Barra Grande has a number of excellent restaurants. In fact, if you are only staying for 1 or 2 nights, one of the challenges will be choosing which place to try!
Whatever you do, don't miss Donanna's restaurant, Rua do Anjo s/n (tel. 073/3258-6109), just past the pousada Ponta do Mutá. This simple restaurant serves up delicious local seafood. Make sure to order the salada de polvo (octopus salad), the best we ever had! Other dishes worth trying include the grilled lobster, fried fish, and bobó. A great place for dinner, Café Latino, Rua Dr. Chiquinho 19 (tel. 073/3258-6188), is a cozy bistro/eatery run by a Brazilian-Argentine couple. They serve up excellent homemade pastas, have a decent wine list, and also make delicious specialty coffees and desserts. Even if you don't have dinner here it is worth going for a dessert coffee. For a local home-cooked meal visit a Tapera, Rua Dra. Lili s/n (tel. 073/3258-6119). The only dish to order here is the moqueca, the house specialty. Portions are generous, so you can easily share a main course, especially if you have an appetizer such as the casquinha de siri made with shredded crabmeat baked in a clay dish. During the off season, restaurants will close for a few weeks in May or June, so please check for opening hours.
Note: All restaurants mentioned above accept Visa or MasterCard. However, bring extra cash when dining out because the online authorization can be fickle and sometimes service is unavailable.
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