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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Baro do Davi

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


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.


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.


Pietro Restaurant

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