Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Fernando de Noronha

Mesa da Ana

Husband-and-wife team Ana (a Cordon Bleu grad) and Rock (pronounced 'hockey;' Noronha's resident artist eccentric) serve only eight to 10 people per night at this rustic island gem. The four-course fish-heavy meals …
Brazilian in Fernando de Noronha

Varanda

One of the best-value upscale choices, within walking distance of most pousadas, Varanda is an unpretentious place with a varied menu that includes a good selection of steak and seafood mains along with pasta, salad…
Seafood in Fernando de Noronha

Restaurante Zé Maria

Located inside the hotel of the same name, this high-end restaurant is famed Brazil-wide for its over-the-top, all-you-can-eat R$230 seafood buffet spectacle on Wednesday and Saturday evenings (reservations essentia…
Mediterranean in Fernando de Noronha

Mergulhão

Mergulhão makes full use of its breezy site offering stupendous views over the port, while its Mediterranean menu with a Brazilian twist is one of Noronha’s most innovative. Try the signature peixe crocante (crispy …
Brazilian in Fernando de Noronha

Tricolor

Run by a hardworking husband-and-wife team, this simple open-air place on the main road in Boldró offers tasty Bahian home cooking at reasonable prices. The menu is small and mostly seafood with moquecas (fish cooke…
Soup in Fernando de Noronha

Recanto da Graça

This simple blue barraca (stall) right on the sands of Praia do Porto serves up good-value fried fish plates, great soups and cold beers. The star of the show is the chunky caldo de polvo (octopus soup) – add a few …
Pizza in Fernando de Noronha

Pizzaria Namoita

São Paulo emigré Mauricio Vilela does his best to recreate pizza paulistana, and does a fine job considering Noronha logistics. Favorites such as cearense (spicy ground sausage with chillis and mozzarella) are serve…
Buffet in Fernando de Noronha

Empório São Miguel

The best of a few por kilo lunch places in Remédios, open-air Empório São Miguel has a good selection of dishes that change daily and usually include chicken, fish, pasta, sushi and salads. It also has some quality …
Cafe in Fernando de Noronha

Açaí e Raízes Noronha

Locals and tourists alike people-watch from the veranda of this store that’s good for açaí, tapioca and fresh sandwiches. They also offer a more substantial daily set meal, breakfasts and soup in the evenings and th…
Seafood in Fernando de Noronha

Palhoça da Colina

A feast under an atmospheric palapa hut with tatami mats and pillows, in the yard of a local home. All-you-can-eat grilled catch of the day (barracuda, tuna or mackerel) is served on banana leaves, with great side d…