Fortaleza restaurants

Top Choice Ice Cream in Fortaleza

50 Sabores

One of Brazil's most famous ice cream shops, though with a terribly misleading name: there are actually 150 flavors here, including caipirinha (made with cachaça sugarcane liquor – you must be 18 to purchase!) and b…
Cafe in Fortaleza

Santa Clara Café Orgânico

Santa Clara is one of the city’s happening pontos de encontros; loosely translated, this means where hot people go to mingle (and cool down in the icy air-con). It’s a wonderful little cafe on an upper level of Drag…
Grill in Fortaleza

Cantinho do Frango

Hugely popular with local families, this grill restaurant has a fabulous main dining room covered in old movie posters; it houses a collection of hundreds of LPs – pick one out and hand it to the DJ to hear your sel…
Ice Cream in Fortaleza

50 Sabores

Mucuripe branch of the popular ice cream shop; there's another one by the beach in Meireles.
Brazilian in Fortaleza

Moleskine Gastrobar

One of Fortaleza's trendiest restaurants, this gastro-bar draws the young, hot and restless as much for its striking design – denim-covered banquets and rope-hung lighting wrapped around suspended rail beams – as fo…
Brazilian in Fortaleza

Coco Bambu

This massive, iconic eatery does a whole lot of everything, with a 26-page menu covering pizza, tapiocas, crepes, pasta and regional mains (seafood is the specialty) – and it's all pretty good. The casual dining are…
Cafe in Fortaleza

Empório Delitalia

Early risers could consider forgoing breakfast at their accommodations for the great juices, coffees, waffles, hot filled croissants, omelets and tapiocas at this classy, uncharacteristically early-opening cafe-empo…
Seafood in Fortaleza


For the full Praia do Futuro experience, head to megabarraca (megastall) Crocobeach, which is shaded by scores of coconut palms and has swimming pools and a variety of comfortable seating options. It's a hyper-compl…
Brazilian in Fortaleza

Vila Mosquito

Set in two converted homes with a pleasant alfresco dining area in between, this smart place has dozens of wood-fired pizza varieties with gourmet toppings, plus an interesting selection of mains, with many seafood …