Where to Eat in Sao Miguel do Gostoso: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 6, 2017 Madelene Haan

São Miguel do Gostoso is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the Northeast region of Brazil São Miguel do Gostoso (previously known as São Miguel de Touros) was founded on 29 September 1884. Creation of the Municipality On 16 July 1993, the beachfront town of São Miguel split from the municipality of Touros. The new municipality São Miguel do Gostoso held its first elections in 1996 and at this time it was decided that the town would retain its original name of São Miguel de Touros. This decision not to rename the newly created municipality, left the local population disgruntled and as a result a series of requests for a name change were submitted to the head of the municipality. On 19 November 2000, 7 years on from its independence from the municipality of Touros, a local referendum was held and the town's name was changed to São Miguel do Gostoso. São Miguel do Gostoso - Origin of the Name According to legend, there was once a man living in the area named Mr. Manoel Gostoso who was known to give shelter to travelling salesmen. Due to Sr. Manoel Gostoso's unique sense of humor (he entertained his guests with stories and jokes) and contagious laugh Mr. Manoel Gostoso became known in the town as Mr. Gostoso. Thereafter, not only the travelling salesmen but also the locals began to refer to the town as Gostoso. On 29 September 1899, Mr. Miguel Félix Martins, in order to fulfill his promise made to the Saint São Miguel, inaugurated the first church of the instated the Saint's image. From that day onward São Miguel has been the Patron Saint of Gostoso. The local population then joined São Miguel to the previous name of Gostoso to create São Miguel do Gostoso. São Miguel do Gostoso - The Growth of Tourism In the past to arrive to São Miguel do Gostoso was on horseback. However, in the 1960s the road system BR-101 and RN-221 (Project Pólo Costa das Dunas) were constructed to improve the access between Natal and São Miguel do Gostoso. As a result of these highway constructions São Miguel do Gostoso is easy accessible. In the past the town houses were constructed mainly of "taipa" but are today mostly constructed in bricks and cement. In relation to tourism, the city had in 1989 only one Pousada (local Bed & Breakfast. Today São Miguel do Gostoso has grown its infrastructure for tourism to approximately 25 Pousadas, a variation of bars and restaurants and two world class kite and wind surf schools are established here. São Miguel do Gostoso with its pristine white, palm tree lined beaches and its perfect wind conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing, attracts a growing number of tourist, professional and amateur kite and wind surfers from all over the world. São Miguel do Gostoso was 26 April 2009 predicted to become the number 1 destinations for future tourism in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, outside the main capital Natal. Recently the municipality, in partnership with EMBRATUR, opened the São Miguel do Gostoso Tourist Office in the middle of the city São Miguel do Gostoso - General Information 345.9 km² (equivalent to 0.65% of the state of Rio Grande do Norte) Rain: Average 1038.3 mm / Rainy Season: March to June Average Annual Temperature: 26,5° C Average Annual Humidity: 68% Population: Approximately 10.000 inhabitants Economy: Tourism, Agriculture and Fishing Electricity: 220v High speed internet: Yes Cell phone coverage: Yes .
Things to do in Sao Miguel do Gostoso

1. Mar de Estrelas

Avenida dos Arrecifes | Não é em São Miguel, é São Miguel do Gostoso, Sao Miguel, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil International (84) 3263-4168
Excellent
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Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4 based on 45 reviews

Mar de Estrelas

Reviewed By Aderson F

Went there with my family and asked for the fish stew in the coconut sauce. The service could be improved as the requests usually geral lost and you haver to repeat them.

2. La Brisa

Rua dos Buzios 175 | O Nome Da Cidade Nao Esta Completo Gerando Dois Primeiros Lugares - City Name Incomplete, Sao Miguel, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59920-000, Brazil Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

La Brisa

Reviewed By Ana Paula C - Natal, RN

Comida e atendimento impecável!!!!!! Comemos risoto de camarão, mas ha também com polvo maravilhoso e a moqueca ? Maravilhosa ! Reserve um dia para almoçar no la brisa !

3. Madame Chita

Rua Praia Mar | Praia Do Maceio, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Brazilian Dinner, Late Night +55 84 3263-4235
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 293 reviews

Madame Chita

Madame Chita e definitivamente a maior atracao de Sao Miguel e nao estar aqui eh uma injstica! Melhor Creperia que ja vi na vida. abs

Reviewed By Yordi T - Girona

Excellent place in Praia do Maceió (Sao Miguel do Gostos) to eat a good "crêpe" with a Caipirinha... Really nice owners and very familiar service. Don't miss out this place!

