Top Choice Brazilian in Brasília


With a disciple of Brazilian super chef Alex Atala running the show, this classy newcomer has everyone's taste buds doing a happy dance, including Veja magazine, who showered it with Chef of the Year, Best New Resta…
Top Choice Peruvian in Brasília


It's worth a trip to the edges of Lago Sul – a R$30 or so taxi fare – for Marco Espinoza's authentic upscale Peruvian. His whole team hails from Peru and it shows: the fabulous ceviche criollo, drowning in creamy le…
Sandwiches in Brasília


Though housed inside a very expensive-looking Italian mansion, this high-end food emporium-cum-restaurant offers reasonably priced sandwiches at the counter of its small coffee shop (anything on ciabatta should sort…
Sandwiches in Brasília


This sandwich shop turns out the capital’s best: a triangular triple-decker of arugula, buffalo mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes. It has prizewinning juices and killer salads as well.
Brazilian in Brasília

Mormaii Surf Bar

Though there's sushi, salads and sandwiches, locals park themselves on the outdoor lakeside patio every afternoon for the house specialty, açaí na tigela, a refreshing sorbetlike meal of blended palmberries, guaraná…
International in Brasília

Universal Diner

A junkyard-chic aesthetic greets patrons at this hyper-eclectic kitsch freakout of an eatery (it’s overflowing with funky bric-a-brac and antique knickknacks), another of the city’s Brazilicious culinary gems and ea…
Mall in Brasília

Conjunto Nacional

Brasília’s first mall, right across from the bus station. Contains a post office, pharmacies, restaurants and a supermarket.
Mall in Brasília

Pier 21

Has the largest concentration of restaurants, bars and nightclubs but very few actual stores. Very popular with the young and well-off.
Mall in Brasília

Shopping Brasília

All amenities, including cinemas and restaurants, in a weird building that looks like half a soda can (from some angles at least!).
Northeastern in Brasília


With culinary stars, this Northeastern por-kilo restaurant offers a culinary experience like no other. An assembly line of tempting creative dishes will totally overwhelm you – and that's just the salad section. The…