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

August 5, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Pelotas (Portuguese pronunciation: [peˈlɔtɐs]) is a Brazilian city and municipality (município), the third most populous in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. Pelotas is located 270 km (168 mi) from Porto Alegre, the capital city of the state, and 130 km (80.8 mi) from the Uruguayan border. The Lagoa dos Patos lies to the east and the São Gonçalo Channel lies to the south, separating Pelotas from the city of Rio Grande.
Things to do in Pelotas

1. Grelhados Batuva

Rua General Osorio 454, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96020-000, Brazil Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American, Grill Dinner, Late Night +55 53 3222-0101
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Grelhados Batuva

The dream of providing a differentiated service , cozy space birthed on July 26, 1995 GRILLED Batuva , designed by Alfredo Luiz Mello Milk ( Civil Engineer ) , but having a family history connected to the branch of power . Every detail, from the choice of venue, decor, menu and staff training were studied and prepared with much care , attention and refinement to Pelotas recieve a restaurant the height of its history . The response to good service and quality of services , has been reciprocated by customers who frequent the restaurant from his birth to the present day . September 2009 the realization of another dream, Grill Batuva inauguration of Uruguay in the frontier town of Rio Branco , with a privileged view of the river and bridge Jaguarao Maua . We offer a service to La Carte offering grilled meats , meat on the plate with different sauces , fish, pasta , salads and traditional desserts of Pelotas . We also offer a varied menu of drinks and selected Wine Refrigerators . Grilled Batuva in his career of 19 years and won a significant loyal customer base as part of the special moments of many families from different regions of the country and abroad.

Reviewed By VSOP_AOC - Pelotas, RS

Batuva is one of the few restaurants in town that has a decent and consistent service. It specializes in Uruguayan style grill - parrilla. The menu includes more traditional grilled meat (picanha, entrecot, filet) and the house specialties where meat is served in sauce. The filet in cream sauce is the one to order. Fish is in the menu as well. The house has a good selection of wines - mostly Chilean and Argentinian. The obvious fault is not having a wine refrigerator. In summer, wine is not an option here. All in all, one of the best options for eating out in Pelotas.

2. Amor Amora Cozinha Artesanal

Rua Dom Pedro II 458, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96010-300, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Contemporary, South American Lunch, Dinner +55 53 3027-5490
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Amor Amora Cozinha Artesanal

Cozinha artesanal harmoniosamente servida em buffet de segunda a sexta das 11h30 as 14h, sabado das 12h as 15h, a noite jantar a la carte de segunda a sabado pos 19h.

Reviewed By VSOP_AOC - Pelotas, RS

Amor Amora is a great idea - a restaurant where love is the main theme. The menu varies by season, trying to make the best use of products available. The house also borrows from the slow food movement, and the idea is to enjoy a full meal, no hurry. Usually the menu includes many options, ranging from delicate to spicier dishes and combining local and international cuisine. A fixed price menu includes a basket of artisanal breads & dips, a starter and a main dish. So far, so very good. The problem is that the dishes are not consistently good, and some days you will eat much better than others. Also, timing may be a problem. Despite the slow food idea, sometimes it may be too slow. Also, I miss a larger wine selection and a wine fridge to keep the bottles. In summer, it may impossible to enjoy a bottle of ambient-temperature red. On the other hand, the selection of Deserts is excellent - don't miss the banana pie - all made in house. Despite the gripes, the place deserves a visit, and most likely you'll enjoy a delicious meal. Note that all this refers to dinner. For lunch the house offers a self-sevice table, by the kilo.

3. Chu

Rua Andrade Neves 3800 | Vl Padua, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96020-080, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +55 53 3225 0250
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Chu

Reviewed By LuizDutraNeto - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The historical Brazilian town of Pelotas, gateway to the Pampa plains, has one more reason to be proud of: Chu! A branché restaurant, with delicious food, great wine cellar, lovely service and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its architectural project is a prized one: an old building, totally renovated, creating spaces that are functional, warm and charming, very charming indeed! The fireplace and the herbs garden should be visited. Chef Chu is not afraid of showing his modern kitchen and his admired skills: a glass window reveals the secrets of a special scene. You look inside and there he is, tireless, present at all moments, creating an unforgettable moment for us. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to get to know Chu Restaurant, a delicious and wonderful surprise in Pelotas. Noisy? Yes, as most restaurants in Brazil are and this fact won't spoil your evening. The high ceiling is probably the reason for increasing the noise. Chu is a place for meeting friends, for family dinners and specially, a place for celebrations, where children are welcome. So, please, enjoy the Chu experience!

