Are you looking for the best places to eat in Monte Verde? Here is a list with 30 restaurants =)

There are several great places to eat in Monte Verde, certainly one will become your favorite. This district of Camanducaia, in Minas Gerais, has a mountain climate with incredible landscapes, several attractions and one of them includes great gastronomy.

Shall we agree that a cooler climate whets an appetite? And, given the variety of establishments, we have selected some restaurants not only on the main avenue, but in Monte Verde in general, to complement your itinerary.


Places to eat in Monte Verde for breakfast or late afternoon

#1 Piparkukas

Piparkukas - one of the best places to eat in Monte Verde, Brazil
Piparkukas – handmade biscuit shop in Monte Verde, MG
Photo: Elaine Villatoro

After a day of sightseeing or even to sit back and relax, a great option is to go to Piparkukas. Here, decorated biscuits, bowls, teas and coffee are served in the French press, as well as other delicacies, all made by hand. The semi-open place is very charming and it has many flowers. As for the operation, it opens every day from 10am to 6pm.

Address: 1038 Monte Verde Avenue, Galeria das Flores.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1477

#2 Sabor Chocolate

Another place for a late afternoon coffee or dessert after lunch is Sabor Chocolate. In addition to the traditional hot chocolate and ice cream, the menu includes varieties of coffee and cappuccino. Open from Monday to Friday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Saturday opens from 10am to 8pm.

Address : 858 Monte Verde Avenue, Galeria Suíça.

Telephone:  (35) 3438-2133

#3 Café Mantiqueira

Onde comer em Monte Verde - Café Mantiqueira
Piadina at Café Mantiqueira
Photo: Elaine Villatoro

If you are up for a dessert, afternoon coffee or late breakfast at the weekend, go to Café Mantiqueira. The menu has varieties of coffee, cappuccino, cakes, desserts, strudel and snacks, from cheese bread to piadinas. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6:30pm and on weekends from 9:30am to 7pm.

Address : 856 Monte Verde Avenue, Galeria Suíça.

Contact: [email protected]

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#4 O Caipira

At O Caipira restaurant, the couple Irineu Borges da Silva and Judite Pereira da Rosa Borges command the place, which has a farm decor. The dishes served are typically country bumpkin with pork, tutu (dish with beans), kale, pork crackling and chicken. Open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm and Sundays from 11am to 9pm.

Address: 1160 das Montanhas Avenue, Oak Plaza Mall.

Telephone: (35) 3438-2141 / 3438-2877

#5 Galinha da Roça

Attached to the guest house of the same name, Galinha da Roça is a restaurant which offers both buffet and a la carte services. The menu has traditional Minas Gerais dishes, such as chicken cooked on a wood stove, but they also have all-can-you-eat fondue. For external customers, the restaurant is open from Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 5pm.

Address: 37 da Fazenda Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1509 ou WhatsApp (35)98871-6988

#6 Villa Donna Bistrô

Inside Galeria Europa, Villa Donna Bistrô brings this concept of ‘freshly made dishes’, so go without hurry. Its decoration with crafts from Minas Gerais in a reduced place refers to comfort. Upstairs, it is possible to have meals with a view from the balcony. This restaurant is only open for dinner (at 7pm) from Monday to Wednesday and for lunch (at 12pm) and dinner (at 7pm), open from Thursday to Sunday. As changes may occur, always check the calendar on the restaurant’s website.

Address: 33 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35)3438-1881 / (35)8859-1881 / WhatsApp (11)97053-2626

#7 Boteco Villa Amarela

Although roast pork with crunchy crackling is the main menu item, there are many other dining options at Boteco Villa Amarela. In the relaxed and rustic atmosphere of this restaurant, all-can-you-eat fondue, grilled steak, trout and other dishes are also served. Closed only on Wednesdays. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it is open from 12pm to 10pm. On Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.

Address: 10 da Fazenda Avenue.

Telephone:  (035) 3438-2460

#8 Paulo das Trutas

As the name implies (trutas means trout in Portuguese), the specialty of this restaurant is trout dishes. At Paulo das Trutas, the farm-raised fish ensure they are fresh for preparation. There are two units that offer different spaces. At the headquarters there is a terrace, an indoor and outdoor area, beside a stream and the trout site. At the subsidiary, the environment is simpler, but there are also outdoor tables in a garden. Both units are open every day, from 10am to 6pm.

Address: Headquarters: 810 da Floresta Street / Subsidiary: 120 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1214

#9 Dona Mucama

Another pet friendly restaurant in Monte Verde is Dona Mucama. Open every day from 12pm to 12am, the restaurant serves typical Minas Gerais food and also all-can-you-eat fondue. Orders can be made via tablet on the table, both indoors and on the balcony.

Address: 945 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35)3438-1785

#10 O Alquimista Restaurant

The Alquimista Restaurant receives Chef Eduardo Cardoso’s creations, such as a burrata risotto with parma ham or Provençal shrimp with coconut rice. Opened in 2020, this restaurant has been pleasing for its flavors, a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace in the lounge and social projects for food education for children and an introduction to gastronomy for young people. It is recommended to book in advance.

