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Top Choice Live Music in Alter do Chão

Epaço Alter do Chão

There's always something worth seeing at this cool music-culture-restaurant space at the east end of the waterfront promenade. There's live carimbó most Saturday nights, and guest bands play rock, forró, samba, regg…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Alter do Chão

Araribá Cultura Indígena

Arguably the best indigenous art store in the Amazon, with items ranging from inexpensive necklaces to museum-quality masks and ceremonial costumes, and representing communities throughout the Amazon basin. Shipping…
Vegetarian in Alter do Chão

Siria

The lovely chef-owner prepares just one vegan entree per sitting, served as a prato feito (plate of the day) and announced on a sandwich board in front. From chickpea omelets to vegetable tarts, count on it being ou…
Brazilian in Alter do Chão

Arco-Iris da Amazônia

Art and jewelry store by day, fine restaurant by night. One of three side-by-side restaurants serving dinner and drinks right on the plaza, the Arco-Iris' dishes are expertly prepared with fresh sophisticated flavor…
Brazilian in Alter do Chão

Farol da Ilha

Travelers tend to miss this low-key waterfront restaurant, despite it having first-rate fish meals and outstanding river and island vistas from its 2nd-floor dining area. Most dishes serve two people, and are priced…
Brazilian in Alter do Chão

Tribal

Churrasco plates come with a spear of steak, sausage, chicken and tongue, while well-prepared fish dishes serve two easily, with potato salad to spare. This spacious two-floor open-air dining area is located a block…