Curitiba Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Curitiba

April 7, 2018 Layne Dawes

The French-inspired Botanical Garden of Curitiba is one of the Brazilian city’s most popular attractions, its colorful flowers, ponds, paths, and art nouveau greenhouse creating a sweet-smelling fairyland. After a floral stroll, continue to explore Curituba’s lovely landscapes at Parque Estadual de Vila Velha and Parque Tanguá. Visit the Museu Oscar Niemeyer, a celebration of the architect’s bold, abstract works, then enjoy a performance at the marvelous Ópera de Arame, built to look like it’s fashioned out of wire.
Things to do in Curitiba

1. Barolo Trattoria

Avenida Silva Jardim 2487 | ParkShoppingBarigüi, Curitiba, State of Parana 80240-020, Brazil Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 554132433430
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Barolo Trattoria

Reviewed By Brenda S - Cypress, Texas

I was in town for 10 days for a business trip and we went here on our first night due to the reviews (#6 on Trip Advisor) and local recommendations. It did not disappoint. The waiter helped us select several items on the menu. For our dinners, we tried Conchiglia, Fettuccine, Funchi, and San Marino. One item is the main dish/pasta and the other is the sauce that is put on it (I can't remember which components went together). This means we ordered two main dishes to be split between 4 people. Most dishes are meant to be shared -- except the dessert. Having said that, we did split a Banana Caramel dish which was delicious. There was an additional charge on our bill called "couvert" for 9.90 reals each, which I think means cover charge (so total of 39.60 for our group of 4) or maybe was for the bread basket -- not sure. With drinks (no alcohol), our total for 4 of us was 318 reals which seems reasonable given the quality of the food. We tried to make a reservation using our hotel's front desk clerk for 7pm, but she said she could not get us in until 7:30pm. We walked over anyway and arrived at 7pm and the host seated us immediately at a great table near the window. The restaurant quickly filled up after that. If you can, make a reservation before you go. Loved the decor, food, and service. Would definitely return to this restaurant on a future business trip.

2. Zapata Mexican Bar - Centro Civico

Rua Jose Saboia Cortes 383, Curitiba, State of Parana 80530-360, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$141 +55 33529097
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zapata Mexican Bar - Centro Civico

Reviewed By Thiago N

Valdenir is the man!! Great food and excellent service!! Tks for the kindness!!! We'll be back soon!!

3. Swadisht

Avenida Vicente Machado 2036 | Batel, Curitiba, State of Parana 80440-020, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +554130151056
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 840 reviews

Swadisht

Você não precisa viajar até a Índia para provar o melhor da sua culinária e experimentar um pouquinho desta rica cultura. O Swadisht, primeiro restaurante de comida indiana do Paraná, oferece mais de 80 pratos em um cardápio criativo, assinado pelo chef indiano Ravi Shinde. Experimente as cores, aromas e sabores das especiarias que fizeram desta uma das cozinhas mais famosas do mundo!

Reviewed By Nathie77 - Brussels, Belgium

We live in France and Indian food is one of my favourite! In Europe there are Indian restaurants in every neighbourhood, while in Curitiba there are a few only...So this is what happens: there's no competition, so they can serve very basic - but good - food for an exorbitant price for brazilian standards. You can eat amazing local food for much less! The place is nice of course, but our waiter was way too serious...as if being serious was " chic" . Anyway...if you are a brazilian and craving for some Indian flavours, go for it, but if you are just passing by you should definitely try something else.

4. Old West Restaurant

Rua Sao Januario 248 | Jardim Botanico, Curitiba, State of Parana 80210-300, Brazil Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Mexican, International Dinner, Drinks +55 41 3262 9794
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 829 reviews

Old West Restaurant

Reviewed By mctsllisker - Curitiba, PR

No much to say about the atmosphere, although it is friendly and has its charm, but the dishes are great and flavorful, I tried the File "Chimmy Churri" and the Buritos Norteños and it was delicious.

5. Porcini Trattoria

Rua Buenos Aires 277 | Batel, Curitiba, State of Parana 80250-070, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 41-3022-5115
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Porcini Trattoria

State of PARANA Brazil

Reviewed By Lennart B - Göteborg, Sweden

Visited Porcini with a company of 8 persons. We all had different dishes, mainly pasta but also some meat dishes. We were all satisfied. Good meat, fresh salad and tasty pasta. Service is alert and quick. Can be recommended both for work dinners or romantic dinner for two. Cosy atmosphere and nice interior.

