Everyone who visits the city of Campo Grande is amazed by the variety of local flavors. This extremely beautiful city is the starting point for tourists who want to visit the Pantanal Wetlands or the city of Bonito. A great suggestion for those passing through the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul is to spend a few days in the city and discover the local treats.
The city is a true cultural melting pot. It is home to the second largest indigenous community in Brazil but also has a huge Japanese community. In addition, it is located very close to the border with Bolivia and Paraguay. As a result, this combination certainly reflects in their local cuisine. The Central Market (Feira Central) is a great place to try delicious dishes and drinks such as tereré (an infusion of yerba mate made with ice water), Paraguayan soup (which is actually a tasty corn pie made with cheese and onions), sobá (noodles with thin slices of omelette and chopped chives), and locro (a pumpkin soup with beans and corn).
Tereré (an infusion of yerba mate made with ice water)
The perfect place for visitors who want to fully immerse themselves in local cuisine is the Antonio Valente Municipal Market, one of the most traditional food markets in the city. Visitors will be able to find a huge variety of items, such as local fruit, vegetables, fish, spices, sweets, different types of flour, coffee, cachaça (the most popular spirit among distilled alcoholic beverages in Brazil), and much more.
Some of the most popular attractions in the market are the food stands that make a delicious local snack called pastel. Pasteis (in the plural) are half-circle or rectangle-shaped thin crust pies with assorted fillings, fried in vegetable oil. Fillings include options such as buffalo mozzarella, and shredded roast beef with chopped plantains.
Campo Grande will definitely surprise visitors with its rich local cuisine and huge variety of flavors!
There are several bus routes in Campo Grande that cover the entire city. If you want more information on the routes, please visit Consórcio Guaicurus’ webpage. The company is the public transport authority in the city.
Personal Vehicles or Rentals
A great way to see the attractions around the city and to visit nearby destinations is to rent a car.
Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
If you want to get around the city more comfortably, taxis and ridesharing companies are available.
Tourist Information Center – Airport:
+55 (67) 3363 – 3116
Tourist Information Center (toll free):
0800 647 6050
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
During the winter, between the months of May and September, the weather is dry and local temperatures can get quite close to zero degrees. The rest of the year is hot and humid. Make sure you plan your travel dates carefully and pack appropriate clothes.