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

August 9, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Porto Alegre (local Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu aˈlɛɡɾi] ( listen); Joyful Harbor) is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Founded in 1769 by Manuel Sepúlveda, its population of 1,481,019 inhabitants (2016) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil's fifth largest metropolitan area, with 4,405,760 inhabitants (2010). The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.
Things to do in Porto Alegre

1. Koh Pee Pee

Rua Schiller 83, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90430-150, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$785 +55 51 3333-5150
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Koh Pee Pee

Reviewed By Ivan S - Dongguan, China

Outstanding eastern food in Porto Alegre. Style is beautifull, good service. Food carefully keep eastern tastes, unlike others that adapt taste to local preferences

2. Atelier de Massas

Rua Riachuelo 1482 | Downtown, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-273, Brazil Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$78 - HK$235 +55 51 3225-1125
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Atelier de Massas

Reviewed By PadillaLuiz - Porto Alegre, RS

handmade pasta prepared with care; appropriate sauces and accompaniments. honest prices. Go Taxi or uber because it is complicated and unsafe park in the center. Small place , you may want to book .

3. Le Bateau Ivre

Rua Tito Livio Zambecari 805 | Mont'Serrat, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90450-231, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night (51) 3330-7351
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 651 reviews

Le Bateau Ivre

Reviewed By John P - Brasilia

Under the able guidance of Monsieur Gérard (the great chef and owner) Le Bateau Ivre
has to be one of the great French restaurants of Brazil and South America. The food is identical to that found in France - superbly cooked, marvellous ingredients, served with love. Also, I have rarely seen such a copious and well-chosen wine-list, with something for everybody´s taste and price range. The atmosphere is charming and romantic without being stuffy, and the service is impeccable.

4. Ratskeller Baumbach

Avenida Para 1324 | Sao Geraldo, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90240-592, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet German, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$220 51 3346-4322
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 429 reviews

Ratskeller Baumbach

Reviewed By Alexandre M - Porto Alegre, RS

I have already rated this restaurant regarding its daily lunch buffet. This review, however, focuses on the even better dinner they serve "à la carte" every night except Mondays.
As a german restaurant, the traditional german would be the obvious choice, and it is.
I've ordered Rahmschnitzel many times, and It was always delicious. Nevertheless, the last time I've been there I decided to change and ordered the "Marreca orange", which is Duck with orange sauce, mashed potatoes and "hot rice". It was just the way it was supposed to be: perfectly made and delicious.
For dessert, the best choice would be the unequalled Apfelstrudel with cream.

5. Del Barbiere

Rua Jeronimo Coelho 188 | Centro, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-240, Brazil (Formerly Del Barbiere) Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Brazilian Breakfast, Lunch HK$55 - HK$235 +55 51 3019-4202
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Del Barbiere

Reviewed By Alvares-da-Silva - Porto Alegre, RS

Whenever in Porto Alegre you must try this small restaurant. Del Barbieri is a very special place, as it shares with an antique barbershop the space. A vintage charm pervades the air. The restaurant, open just for lunch, is miniscule, more than you can imagine, so you need to make a reservation before going there. Be prepared also for the menu: it changes monthly, with fixed options each day – check the restaurant website before deciding which day is better for you to go. Food is delicious: I went there several times and it was always very good. Staff is welcoming, desserts are served in small portions, but full of taste, and costumers usually are very elegant. Cuisine du marché close to the good attractions of Porto Alegre Historic District is not to be missed.

6. La Rouge Bistro

Avenida Mariland 1587, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90440-191, Brazil Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$94 +55 51 3019-7638
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

La Rouge Bistro

Reviewed By Jacques381 - Porto Alegre, RS

Small and cozy bistrô.The menu is strictly Vegan. Surprisingly tasty and flavoured.Each dish is carefully prepared with nice presentation that stimulates the salivar glands.Menu is short and often changes. Desserts like brownie made with organic cacao is excellent.Wines are organic too.

7. Panorama Gastronomico

Avenida Ipiranga 6681, predio 41 | Pucrs, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90160-092, Brazil Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Brazilian, Sushi, South American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch +55 51 3339 2446
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 684 reviews

Panorama Gastronomico

Reviewed By Eduardo F - Huntersville, North Carolina

This restaurant is located inside the university campus (PUC-RS) but forget all you know about university cafeterias. This restaurant has some serious great food and huge variety. The food here is made by the students of the gastronomy/nutrition courses so you're about to have excellent food with a real fair price. It is a buffet style with a meat station, pasta station, sushi station, etc. Don't come here full, come real hungry and leave very happy!

8. Bistro da Travessa

Travessa Venezianos 25 | Cidade Baixa, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90050-370, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks +55 51 3516-1716
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Bistro da Travessa

Reviewed By Ricardo P - Porto Alegre, RS

I was looking for a different place, an alternative to the conventional pizzas at the mainstream Neighborhoods. Attracted by the good reviews, I tried the Bistro. It is located in a charming historical street in one of the old houses. The place is small - not so quiet that night because there was a big birthday party going on - with a vintage style, an old turntable where you can choose a LP and play it there. Pizzas are very good, served in a wood table cutted in squares with the size of a bite. Staff is very friendly and make you feel at home.

9. Mandarinier Gastronomia

Rua Alberto Torres N 228, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90050-080, Brazil Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$314 5135177703
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Mandarinier Gastronomia

It's a small restaurant, that's why we recommend that you make a reservation. It's always a set menu. Lunch is served from wedsnesday to saturday, and dinner is only on fridays. The menu consist in couvert, starter, main course and dessert. You can find out the menu in our Facebook page.

Reviewed By Marcos L

Went there with a couple and the menu was awesome. Started with grilled cheese in cubes over a pumpkin cream that was perfect. The main event was brown rice with slices of file mignon and some herbed that was tasteful. The white chocolate with raspberries was golden to finish this meal all accompany by a wonderful juice with ginger and pineapple. The decoration and the kindness of the waiters alone is a motive to go add the excellent meal and it's Golden

10. Atmosfera de Ipanema

Avenida Guaiba 10796 | Esquina Com A Rua Leblon, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 91770-110, Brazil Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$165 +55 51 3246-4111
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Atmosfera de Ipanema

Reviewed By ivanios2015 - Porto Alegre, RS

Nice environment,good food and drinks, crossing street to Porto Alegre's Ipanema beach. The restaurant area is very friendly and open, fans are available but no air con.Thanks very much.

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