We discovered Colher de Pau after reading about some Fortaleza restaurant recommendations. It was on a nice street called Rua Frederico Borges which had many other restaurants and bars. The food was excellent along with the service and ambiance. It has a nice outside seating area (like so many other restaurants in the area) and had a decent band playing. The restaurant was about 90% full with many local people which is often a good sign. We had a fish stew (don't remember the brazilian name) that came with sides of rice and sauce. The portion size was plenty for 2 people and quality was excellent. We would definitely have eaten here again were we in Fortaleza longer and not wanting to try out so many of the other quality restaurants.