Belo Horizonte restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Belo Horizonte

Glouton

This intimate brick-walled bistro with candlelit back patio is one of Belo's most romantic addresses. Award-winning chef Leonardo Paixão peppers his menu with French classics, but hits his stride with fusion recipes…
Top Choice Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Xapuri

Run by the affable Dona Nelsa, this long-standing local institution 15km northwest of Belo Horizonte is renowned for its fabulous comida mineira (typical Mineira cuisine). Everything is served at picnic tables under…
Portuguese in Belo Horizonte

Caravela

In 2017, Lisbon-born chef Cristóvão Laruça moved his popular Portuguese restaurant from Belo Horizonte's suburbs to this sleek space overlooking the Abilio Barreto Historical Museum's leafy courtyard. Couples and fa…
Fusion in Belo Horizonte

Nicolau Bar da Esquina

The brainchild of chef Leonardo Paixão from Belo's renowned Glouton restaurant, this buzzy newcomer northeast of downtown puts a whole new spin on the neighborhood corner bar. The attractive high-ceilinged space dra…
Brazilian in Belo Horizonte

Caê Restaurante-Bar

Locally sourced ingredients and inventive twists on Brazilian and international recipes are the focus at this classy-casual restaurant opened by renowned Belo Horizonte chef Caetano Sobrinho. Mineiro cheese and meat…
Mineira in Belo Horizonte

Casa Cheia

This perennial Mercado Central favorite earns its name (meaning 'Full House'), with lines regularly stretching out the door. Behind the counter, a bevy of women prepare traditional favorites on a giant stove, includ…
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 since 1962. Vest-and-tie-clad waiters navigate through…
Brazilian in Belo Horizonte

Dorsé

One of several resto-bars lining Rua Sapucaí above Belo Horizonte's train station, Dorsé is a prime spot for late afternoon drinks, snacks and gazing at sunset over the downtown skyline. Favorite menu items include …
Buffet in Belo Horizonte

Restaurante do Minas Tenis Clube

For atmosphere and price combined, it’s hard to beat the noon 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 an…
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…