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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Búzios

Bar do Zé

Romantic little Bar do Zé serves contemporary fusion cuisine like grouper with passion fruit sauce, cerviche and Brazilian rumpsteak with Thai sauces at candlelit tables.

Orla Bardot, 382, 011-55-22-2623-4986
Tags: romance | expensive | contemporary


Pay-by-weight buffets are popular throughout urban Brazil as quick and cheap lunches for executives and office workers on the go. Boom takes the idea up a notch with its funky design by architect Helio Pellegrino and tasty fare.

Rua Manoel Turíbio de Farias, 110, 011-55-22-2623-6254, www.boombuzios.com.br
Tags: budget


Brigitta Andes was born in the former Czechoslovakia and went at least half-way around the world before settling down in Búzios. Her idiosyncratic menu includes shrimp, lobster, T-bone steaks and, of course, authentic goulash.

Rua das Pedras, 131, 011-55-22-2623-2940, www.buziosonline.com.br/brigitta
Tags: moderate


Ironically, this French restaurant, with its Italian-influenced menu, is owned by an Argentinean expat. Request one of the tables with views of the ocean or, come evening, the night sky. Like the French, the chef insists on using local ingredients.

Rua das Pedras, 199, 011-55-22-2623-0932, www.buziosdirect.com/cigalon
Tags: expensive | french


The waiting list is long for the private group dinners hosted by Chef Nelson Ramos Filho, who garnered fame catering for Brazilian presidents. Groups are limited to 30 guests; dinner is served on a deck with an ocean view.

Estrada Ponta de Sapata, 208, 011-55-22-2623-1934
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | contemporary


Sawasdee is, hands down, the best restaurant in Búzios, independent of specialty. Seafood dominates the menu and is clearly the best choice.

Avenida José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 422, 011-55-22-2623-4644, www.sawasdee.com.br
Tags: seafood | thai | expensive

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