Local cuisine is rich and varied and can be found in many restaurant and stalls. You may try tapioquinha, a glutinous pancake made from manioc starch, usually buttered and filled with tucumã palm fruit and farmer's cheese. Or tacacá, an Amazon local soup. Or pamonha, made from green corn and coconut milk boiled in corn husks. Or bolo de macaxeira, a tasty but heavy glutinous translucent oily cake made from manioc. Or sugar cane juice, a favorite drink among locals. The region is also known for its exotic fruits like creamy white capuaçú and iron-rich açaí.
Also in Manaus you can find Internet Cafes.
- Açaí e Companhia, Address: Rua Acre, 98 - Vieiralves, phone number (Phone: 55-(92) 3635-3637). Open 10 am to 12 am. Nice atmosphere. Regional dishes. Good service. Sometimes live music.
- Canto da Peixada, Address: Rua Emílio Moreira, 1677 - Praça 14, Phone: 55-(92) 3234-3021. Great local fish selection.
- Casa da Sopa, Soup buffet. Highly recommended.
- For international food in Manaus, the Miako and Suzuran offer Japanese food; there's a Korean restaurant on the “Boulevard”, superb Italian food at Gianni's, and there is a home that serves delicious Peruvian dishes downtown near Cortez Casa de Câmbio.
- The American CyberCafé of Manaus: Located in downtown of Manaus, at the meeting of the waters and the birth of the Amazon, one block from the University, The American CyberCafé has 10 Computers with CD burners and fax,print,copy,scan capablity and connected to the internet with broadband via satellite. English speaking staff.
- Tourist Internet Meetig Point: Meeting Point with Internet, Nice atmosphere. regional snacs, local guides, cheap international phone calls. Located near the general marcet in the Center of Manaus
- Kfé.com: 10 workstations connected to high-speed internet, printing services
Bar with Snacs, beverage and fast food
- Dancing Upscale: the Tropical Hotel's dance floor. Middle class: Tukannu's, Coração Blue near the Ponta Negra. General public: Deus Me Livre, Municipal, Meu Dengo, Kitabom. Most adventurous: the Casa do Terror, a cobwebbed hole-in-the-wall near the Bola da SUFRAMA where a shirtless Cearense in a cowboy hat spins old LP's of boleros and bregas.
- Festivals Festivals are usually held in the Sambódromo, a huge stadium on Rua Constantino Nery. Carnaval is held here as well as many other festivals, including Manaus's popular Boi.
- Manaus also has a surprisingly large gay community. The two main clubs are "Humps" and A2, both located in the city centre.