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…
Top Choice Brazilian in Fortaleza

Colher de Pau

The large, mostly open-air 'Wooden Spoon' is one of the best places in a neighborhood thronged with popular midrange restaurants. It’s great for seafood, including a superb chunky peixada (fish, vegetables and herbs…
Top Choice Brazilian in Fortaleza

Coco Bambu

This huge, festive eatery does a whole lot of everything – and it's all excellent, including the tropical-garden setting. The 16-page menu covers pizza, tapiocas, crêpes, pasta and regional mains (seafood is the spe…
Brazilian in Fortaleza

Moleskine Gastrobar

Fortaleza's bola da vez (current hot spot), this trendy gastrobar draws the young, hot and restless as much for its striking design – exposed oriented strand board, patchwork-denim-covered banquets, rope-hung lighti…
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…
Seafood in Fortaleza

Vojnilô

This stone-walled, subtly maritime-themed restaurant with a confusing Macedonian name regularly wins top seafood accolades in the city. The seafood spaghetti, topped with two whole lagostas (small lobsters), and the…
Cafe in Fortaleza

Santa Clara Café Orgânico

Santa Clara is one of the city’s hot pontos de encontros, which loosely translated 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 Dragão do …
Cafe in Fortaleza

Empório Delitalia

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

Crocobeach

For the full Praia do Futuro experience, head to megabarraca (megastall) Crocobeach, which has swimming pools, and live music on Saturdays and Sundays. It's a hyper-complex of fun and sun, and the buffet is excellen…