Vatapá refers to one of the popular foods from Northern Brazil. It is a spicy, delicious mixture of bread, shrimp, red pepper, ginger, peanuts, coconut milk, palm oil and onions.

Moreover, Vatapá  refers to creamy paste that is popular in the North and Northeastern parts of the country where Vatapa is eaten with Acaraje (deep fried mashed black-eyed beans formed into a ball). It can also be prepared with white rice, and shrimps can be substituted by other meat like chicken, turkey or other fish like tuna.