A Taste of São Paulo

My personal view of a gourmet adventure in São Paulo.

Target - red Excellent Choice
A 'must go' for a gourmet experience. Do not miss.
Blue led My Picks
A balanced combination of food, price, service, and ambiance
TIP Smart Choice
A very good relation price/quality. A bang for your buck.
Green tag Expensive Choice
Very good but very expensive. Be prepared.
UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline Bib Gourmand - Guide Michelin
Exceptional good food at moderate prices
PICK One Star - Guide Michelin
A very good restaurant in its category
PICKPICK Two Stars - Guide Michelin
Excellent cooking, worth a detour
Group Popular
Still waiting for a visit and a review
Person Recommend by a Gourmet:
Still waiting for a visit and a review




Home Rua Haddock Lobo, 1397 3064-4776

A more elegant then usual for an Arabic restaurant.

Brasserie Victória UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek 545 3040-8897

Traditional homemade Arabic meal

Folha de Uva Group

Home Rua Bela Cintra, 1435 3062-2564

Halim TIP

Home Rua Doutor Rafael de Barros, 56 3884-8502

Simple and traditional place, very popular inside the Arab colony.

Tenda do Nilo Target - red

Home Rua Coronel Oscar Porto, 638 3885-0460

Very small and informal place. The lightest Arabic food you could imagine. Great raw kibbe and falafel.


Tian UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Jerônimo da Veiga 36 2389-9399


Baby Beef Rubaiyat Target - red Green tag Blue led

Home Alameda Santos, 86 3141-1188

The best meat in town.


Home Rua Doutor Renato Paes de Barros 65 3168-5522

An excellent "rodízio" in a nice ambience


Home Rua Treze de Maio, 668 3288-7045

Nice Argentinian cuts made Brazilian style

Corrientes 348

Home Rua Bahia, 364 4306-0348

Nice Argentinian beef


Home Alameda Santos 45 3016-5333

El Tranvia

Home Rua Conselheiro Brotero, 903 36648313

Barbecue Uruguayan style

Fogo de Chão

Home Rua Augusta 2077 3062-2223

Home Avenida dos Bandeirantes, 538 5505-0791

The best rodízio in town.

NB Steak

Home Av. Vereador José Diniz 3864 5093-6006

The "rodízio" served on a more relax way

North Grill TIP

Home Rua Frei Caneca, 569 - 3rd floor 3472-2038

Argentinian beef well grilled and a good wine list at a reasonable price.

Pobre Juan

Home Rua Tupi, 979 3825-0917

Good Argentinian beef

Sujinho TIP

Home Avenida da Consolação, 2063 3231-5487 [Delivery: 3231-5207]

Very simple place at a incredible price. Try the linguiça, the chicken and the T-bone.

Varanda Grill Target - red

Home Rua General Mena Barreto, 793 3887-8870

Nice environment with good meat choices which includes the Japanese Kobe beef from wagyu cattle. A great wine list.

Vento Haragano

Home Av. Rebouças 1001 3083-4265


For an overview of Brazilian food in São Paulo, see the NYT article "In São Paulo, Brazilian Cuisine Is Back on the Table".

Bananeira Group

Home Rua Marechal Hastinfilo de Moura, 417 3502-4635

Brasil a Gosto Target - red

Home Rua Professor Azevedo do Amaral, 70 3086-3565

Good Brazilian restaurant are not so ease to find as we could suppose. This is a rare combination of pleasant environment, excellent service and great cuisine. Ana Luiza Trajano does a great job combining original recipes with a refined technique. Do not miss the desert.

Dalva e Dito PICK

Home Rua Padre João Manoel, 1115 3064-6183

From the same owner of D.O.M. serves a expensive PF ("prato feito", made dish) a combination of every-day traditional food served together in a single plate.

Jiquitaia UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Antonio Carlos 268 3262-2366

Mocotó TIP Person UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Avenida Nossa Senhora do Loreto, 1100 2951-3056

Esquina Mocotó

Home Av. Nossa Senhora do Loreto 1108 2949-7049


Home Alameda Tietê 489 3107-7444

Too famous for what she really delivers

Breakfast/Brunch & Bakeries

Braverie Group

Home Rua Joaquim Antunes, 48 3816-5911

Nice buffet

Kez Bagel & Café

Home Rua dos Pinheiros, 725 2589-3198

Sourdough, bagel, pastrami, salmon and e pickles. For a ethnic breakfast.

La Table O & Co.

Home Rua Bela Cintra, 2023 3088-9008

A light breakfast in a nice environment in the backyard by the garden

Pan et Chocolat Target - red

Home Rua Canário, 1301

A large variety of French pâtisserie. A great choice for a reasonable price.

