Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Chapada dos Guimarães

Morro dos Ventos

Fantastic takes on regional cuisine, from perfectly-grilled picanha (fillet steak) with a full entourage of farofa (garnish of manioc flour sautéed with butter) with banana, rice and beans and tangy tomato vinaigret…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Campo Grande

Gaucho Gastão

On weekends in particular, this family-run churrascaria heaves with local families while the waiters are a whirlwind of skewers featuring succulent cuts of beef and pork, chicken hearts, grilled pineapple and all th…
Top Choice Seafood in Campo Grande

Casa do Peixe

This place rightfully deserves its reputation as the best peixaria (fish restaurant) in town, with a superior buffet accompanying the hearty mains. The rodízio is an awesome way to acquaint yourself with pintado, pa…
Top Choice Fusion in Cuiabá

Mahalo

Inside a converted mansion, the city's big splurge is one of Brazil's top restaurants, thanks to the efforts of Parisian-trained chef Ariani Malouf. Go for the set three-course weekday lunch or else choose from the …
Top Choice International in Chapada dos Guimarães

Bistro da Mata

A romantic bistro with stupendous views, rough-hewn stone walls and an appealing outdoor terrace. The creative daily menu incorporates the likes of bacon-wrapped veal medallions with wild mushroom risotto and grille…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Poconé

Pousada Pantaneira

This justifiably popular churrascaria sits at the top of the Transpantaneira and it's where most travellers stop for a meal. The different cuts of meat are gut-bustingly good, as is the extensive buffet of Pantaneir…
Top Choice Seafood in Bonito & Around

A Casa do João

Top spot in town for fish dishes, especially famous for its traíra (a predatory fish) which comes in a range of sizes and styles: soup, grilled and served with passionfruit sauce. All the furniture here is made from…
Brazilian in Campo Grande

Varandas do Pantanal

At this very local spot, homesick Corumbá transplants gather for true Pantaneiro cuisine. Standout dishes include sarrabulho (a hearty stew made with hearts, kidneys and liver) and arroz pantaneiro (rice cooked with…
Mexican in Campo Grande

Guacamole

The owners have opted for an uber-Mexican theme (think primary colors and psychedelic cacti) and decided to run with it a few miles. Luckily, the dishes (chalupas, tacos, enchiladas, alambres, ceviche...) are all re…
International in Cuiabá

Getúlio

At this sports-bar-meets-refined-restaurant, popular with the young and the trendy, you can sample from the respectable wine list, eat your fill at the lunchtime buffet or take your date for a romantic Italian/Brazi…