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The most charming seaside resort in Brazil is a reference when it comes to gastronomy. The fishing village that charmed the French actress Brigitte Bardot in the 60’s is a must-see destination for sea lovers! Savour a grilled fish in Orlat Bardot contemplating the serene sea, celebrate life with a glass of champagne at sunset time in the Porto da Barra or stroll in the famous street of Búzios, the “Rocks Street” will transform your stay into an unforgettable experience. Check out the favorite restaurants of our guests in each emblematic point of the city:
One of the traditional address in the resort. The trendy BAR DO ZÉ which, in spite of its name, is an authentic Búzios’ style restaurant. Dishes are served on colorful tablecloth covered tables, while candles ensure not only light but also coziness. The most famous dishes served are risottos, such as the shrimp, brie, asparagus, and truffle oil risotto, or the delicious chern served with banana.
OPENING HOURS: Monday, from 6 to midnight ; Tuesday to Thursday, from 1 to midnight; Friday to Saturday, from 1 to 2am | CONTACT: +55 (22) 2623-4986 | ADDRESS: Orla Bardot, 382 | Price Range: $$$
The restaurant is located on the main street of Búzios, in “Rua das Pedras”, leaning on the sands of the Canto Beach. Cozy and romantic place perfect for dinner en tête à tête.
With a curriculum filled with gastronomic courses in France and Italy, the Argentine chef and owner of the house – Sonia Persiani signs a menu full of temptations between them: a delicious couvert with homemade breads, butter and flavored olive oil; Grilled scallops and lemon grass sauce; Crayfish in crust of two sesame served with green and orange leaves; or Fillet of whiting with mushrooms and organic spinach.
ADDRESS: Rua das Pedras, 199 | CONTACT: +55 (22) 2623-0932 | OPENING HOURS: Daily from midday to midnight | Price Range: $$$
Offering cozy and romantic surroundings, quality service and a gourmet cuisine, “Chez Françoise” restaurant guarantees a memorable dining experience. Known as one of the best tables in Búzios, the restaurant offers an innovative and traditional Franco-brazilian culinary. Crafted by Paulo Cezar Cordeiro chef, famous for his regional flavors inspirations and reinterpretation recipes signed by French Michelin stars chefs.
Enchant yourself with the innovative flavors of Paulo Cezar. With French expertise, the chef creates the most striking mix of two cuisines. Facing Geribá beach, savour a delicious Moqueca of sea food; a daily fish filet with Belle Meunière sauce; Shrimp with thin herbs served in passion fruit with sauteed vegetables.
ADDRESS: Hotel Le Relais La Borie, rua Gerbert Périssé, 554 | OPENING HOURS: Daily, except on wednesday, from 1:30pm to 10pm (last order at 9pm) | Only with reservation | Price range: $$$
Rocka’s goal is to offer our customers tasty and healthy dishes, in a simple location yet with certain touches of unpretentious refinement; good music, laid-back atmosphere and an unforgettable gastronomy experience with a magnificent ocean view. Mainly Mediterranean dishes, inspired by the best local products, many coming directly from the ocean below and from their local organic garden.
Since the opening in December 2009, Rocka offers a great experience for lunch where dishes are always elaborated according to season’s freshest ingredientes. The chef Gustavo Rinkeviche values the city’s markets and labor, therefore, most of the items that arrive in his kitchen are from local fishermen, farmers and producers such as: the famous Arraial do Cabo Squid, Búzios’ tasty oysters or handpicked organic vegetables from his green garden. He is always meticolously looking for delicious and healthy combination of flavors to make his guests experience unforgetable. During Summer
OPENING HOURS: Every day, from 11am to 6pm. In summer, Rocka opens with a different menu every day, from 7:30 pm to midnight | ADDRESS: Brava Beach, 13 | CONTACT: +55 (22) 2623-6159 | Price Range: $$$
Built over a preserved mangrove area, the restaurant is located at Porto da Barra, a place next to fashion stores and cultural centers near the Manguinhos’s Fishermen Colony, a very traditional fish market of Buzios, in a 45,000 sq. feet of green area facing the sea. The scenery is breathtaking: in one side of the restaurant you can see the Manguinhos Beach and the traditional colorful trawlers; the other side, the mangrove and its native vegetation perfectly illuminated.
Donna Jô restaurant had its project designed by the famous architect Bel Lobo – and has been recognized at Porto da Barra for a long time. Opened in 2008, the restaurant originally started as a branch of Quadrucci restaurant in Buzios and, in 2013, the restaurant was renamed, creating Donna Jô’s main restaurant.
Customers can enjoy an amazing experience. Chef Joana Gallo focus her recipes in where brazilian flavors meet a contemporary cuisine, accentuating a huge influence of the italian gastronomy. Savour a Taglioline with mascarpone sauce and Sicilian lemon with grilled shrimp; Moqueca de cherne and shrimp served with panko farofa and coconut basmati rice; or delicious lobster medallions in vermouth with saffron, pineapple, leek, fresh cream and jasmine rice.
ADDRESS: Porto da Barra – Av. José Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 2.900 | CONTACT: +55 (22) 2623-6303 | OPENING HOURS: from Thursday to Sunday, from 18h to midnight (Sat, until 1h) | High season: Monday to Thursday from 6:00 pm to midnight; Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday from 2 pm to 1 am; and Sunday from 2 pm to midnight | Price Range: $$$.