Pará restaurants

Top Choice Food Hall in Belém

Estação das Docas

One of the best places in Belém to eat, no matter what you're hungry for. The bustling complex has almost a dozen restaurants, most with indoor and outdoor seating, open for lunch, dinner and late-night feasting. Fa…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Alter do Chão


The lovely chef-owner, Betania, prepares just one dish per day, announced on a sandwich board out front. From chickpea omelets to vegetable tarts, count on it being outstanding, served with brown rice, fresh salad a…
Top Choice Brazilian in Santarém

Restaurante Piracema

Considered by many to be the best restaurant in town, Piracema uses regional ingredients and flavors to create dishes you'll find nowhere else. The specialty is the peixe á Piracema, a spherical construction of laye…
Top Choice Brazilian in Alter do Chão

Espaço Gastronômico

What a fabulous place! It's made almost entirely from recycled wood and other materials, with a commitment to using local ingredients and indigenous sauces, which might include Brazil nuts, honey and manioc, or cevi…
Top Choice Pizza in Santarém


Occupying a raised pier over the water, this open-air restaurant opposite Praça do Pescador has nice breezes and gorgeous river views; watch for dolphins. The menu is mostly pizza, but there is a page dedicated to l…
Top Choice Brazilian in Belém

La em Casa

Around since 1972, La em Casa is an excellent choice for Pará specialties centered around Amazon fish and duck dishes, as well as Brazilian barbecued meats. Try the Pará tasting menu to sample the local flavors; if …
Top Choice Street Food in Santarém

Quiosque da Praça

This small kiosk just west of the center serves the best tacacá (local soup with shrimp) we've tasted in Brazil. A late-afternoon bowl of this local favorite will set you up nicely for the night ahead.
Top Choice Seafood in Belém

Rei Do Bacalhau

The 'King of Cod' is a Belém classic, with cheap and cheerful service and fresh street-food staples straight from the nearby fish market. It's no-frills, which makes us love it all the more.
International in Soure

Hotel Casarão da Amazônia

It's no surprise that the island's nicest hotel also has its most sophisticated restaurant. It's not easy to attract experienced staff to this culinary hinterland, but the Italian owner's efforts have paid off. The …
Burgers in Belém

Porpino Burger

The good people of Belém love their burgers, and this small chain is the pick of a rather plentiful bunch of hamburger grills. The recipe for success is simple: fast service, terrific sesame buns and high-quality me…