Open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

Address: 541 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (11) 96913-8583 / WhatsApp(35) 98708-8072

#11 Mizu 

Comida japonesa em restaurante japonês em Monte Verde - Mizu
Mizu – Japanese cuisine in Monte Verde
Photo: Elaine Villatoro

At the same address as Alquimista Restaurante, Mizu is specialized in Japanese cuisine. It also receives the creations of Chef Eduardo Cardoso and is led by a sushiwoman, Thawany Enola de Santana. It is recommended to book in advance. Works on the same Alquimista hours, Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 11pm to 5pm.

Address: 541 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (11) 96913-8583 / WhatsApp(35) 98708-8072

#12 Rasselbock

With wood smoked, this restaurant serves typical German food traditionally prepared. The Rasselbock has a menu signed by the German chef, Christian Batušić and is located in the former headquarters of Fazenda Hotel Itapuá. Pets are welcome with reservation at the outside tables. As for the functioning, the restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm, including holidays.

Address: Km 03 de Monte Verde Road, Hotel Itapuá Farm.

Telephone: (11) 98928-4020

#13 Fritz

Another option for typical German food is at the Fritz restaurant. This restaurant is attached to the Brewery of the same name. The main feature of this place is the German cuisine, such as Apfelstrudel and German pie. Normally, tour participants at the brewery reserve a table for after the tour, which is the house’s fort and is open every day from 11am to 11pm.

Address: 10 Rolinha Street.

Telephone: (35) 3438-2414

#14 Wine Not?

For those who like wine or are just getting to know it better, Wine Not? Restaurant and Wine Bar is a good alternative. They have national (including from Minas Gerais) and international wines. The highlight goes to the choice of glass, bottle or the wine ruler (ideal for tasting multiple wines). They serve contemporary cuisine and some options are burrata, cheese board and dishes such as rack of lamb, filet mignon with cheese, among others. This restaurant has few tables and does not work with reservations, so the tip is to arrive early.

Here are the schedules: Monday and Tuesday from 12pm to 5pm / Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm to 9pm / Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm / Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

Address: 693 Monte Verde Avenue, Store D.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1660

#15 Buteco Vila Germânica

The German theme of the house already gives you an idea of what to find on the menu. The famous German sausages and other kinds of sausages share space with all-you-can-eat fondue among other dishes such as parmegiana, rump steak in Minas Gerais style and trout with vegetables. Your pet is welcome at Buteco Vila Germânica. Open every day from 12pm to 11pm, closing only on Tuesdays.

Address: 1057 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 93438-1924

#16 Fazenda Rancho Mineiro Restaurant

Homemade food in a farm atmosphere is what tourists find at Restaurant Fazenda Rancho Mineiro. This restaurant is a good option for those in transit between Camanducaia and Monte Verde, and has an outdoor area with a beautiful view. The menu offers food from Minas Gerais made in a wood oven with clay or iron pots and is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 11am to 5pm.

Address: Km 10 Camanducaia Monte Verde Road.

Telephone and WhatsApp: (35) 99153-2223

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#17 Oschin Park

Fondue at Parque Oschin in Monte Verde, MG
Chocolate fondue at Oschin Park Restaurant in Monte Verde, MG
Photo: Elaine Villatoro

Did you know that inside this park there is a restaurant? The Oschin Park Restaurant serves from sandwiches, snacks, fondues and lots to soups and typical German dishes. In addition to the gastronomy, the place surrounded by nature complements the experience. The restaurant’s opening hours are the same as in the park: every day from 10am to 6pm (except Tuesdays).

Address: 1460 da Mantiqueira Street.

Telephone: (35) 99753-4333

#18 Fazenda Pica Pau

How about spending the day in a super interesting place and still having a typical farm lunch? At Fazenda Pica Pau it is possible to live this experience through the Gourmet tour. Visitors receive a guided tour of all the places where products from the olive grove are produced and processed. It also included an olive oil tasting with bread produced on the farm and lunch with the farm menu. With tours only on weekends, the farm opens from 10am to 6pm and it is necessary to schedule your visit.

Address: Km 15 da Fazenda Velha Municipal Road.

Telephone: (11) 99909-9595

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#19 Provence Cottage Bistrô

Monte Verde also has a restaurant for lovers of French cuisine. This is the case of Provence Cottage & Bistro, led by Ari Kespers chef who uses grandparents recipes from one of the bistro owners. The menu consists of five dishes plus dessert, depending on the availability of inputs from small producers in the region. It will always be a surprise. Opening for dinner, Thursday to Saturday and also on holidays, reservations are required, as they only receive 24 people per night.

Address: 380 Cedrus Libani Street.

