Maringá – Minas Gerais: Experiences and Gastronomy

What to do in Maringá, Minas Gerais and how was my experience

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Maringá de Minas is located in the south of Minas Gerais, on the border between this state and Rio de Janeiro. In this post I talk about my experience and what to eat in Maringá, check it out!

crossing the brige

In this city my fun was to cross the bridge multiple times, I was in Maringá da Bocaina de Minas, and then in Maringá de Visconde de Mauá (Itatiaia) in Rio de Janeiro.

Rua da Gastronomia
Food Street

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Who am I?

Let me introduce myself.

I’m Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today I live as a Digital Nomad (what is it), in other words, that I have geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.

That’s why I can have amazing experiences like this.

I started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines and I will bring great surprises from these experiences.

I’m on the Farofa expedition, getting to know regional cuisines from all over Brazil.

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A cold front in Maringá de Minas

Adding to the cold front that arrived, the temperature was very low. So I didn’t have the courage to go to the waterfalls.

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In addition to the cold, the rain bothered me and the roads to the waterfalls were dirty. As I had already taken a fall in the mud the day before, I preferred to stay inside and take a day to rest.

The Rio Preto (Black River) that divides the cities

The city surprised me with its gastronomy, so I reinforced what to eat in Maringá de Minas.

It wasn’t the same affordable prices of most other places I went through Minas because it’s a very touristy region.

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What to eat in Maringá de Minas – surprising gastronomy 

mushroom beer

I started with a great risotto from Minas Gerais (mexidão) from Uai,Tche restaurant at my first lunch in Maringá de Minas.

Mushroom Restaurant

At this lunch I ate more than I should, so at night, still not hungry, I went to try the Mushroom Beer that I had seen on the sign after lunch.

The place is called Cogumelo Bistrô and mushrooms are their specialty.

The beer was very good but to avoid a hangover the next day I ordered a caldo de Baroa com Alho Poró e Cogumelos – Arracacha (root vegetable) broth with leek and Mushrooms – which was wonderful.

fixing the motorcycle

The next day I had a nice breakfast, this was the first place I stayed that had this option on the whole trip.

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More regional restaurants

Then I went for a ride around the city and fixed the motorcycle from the fall on previous day’s.

Then I saw the muddy roads and I didn’t have the courage to go to the waterfalls again. The cold and the rain encouraged me even more to not enjoy nature.

Tilapia with Gnocchi
from Mauro Jr Restaurant

My lunch was a tilapia with gnocchi at Chef Mauro & Júnior Restaurant which was very tasty and I ended the day having dinner at the restaurant inside the Hotel da Inês (Inês’ Hotel) where I was staying.

This restaurant belongs to Marcela, Marcelo’s daughter who runs the hotel.

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One of the best sushi I’ve ever had – what to eat in Maringá de Minas

Maybe for a bit of São Paulo’s arrogance, the Yamazaki Sushi surprised by its whimsy in all the dishes on the tasting menu and by the very fresh and tasty fish, it’s no wonder that they are well positioned on the TripAdvisor list.

It’s worth a visit if you go there.

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