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Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Morro de São Paulo

Portaló Bar & Restaurante

This hotel's terrace is the place to be at sunset for glorious views over the harbor, a DJ-spun soundtrack and festive drinks served with the flourish of tropical flowers. There's a full dinner menu, too, if you wan…
Top Choice Cafe in Morro de São Paulo

Pedra Sobre Pedras

This little cafe is on a wooden deck perched high over Segunda Praia, just off the pedestrian walkway. Pull up a stool and enjoy crepes, well-mixed caipirinhas (cocktails) and gorgeous views over the beach action.
Latin American in Morro de São Paulo


Creative Latin American cuisine and cocktails in a lovely treehouse-like setting. Andina is a newcomer to the island's dining scene, and a bit of a hidden gem: to get there from the main square, step through the arc…
Pizza in Morro de São Paulo

Bianco e Nero

This fashionable Italian pizzeria and eatery is hugely popular for its fresh seafood pastas, oven-fired pizzas, rich Italian desserts and wines by the glass, all served on a large terrace above the main pedestrian t…
Seafood in Morro de São Paulo

Sabor da Terra

Excellent seafood is prepared simply or with Bahian spice; fish moqueca and casquinha de siri (shredded crab meat) are excellent. Part of the appeal is people-watching and hearing live music from nearby eateries at …
Brazilian in Morro de São Paulo

Café das Artes

This pretty café-restaurant doubles as an art space; the patio overlooking the square is a sweet spot for a little night music. House specialties include seafood risotto and shrimp cooked in green coconut sauce. It'…
Brazilian in Morro de São Paulo

Minha Louca Paixão

Well-prepared seafood dishes served at elegant (and quiet) waterfront tables make this sophisticated eatery, located at an upscale pousada (guesthouse) of the same name, one of the more romantic dining options along…
Buffet in Morro de São Paulo


This popular per-kilo place on the main pedestrian street – conveniently open at night as well as during the day, unlike many restaurants of this sort – serves basic but well-prepared Bahian dishes, plus a few less …
Bahian in Morro de São Paulo

Tia Lita

This casual and popular down-home restaurant serves grilled fish, chicken or beef with rice and salad, plus sandwiches and moqueca (fish stew). It’s located down a narrow lane off Terceira Praia.