Telephone: WhatsApp only (11) 97577-3381

#20 L’Archange Gourmet Bistrot 

Bistro service is also present at L’Archange Gourmet Bistrot, the restaurant of the Saint Michel Hotel, one of the best hotels in Monte Verde. The menu is signed by chef Eddy Santtos, inspired by the Normandy and Swiss Alps region. Highlight for the sequence of fondues and a sophisticated and romantic atmosphere with the sound of the piano. The house opens from 7pm and reservations are required.

Address: 365 Sol Nascente Avenue, Saint Michel Hotel.

Telephone and WhatsApp: (35) 3438-2390 / (35) 98443-1362

#21 Alameda Suíça

Belonging to the Suíça Mineira group, the Alameda Suíça restaurant has a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The menu features haute cuisine with well-presented dishes. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 11pm.

Address: 1950 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone and WhatsApp: (35) 3438-2842

#22 BBQ Road

In this artisanal hamburger shop, the client assembles the sandwich. The BBQ Road serves traditional, trout and vegetarian burgers and different kinds of bread, such as beetroot made. The praised burgers can be enjoyed from Thursday to Monday from 6pm to 11pm, and from Friday to Saturday, closing at 12am.

Address: 142a dos Eucaliptos Street.

Telephone: (35) 9164-2811

#23 Bistrô Rock Bar

At Bistro Rock Bar, stuffed gnocchi is the house specialty, as well as good live rock’n’roll. It offers a relaxing atmosphere for having meals and enjoying drinks, craft beers and specials after dinner. This restaurant is pet friendly. Open from Sunday to Thursday: 12pm to 6pm and Friday to Saturday: 12pm to 11pm.

Address: 1000 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35)991153463

#24 Pucci Restaurant 

Since 1979 this European-style restaurant has been one of the pioneers in Monte Verde. It has a deck at the outdoor area where pets are welcome. In the internal area of the Pucci Restaurant, the fireplace and low lights favor the romantic atmosphere. The menu has soup in bread bowls, funghi risotto in a parmesan basket, smoked trout, pasta, among others. The venue is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 10pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 11pm.

Address: 1117 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1193

#25 Boteco Do Lago Restaurant

This mixed bar restaurant has ample space and a lake in front, which gives the place its name (lago means lake in Portuguese). Boteco do Lago also has a balcony where pets are accepted. The cuisine is varied on the menu, from the traditional fondue to seafood. Open Monday to Friday from 12pm to 12am and on weekends, it extends its service until 12:30am.

Address: 922 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1785

#26 Cantina Portale di Napoli

If you want to eat fresh handmade pasta, the place is Cantina Portale di Napoli. It also has a wine menu and an Italian themed atmosphere. This restaurant is run by Chef Severino and his family and it has polpettone as the main feature of the house. The Cantina is open for lunch and dinner according to the time: Monday to Thursday: 12pm-3:30pm and 7pm – 9pm / Friday: 12pm – 3:30pm and 7pm -11pm / Saturday: 12pm – 4pm and 7pm – 11pm / Sunday: 12pm – 3:30pm and 7:15pm – 9pm.

Address: 215 Monte Verde Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1956

#27 Nápoles Restaurant and Pizzeria

At the Nápoles Restaurant and Pizzeria, the charming atmosphere is warmed by the ovens used to bake pizza. On the menu there are also options of sfihas, meat, pasta and snacks, as well as fondue. The wide variety of pizza flavors is the highlight, traditional and special such as shimeji and shitake or the leek one that goes with mozzarella, turkey breast, cream cheese, cherry tomatoes and leeks. Open every day from 12pm to 11:30pm.

Address: 123 do Carmo Avenue.

Telephone: (35) 3438-2431

#28 Mont Vert – The House of the Fondue

If you want to know where to eat fondue in Monte Verde, this is the place to go! Known as The Fondue House in Monte Verde, the Mont Vert restaurant is famous for its wide variety of fondues. The place is charming and super romantic, usually chosen by couples on honeymoon. In addition to fondues, other dishes are on the menu such as meat and fish. They open from Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday and holidays, from 12pm to midnight.

Address: 50 Rolinha Street.

Telephone: (35) 3438-2083

Cheap places to eat in Monte Verde

#29 Drika Restaurant

Restaurante da Drika -a place to eat cheap
Drika Restaurant in Monte Verde, MG
Photo: Elaine Villatoro

If you want a cheap place to eat in Monte Verde, enjoy traditional Minas Gerais food, well-seasoned beans and a family atmosphere, this place is for you. The Drika Restaurant is a great choice of cost-benefit choice. You can eat in or order delivery of this homemade food that comes in generous portions. Closed only on Wednesdays, the restaurant is open from Thursday to Tuesday, from 10am to 5pm.

Address: 142 dos Eucaliptos Street.

Telephone: (35) 8804-0084

#30 Capricho Restaurant

This restaurant is an option for Minas Gerais food, pasta and a variety of dishes, without the crowding of the central avenue. A little further from the shopping center, Capricho Restaurant offers a family atmosphere and great service with good value for money, according to reviews on TripAdvisor. Open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm.

Address: 06 das Chácaras Street.

Telephone: (35) 3438-1341

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