Source: Claudio Matsuoka
The capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, Curitiba, is a cultural centre, which offers an array of beautiful and interesting sights to see, such as the Jerusalem Fountain, Botanical Garden of Curitiba and Japan Square. There are also a number of performance venues, such as the Wire Opera, with its majestic transparent roof, and the Guaíra Theater. But one cannot live on culture alone; Curitiba boasts many fine restaurants to visit after a long day of sightseeing.
1. Sale & Pepe
Source: Claudio Matsuoka
In downtown Curitiba, you’ll find a cosy spot called Sale Pepe. Here you can enjoy a delightful, high-quality buffet style meal, with hot and cold options. They have a different menu for each day of the week; Brazilian on Mondays, Italian on Tuesdays, on Thursdays there is an Arabic menu and seafood on Fridays. They also have an excellent, well-priced wine list.
2. Taj Bar
The vibrant Taj Bar is one of the most prestigious bars/restaurants in Curitiba and considered the best bar in Brazil by the Cool Awards for two consecutive years. The oriental Indo-Asian food, paired with the latest music trends, by renowned DJ’s makes for a great experience. It is especially their Sushi that receives great praises. The restaurant can become crowded, so it’s best to make a reservation.
- Name: Taj Bar
- Address: R. Bpo. Dom José, 2302 – Batel, Curitiba – PR, Brazil
- Phone: +55 41 3343-4467
- Cuisine: Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Thai, South American
- Opening hour: 5:30PM–2AM
- Website: www.tajbar.com.br/curitiba/
3. Old West Restaurant
The cosy, romantic Old West restaurant will transport you back in time to the American Wild West. You might feel like kicking open the saloon doors and whipping out your pistol as you enter! They specialise in generous steaks and authentic Tex-Mex dishes, bursting with succulent flavours. The large selection of beers, curated by the in-house beer sommelier, is equal as impressive. The staff is friendly and very efficient. The Old West promises a night out to remember!
- Name: Old West Restuarant
- Address: R. São Januário, 248 – Jardim Botânico, Curitiba – PR, Brazil
- Phone: +55 41 3262-9794
- Cuisine: American, Mexican
- Opening hour: 6:45PM–12AM
- Website: www.oldwest.com.br/old-west/
In Hindi, the word Swadisht means delicious. And delicious is exactly what you will get at this restaurant with its ancient Indian cuisine, exotic spice aromas and remarkable flavours. They manage to strike a perfect balance between the traditional and the contemporary. The dishes, prepared with 25 different kinds of spices, include generously filled samosas, butter chicken served with Pudina Naan, Tarka Dal and Malai Chicken. This will be truly an indulgent experience you won’t forget.
- Name: Swadisht
- Address: Vicente Machado, 2036. Batel – Curitiba – PR, Brazil
- Phone: +55 41 3015-1056
- Cuisine: Indian
- Opening hour: 7:00PM to 11:30PM
- Website: www.swadisht.com.br
5. Poco Tapas
For a molecular gastronomy experience, you should visit Poco Tapas without a doubt. With up to 50 international tapas to choose from, it is truly an international experience. These tiny portions of taste adventures will leave you wanting more. You could try the Lollipop Lamp Chops, Molecular tomato Ravioli, Yucca Mash or Great Grandma Gnocchi, the list is endless. Not to mention the molecular drinks! You’ve never had your Martini done this way before!
- Name: Poco Tapas
- Address:Av. Vicente Machado, 2786, Batel – Curitiba – PR, Brazil
- Phone:+55 41 9682-8758
- Cuisine: International, Tapas, Molecular
- Opening hour: 7PM–12AM
- Website: www.pocotapas.com.br
6. Terrazza 40
Terazza 40 is where Italy meets Uruguay. This restaurant is located on the 9th floor of El Corte Inglés in Callao, with spectacular views of the city. You can enjoy the Italian menu, with a choice of 20 dishes, ranging from pasta, and red meat to fish and the Uruguayan menu with its large selection of mouth-watering imported meats in prime cuts.
7. Barolo Trattoria
Barolo Trattoria has come to be known as one of the best Italian restaurants in Curitiba. In this warm atmosphere you will be served scrumptious Italian favourites with a new interpretation. The bruschettas alone are enough to make you return. The generous portions can be modified to your taste, with a large selection of sauces and side dishes. The wine list does not disappoint either. The waiters provide excellent service and are well trained. Buon Appetito!
We hope this article will help you in your search for the perfect meal in Curitiba!
Have a good trip and travel!