Dedo de Moça

Brazilian in São João del Rei

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 fillings including local cheese, sausage, dried beef and lemongrass) and filé catauá (steak with melted Catauá cheese and fresh tomato-basil sauce).