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

September 5, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Teresina is the capital and most populous municipality in the Brazilian state of Piauí. Being located in north-central Piauí 366 km from the coast, it is the only capital in the Brazilian Northeast that is not located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. With 814,439 inhabitants, Teresina is the 19th largest city in Brazil, and the 15th largest state capital in the country. Together with Timon in the nearby state of Maranhão, it forms a conurbation with a population of about 953,172 inhabitants; the entire metropolitan region of Teresina has over 1,135,920 inhabitants. The only natural barrier that separates Teresina from Timon is the Parnaíba river, one of the largest in the Northeast.
Things to do in Teresina

1. Favoritos Comidas Tipicas

Rua Angelica 1059, Teresina, State of Piaui 64049-532, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Brazilian, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (0xx)86 3232-2020
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 569 reviews

Favoritos Comidas Tipicas

Reviewed By GersonP - Teresina, PI

Helmeted/ Tufted Guineafowl (capote/ galinha d'angola) dominates the decoration. It is also a tribute to the most known local specialty roasted or cooked. For a local like me, I tend to be very critical, simply because my mother is an expert on the subject. But, yes! The restaurant serves an excellent capote! And also country chicken, 'carne de sol', lamb, homemade sausage and a variety of local dishes. It is the place I would take any foreigner/ visitor/ tourist to appreciate local food. The house can accommodate many customers at the same time and orders can take some time (25-40 min), specially lunch time o weekends. This is also one of Favorito houses, traditionally a good atmosphere, prices above average. Most of the dishes can be shared with 2-3 persons, just check before ordering!

2. Sao Joao

Rua Joao Cabral 2340 | 64002-150, Teresina, State of Piaui 64002-224, Brazil Reservations Brazilian, South American Dinner (86) 3213-1472
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Sao Joao

Reviewed By GersonP - Teresina, PI

Little to say! I visited the restaurant twice in its original location in the suburbs of Teresina (Pirajá). Heard they have opened a new house in Fatima/ Jockey Club area. There is no much to order, they have mastered 'carne de sol' as no one else. The best I have ever tried, along with rice, manioc flour and vinaigrette sauce (also delicious). Prices are average. I am not very fond of 'carne de sol' but I must admit, they know what they are doing!

3. Coco Bambu

Rua Professor Joca Vieira 1227, Teresina, State of Piaui 64048-301, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$47 - HK$188 86 3232-8100
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Coco Bambu

Reviewed By AlexandreBorges - Brazil

Copycat of Fortaleza's Cocobambu. Diversity on menus from sea food to pizza. There is just something you are going to be in mood of tasting at very good prices. Same for beverages! I'd say it's the best restaurant in Teresina.

4. Restaurante Sao Joao

Av. Nossa Senhora de Fatima, 2575 | O número correto é este, não o que estava divulgado., Teresina, State of Piaui, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 8632339765
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 677 reviews

Restaurante Sao Joao

Reviewed By ETog - Campinas, SP

Pretty good restaurant, they serve the traditional “carne de sol” very well done and in fair quantity. The staff is friendly the restaurant have good environmental. Recommended to try a local cuisine.

5. Grand Cru

Av. Ininga, 996, Teresina, State of Piaui, Brazil Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi International, Wine Bar, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 8632311466
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Grand Cru

Reviewed By Janaina M - Fortaleza, CE

The restaurant is very small but really charming and cozy! Not to say, well decorated!
It was very crowed, so good thing we call in advanced and as for a table. There was live song playing…. Not so loud so it was possible to chat!
Good food and drinks. Definitely want to go there again.

6. Malaguetta Teresina

Av. Lindolfo Monteiro, 2060, Teresina, State of Piaui, Brazil Reservations Steakhouse, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +55 86 3216-3961
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Malaguetta Teresina

Reviewed By Arthur S

Fui com a namorada numa noite de domingo. O atendimento foi bom, porém os preços sao muito caros. Desproporcionais à comida oferecida. Porção de arroz em média 20 reais e não vem incluido nas carnes. Tem que pedir por fora. Picanha 500g é 68 reais. Em relação ao sabor, nada demais. Pelo menos não cobram 10% do atendimento.

7. Boteco

Avenida Homero Castelo Branco, 1889, Loja 11, Teresina, State of Piaui 64048-400, Brazil Brazilian, South American Dinner, Late Night, Drinks 32320054
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Boteco

Reviewed By Jimena A - State of Sao Paulo

Un muy buen ambiente para compartir con los amigos, a veces tienen música en vivo y la comida es muy buena. Sin duda el mejor lugar en Teresina para salir a tomar algo.

8. Labareda

Avenida Nossa Senhora de Fatima, 1681, Teresina, State of Piaui, Brazil Delivery, Reservations Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 086-3233-2691
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 163 reviews

Labareda

Reviewed By Ludson A - Teresina, PI

Restaurante impecável. Realizei a recepção de meu casamento no local, o atendimento foi sempre muito prestativo para todos os detalhes. Todos os convidados elogiaram os pratos servidos e o preço foi bom.

9. Frango Leste

Avenida Homero Castelo Branco 2540, Teresina, State of Piaui 64052-445, Brazil Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Brazilian, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 8632321532
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 338 reviews

Frango Leste

Reviewed By Janaina M - Fortaleza, CE


Although I’m not a beer drinking person I can tell you that Frango Leste has the coldest beer ever! I know that because that’s what every person how drinks beer there say and because the cool there beer in a very special way.
Besides that the place has a very juicy bondless grilled chicken and delicious churrasco.
If you visit Teresina you must go there.

10. Olik Bistro

Rua Aviador Irapuan Rocha 2190, Teresina, State of Piaui 64049-518, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Cafe, South American, International Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks HK$55 +55 86 32327956
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Olik Bistro

Olik is a different place, where flavors and aromas that delight our senses and bring us a sense of well-being and satisfaction with life in a cheerful and relaxing environment. Is a refuge and a break in the worries of everyday life, a place to find people we like. A place of friendship, pleasure, joy and art.

Reviewed By GersonP - Teresina, PI

“SUPERB!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 NEW
Mix of art gallery, decor objects, cultural center and cafe! The owners (two architects) are doing a great job managing this small house! A few number of tables in a very cozy place open until 9 PM offering a delicious coffee, unusual flavor caipirinhas (try ginger & passion fruit), assorted handmade salties and the best risottos in town. I confess I had a wonderful time there with my wife and daughter while enjoying an ice cold 'cava'! Service is perfect, prices according to what is offered. Good place for a happy hour with friends or just a break from the rush!

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