João Pessoa restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in João Pessoa

Mangai

Mangai's spectacular regional buffet is available in other cities, but it hails from João Pessoa. Most items are labeled in English, and there’s plenty for vegetarians, as well as great meat and seafood dishes. Save…
Burgers in João Pessoa

Pão com Gergelim

These rockstar-themed gourmet burgers are worth the 3km haul up to Altiplano, where the owners' former home has been transformed into a trendy gathering point for beautiful carnivores. Hand-cut fries and local craft…
Seafood in João Pessoa

Peixada do Amor

For a cheap meal with a local flavor, head to this huge open-air restaurant south of the city. Pull up a plastic chair alongside the hordes of local families and take your pick from three types of fish – fried or wi…
Portuguese in João Pessoa

Casa do Bacalhau

With tiled walls and waitstaff in traditional garb, this busy restaurant goes out of its way to recreate a piece of Portugal and the food is no letdown. Authentic seafood dishes, including bacalhau (salted cod) prep…
Cafe in João Pessoa

Empório Café

This alternative-indie cafe-bar dishes up great-value salads, sandwiches, quiches, hummus and cheese-and-meat platters to a beautiful crowd. As the evening wears on, Empório packs in more trend and beauty for cockta…
International in João Pessoa

Cafe 17

A great place to take a break from sightseeing in the center, this fancy cafe is set in a renovated historic building and serves crepes, waffles, salads and more hearty fare in addition to a fine variety of coffees.…