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Restaurante Alcobaça

Verdant, flowery grounds and a gorgeous mountain setting enhance the mood of relaxed elegance in the lovely glass-walled dining room of Pousada da Alcobaça, 12km outside Petrópolis. The locally sourced menu...

Gastronomy in Petrópolis

Angá Ateliê Culinário

Following a 16-year international culinary career that included stints working at Catalonia's renowned Can Roca (voted 'world's best restaurant'), Petrópolis-born chef Lydia Gonzalez has opened this intimate...

Barbecue in Petrópolis

Majórica Churrascaria

This churrascaria (barbecue restaurant) near the Museu Imperial is renowned citywide for its excellent cuts of meat, accompanied by batata pastel (potato puffs), farofa de banana (toasted manioc with banana) and...

Brazilian in Petrópolis

Imperatriz Leopoldina

Tall windows flanked by murals of monkeys, capybaras and tropical foliage create a cheerful mood at this renowned restaurant attached to the Hotel Solar do Império. Chef Claudia Mascarenhas balances traditional...

Buffet in Petrópolis

Restaurante Paladar

Prices are higher than at your average por-kilo joint, but the atmosphere can’t be beat at this classy converted mansion across from Praça da Liberdade. Watch the horse-drawn carriages clip-clop by as you enjoy...

Fast Food in Petrópolis

Casa Pellegrini

For budget eats any time of day, this convivial downtown hole-in-the-wall is one of Petrópolis' new local favorites. Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, fried chicken, steaks and French fries all come accompanied...

International in Petrópolis


On the picturesque grounds of the Casa da Ipiranga, these converted stables provide a pleasant backdrop for the menu of pasta, risotto, fish and meat dishes backed up by an extensive wine cellar.