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Top Choice Brazilian in Ubatuba

Cantinho da Lagoa

The sophisticated dishes emerging from this excellent beach shack perched on top of the rocks at one of the region's prettiest beaches (Prumirim) are the result of the owner's stint in London kitchens. Fabio, who's …
Seafood in Ubatuba

Terra Papagalli

This intimate restaurant along the waterfront manages to be both the least touristy and the most creative along this string of mostly carbon-copy options. A few dishes each night are served, depending on the catch (…
Brazilian in Ubatuba

O Limoeiro

This laid-back riverside spot – open on Mondays! – is walking distance from Centro and does some shockingly cheap Brazilian food (a moqueca for two for R$48 that's actually good? Sim!) and excellent caipirinhas. The…
Seafood in Ubatuba

A Taberna

This well-regarded Portuguese-Brazilian seafooder does bacalhau (cod) 16 ways, but we are partial to the excellent seafood feijoada or the congac-braised calamari. Though the previous Portuguese owners are long gone…
Bakery in Ubatuba


This beautiful natural bakery is definitely a rare breed along this coast. Choose from a very long list of wholegrain, chemical and preservative-free breads, salads, sandwiches, quiches, snacks and strong organic c…
Seafood in Ubatuba

Peixe com Banana

Don’t be fooled by the plastic tablecloths or the touristy seafront location. This is one of the region’s most popular seafood joints, famed for its excellent version of azul-marinho (R$118 for two), fresh fish and …
Live Music in Ubatuba

Blues on the Rocks

This wildly popular rock, blues and jazz venue is consistently voted the best live-music spot on the Paulista coast.