City: Fortaleza, CE
Phone: (085) 3267-5633
Hours: From 11am to 3pm. Saturday Sunday to 3pm.
Cost: Under $15.00 (or R$25.00)
Brazilians love buffets. These restaurants generally serve salads, meats freshly grilled as the customer waits in line, beans, rice, pasta dishes, fresh fruits, and numerous desserts.
Buffet style establishments are generally assumed be an all-you-can-eat for a reasonable price, but Buffets in Brazil aren't always an all-you-can-eat style, typically the food chosen is weighed and charged by the kg. Many places provide both a charge by weight and a more expensive all-you-can-eat option. These buffets will generally have many locals present, especially at noon which is considered the largest meal of the day. Since lunch is the primary meal of the day, many locals expect a hot and hearty meal when they eat out for lunch.
Restaurants in Brazil are generally designed to handle lunch time customers rather than the typical dinner time guests. This drastically changes how they serve foods, and how they price dishes. Many lunch time diners are looking for a very casual eating experience, with a nutritious and fairly quick meal. Hot buffets offer them this by having numerous hot dishes ready. Pricing is usually by weight or an all-you-can-eat model, many places have both options available.
Sandwiches are considered a snack and not a proper meal! Therefore restaurants normally serve up hot and healthy dishes for lunch instead of the typical North American small style lunches.
Meals are commonly served and eaten on premises, but many establishments also offer take away and food delivery services. Of course the dinning establishments differ greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of foods.
For Brazilians it is very common to return home during lunch to have their meal with their family members. This isn’t always viable, especially in the larger meropolises, so restaurants have taken up the slack and designed a business around catering to these working families. In many of the considerably smaller cities it can be difficult to find a traditional sit down and order off the menu style establishment.
Nearby Restaurants include Good Salads, McDonald´s - Dom Luiz, Dallas Grill, Dallas Chopp, Café Canela, Ryori Sushi Lounge, Lautrec, Montmarttre, Zug Choperia, Emporium Vinum Bistrô, Clube 5A, Consulado Sushi Bar e Churrasquinho, Pote Lanches, MonteCarlo Padaria, Milmares, Manhas & Castanhas, Absoluto Sushi Bar e Restaurante, Sputnik, Bazar do Sertão, Badudé.
|1ne, 2wo, 3ree||Av. Washington Soares, 85|
|Amaretto Gourmet||Av. Santos Dumont, 2749|
|Bellamesa||Rua Osvaldo Cruz, 2280|
|Bom Biscoito & Cia||Av. Treze de Maio, 866|
|Capim Santo||Rua Barbosa de Freitas, 1360|
|Cozinha Mágica||Av. Carapinima, 2200|
|Florence L´Escale Aldeota||Av. Barão de Studart, 855|
|Fogão a Lenha||Rua Crisanto Moreira da Rocha, 1068|
|Frango Predileto||Av. Santos Dumont, 6046|
|Hortelã||Av. Senador Virgílio Távora, 1901|
|L´Orange||Rua Canuto de Aguiar, 880|
|Mistura Paulista||Rua Major Facundo, 844|
|Nova Casa||Rua Joaquim Nabuco, 1800|
|Philó||Rua Silva Paulet, 958|
|Pitanga||Rua Padre Valdevino, 2645|
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