Restaurants

Top Choice Buffet in São Luís

Restaurante Senac

Showpiece for the São Luis branch of Brazil's best-known cooking school, this place gets packed at lunchtimes for its superb all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes a big salad bar and eight or 10 hot meat and seafoo…
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 portions for two can serve four with gusto. The specialty is carne de sol (tastily grilled salt…
Brazilian in São Luís

Maracangalha

The creative seafood and meat dishes match the artsy atmosphere in both flair and presentation at this great top-end seafooder. The caldeirada maranhense – a seafood stew – is excellent. It's one of the city's best …
French in São Luís

L'Apero

This French-run hyperkiosk on São Marcos' sands is a great bet for good food, good music and good times, especially on Sundays, when everyone in São Luís knows it's the only gig in town! There's live music or DJs mo…
Brazilian in São Luís

Cabana do Sol

A memorable spot for maranhense cuisine. The enormous portions for two can serve four with gusto. The specialty is carne de sol (tastily grilled salted meat) – the picanha (steak) version is superb – but there's a w…
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 meals that are all wonderful. It’s open at night for à la carte dining.