Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Atins & Caburé

Restaurante do Antônio

Get yourself here by foot, horseback, car, boat, on a tour or any way you can to experience the wonderful grilled shrimp at this rustic culinary destination 7km west of Atins. The location, isolated between the dune…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Luís

Cabana do Sol

This huge two-story picture-windowed 'cabin' is a memorable spot for Maranhense cuisine. It’s pricey, but the enormous standard portions can serve four, and there is a limited menu for two diners. The specialty is c…
Top Choice Buffet in São Luís

Restaurante Senac

Showpiece for the São Luís branch of Brazil's best-known cooking school, this place gets packed at lunchtime for its superb all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes a big salad bar and eight or 10 hot meat and seafood…
Brazilian in Barreirinhas

Restaurante Bela Vista

Pull up a table on the breezy wooden deck overlooking the river at this excellent local restaurant and choose from a variety of fantastic typical plates. It's all good but the fish dishes are especially tasty. Porti…
International in Barreirinhas

O Jacaré

The French owners of this riverfront pub-restaurant are trying to raise the bar in Barreirinhas. Several pages of the menu are devoted to cocktails and craft beer (Devassa on draft, Eisenbahn and Baden Baden in bott…
Brazilian in Alcântara

Restaurante Colonial

Your best bet for a casual meal in town, this attractive open-air place behind the church prepares good fish dishes alongside other Brazilian standards. In the evening it serves hamburgers, sandwiches, crepes and ot…
French in São Luís

L'Apero

This megakiosk on São Marcos' sands has a more loungy vibe than its neighbors and is a great bet for good food, good music and good times, especially on Sundays, when there's a DJ playing and everyone in São Luís kn…
Brazilian in Atins & Caburé

Restaurante Ceu Aberto

Tucked away between the main road and the sea, this breezy open-air restaurant on an elevated deck surrounded by greenery hits the mark both in terms of ambience and meals. It's fairly elegant for Atins and the seaf…
Brazilian in Carolina

Espaço Gourmet

While it looks unassuming, this great place just off the plaza does a bit of everything and does it very well. The diverse menu includes pasta, crepes, pizza and grilled salmon alongside local specialities such as M…
Brazilian in São Luís

Fereiro Grill

Located in a swank part of town, this large grill restaurant is hugely popular with well-to-do locals but the prices are very reasonable. While it specializes in cuts of meat grilled over hot coals, there is also a …