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Self-Serve in Porto Velho

Caffé Restaurante

The excellent buffet includes a wide selection of mains – from shepherds pie to fried fish – and a slew of sides and a refrigerated case full of succulent desserts, all served in a nice and cool dining area. Popular…
Seafood in Porto Velho

Mirante II

Fish figures prominently on the menu of this outdoor eatery, but the real reason to come is the great view of the Rio Madeira. You can also order simple sandwiches. There's a popular feijoada (bean-and-meat stew) on…
Brazilian in Porto Velho

Remanso do Tucunaré

The good fish dishes serve two easily; try a delicious caldeirada de tucunaré (river-fish stew) or tambaquí (big fish chunks boiled with onion and tomatoes in a soup-like sauce, accompanied by rice). Decor is decide…
Bar in Porto Velho


Classy restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating.
Pizza in Porto Velho


Waiters at this loud, glaring, family-favorite eatery rotate around with platters of pasta and pizza, including chocolate and banana varieties for dessert.
Seafood in Porto Velho

O Rei do Peixe

One of several open-air restaurants across from the plaza that are popular with local workers and families. For R$12 you can pile up your plate with a wide selection of entree and sides; add a pitcher of fresh juice…
Bar in Porto Velho


One of several bars and restaurants clustered around this corner, drawing a mixed crowd most nights.
Bar in Porto Velho

Dom Pedro

Mellow midrange restaurant with a nice bar scene as the night wears on.
Historic Site in Porto Velho

Estrada de Ferro Madeira–Mamoré

Right on prime waterfront, the massive warehouses and rusting trains at this historic railyard would make an ideal home for hip bars and eateries, museums and galleries, and shady walkways, not unlike Belém's excell…
Cathedral in Porto Velho


Porto Velho's main cathedral is rather lacking in upkeep and curb appeal.