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Top Choice Brazilian in João Pessoa


Mangai's spectacular regional buffet is available in other cities, but it hails from João Pessoa. Most items are labeled in English, and there’s plenty for vegetarians, as well as great meat and seafood dishes. Save…
Burgers in João Pessoa

Pão com Gergelim

These rockstar-themed gourmet burgers are worth the 3km haul up to Altiplano, where the owners' former home has been transformed into a trendy gathering point for beautiful carnivores. Hand-cut fries and local craft…
Seafood in João Pessoa

Peixada do Amor

For a cheap meal with a local flavor, head to this huge open-air restaurant south of the city. Pull up a plastic chair alongside the hordes of local families and take your pick from three types of fish – fried or wi…
Portuguese in João Pessoa

Casa do Bacalhau

With tiled walls and waitstaff in traditional garb, this busy restaurant goes out of its way to recreate a piece of Portugal and the food is no letdown. Authentic seafood dishes, including bacalhau (salted cod) prep…
Cafe in João Pessoa

Empório Café

This alternative-indie cafe-bar dishes up great-value salads, sandwiches, quiches, hummus and cheese-and-meat platters to a beautiful crowd. As the evening wears on, Empório packs in more trend and beauty for cockta…
Brazilian in Jacumã & Around

Canyon de Coqueirinho

This fancy place overlooking the sea at the end of Praia Coqueirinho is widely considered the best place to eat in the region. The speciality is massive grilled snapper plates but there's a wide variety of meat and …
Grill in Jacumã & Around


This grill restaurant on the main road out of Jacumã is the best choice for an evening meal, with its small but varied menu of steaks, ribs, pastas and traditional dishes, served at colorful tables under a large man…
International in João Pessoa

Cafe 17

A great place to take a break from sightseeing in the center, this fancy cafe is set in a renovated historic building and serves crepes, waffles, salads and more hearty fare in addition to a fine variety of coffees.…
Crêpes in Jacumã & Around


For cheap eats head to this no-frills place on an open air terrace in front of the church in Jacumã, which serves up decent pizza and crepes and has a good selection of beers.