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The town of the Chapada dos Guimarães doesn't really stand out as a culinary destination. Perhaps most visitors are so tired after a day of hiking that they can't be bothered to go out and prefer to eat at their pousada.

An excellent lunch spot is Morro dos Ventos, Chacara Morro dos Ventos, via Estrada do Mirante Km 1 (tel. 065/3301-1030). Perched on the edge of a cliff, the restaurant offers fabulous views. With luck you'll spot red macaws flying along the rock faces. The menu offers regional home cooking. Try the chicken stew with okra, served in a heavy cast-iron pot with generous side dishes of beans, salad, farofa, and rice. Other options include the pintado or paçu fish. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.

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