São Luís restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in São Luís

Cabana do Sol

This huge two-story picture-windowed 'cabin' is a memorable spot for Maranhense cuisine. It’s pricey, but the enormous standard portions can serve four, and there is a limited menu for two diners. The specialty is c…
Top Choice Buffet in São Luís

Restaurante Senac

Showpiece for the São Luís branch of Brazil's best-known cooking school, this place gets packed at lunchtime for its superb all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes a big salad bar and eight or 10 hot meat and seafood…
French in São Luís


This megakiosk on São Marcos' sands has a more loungy vibe than its neighbors and is a great bet for good food, good music and good times, especially on Sundays, when there's a DJ playing and everyone in São Luís kn…
Brazilian in São Luís

Fereiro Grill

Located in a swank part of town, this large grill restaurant is hugely popular with well-to-do locals but the prices are very reasonable. While it specializes in cuts of meat grilled over hot coals, there is also a …
Brazilian in São Luís

Dom Francisco

An excellent buffet that doesn’t try to do every dish ever known to Maranhão, but rather a select repertoire of well-prepared meals. Sure the tablecloths might have the odd stain but all the dishes are delicious and…
Fast Food in São Luís

O Rei de Beiju Recheado

The best cheap eats in the historical center can be found at this friendly roadside stand on the Largo do Comércio that serves delicious savory and sweet filled beijus (cassava flour pancakes). They're all good, but…
Brazilian in São Luís

Cabana do Sol

A memorable spot for Maranhensehe cuisine; this is the older, more traditional location of this restaurant, a branch of which is also found in Calhau.
Supermarket in São Luís

Supermercado Mateus

The most convenient large supermarket for the center of town. It's a few blocks south of the main market.