Foz do Iguaçu is a city on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and is close to the huge system of waterfalls, Iguaçu Falls. Foz do Iguaçu is the main destination for people visiting the falls, so here are some of the city’s best restaurants nearby.
La Mafia Trattoria is a very special restaurant. As the owner is an Italian Brazilian, they specialize in Italian cuisine. Everyday the cook prepares new fresh seasonal dishes and offer just the best wines. Everybody will be impressed by the decoration of the interior. The model for this was the US-American movie The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola. Everywhere are pictures showing scenes and actors from the noir cinema, and allusions to international musicians and bands, like Pink Floyd. It is worth tasting their delicious dishes and to lose yourself in the pictures of a different time
Restaurante Zaragoza was founded in 1982, and they made a substantial contribution to tourism in Foz do Iguaçu. This restaurant prepares Spanish and Portuguese dishes, which means a menu consisting of mainly tasty fish and seafood options. At midday, seven days a week they offer a plentiful buffet with meat, fish, vegetables, salads and much more at a very reasonable price.
This restaurant is located in one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful places in the world. Porto Canoas sits directly at, and partially over, the Iguaçu waterfalls. There is a big terrace where guests can enjoy the impressive view of the waterfalls, and in the evenings the beautiful sunset too. For hungry people, Porto Canoas offers an all-you-can-eat-buffet with everything the heart wishes, and desserts can also be ordered.
This is the place for a spectacular evening. Rafain Churrascaria Show offers a big buffet with tasty dishes, from the starters to the desserts, and all this will be accompanied by a great show with music, dance and artistic elements. The program is lavishly produced, with a lot of different costumes and scenery. It is full of ideas and attracts young and old visitors.
This restaurant is situated in the center of Foz do Iguaçu, and specializes in Italian cuisine, although it offers some local meals too. Vó Bertila is a very cozily furnished place with a homely atmosphere, and you can sit inside or in their small and comfortable garden. The speciality of Vó Bertila is pizza, served on a cast iron plate, but pasta, lasagne and other tasty meals are also prepared.
Restaurante Tempero da Bahia - Foz do Iguaçu | Image courtesy of Sushi Hokkai
Restaurante Tempero da Bahia
This restaurant’s walls are painted dark red and the furnishing is dark brown. This combination of colors is emphasized and complemented by the beautiful pictures on the walls and the extremely tasty meals, creating a very comfortable atmosphere. Restaurante Tempero da Bahia specializes in seafood, which should be tasted. To round off your stay in this restaurant, there are musicians playing live.
Sushi Hokkai is a meeting point for people of all parts of society. Businessmen, as well as young people and families come to this restaurant and take advantage of the enjoyable ambience and the delicious foods. This Japanese restaurant unites art and the presentation of food, and creates a very special experience. Guests will find classical Japanese dishes, like sushi and maki in a range of varieties. Hot dishes and desserts are served too.
This restaurant specializes in preparing fish, and offers delicious international cuisine. Their recipes create fantastic Brazilian dishes, but the menu also contains Asian and Mexican options. Trapiche Restaurante serves every variation of fish and seafood dishes, no matter if baked, fried, roasted or natural. Everybody will find the right meal, while drinking a good glass of wine and enjoying the comfortable background music.
El Bigodón is a Mexican restaurant situated in the city center. It offers big portions of dishes such as meat, quesadillas and burritos, accompanied by tasty salsas, like guacamole. To round it off, guests can have a variety of typical cocktails and desserts, like the delicious churros. Come and enjoy a great evening in a friendly and typical Mexican, ambience full of color.
La Bella Tavola is the restaurant to visit when it comes to Italian food in Foz do Iguaçu. Although it is located in a hotel, it is open to the public. Guests can select dishes a la carte, or choose at a buffet with a huge variation of cheese and antipasti options, which are their specialities. But guests will find other starters, as well as other typical Italian food and delicious desserts. Do not miss this Italian taste experience.