Centro & the Mainland restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Centro & the Mainland

Rita Maria Lagosteria

Occupying one of Florianópolis' first colonial homes and the former abode of the faith healer Rita Maria, this crotchety old maritime-themed restaurant specializes in crustaceans, moquecas (seafood stews) and seafoo…
Top Choice Japanese in Centro & the Mainland

Black Sheep

Korean-Japazilian chef Emerson Kim and his Latvian wife honed their skills at Nobu (yes, that Nobu). You will find a grand total of zero items with cream cheese, but perhaps more surprising are the shockingly fair p…
Top Choice Buffet in Centro & the Mainland


This outstanding, award-winning por-kilo buffet concentrates on a more subtle selection of daily dishes, all focused on high-quality, home-cooked goodness. Lines out the door are not uncommon. The Esteves Junior bra…
Boteco in Centro & the Mainland

Vai Quem Quer

This good-time blue-and-white tableclothed joint is our favorite boteco inside the Mercado Público. It only serves products from Santa Catarina: the local beer list is extensive (48 bottles, six on draft), and the p…
Buffet in Centro & the Mainland


Owned by the same family as the other outlet on Vidal Ramos, this location of one of Floripa's most outstanding por-kilo restaurants is open on Saturdays. Expect high-quality, home-cooked goodness, including rarely …
Seafood in Centro & the Mainland

Box 32

You'll often find local celebrities at this historic bar and restaurant in the Mercado Municipal indulging in a happy hour of frothy house-brewed beer, fresh seafood and pata negra ham from Spain.
Bakery in Centro & the Mainland

O Padeiro de Sevilha

Considered one of the top 30 bakeries in Brazil, this social magnet features an 11m-long communal table flanked by a self-serve cornucopia of fresh-baked artisanal breads and both savory and sweet treats selected fr…
Pizza in Centro & the Mainland

Forneria Catarina

Considering it's located far, far outside São Paulo city limits, this upscale Sampa-style pizzeria does an absolute bang-up job with pizza Paulistana – at far more accommodating prices. We reckon the perfect combina…
Street Food in Centro & the Mainland

Feira Livre

This four-day-a-week outdoor market is not only great for produce, cheese and other artisan foodstuffs, but for one of Brazil's great street food combos: a piping hot, fried-in-the-moment pastel (stuffed pastry) cha…
Supermarket in Centro & the Mainland


On e of Brazil's best supermarkets, this Santa Catarina-based chain is a great place to stock up for the beaches.