4. O Jardim do Serido

Avenida Enseada das Baleias 1533 | Praia da Xepa, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Mexican, Seafood Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$126 +55 84 9448-3998
Excellent
55%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 279 reviews

O Jardim do Serido

Reviewed By Bea B - Santiago, Chile

We've stoped here for information. The owner was very helpful. After going to others Beaches We came back for lunch. Ask for the "especial peixe camarão" - very good! Caipifruta with many regional fruits: try serigüela, caju or mangaba! The burritos are great too: big and good.

5. Genesis Resto Bar

Rua Praia da Xepa 86 | Praia da Xepa, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Brazilian, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$47 - HK$118 +55 84 9932-2322
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 597 reviews

Genesis Resto Bar

The criative cuisine and good humored of Genesis Gourmet Bar uses regional and natural input.

Reviewed By Oliver O - Zurich, Switzerland

*Open air restaurant In quiet street.
*very well decorated and furnished, cosy
*great menu,fantastic food and drinks
Must try the polvo!
*staff very attentive and friendly
*bit pricey bit worth it, be a bit patient since everything is freshly made
*if you are staying in Sao Miguel go there!

6. Bodega Cafe

Avenida dos Arrecifes 1333, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Cafe (84)9117-1207
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Bodega Cafe

Reviewed By Nelson S - Sao Paulo, SP

Trata-se de uma cafeteria confortável (2 pequenos salões e mesas na calçada), decoração despojada, ideal para um reconfortante café (capuccino e variantes) ou suco acompanhado de deliciosos salgadinhos e tortas e bolos. Serviço amável.

7. Pousada Mar De Estrelas

Avenida dos Arrecifes 1120, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Brazilian, Seafood, South American Lunch, Dinner 558432634168
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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4.5 based on 285 reviews

Pousada Mar De Estrelas

Restaurante Mar de Estrelas is located inside the Pousada and it is the perfect place to enjoy the delights of regional food with a special touch of international cuisine. The heat of the clay pots, leave the house specialties that win customers by the variety of cuisine. The dishes were created and prepared by the chef and owner Maristela with Potiguares flavors that multiply in the full table of homemade recipes that whet the palate.

Reviewed By Francine6406 - Kingston, Canada

My husband had dinner here twice during our two week stay. The food was good and the portion size very large. What really impressed us were the Caipirinhas. If ever you could describe a Caipirinha as "artisan", this would be the place to earn that title. The cocktails begin with limes picked fresh from the restaurant's garden for each batch of cocktails. The limes were masterfully cut in a way to maximize the juice and minimize the bitterness of the lime. The limes were muddled with the sugar and the Cachaca added. The mixture was shaken with ice and served. The flavours were perfectly balanced. The cocktails were also enormous, a milkshake size serving! Epic Caipirinhas.

8. Tuk Tuk

Avenida dos Arrecifes 1786 | Centro, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner 558494348990
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 566 reviews

Tuk Tuk

Reviewed By Maja S - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We have been in Tuk tuk 3 times (2 times in a group and once as couple) as it was better than the other places in town. The menu looks great (it is difficult to choose) and all meals are beautiful and very tasty. Try the tuna as starter (you can also share the starter if you don't want it all). Everybody was very satisfied. The people were friendly.
They had also good koffie. Great price-quality ratio.

9. Pizzaria Quintal

Rua Praia da Xepa 100, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Late Night 55-84-3263-4297
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 857 reviews

Pizzaria Quintal

Reviewed By Aderson F

Went thre with family. Nice atmosphere and quick service. We had a peperoni and margherita (this latter is, in my opinion, the best). The pizza is really well baked and the dough is quite well prepared and baked. The margherita we had was great.

10. Spaco Mix

Rua Cavalo Marinho 40 | Centro, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, State of Rio Grande do Norte 59585-000, Brazil Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian, Bar, Pizza, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$196 +55 84 3263-4250
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Spaco Mix

Front in Beach, Pizzeria, Stuffed Potatoes, Drinks, Music, Massage ... Surrounded by nature and the sea front, Spaco Mix, a place of sounds, colors and flavors ..

Reviewed By perfphysio - London

Nice location down the end of the street by Tuk Tuk. Runs into a nice garden and then down onto the beach. The Pizza's are made in a wood fire oven and are nice and thin if you like them that way. The usual cocktails on offer as per all restaurants in the area. Also has live music come nights. We took a group of 16 and it was no issue to get the order in.

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