Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Chapada dos Guimarães

Morro dos Ventos

Head past the pride of wooden lions to find fantastic takes on regional cuisine: perfectly grilled picanha (steak) with a full entourage of sides, rice slow-cooked with chunks of pork, great slabs of grilled pintado…
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 weekday lunch (R$55 for two courses) or else choose…
Brazilian in Bom Jardim

Rancho do Chapolín

Head up the side of the Serra Azul pousada to find this convivial open shed where long communal tables and an open kitchen set the scene for rustic, very tasty traditional farmhouse-style cooking served in deep meta…
Fusion in Chapada dos Guimarães

Bistrô 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…
Seafood in Cuiabá

Lélis Peixaria

You'll be gobbling up river fish like a caiman at this quality rodízio (all-you-can-eat), which features several dozen preparations of pintado, pacu and other denizens of the local waterways, including caiman itself…
Grill in Cuiabá

Sabor Mil

There are a few grill places around the nightlife areas, catering to locals who want to fill up fast and cheaply before tearing up the town. This casual spot is the same idea but more of a restaurant, serving succul…
Churrascaria in Poconé

Pousada Pantaneira

This justifiably popular churrascaria sits at the top of the Transpantaneira and it's where most travelers stop for a meal. The different cuts of meat are gut-bustingly good, as is the extensive buffet of Pantaneiro…
Brazilian in Alta Floresta

Churrascaria Cambalacho

A huge range of food is available at this cheerful local favorite, with lunchtime per-kilo buffets (R$37 without the grill, R$60 mixed, R$90 meat-only) and numerous beefy options in the evening, as well as pizzas, f…
International in Cuiabá

Getúlio

At this en vogue restaurant (or is it a sports bar?), you can sample from the respectable wine list, eat your fill at the lunchtime buffet or take your date for a romantic Italian/Brazilian/Japanese dinner. The dess…
Italian in Chapada dos Guimarães

Pomodori

The cutest restaurant in the center is decked out with checkered tablecloths and serves a handful of select Italian dishes nightly as well as excellent fish, like pintado with passion-fruit sauce. They are also reno…