Restaurants

Top Choice Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Xapuri

Dona Nelsa's local institution features fabulous mineira food served at picnic tables under a thatched roof, with hammocks close at hand for pre-meal children’s entertainment or post-meal relaxation. The traditional…
Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Casa Cheia

People line up by the dozen for a table at this long-established Mercado Central eatery, whose name means ‘full house’. A bevy of women prepare traditional favorites on a giant stove, including pratos do dia (low-pr…
French in Belo Horizonte

Glouton

This intimate brick-walled bistro with a candlelit back patio is one of Belo's top addresses for a romantic dinner. Award-winning chef Leonardo Paixão peppers his menu with French classics like foie gras, onion soup…
Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Cantina do Lucas

Tucked off a busy downtown street on the ground floor of the Maletta building, this beloved local institution has been feeding belorizontinos into the wee hours for over 50 years. Vest-and-tie-clad waiters navigate …
Italian in Belo Horizonte

Domenico

Housed in a low-lit, high-ceilinged historic building, this trendy trattoria serves fresh pasta, salads (niçoise, shrimp-asparagus or pear-gorgonzola) and risotto (with porcini, black squid ink, or figs and prosciut…
Buffet in Belo Horizonte

Amadeus

Attached to the Royal Savassi hotel, this airy glass-walled restaurant near Praça Liberdade boasts a a sumptuous per kilo buffet and a 2500-label wine cellar that has been voted the best in Belo Horizonte by Wine Sp…
Buffet in Belo Horizonte

Restaurante do Minas Tenis Clube

For atmosphere and price combined, it’s hard to beat the midday buffet at Belo’s tennis club. Gorge to your heart’s content in the parquet-floored dining room or on the palm-shaded back terrace overlooking the pool …
Bahian in Belo Horizonte

Baiana do Acarajé

A little slice of Bahia just off Praça da Savassi, this bright, lively and informal bar-restaurant specializes in tasty acarajé (shrimp-stuffed brown bean fritters) served alongside pricier and more substantial dish…
Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Bar do Lopes

With sidewalk seating under trees and awnings in the heart of Lourdes, this venerable corner bar is beloved for its filling, low-cost weekday pratos executivos (meat or fish with your choice of three accompaniments:…
Pizza in Belo Horizonte

Marília Pizzeria

With three dozen varieties of pizza, late hours and a floor-to-ceiling display of backlit bottles at its fashionable bar, Marília’s has a trendy, youthful vibe and is routinely voted among the best pizzerias in Belo…