Eating

Belo Horizonte is teeming with good food for every budget. The area between Praça Sete and Praça da Liberdade is best for cheap eats, with countless lanchonetes (snack bars), self-serve por kilo restaurants and fast-food places. Further south, the Lourdes and Savassi neighborhoods constitute the epicenter of the city’s fine-dining scene.

The lion’s share of the city’s non-mineira restaurants specialize in Italian food, although you can also find a world of other flavors if you look around.