Cabana do Sol

Top choice brazilian in São Luís

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 carne de sol (grilled salted meat) – the picanha (steak) version is superb – but there's also a wealth of chicken and seafood dishes.

Solo diners should ask for the special menu, which features six dishes in individual portions (R$37 to R$63). The older, more traditional location is slightly closer to town at Praia de São Marcos.