About the Chef


Fabio Mattos was only 16 years of age when his successful career started in a gourmet pizzaria in Huntington Beach California. A few years later he graduated from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, and continue to further his carrer working in several restaurants. In Fall River, Massachussetts he pursued a degree in International cuisine at the I.I.C.A. (international institute of Culinary Arts) where he learned the crafts of a Master Chef, Chef George Karausos, and became the first student to wear the Executive chef Jacket and to receive the certificate for the most talented student.

After school he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he applied his knowledge from small bistros to cooporate hotels. In 2009 moved to Manhattan, NY where he worked for a chain of restaurants creating menus and training staff. Back to his home town in Brasil in 2010 he fulfilled his dream of opening his first restaurant, Poco Tapas.

One of his most memorable chef experiences was to be able to cook for the Great Julia Child.

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If Poco Tapas was a startup company. I would invest my life savings into it. And I would come out a millionaire. The fact that the tasting menu changes every 3 days provides new variety to the dishes and keeps you wanting to go back. The fact that the tasting menu price is not expensive at all co...

I had the best gastronomy experience ever in Poco Tapas. I've just told my restrictions to the Chef (not to eat carbs, nor pork) and, then, I've let me go to the surprises of the Degustation Menu. The dishes are from worldwide and the way they are presented surprises you. Really good cost-benefit...

Pipoca Bafo do Dragão

chamada pipoca


The Restaurant

Find out more about why Poco Tapas is so well recomended amongst speciallists.

Opening Hours


Monday to Saturday from 7pm.
Reservations recommended.

Av. Vicente Machado, 2786, Batel - Curitiba, PR
(41) 99682-8758