Camarões has been a longstanding favorite on Natal’s dining scene. From humble beginnings and over two decades in the business, it has grown with four locations in the city. This one in Ponta Negra is famous among locals and tourists alike. Specializing in traditional seafood, patrons vouch that their shrimp dishes are some of the best in town. Select from over 30 varieties of shrimp, as well as fish, shellfish and crustacean specialties. In addition, great prices, hearty portions and warm hospitality make this restaurant a must visit.
Mangai, in Lagoa Nova, is a must-visit for visitors looking for local flavors. Located in the heart of the district’s shopping scene, it is a great place for dinner after some retail therapy. On the menu are delicious Brazilian specialties made from authentic ingredients and traditional recipes. Savor Northeastern Brazilian staples like Feijoada, Carne de sol, and Gororoba de Camarao, with a cocktail. The decor of murals and statues depicting yesteryear Brazil are an interesting feature of this restaurant.
A wonderful respite from the scorching heat at Ponta Negra beach, Cuore di Panna cools you down with some delicious gelato. Having trained in the art of gelato-making in Italy, the owners of the gelateria are experts at churning out authentic flavors, and there are numerous tasty varieties on offer. Crepes and drinks are also on the menu. Another plus point of Cuore di Panna is the patio with a view of the water.
Trilha do Camarão is a great addition to Ponta Negra’s eclectic dining scene. Located a short distance from the beach, this restaurant is popular among locals as well as visitors to the city. It specializes in seafood, and prides itself on an array of shrimp dishes. Their Rodízio de Camarão deserves a special mention. This is a great alternative for large groups and family dining.
Novo México is a great place for hearty Tex-Mex cuisine. This unassuming eatery features staple dishes at a pocket-friendly price. On the menu are quesadillas, burritos and homemade tortilla chips served with signature salsa and guacamole. It features a home-style ambiance with only a few tables that overlook the kitchen. For dessert, look no further than the fried ice cream.
The restaurant chain Sal e Brasa has a longstanding association with quality food and amicable service. With several outlets across the country, this churrascaria in Natal is a popular favorite among locals and tourists alike. Sample an array of delicious cuts at their all-you-can-eat buffet, each of which is grilled to perfection the traditional way. Complement your meal with a refreshing fruit cocktail and end with a dessert. The spacious and elegant dining room is great for large groups and family outings.
Located in Petrópolis, 294 Bar & Restaurante is known for its variety of fish and seafood. The restaurant interiors are done up in a comfortable chic style that inspires the relaxed yet classy ambiance of the place. With fantastic options like coconut crab and grilled prawns, 294 also offers a wide range of chilled beers and other drinks. Well-suited for all kinds of big and small groups, 294 Bar & Restaurante makes for a fantastic meal at reasonable prices.
Douce France opened its doors to Natal diners in 1995. This restaurant, as its name suggests, specializes in traditional French cuisine. On the menu are classic crepes and Filet Roquefort, as well as more adventurous meat specialties of rabbit and ostrich. Complement your meal with a cocktail, that is best-enjoyed on their outdoor patio. The interiors feature vibrant green walls and a patterned flooring for a charming Parisian-bistrot vibe.
They say that breakfast should be the most important meal of your day. And what better than beginning your morning with freshly baked breads and pastries? The Mercatto is a gorgeous bakery and restaurant that makes some of the most delectable breads, puffs, cakes and deserts. As you enter here, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and baked bread will engulf all your senses. The buffet breakfast is highly recommended. With a variety of juices, cakes, sandwiches and beverages on offer, Mercatto makes sure to fill you up generously. You can take home baked items which are made from local produce.
Dedicated to the Latin America's favorite singer and composer, Roberto Carlos, Bar do Roberto Carlos is a unique restaurant located on Avenida Amintas Barros. The unassuming looking joint is done up simply with embellishments like posters, articles and other ephemera on the legendary Brazilian singer. Apart from the delicious meals served at reasonable prices, the place is known for playing songs of the King of Latin Music exclusively! The restaurant boasts of one of the largest Carlos collection around, and if a customer requests a Carlos number that isn't available, their bill is waived off!
A good place for those looking to gorge on home-made food, Bar e Restaurante do Zé is famous for its Baião-de-dois, a delicious Northeastern Brazilian favorite made from rice and beans. On Saturdays, diners can sit in the garden and soak up the sun, perhaps with a chilled beer in hand. Bar e Restaurante do Zé is open from 11a onwards, Monday to Saturday.