PLACE: FISH MARKET / MERCADO DOS PEIXES
NEIGHBORHOOD (BAIRRO): MUCURIPE / BEIRA MAR
HOURS: MONDAY – SUNDAY 0530 – 1000
PRICE: Prices are excellent! Basically, a whole lotta seafood for not a lot of money!
DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH? : Vendors typically do not speak English. Have that translator app on hand!
- Magnificent ocean view
- Ridiculously low prices
- Food sold per kilo or half kilos (For Americans: 0.5 kilos – 1 pound)
- Different choices for preperation of seafood
- Diverse types of seafood
WHAT I THINK: The Fish Market should definitely be on everyone’s “to do” list when they visit Fortaleza! It offers a wide variety of seafood, which you can personally pick out and have prepared the way you like it! If you are not sure how you want it, you can never go wrong having it sauteed in butter, lime and garlic. You also get one of the most enviable seaside views of the city while you enjoy your feast. Be careful though, because time will get away from you fast at this place, while you kick back with some seafood, bear, and the ocean view.
IS IT WORTH IT? YES! YES! AND YES!
HOW TO GET THERE: Taxi, Uber, or walking (if you are staying on Beira Mar during your visit) . Taxis tend to be available in the area, but download the SINDITAXI PASSAGEIROS APP or take an Uber just in case you don’t see any on the streets.
ADDRESS: Avenida Beira Mar 3479