If you are in Natal for just one night you want to go to Camarões Restaurante located on Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, named the best restaurant in Natal. Ask anyone and they will tell you you need to try this place! When you walk into the large open 2 floor space you are greeted by a long table with cachaca shots and fruit to nibble on while you wait to be seated. There is always a wait, thankfully they are prepared for it – there is a separate side room with high top tables where you can order food or drinks while you are waiting. As you could guess with the name which translates to ‘shrimp’ there are a LOT of shrimp dishes to choose from.
Had a flash back to on of my favorite movies Forrest Gump “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich…”
Since almost all of the dishes are made for two people (they can easily feed 2-4 people), we went with the teriyaki shrimp with grilled pineapple and rice (above), and it was excellent. We had the triple chocolate mouse for dessert which was the perfect way to end dinner. Overall it was very reasonably priced at R$168 ($42USD) for dinner plus multiple waters and caipirinhas.
Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 2610 – Ponta Negra, Natal – RN, 59090-000, Brazil