafood, especially the fish species like tambaqui, pirarucu and matrinchã which are found in abundance within the Amazon. Made with the freshest ingredients available, everything that comes out of the kitchen looks and tastes exquisite. With a gracious service staff, urban-chic yet comfortable ambiance and great food, Banzeiro Cozinha Amazônica makes for one of the most popular eat-outs in the city.
The neighborhood of Vieiralves in Manaus has been home to Churrascaria Bufalo since over three decades now. Founded way back in 1981, the restaurant is primarily a steakhouse, which serves up a feast of delectable local cuisine and over 25 different meat cuts. Take your pick from the enormous rotating table - dig into a prime rib or rump steak, you can even opt for the healthier poultry and fish options. Along with great food and service, the place also offers a selection of beverages ranging between the rare, exotic wines to chilled, local brews. Enjoy the gaucho feast!!
Located on Avenida do Turismo, O Lenhador offers a brilliant menu with several seafood and fish options. Not only restricted to the finned favorites from Amazon, the menu experiments with rarer ingredients like stingray, turtles and even alligators! Along with the option of ordering a la carte, lunch buffets are also available. Choose from a range of Amazonian treasures like arapaima, Tambaqui or opt for meat cuts like duck or beef; if you're feeling adventurous you can always gun for the 'gator.' Dinners between Thursdays and Saturdays here are accentuated by marvelous performances by local music talent.
Tacacá is one of the most popular soups in northern parts of Brazl. Tacacá da Gisela on Rua Sao Sebastio is dedicated to this soup. The stew made using dried shrimps and yellow pepper is highlighted on the menu here. The eatery offers a range of tacacá with variations like dried meat or fish instead of shrimps. For artistic relief, local artists play popular Portuguese songs every Wednesday to keep the guests entertains as they wait to dig into the legendary snack.
As the name Casa da Sopa, which translates into 'House of Soup', indicates, soup is the only item featured on their menu. Soup is usually had as a starter or as an accompaniment to a main course, but at Casa da Sopa, you will be delighted to know that soup alone can comprise a sumptuous meal. The restaurant takes pride in serving over 50 varieties of soups; they include national and international preparations, as well as a range of healthy soups. Choose from their list of daily specials, for some of the best offerings. On Sundays, Casa da Sopa welcomes guests for a relishing breakfast fare from 7a onwards.
If exploring Teatro Amazonas, Museu Numismatica Bernardo Campos and Centro's numerous other attractions has left you exhausted, Sorveteria Glacial is the place to head to for refreshment. Specializing in frozen fruity treats, Sorveteria Glacial offers an array of delicious flavors like Caipirinha, Petit Gateau, Brownie and Banana Split in cups and cones. Such is the pull of these cool confections that you will definitely be tempted to try more than one flavor!
Creating delicious dishes from the ingredients sourced from the mighty Amazon, the Caxiri Manaus offers a window into this interesting cuisine. Set in a whitewashed dining room, the hanging potted plants, warm lighting and open-brick wall panels reflect the quaint and rustic charm of Manaus itself. The menu is a blend of contemporary and traditional with a focus on fresh seafood. Relish Chilean wines or local beers along with your meal. With views of the charming neighborhood, the Caxiri is ideal for a sumptuous and classy meal.
La Bodeguita Empanadas is an Argentinean themed restaurant located in Manaus. They serve traditional Argentinean cuisine in good portions making it a good place for people with a large appetite. Alcatra, Frago, Espinafre, etc are some of the popular items from their menu. You can enjoy your meal with a glass of beer. Inaugurated in 2016, the place is cozy with excellent artwork on the walls and limited seating.
Located in the commercial Distrito Industrial, Naia International is housed within the Holiday Inn Manaus. With longer and flexible hours, the restaurant makes for a safe bet whether its a family dinner or a business lunch. Serving up local Amazonian cuisine with a twist of contemporary fusion, the place is known for dishes like soup cassava and dried beef. Also on the offer is an eclectic wine list, an apt accompaniment to your delectable meal. An elegant atmosphere, great service and delicious food is what Naia promises and delivers effectively.
Flores is home to many thriving restaurants, some of the best in the city. La Parrilla is a fine example of this. Primarily a steakhouse, the restaurant also serves traditional Brazilian cuisine along with flavorsome grilled meat skewers. Apart from tasty grub, the joint also offers a range of chilled, international beers. To end your gorgeous meal choose from some really awesome desserts like creme de papaya and banana split and you'd be reserving for a another meal faster than you can say, 'gaucho grande'!
Rua Para is home to one of the most popular Portuguese restaurants in the city. Alentejo, housed within an old house in the residential neighborhood of Nossa Senhora das Graças, is always buzzing with people and excitement. The joint serves up fantastic balchaos and rice dishes. Apart from visually and gastronomically appetizing food, also on the offer is an eclectic wine list that are rich and exotic in flavor and prove great accompaniment to your meal. Finish the meal with a sobremesa or dessert, like they do in Lisbon!
If you love fish and want to try out the Amazonian style of cuisine, then Amazônico Peixaria Regional is among the best choices in town. Opened in 2014, this bi-level restaurant and wine bar is a perfect spot to wine and dine with family and friends. From roasted to stewed and grilled, their fish is perfectly cooked. Using only regional spices and methods, not only is their fish dishes a delight, even their meat platters are delicious. Some of their crowd favorites include stuffed Matrinxã, Tambaqui rib roasted in manioc flour and breaded Dourado filet in tapioca flour. Complement your meal with wine.