Where to eat and drink in Joao Pessoa

Where to eat and drink in Joao Pessoa


For a quick bite, there are several hamburger stands around the lagoon.

    * Natural, Rua Rodrigues de Aquino 177. Good health food and a nice setting as well.
    * Pontal do Cabo Bar & RestaurantThe visual best of the seafront of the Cabo Branco, live music and screen with nacional and international clips. Try the Delicious Shrimp. Cabo Branco Street, 4912. Tel: (55) (83) 3247-4336.
    * Bahamas Restaurant on the beach in Tambaú.
    * Mundial Lanches, in front of Hotel Tropical, Tambaú. Hot dogs and other quickies.
    * Vale do Sabugi, Rua Carlos Alverga, Tambaú (Enter from the beach front near Portugal Flat). Lunch. Buffet with grilled meats R$ 6.  edit
    * Mangai, Avenida General Edson Ramalho 696, Manaíra. All day. Large buffet of reional foods. R$ 30 per kilo.  edit


The densest concentration of nightlife is just behind the feirinha in Tambaú:

    * Empório. Intimate and lively. Both gay and straight.  edit

    * Jacarés Bar, is one of several shacks on the riverfront where weekend sunsets are accompanied with Ravel's Bolero live on a saxophone.
    * Parque Solón de Lucena is the official name of the greenery surrounding the Lagoa. Many shacks serve drinks and snacks at rock-bottom prices. Quite a party on Sundays.

Daytime drinking is in any of the string of shacks along the beach promenade of Tambaú and Cabo Branco. A couple of these have their specialties:

    * GiraMundo, Av Almirante Tamandaré (In front of Lion creperie). Evenings. German style sausages with real mustards are the specialty. Swiss owner. Large beer R$ 4, sausage platter R$ 13. 

    * Bikinis Beach Bar, Av. Cabo Branco,  83-3226-1521. 24/7. Has live music every night and very friendly staff. The owners are Americans and are there most nights. Safe and secure neighborhood

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