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Brazil´s oyster capital

October 26, 2010

I don´t know if I´ve mentioned or emphasized enough that Florianópolis is Brazil´s oyster capital. The best oysters are here, and yes, they are practically worshiped.

Ribeirão da Ilha, a cute neighborhood here in the island, is where most of the oyster cultivation occurs.

I must confess I was never too fond of oysters. Until I moved to Floripa. Every weekend my boyfriend and I indulge in ridiculous amounts of seafood, mostly fish and shrimp, until one day he said: “let´s try the oysters”. “Raw oysters?… Really?” I asked, a bit skeptic. I had always heard from my uncle, a hepatologist, that raw oysters are dangerous (food poisoning and stuff).  But… we went for it and were truly happy after all.

Santa Catarina´s oysters are truly delicious. And addictive, apparently. I love seafood yet never really gave oysters much attention, but now, I have oyster cravings!

Here they are found with all kinds of seasoning and ways of cooking but my favorite remains raw with fresh squeezed lime juice on top. Some of the popular ones are: au gratin and topped with onions, tomatoes and oregano.

Here are 3 great places to eat oysters in Florianópolis:

Ostradamus – the most famous oyster bar in Floripa, with the greatest variety. Oysters are the restaurant´s specialty. What I loved about this restaurant is the glass covered deck where you eat great food with a great view. It´s like sitting on the water and watching sea-gulls fly by.

gotta sip every drop of the juice

Ostradamus
Rua Baldicero Filomeno, 7640 – Ribeirão da Ilha
Florianópolis – SC
48 3337-5711

Porto do Contrato – a cozy, romantic restaurant with a great view. The oysters were great, the beer was ice cold and the menu offers different seafood to keep you going.

don´t forget to finish your meal with a cachaça

Porto do Contrato
Rodovia Baldicero Filomeno, 5544 – Ribeirão da Ilha
Florianópolis – SC
48 3337-1026

Muqueca da Ilha – a simple restaurant that has seating right in front of the beach. Very laid back, plastic chairs kinda place with great food and the ocean, right there, right in front of you. The thing is – you gotta sit outside.

oyster cultivation

Muqueca da Ilha
Rodovia Baldicero Filomeno, 7487, Ribeirão da Ilha
Florianópolis – SC

Yup, they are all located in the same street. Make your way to Ribeirão da Ilha in Florianópolis and savor the best oysters Brazil can offer you.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010 6:01 am

    nice! & pretty hair style too!

  2. November 1, 2010 5:51 am

    The Ribeirao da Ilha is a beautiful place to see in Brazil highly famous for its eye catching and colorful architecture and lovely beaches with great sea food restaurants nearby. The Oysters are also much popular eating item in this area and tastes truly delicious.

  3. Nicolina permalink
    November 26, 2010 9:27 am

    Oh my God Adriana!!! :-) You live in Paradise! And those oysters…mmm! You have me craving for seafood now! Hugs!

  4. February 12, 2011 1:52 pm

    Just stumbled into your website and saw oysters! I am a huge fan of oysters and all forms of seafood too!
    I think I could slurp up that entire plate on the ice in a few minutes.

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