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Top Choice Bakery in Maceió

Panificação Alteza

This gourmet mini-market, complete with a coffee bar and bakery, is the perfect place to get your caffeine fix while stocking up on fresh bread, tropical fruits, cold cuts, Argentinian wine and chocolate cake for yo…
Top Choice Brazilian in Maceió

Divina Gula

A Maceió institution, Divina Gula specializes in the hearty cuisine of Minas Gerais and the Northeast. The picanha (steak) is excellent as is the carne de sol (grilled salted meat) with plantains, corn and zucchini.…
Top Choice Bar in Maceió

Lopana

Maceió's best beachfront bar is always buzzing: when an acoustic guitarist is playing and a good-looking crowd is drinking beer and caipirinhas (cocktails) under the sky-high palm trees, the place looks straight out…
Religious in Maceió

Festa Junina

Fifteen days of folk dancing, fireworks, street food, bonfires, costumed revelry and free-flowing beer take over Maceió during Brazil's winter solstice; it's a Portuguese tradition beginning on St Anthony's day in m…
in Maceió

Mandala Café e Restaurante

In restaurant-starved Centro, this hip eatery, which doubles as an art space and acoustic music venue, is a traveler’s oasis. Fill up your plate at the self-service lunch or come in the evening to support local arts…
Peruvian in Maceió

Wanchako

Worth a detour, this highly acclaimed Peruvian restaurant serves excellent seafood, including a dozen different varieties of ceviche and tiradito (a Peruvian version of sashimi). The sleek, art-filled setting makes …
Brazilian in Maceió

Restaurante Gogó da Ema

A friendly, down-to-earth restaurant located at the pousada (guesthouse) of the same name, Gogó da Ema does traditional Northeastern dishes, plus sandwiches, steaks and grilled fish. It's a good-value option for lun…
Live Music in Maceió

Coconut Bar

This buzzing open-air music club, just across from the beach in Ponta Verde, features live music every night, from samba to forró to pop and rock, plus a varied menu of cocktails and bar food. A good time is practic…
Buffet in Maceió

Sueca Comedoria

Despite the name, this sleek eatery across from the beach doesn't serve Swedish food – it's a family-run self-serve spot offering fresh seafood and regional cuisine, ideal for a quick lunch when you need a break fro…
Japanese in Maceió

New Hakata

With a spacious outdoor seating area, Maceió’s top Japanese restaurant offers a long menu of sushi and sashimi, tempura, noodles, calamari; in the evenings, there are live music, free-flowing caipirinhas and sake co…