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Cabana do Sol in Praia de Calhao
Possibly Cabana do Sol is the best known restaurant in Sao Luis from knowledgeable people here and the rich over there (well, we, the tourists …). The only disadvantage is that it’s really expensive to be Brazil. The meat dishes, the best thing to take into the cabin, are around 100 R $ (40 €), but it is also true that it is per person with all the accompanying needless ask for anything more …
It is a large wooden hut on the other side of the beach promenade of Calhao, with huge room upstairs.
To get you have to take a taxi or a bus because it is on the beach in Calhao. In Brazil Planner will tell you what bus and how to take it, but as the bus drivers drive around here, if you will not marearos, best Pass directly to the taxi.
If when you get there, do not go for the eyes, you can always go to the pizzeria Vignoli, is also a fine site, good quality, you will find a little beyond.
The Pizzaria, next to our favorite pousada in Sao Luis, Hotel Portas of Amazonia
Actually share space and possibly the owner. Only have pizza but very good, but if the cheese had a little more flavor would be just perfect. But this is a chronic disease of all the pizzerias in Brazil…
Go on! Drink a good caipirinha while eating the pizza. Sit at a table right at the entrance, as well, to keep the doors open, oiréiss the bands that play in the street.
Terrace Do Sousa
If you go down from the central square in the Largo do Comércio to the bus station, in the last place just before crossing to get to the terminal, you will find Do Sousa.
This place really is to park but in a corner you will see a caravan and a terrace tables. Just have hot-dog (puppy quente), served with a kind of chili and some cheese, chips and peas all mixed up sausage. Served with tartar sauce and ketsup to taste. And it only costs 5 reales each (2 €).
It is the hot spot in Sao Luis among youth. And it is true, is a little piggy eating and at some point the square may smell bad but it’s true!
If you are in Sao Luis and want to eat somewhere truly local, come into the market. Do not miss it. In the center of town in the old town you will see. Enter through one of the arches and you will see all crowded tables.
If you want something less noisy and safer (in terms of the quality of the food!), The other option is the D’Antigamente, also in the center in the long do Comércio. With a pleasant terrace, at night the expanded to the entire walkway. Also at night are released to play live music. It depends on the voice that can touch you or be an unforgettable evening can finish asking the earplugs!
In any case it is a good place to eat. You pay at the counter to check out and no cards. We recommend you ask for “meia meat du sol” (meat paella served hot with cheese, with half rations have more than enough) and try the provolone. The cerveja, as always in Brazil, frost!
Restaurant D’Antigamente in the Largo do Comércio
Provoleta con azeitonas 14 R$ (6 €)
Carne de Sol 30 R$ (12 €)