Porto da Barra, at the end of Manguinhos Beach, has an incredible sunset. And after the last bit of the star hides and we have taken all the photos from all possible angles, what comes next? The desire to sit down, have a drink, a beer, and enjoy a dinner with the delightful sound of the waves breaking. The options there in the space integrates with Porto da Barra's nature are incredible. The atmosphere is a great lounge, with music, charming restaurants, art, decoration, beach fashion stores, and the beauty of the preserved mangroves. Everything to transform your early evening into a very special experience.
Come on, there are twelve restaurant options, so it is natural to be in doubt. Find out the best of each and make your choice!
Bar do Mangue
Here the specialty are grilled meats, fish, poultry or exotic meats. The careful eye of Chef Pachu, an Argentinean with a Buzian heart, makes sure everything turns out perfectly. For the accompaniments, tasty suggestions include avocado cream, mashed potatoes, and tasty grilled vegetables.
Belli Belli - Gastrobar and champagne shop
The menu is versatile, the ambience is super cool, with a touch of sophistication, and the wine list suits all tastes. Perfect mix to enjoy the best of Porto da Barra. The service is very attentive, from the explanation of the menu to the closing of the bill. The lobster, shrimp pastel, and pasta with seafood are among the most requested.
Octopus is a classic of the Mediterranean cuisine, and in this restaurant, it brings to Búzios the name and symbolism of this European region also bathed by the blue sea. Among the highlights, the Salmon Tartar with guacamole, the Octopus Risotto with black olive, and the Namorado Risotto with pumpkin and arugula. Oh, and be sure to look carefully at the drinks list. There are good surprises!
The Day-Bar concept finds here a lot of charm and relaxation, with the signature of the most stylish European hotspots. The cozy decoration invites you to have good moments in front of the sea, always with good options for a toast: champagnes, sparkling wines, and caipirinhas, for example. The food list includes snacks with a very special seasoning. The playlist style is chill-house, bossa lounge, and contemporary jazz. A true welcoming to the sun!
Cais de Gaia
Opened in 2013 by an authentic Portuguese family, the house is faithful to its traditions and brings delicious recipes created with excellent products. Needless to say that the codfish is among the most sure choices on the menu. But that is not all. Take some time to choose, and be surprised, with the delights of Cais de Gaia. All washed down with a good Lusitanian wine, of course!
Christopher Cabicieri, known as Zuza, takes the principles of Mediterranean cuisine seriously, which he has tested in his long career as a chef, but without ever dispensing, with a beautiful Brazilian seasoning. Among the dishes worth trying is the pistachio-crusted fish filet, which comes with truffled baroa potato musseline. The feijoada, served on Sundays, has meats smoked in-house. Wow!
The cozy architectural project is signed by the architect Bel Lobo and gathers a bar and lounge with low tables, a glass lounge, a balcony with a wooden deck, a view to Manguinhos beach, and a perfect lounge chairs to enjoy the sunset. The menu, which has the signature of chef Joana Gallo, presents a fusion of regional Brazilian and Italian cuisine. The pastas and breads served in the restaurant are produced by the staff. You can also try the leek pie, "dedo de moça" pepper, and orange sauce.
Atapus Restaurant Buzios Bar
With an outstanding location and experienced service, the restaurant affirms the Brazilian style and counts on a loyal clientele that approves the well-served dishes for two or three people. The seafood paella is one of the highlights. The Pasteizinhos de Camarão (shrimp pies) are also a hit, especially if accompanied by the house drinks.
Here, the local tradition stands out. Juan, known for his work at the late Le Cheval Blanc, has passed through the best restaurants in town and realized his old dream: he created a personalized environment, a small bistro, where the clientele is welcomed by the owners. In charge of the tasty dishes, no less than Bueno, chef for 28 years at Cheval, guarantees a turn back in time of an unforgettable Búzios.
The proposal of bringing Peruvian and Asian dishes worked out well and Nami is a great success in Porto da Barra. With a high gastronomy menu and great service, the dishes please all the senses, because besides being well prepared, they have an excellent presentation. The ceviches and the dishes, such as the sealed tuna, also stand out for the quality of the ingredients. Don't forget to try the cocktails!
Don't forget that Porto da Barra also has Golden Bread, a bakery and patisserie, Casa da Pizza, and La Basque ice cream parlor.