São João del Rei restaurants

Brazilian in São João del Rei

Dedo de Moça

This popular downtown spot is part bar, part restaurant, with a menu that offers intriguing new twists on traditional mineira cuisine. Local favorites include acarajé mineira (black-eyed pea fritters with various fi…
Barbecue in São João del Rei

Churrascaria Ramon

Ramon prides itself on perfectly cooked meats and all the traditional mineira favorites. For a bargain, try the prato comercial (meat, beans, rice, salad and potato salad) for R$20.
Buffet in São João del Rei

Restaurante Villeiros

São João's go-to lunch spot is this fabulous self-serve near the Igreja de São Francisco, with a varied buffet and a cheerful patio out back.