6. Batel Grill Churrascaria

Avenida Nossa Senhora Aparecida 78 | Continuação da Avenida Batel, Curitiba, State of Parana 80440-000, Brazil Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Japanese, Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi, South American Lunch, Dinner +55 41 3342-8101
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Batel Grill Churrascaria

Churrascaria Batel Grill, serve rodízio de carnes e massas e buffet de frutos do mar, sushis, sashimis, saladas e guarnições.

Reviewed By RamblingTom314

Definitely the place to be for meat lovers. A broad choice of grilled meat is offered by the waiters. Impossible to eat all that is offered. On top of that, a extensive buffet is included.Thank you very much for your great comment here. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. Custome Care

7. Poco Tapas

Avenida Vicente Machado 2786, Curitiba, State of Parana 80440-020, Brazil Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +55 41 99682-8758
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Poco Tapas

Reviewed By Brenda S - Cypress, Texas

My team traveled to Curitiba for work purposes and were taken for a special dinner at this top rated restaurant. Including the locals, there was 9 of us. Poco Tapas is our host's favorite restaurant in all of Curitiba and he regularly dines here. Eating here is a unique, fun experience. If you've never had molecular gastronomy, this is the perfect place to try it. There is a set menu -- but the owner/chef regularly rotates new dishes in as he creates them. There are 10 courses and each one is brought with an explanation from the owner/chef. After all the main courses, there is a lemon palette cleanser that is served in a "cool" way. Speaking of cool, there is also a treat with a rice cake towards the end. Be sure to have someone video you side ways (not straight on) while you eat it. Before we started our courses, we also ordered molecular alcoholic drinks (5 reals for a shot). Mine was a caipirinha and I really enjoyed it. I don't recall how many desserts there were (they are all served at once), but there was at least 3. Be sure to pace yourself. Even though the servings are small, by the time we got to the 6th course, I wasn't sure if I could eat anything more and others were feeling the same way. If you don't absolutely love something, you may want to just eat half so you can try it. There was a Korean bbq towards the end (cooked at the table) that was extremely tender and flavorful -- but I could only eat one tiny piece of the meat because I was so full. Having said that, it is hard to pace yourself, because there are so many interesting, tasty combinations of food. The whole dinner is a fun evening and definitely worth doing at least once (or anytime you have visitors in town). During our two weeks in Curitiba, we ate at many of the top 20 restaurants and Poco Tapas definitely deserves to be in the top 3. Many thanks to the chef/owner and other employees for a fun evening!

8. Lisboa Gastronomia

Alameda Princesa Izabel 420 | Sao Francisco, Curitiba, State of Parana 80430-120, Brazil Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +55(41)30787117
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Lisboa Gastronomia

Reviewed By Simon S - Curitiba, PR

Returned to Lisboa after a long period and was so pleased to see that it remains a very high quality. The food is delicious, the service excellent and the restaurant very beautifully decorated. It was the first time there for my friend and he was very impressed too!

9. Churrascaria Arco Iris

Rua Maestro Carlos Frank 2287 / Boqueirao, Curitiba, State of Parana 81750-400, Brazil Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American, Grill Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$63 +55 41 3286-0211
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 993 reviews

Churrascaria Arco Iris

Reviewed By Ann M - San Francisco, California

It's far away from Curitiba downtown, but the effort to get there is worth. The food is incredible, barbecue come to your table all the time and there is a delicious all you can eat buffet. This restaurant is one of the best things in Curitiba.

10. Fogo Forte Churrascaria

Avenida Iguacu 1271 | Esquina com Lamenha Lins, Curitiba, State of Parana 80250-190, Brazil Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Steakhouse, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner 554137799911
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Fogo Forte Churrascaria

Reviewed By CherokeeMan - Orlando, Florida

While over rated by some who have not sampled all the restaurants available in Curitiba, this is a good restaurant to eat at. There are some items that are available at other places that are not available here, which is disappointing, but the balance is still a good value. Regardless, I would recommend eating here.

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