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

September 7, 2017 Layne Dawes

Beaches are the top draw in this sunny, rapidly developing city, particularly bohemian, party-hearty Iracema, family-friendly Meireles, fishing and boating base camp Mucuripe and low-key Praia do Futuro. Stalls at the Mercado Central or Feirinha Beira Mar brim with local handicrafts, ranging from ceramics to lacework and leather goods. The Dutch-built Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Assunção in the city center, constructed in 1649, marks the spot where Fortaleza originated.
Things to do in Fortaleza

1. Coco Bambu Meireles

Rua Canuto de Aguiar 1317 | Meireles, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60160-120, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Pizza, Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +55 85 3242-7557
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Coco Bambu Meireles

Reviewed By Magrela2013 - Bentonville, Arkansas

Go there for dinner, after sun set they often have live music. They serve from crepes to lobster dinners, and even pizza.their Desserts were amazing.The atmosphere was great; beautiful quality music, beautiful people, and the food portions for entrees could feed 3 people, try the lobster with allho poro with roasted vegetables ( out of this world good) the servers were very busy; Paulo & Silvia were very knowledgeable and helpful.. Wish I had heard of them when we first arrived.

2. Santa Grelha Meireles

Rua Tiburcio Cavalcante 790 | Quase esquina com Avenida Dom Luís., Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60125-100, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Grill, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$71 - HK$353 +55 85 3224-0249
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Santa Grelha Meireles

Reviewed By Arturo65 - Bolivia

Went there on my own while in business in Fortaleza. Great place, cozy, elegant, sober. Service is very good, my waiter Nazareno was more than kind and helpful. Had a picanha cut (coracao de picanha) with a great rice and vegetables. Cooked to perfection, portion...MoreHi Arturo, We're glad that you had such a good time while you were in our restaurant! Thank you for choosing us, we're waiting to see you again! Kindly, Santa Grelha Team.

3. Restaurante Coco Bambu Frutos do Mar

Avenida Beira Mar 3698 | Bairro Mucuripe, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60165-121, Brazil Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$196 +55 85 3198-6000
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Restaurante Coco Bambu Frutos do Mar

Reviewed By Joao Bosco B

Near to the beach. Good service and a real cool decoration. All sea food are real tasty and no super Deserts. Try also some cocktail some will be served in coconut.

4. Cabana del Primo

Rua Dona Maria Tomasia 503 | Aldeota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 68939-000, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +55 85 3244-3691
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cabana del Primo

We are a steak restaurant with special cuts of the highest quality, prepared on the grill, traditiona l Argentine style and Uruguayan roasting. Elected for Get Best Fortaleza Meat Restaurant, the Cabana del Primo pioneered restaurant to bring the Fortress the authentic Argentine parrilla in the same style from those of major world cities such as Barcelona, ​​Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo and obviously Buenos Aires.

Reviewed By Janeide_Carsan - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

One of the best steak I ever had. I really enjoyed the meat and salads. It's nice to see a restaurant with traditional Brazilian food. I will definitely come back if I'm on holiday in Fortaleza.Hello! Thanks for all the compliments. It was a great pleasure to receive you in our city and in our restaurant.

5. Geppos Restaurante

Avenida Beira Mar 3222, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60165-120, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +55 85 3433-1047
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Geppos Restaurante

Very good restaurant in Fortaleza. You should add it to the site

Reviewed By mcrj_11 - London, United Kingdom

Located on Beira mar avenue overlooking the sea this is a great restaurant for evening drinks and / food. There is live music most evenings (cover charge of 5 reais) and a great selection of dishes - pizza, pasta, meat and seafood and salads. The...MoreWe thank you for the the evaluation and compliments of our service and products. We work to our clients always have the best experiences in our house. We wait for your next visit. See you soon.  

6. Dom Pastel - Coco Bambu

Rua Carlos Vasconcelos 996 | Aldeota, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60115-171, Brazil Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Pizza, Brazilian, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +55 85 3261-1019
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Dom Pastel - Coco Bambu

The best "pastel" in Fortaleza. And not only but also with several local specialities. Very good. You should list it

Reviewed By Fortalezakaj - Copenhagen

We had lunch at the indoor air-conditioned restaurant where they offered live music bossa nova style. The food was good, we ate a "camarao international" that easily serves four people. Its a kind of shrimp stew. The service was good but in my opinion the music a bit too loud.

7. Coco Bambu Sul Restaurant

Rua Republica da Armenia 1154 | Agua Fria, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60821-760, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$188 +55 85 3023-7777
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Coco Bambu Sul Restaurant

Reviewed By ronaldogiusti - Fortaleza

From pizza to sushi, Cocobambu is the place for a good meal in Fortaleza. Don't miss the "carne de sol". Also, the service is great!

8. La Pasta Gialla

Avenida Dom Luis 1200 | Shopping Patio Dom Luis, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60160-196, Brazil Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Lunch, Dinner +55 85 3267-3070
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

La Pasta Gialla

Reviewed By LarissaPS - Fortaleza, CE

Food is delicious, the staff is good, the place is beatiful. Everytime I want to celebrate something I go there. Plenty of options, vegetarian (me!) included. I always choose plates that have a mix of different ingredients that I wouldn't use at home and it never disappointed me. But you can go basic too. They even sell some of the handmade pasta. Can't say a thing. One of my favorites!

9. Meatpacking NY Prime Burger

Rua Coronel Juca 700, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60170-288, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner 558530254422
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 408 reviews

Meatpacking NY Prime Burger

NY Prime Burger | Street PRIME | Coronel Jucá 700 | seg a qui 18h às 23h / sex a dom 18h às 00h STREET | Santos Dumont 2035 | dom a qui 18h às 23h / sex e sab 18h às 4h

Reviewed By Fernando Marcon... C - Fortaleza, CE

We visited the Meatpacking NY Prime Burger on Wednesday. Half of the tables were occupied. On arrival, there was not a person to receive us. But soon a waiter guided us to the table.
Very interesting menu. We chose crab, bacon, mushrooms and blue cheese.
All very good. The meat was a little dry. We missed option to ask for a meat point, underdone or well done.
Nice service, friendly waiters. Fair price for a gourmet burger.
We recommend!

10. K-BAB

Avenida Desembargador Moreira 90 | N Loja 88, Fortaleza-CE, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60170-000, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Korean, Healthy, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$71 +55 85 3085-1760
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

K-BAB

Please visit K-BaB to meet the special healthy Korean foods and Juices in Fortaleza!

Reviewed By Alex S

I've been to this restaurant several times during my visit to Fortaleza and the food never fails to impress me! Everything I've tried on the menu has been very authentic and tasty. I'm from California and have eaten at many different Korean restaurants, this place is the real deal.
Also has very quick and responsive staff, which makes for a great dining experience. Give K-bab a try, you won't be disappointed.

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