One of the most popular seafood restaurants in Rio is Mariu’s Crustáceos. Located at Avenida Atlantica 290, the restaurant is frequented by tourists looking for a taste of traditional Brazilian seafood delicacies. The buffet is usually overloaded with varieties of fish including oysters, octopus, prawns, lobster, crayfish and much more.
Experience a Fresh Approach to Seafood at Mariu’s
The restaurant overlooks Leme Beach and also features a salad bar with many vegetable combinations. As starters, the buffet spread includes antipasto and cold seafood such as prawns, crab and oysters. The warm seafood platter has favorites such as paella, pasta with seafood and other dishes from Bahia. For the main course, the waiters will bring to your table a variety of lobster, salmon, tuna steaks, crab and prawns. You can have all this in the same rodizio style where you can eat as much as you want for a fixed price. Along with a few sips of batidas, a fruit cocktail topped with cachaça, a local alcohol beverage, you are sure to have a great time at Mariu’s.
Mariu’s Favorite Dishes
Mariu’s Crustáceos serves many delectable dishes from the state of Bahia, which includes moqueca, a seafood stew based in coconut milk and acarajé, a delicious snack. The restaurant is said to use organic ingredients in all its dishes, which give more flavor to the dishes. By doing their bit for the environment, Mario’s is able to serve healthy and wholesome dishes. The ambience at the restaurant is truly amazing and is an eclectic mix of ancient Portuguese and Brazilian culture. Mariu’s decoration is inspired on a ship, which makes the ambience a great combination to the great quality bueffet.
The steakhouse or traditional churrascarias is right next to the seafood restaurant and offers a variety of meats, in true rodízio style, where you can eat to your heart’s content for a pre-determined price. When in Rio, make sure you head to the Copacabana Beach and enjoy a delightful meal at Mario’s Crustáceos.