15 Restaurants to Go in Sao Paulo

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Source: Ze Carlos Barretta

Sao Paulo is a melting pot of cultures as it is home to the largest population of Japanese people outside of Japan, Italians, and Arabs. And with more than 11 million tourists visiting the city each year, food is one of the top selling commodities in the city. It’s no wonder why it’s now home to a lot of amazing restaurants and fabulous chefs that add to the vibrancy of the city. Here are 15 restaurants that you should definitely visit when in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1. Vila das Rosas

In a city known for it’s juicy and sumptuous meat recipes, how can you find a great vegan restaurant? It serves vegan, but not boring, dishes. And how do they achieve that? Go have a taste of their famous falafel and let us know.

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  • Address: Rua Jorge Rizzo, 146 | Perto Do Shopping Eldorado, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05424-060, Brazil
  • Contact:+55 11 3814-2920
  • Average Price: $8 – $11
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday:
    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00  pm
  • Website: http://www.viladasrosas.com.br/

2. Restaurante Fasano

What do you expect from a 1 star Michelin restaurant? Only the best. And worth the price tag as well. Indulge in classic Italian dishes and sophisticated wines. Service is impeccable and you’d feel like you’re dining in one of the poshest restaurants in the world.  No wonder it’s on CNTraveler’s recommended restaurants.

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  • Address: Rua Vittorio Fasano, 88 – Jardins | Hotel Fasano, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01414-020, Brazil
  • Contact:+551138964000
  • Average Price: $30 – $122
  • Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 pm – 12:30 am; Friday – Saturday: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Website: http://www.fasano.com.br/gastronomia/restaurante/15#_=_

3. Restaurante Figuera Rubaiyat

This place is all about the meat. Try it’s world renowned Baby Beef Rubaiyat, and tell us if it weren’t worth the hefty price tag. If you want classic Brazilian food with a mix of Argentinian and Spanish cuisine, this is your restaurant.

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  • Address: Rua Haddock Lobo,1738 | Jd. Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01414-003, Brazil
  • Contact:+55(11)3087 1399
  • Average Price: $20 – $156
  • Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday:
    12:00 pm – 12:00 am; Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Website: http://rubaiyat.com.br/#_=_

4. Skye Bar & Restaurante

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Nestled in the top hotel in Sao Paulo, Hotel Unique, you can never go wrong when dining here. Aside from the amazing view, you can enjoy Japanese cuisine and lovely cocktails.

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  • Address: Av. Brig. Luis Antonio, 4700 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01402-002, Brazil
  • Contact:+55 11 3055-4700
  • Average Price: $$ – $$$
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday:
    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday:
    7:00 pm – 12:30 am, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Website: http://www.hotelunique.com.br/skyerest_pt.html#_=_

5. Pao com Carne Hamburgueria

You won’t be TripAdvisor’s second best restaurant in Sao Paulo if you’re hamburgers aren’t that good, right? Probably the best beef patties in town, if you’re craving for American food whilst in Sao Paulo, you will want to dine here.

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  • Address: Rua Joaquim Floriano, 595, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contact:+551135896626
  • Average Price: $$
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday:
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 6:33 pm – 10:34 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:34 pm
  • Website: http://paocomcarne.com.br/

6. La Tambouille

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Ranked third in TripAdvisor’s best restaurants in Sao Paulo, who would’ve thought you can taste great French food in Brazil. It is very low-key but worth the trip for.

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  • Address: Avenida 9 de Julho, 5925, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contact:+5511- 30796277
  • Average Price: $$ – $$$
  • Opening hours: Sunday:
    7:00 pm – 11:30 pm, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday:
    11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Website: http://www.tambouille.com.br/site2012/#_=_

7. D.O.M.

This restaurant is so good and swanky that it has it’s own article from TravelandLeisure.com! It’s also the world’s 7th best restaurant with Chef Alex Atala backing it up. Need we say more?

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  • Address: Barao de Capanema 549, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01411011, Brazil
  • Contact:+55-11-3088-0761
  • Average Price: $30 – $500
  • Opening hours: Monday- Friday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Website: http://domrestaurante.com.br/pt-br/home.html

8. Gopala Hari

It isn’t often that you’d find good Indian food in South America, but there is one place just five minutes away from Consolação Station in Sao Paulo. Gopala Hari serves Indian food but fit for local taste. How can that be? Well there’s only one way to find out!

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  • Address: Rua Antonio Carlos, 429, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01309-011, Brazil
  • Contact:+55 11 3283 1292
  • Average Price: $-$$
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/gopalaharifans/#_=_

9. Speranza

Yes, it’s another pizza place in Sao Paulo. But no, it’s not just another pizza place in Sao Paulo. Try their margherita and let us know if they’re just another pizza place.

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10. Tenda do Nilo

Sometimes, food doesn’t need to come in a glamorous package to be good. This restaurant is off the beaten path, is low-key with minimal decor, but lo and behold. It’s one of the best Arabic food in Sao Paulo. Just ask any local!

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11. Carlota

Homey and charming, the menu prepared by Carla Pernambuco is always sumptuous. Enjoy Portuguese, Italian, and Oriental food all found in a long, cosmopolitan menu. There’s also an array of Brazilian snacks that you can dig into.

Information

  • Address: Rua Sergipe 753, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contact:+55(11) 3661 8670
  • Average Price: $30 – $60
  • Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    7:00 pm – 11:30 pm; Saturday – Sunday:
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Website: http://www.carlapernambuco.com.br/

12. Dalva e Dito

If it’s another restaurant by Chef Alex Atala, then it definitely good. The concept of this restaurant is to make Brazilian comfort food to greater heights. Like how about having an ultra-slow cooked saddle of lamb? But is exceptionally tender than you would have at home.

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  • Address: Rua Padre Jaoa Manoel 1115 | Jardims, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contact:+55 11 3068-4444
  • Average Price: $$
  • Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    7:00 pm – 1:00 am; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 am
  • Website: http://dalvaedito.com.br/

13. Benjamin Abrahão Bakery

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Fancy a chocolate croissant and a Brazilian coffee for breakfast? Head on down to one of the best bakery and coffee place in town. They have several branches in Sao Paulo, so you’re sure to get a taste of their bread anywhere you go.

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  • Address: Rua Jose Maria Lisboa, 1397 – Jardins – Sao Paulo/SP, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01423-003, Brazil
  • Contact:+55 (11) 3569-2278
  • Average Price: $ – $$
  • Website: http://benjaminapadaria.com.br/#_=_

14. Fogo de Chao

A classic churrascari, its one of those places where meat is presented, sliced and cooked in front of you. Meat cooked here is from Chile and Uruguay and the border of Rio Grande do Sul, and their lamb is from New Zealand.

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  • Address: Avenue Santo Amaro, 6824 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04702-002, Brazil
  • Contact:+(55) 11-5524-0500
  • Average Price: $$
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    6:30 pm – 12:00 am; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com.br/#_=_

15. Jun Sakomoto

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Though the place is hidden, chef Jun Sakamoto isn’t. In fact, you can researve a seat in front of where he makes his world famous sushi and makis. Try the paper thin sliced octopus, yummy.

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  • Address: Rua Lisboa 55 Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Contact:+(55) 11-5524-0500
  • Average Price: $$
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am; Friday – Saturday: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Website: http://vejasp.abril.com.br/estabelecimento/jun-sakamoto

Getting hungry? Why not head down to any of these places to fulfill your food cravings!
Have a good trip and travel!