When Anthony Bourdain visited the Brazilian Amazon and the city of Belem on his show No Reservations, he and his crew ate at a few restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on Anthony Bourdain Brazil, all in a convenient list.

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DISH – Tacacá – Anthony Bourdain Brazil

WHAT IS IT?

Tacacá is a popular soup in Northern Brazil. It has a tucupi base made with cassava broth and thickened with tapioca gum. Shrimps and jambu leaves are a main feature of this comforting soup. Cherry peppers (pimiento) are typically added to give some heat to the dish.

WHERE IS IT?       

Tacacá da Dona Maria
Av. Nª Sra. de Nazaré, 902
Nazaré, Belém, Brazil

NOTES

Tacacá da Dona Maria has been serving tacacá to its customers for more than 30 years and has earned the reputation of having the best tacacá in town.

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DISH – Vatapá – Anthony Bourdain Brazil

WHAT IS IT?

Vatapá is a traditional stew in Brazil made with bread, shrimp, peanuts, coconut milk and palm oil. All the ingredients are mashed until they form a creamy paste.

WHERE IS IT?

Marajo Park Resort
Ilha de Mexiana
Chaves, Brazil

NOTES

Marajo Park Resort serves traditional Brazilian dishes. The resort is on the island of Mexiana, which is 4 hours away (by boat) from the nearest village.

DISH – Pirarucu – Anthony Bourdain Brazil

WHAT IS IT?

The pirarucu is a fish that is indigenous to the Amazon River. It is a staple in the traditional cooking of the Ribeirinhos of the Amazon, where it is typically grilled or simmered in coconut milk.  

WHERE IS IT?

Marajo Park Resort
Ilha de Mexiana
Chaves, Brazil

NOTES

Marajo Park Resort is a remote eco-lodge in the island of Mexiana. It serves traditional Ribeirinho dishes, and it is here where Anthony Bourdain enjoyed grilled pirarucu with onions, tomatoes, cilantro and olive oil, served with a side of vatapá (stew made of shrimp, peanuts, coconut and palm oil). He also sampled pirarucu simmered in coconut milk and pirarucu caviar.

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