Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Novo Airão

Flor do Luar

One of the Amazon's best restaurants, Flor do Luar sits on a floating pontoon on the Rio Negro and serves fabulous food and cold beers. The specialty is the banda de tambaqui assada, a local fish cooked on the grill…
Top Choice Seafood in Manaus

Amazônico Peixaria Regional

However you get your tambaqui (perhaps the tastiest of all Amazonian fish) prepared here – stewed, grilled, ribs – the execution is perfect. They serve all manner of other fish and steak dishes, and fab desserts too…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Alter do Chão

Siria

The lovely chef-owner, Betania, prepares just one dish per day, announced on a sandwich board out front. From chickpea omelets to vegetable tarts, count on it being outstanding, served with brown rice, fresh salad a…
Top Choice Brazilian in Novo Airão

Mirante do Gavião Amazon Lodge

This classy restaurant in the lodge of the same name has an extensive menu, focusing on local ingredients with a few innovative riffs; the iconic pirarucú fish is grilled with sweet potatoes, coconut milk, lemon and…
Top Choice Market in Rio Branco

Mercado Velho

Dubbed the ‘Old Market,’ this is actually part of a highly successful urban-renewal effort. An old port building was transformed into an attractive food market where you can order anything from grilled comfort food …
Top Choice Food Hall in Belém

Estação das Docas

One of the best places in Belém to eat, no matter what you're hungry for. The bustling complex has almost a dozen restaurants, most with indoor and outdoor seating, open for lunch, dinner and late-night feasting. Fa…
Top Choice Brazilian in Santarém

Restaurante Piracema

Considered by many to be the best restaurant in town, Piracema uses regional ingredients and flavors to create dishes you'll find nowhere else. The specialty is the peixe á Piracema, a spherical construction of laye…
Top Choice Peruvian in Tabatinga

São Jorge

Residents on both sides of the border rave about the authentic ceviche at this simple Peruvian-run spot: the mountainous pile of excellent citrus-cooked fish and onions served on a bed of sweet potatoes and chunky c…
Top Choice Pizza in Santarém

Massabor

Occupying a raised pier over the water, this open-air restaurant opposite Praça do Pescador has nice breezes and gorgeous river views; watch for dolphins. The menu is mostly pizza, but there is a page dedicated to l…
Top Choice Brazilian in Alter do Chão

Espaço Gastronômico

What a fabulous place! It's made almost entirely from recycled wood and other materials, with a commitment to using local ingredients and indigenous sauces, which might include Brazil nuts, honey and manioc, or cevi…