24.05.17 | Escrito por: O Bom de Viajar

The delicious creations of the Yuru Restaurant

All the flavors of Rio Grande do Norte – By Joca Pontes

Take a dash of signature spices, combine them with a handful if incredible local ingredients, add the touch of a super chef, and you have the recipe for the type of unique cuisine that you never forget. <3



Yuru Restaurant

This is the spirit of the Yuru Restaurant at the Golden Tulip Natal Ponta Negra in Natal: combining the best ingredients with a cozy setting to provide an unforgettable cuisine experience.




Is your mouth watering? Ours too!




Special Yuru Dishes



Welcome to Yuru Restaurant: the best in Northeastern cuisine




Coalho cheese, bottled butter, cashew apples, cashew nuts, black-eyes peas and strong seasoning like coriander and cumin are just some of the typical signature ingredients of Rio Grande do Norte and the Brazilian Northeast, given a special touch by chef Joca Pontes for you to enjoy at Yuru. ☺




Restaurante Yuru
A cozy and sophisticated setting.

“When subtly used, these items reveal the richness of our Northeastern culture, but they echo across the world”, explains the chef, considered one of Brazil’s 10 best.


The menu includes dishes like Roasted Carne de Sol, Shrimp Skewers, Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Fish Arancini, Carne de Sol Filet Mignon, Vegetable Pirão Vegetal and much more to delight our diners.


The restaurant is guaranteed to remain ingrained in the memory and palates of anyone who visits it. All this in a beautiful, cozy setting inspired by indigenous culture.




Restaurante Yuru
Restaurante Yuru
Restaurante Yuru


Message from the chef, Joca Pontes



Chef Joca Pontes


“I designed Yuru’s menu with the idea of pairing culinary techniques and fresh produce of Rio Grande do Norte. Products that reveal the richness of our Northeastern culture, but echo across the world.”



Restaurante Yuru


With a degree in gastronomy from the French School of Culinary Arts (Ferrandi), Joca Pontes has worked at renowned restaurants in the French capital. The sophisticated and world-renowned kitchens of Au Pressoir, Le Pré-Catelan, Le Sept-Quinze and Ze Kitchen Galerie are all part of his resume.


Joca also spent 3 years in Paris specializing in combining French cooking techniques with regional ingredients and recipes. An effort recognized with several awards:






Now you can see why the Yuru Restaurant is in good hand.


To sample some of the restaurant’s delicious creations and check Joca Pontes’ signature dishes, just pick a date and time.


Click to check the food, drinkssnacks and Lounge Bar menus. 😉




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Monday to Friday – from 6am to 10am

Saturday and Sunday – from 6am to 10:30am



Monday to Thursday closed

Friday – from 12pm to 3pm

Saturday and Sunday – from 12pm to 5pm





Monday to Saturday from 7pm to 11pm

Lounge Bar

Open Daily from 8am to 11pm



Incredible aromas, strong seasoning and all the sensations that only a culinary journey can offer are waiting for you at the Yuru Restaurant in the Golden Tulip Natal Ponta Negra.



Yuru Restaurant | Hotel Golden Tulip Natal Ponta Negra


Av. Engenheiro Roberto Freire, 4832, Ponta Negra

Natal – RN

CEP: 59090-000

Phone: +55 84 3646-0100



Is there any doubt that your experience will be incredible?