Porto Alegre restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Porto Alegre

Agridoce Café

Don't judge a cafe by its facade! Enter the fascinating Victorian-vintage world of Agridoce and you'll quickly learn which Southern Brazilian cafe is hogging all of the personality. With walls adorned with a dissect…
Top Choice Italian in Porto Alegre

Atelier das Massas

Crammed with as much character as artisanal pasta, this dive-like pasta bar should go on your immediate to-do list – never mind the curmudgeonly old school servers. There's an irresistible antipasti buffet (per kg R…
Boteco in Porto Alegre

Boteco Natalicio

The walls of this lively, bilevel boteco (neighborhood bar) straddling Centro and Cidade Baixa are covered in some 200-odd musings of comedians and locals, and packs in a wild bunch of draft beer–swilling locals, he…
Burgers in Porto Alegre

Le Grand Burger

It pains us to think a gourmet burger hot spot in the middle of Brazilian beef country needs to import its main ingredient from the UK, but such is life. This whimsical, French-inspired hamburgueria consistently tak…
Market in Porto Alegre

Mercado Público

Porto Alegre's bustling public market has a wealth of eats. Recommended options include Banca 40, home of the incomparable super bomba royal (a showy ice cream and fruit salad concoction; R$15); Gambrinus, an old-wo…
Steak in Porto Alegre

Churrascaria Barranco

Established in 1969, this always-crowded temple of beef has no cowboy shows or endless skewers of speared meat, but it is where locals go for their carne fix.
Brazilian in Porto Alegre

House Café & Bistro

Housed in an eclectic 1917 Rio Branco mansion amid grand pianos and wine art, this funky bistro serves an extraordinarily good-value executive lunch for R$37, once voted the best deal in the city under R$50. Chef An…
Portuguese in Porto Alegre

Bar Gambrinus

This restaurant in the Mercado Público is popular for its old-world aura and extremely fresh seafood.
Brazilian in Porto Alegre

Chale da Praça XV

Housed in a pleasant, Victorian-style garden house and surrounded by a sprawling terrace, this Porto Alegre institution buzzes with activity. Great Sunday choice.
Churrascaria in Porto Alegre

Galpão Crioulo

Serious gaúcho country means serious meat. Indulge yourself at one of Porto Alegre's best – and most touristy – churrascarias. The live entertainment is tacky but loved by patrons.