9 Afro-Brazilian Restaurants You Need To Try While in Brazil

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In many Afro-Brazilian restaurants in Brazil, you can experience a mixture of flavors & history. Most of those dishes were created during slavery era, and were highly influenced by West African roots.

Rio de Janeiro and Salvador have a vibrant culture, and the best way to experience this is to taste authentic cuisine in the cities. 

The pandemic brought some setbacks but step by step, Afro-Brazilian restaurants in the Afrocentric cities of Rio and Salvador are reopening, establishing protocols to keep their businesses alive. 

Travel Noire has compiled a list of 9 Afro-Brazilian restaurants you should try while in Rio or Salvador.

Since 2013, they’ve been welcoming Afro-Brazilian cuisine lovers. Chef Nando, who is also the host, offers one of the best feijoadas in the city.

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Quilombo Cultural Casa do Nando Bar & Restaurant 

Afro Gourmet Restaurant deeply embraces West Africa cuisine on its menu. The restaurant offers African flavors in dishes such as Hausa Rice, Ndolé Rice & Amalá.

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Afro Gourmet Restaurant

Managed by Lica Oliveira, Rodrigo França, and Maria Júlia Ferreira, Kaza 123 has as its flagship dish Angu(Brazilian corn porridge) served as a reference of an African ancestral meal.

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Kaza 123

is perhaps the most popular Afro-Brazilain restaurant in Rio. Owned by Dilma Nascimento, she combines African gastronomy and art.  Feijoada and Shrimp Bobo are Dida’s flagship dishes. 

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Dida's Bar

is located in Pedra do Sal, the iconic Afro-Brazilian district in Rio de Janeiro. Led by Chef Leila Leão, Casa Omolokum features Shrimp Bobó, Chicken xinxim, Caruru & Acarajé.

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Casa Omolokum

From the Favela to the world. Chef David Bispo has become a synonym of a successful Afro-Brazilian entrepreneur, born and raised in the favela.

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Baro do Davi

Located in Salvador’s Bohemian neighborhood of Rio Vermelho, the restaurant is very popular and awarded in Brazil and abroad.

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Casa de Tereza

Despite its simplicity, long lines are formed to enter the restaurant on weekends. The tip is to start the meal eating shrimp skewers and drinking a beer.

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Donana Restaurant

combines good Afro-Brazilian food and a great tour experience. There are several moquecas options and guests can enjoy a breathtaking view of Todos os Santo Bay while eating.

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Pietro Restaurant

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