4. Restaurante Trem Bao

Rua General Osorio 461, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96020-000, Brazil Lunch 3272 2446
Excellent
55%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Restaurante Trem Bao

Reviewed By Lovefrance35 - Manchester

We had lunch here in a large group. Great service and the choice of food was amazing. Free coffee and desserts. Recommend the beans and the fish. One of the best lunches i have had.

5. Churrascaria Lobao

Avenida Bento Goncalves 3460, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96015-140, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night (53) 3028-6197
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 600 reviews

Churrascaria Lobao

Reviewed By von_klatka - Irapuato, Mexico

Churrasqueria Lobao is a nice restaurant located on one of the main avenues of Pelotas. And you can eat oh so very good meat. In the middle of the restaurant you have a bar that has all the non-meats, aka fresh vegetables, salads, rice, these thinly cut potatoes that serve as a side dish here in Pelotas, fruits (for desert) and so on. So you choose a table, ask for soemthing to drink (remember that the "normal" beer size in Pelotas is 600+ ml, so if you don't want that much beer ask for half a beer, wich are the 300+ ml bottles), take the plate on your table and serve yourself all the non-meat you want. And then, please do sit down so the servers can come to your table with different cuts, sizzling hot, and ask you if you want a piece. And you can eat all sorts of meat, mostly beef but also pork ribs, lamb and I think those were little chicken (I guess) hearts. And you can't resist when the guy comes and asks you if you want picanha, oh yes I do! And you must also try this cut that they prepare next to you with yogurt and morango (strawberry) jam oooooh. Everything was so goooood. A must in Pelotas.

6. Circulu's

Rua Marechal Deodoro 1011 | Centro, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96010-620, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Fast Food, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +55 53 3225-6077
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Circulu's

Reviewed By RLuiz - London, United Kingdom

Large variety of burgers with fair price!
The best option would be the Cheese Bebum! The meat of this burger is marinated in wine making the meat very soft and tasty. Also, their homemade mayonnaise is also a must, when you eat here!
The burger size is great and one is enough for each person!
Bare in mind that during the weekend it gets really, really busy!
Highly recommended!

7. Aki na Praia

Avenida Doutor Antonio Augusto de Assumpcao Junior 8081 | Laranjal, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96090-240, Brazil Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff Pizza, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Seafood Dinner 5332261210
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Aki na Praia

Reviewed By Christer S - Stockholm, Sweden

This is an uruguayan restaurant with a focus on churrasco. Great atmosphere and high quality meat. Best off season when not busy.

8. Nella Pietra Pizza

R. General Teles 521, Esquina | Santa Cruz, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Delivery, Reservations Pizza Dinner (53) 3222.0021
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Nella Pietra Pizza

Reviewed By Ana N - Pelotas, RS

Para os amantes da pizza, programa imperdível, seja para comer lá, ou pedir na tele entrega. Recomendo sempre a borda recheada!
Ambiente super acolhedor. O aniversariante ganha pizza doce em seu aniversário. Muito boa!
Agora com filial na zona norte, perto do Esporte Clube Pelotas!

9. El Paisano

Rua Marechal Deodoro 1093, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96020-220, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Grill, South American Dinner HK$118 +55 53 3227-1507
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

El Paisano

Reviewed By ACSAlBar - Pelotas, RS

Os produtos são de alta qualidade e o lugar é aconchegante. You can be delighted there, with real old radio recievers , old brand names, like Pilot, Semp, Telefunken and so on.!!

10. Cruz de Malta

Parque Dom Antonio Zattera 143 | Av. Bento Goncalves, Pelotas, State of Rio Grande do Sul 96015-180, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff International Lunch, Dinner 53-30286835
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Cruz de Malta

Reviewed By ACSAlBar - Pelotas, RS

TEM PRATOS VARIADOS, DESDE FRUTOS DO MAR ATÉ GRELHADOS(CHURRASCO). BOM ATENDIMENTO. Plenty of dishes,various kinds of dishes, Expirient waiters, Good desserts, Cheap prices, if you put this in dollar. it is not sofisticated is for a medium class people. Very good frequency of people.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.