Pâtisserie Douce France

Home Alameda Jaú, 554 3262–3542

Different French croissants in a French pâtisserie


Aska TIP Person

Home Rua Galvão Bueno, 466 3277-9682

Lamen is the speciality of this inexpensive restaurant. Try the chashu men with pork and the guioza. The tsukemen is served in two bowls: one with cold lamen and the other hot broth. Jun Sakamoto recommends.

Chi Fu Group

Home Praça Carlos Gomes 168 3104-2750

By far the best Chinese in town. Recommended by the Chinese community

Hi Pin Shan

Home Rua Doutor Ivo Define Frasca, 99 3849-1191

Home Rua Padre Chico, 190 3675-2270

Try the pork and cabbage in hot misso sauce.

Ton Hoi

Home Av. Prof. Francisco Morato, 1484 3721-3268

Great for seafood and Peking duck (upon reservation)

Yae Lay

Home Rua Barão de Iguape, 43 3277-6260

Recommended by the Chinese community

Contemporary Cuisine


Home R. Mato Grosso, 154 2659-2525

Daniela Bravin former sommelière of Ici Bistrô, runs this author restaurant


Home Rua Manuel Guedes 474 3078-3445


Home Av. das Nações Unidas 12901 2845-0055

Capivara Bar

Home R. Dr. Ribeiro de Almeida, 157 2845-0055

Unexpected simple gourmet food in the middle of Barra Funda


Home Rua Girassol 833 3031-0079


Home Rua Barão de Tatuí 302 3826-5088

D.O.M. Target - red Green tag PICKPICK

Home Rua Barão de Capanema, 549 3088-0761

Among the best restaurants in the world. Tasting menus from US$ 110.00 to US$ 160.00.

Ecully Blue led UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Cotoxó, 493 3853-3933

Deserves a visit


Home Rua Oscar Freire 384 3069-4361

Epice PICK Person

Home Rua Haddock Lobo, 1002 3062-0866

Very good.


Home Rua Joaquim Antunes, 108 3062-1160

From the Galley Group

Home Rua Leopoldo Couto de Magalhães Júnior, 761 3073-0928

Collective tables. Reservation is essential. Gourmet experience.

Mani Blue led PICK

Home Rua Joaquim Antunes, 210 3085-4148

Mimo UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Caconde 118 3052-2517

Miya UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Fradique Coutinho 47 2359-8760

Sal Gastrononomia Blue led UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Minas Gerais, 350 3088-0761

Small, peculiar restaurant associated to an art gallery. Very hard to find (the entrance is in the back). Deserves a visit.


Home Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio 4700 3055-4702

La Tambouille

Home Av. 9 de Julho 5925 3079-6276

Tartar & Co UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Av. Pedroso de Morais 1003 3031-1020 [[http://www.tartarandco.com

Tête à Tête Group

Home Rua Bahia, 480 3825-6312


Home Rua Fradique Coutinho 1248 2691-5548


Baby Beef Rubaiyat

See above

Bar do Biu

Home Rua Cardeal Arcoverde, 776 3081-6739

Beth Cozinha de Estar Group

Home Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 1061 3073-0354

Dona Felicidade Blue led

Home Rua Tito, 21 3864-3866

Feijoada da Bia Group

Home Rua Lopes Chaves, 105 3663-0433

Pé Pra Fora Group

Home Av. Pompéia, 2517 3672-4154

Pirajá Group

Home Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 64 3815-6881

Pompéia Bar Group

Home Av. Dr. Augusto de Miranda, 712 3872-1769

Fish and Seafood


Home Rua Haddock Lobo 807 3061-2859


Allez, Allez! Blue led

Home Rua Wisard, 288 3032-3325

A bistrô in a neighborhood wiht a lively nightlife (Vila Madalena) run by young and promising chef. Do not miss the Cassoulet on Saturdays and the Moule Frite.

Bistrô Charlô

Home Rua Barão de Capanema 440 3087-4444

La Brasserie Erick Jacquin Target - red Green tag

Home Rua Bahia, 683 3826-5409

One of the most prestigious chefs in São Paulo, the “Maître Cuisinier de France” Erick Jacquin offers menus that changes every three months.

La Casserole Blue led

Home Largo do Arouche, 346 3331-6283

Traditional French restaurant with a traditional French cuisine. Located in a square at the old downtown has a view to a nice flower market. Try the Bouillabaisse, Coq au Vin, Canard à l'Orange, Boeuf Bourguignon, Blanquette de Veau or the Filet au Poivre.

Chef Rouge

Home Rua Bela Cintra 2238 3081-7539

Chez Victor Brasserie

Home Rua Conselheiro Brotero, 332 3824-9208

It is a great surprise to find such a nice restaurant in this neighborhood. From the same owner of the Unique hotel, it provide resources for his charity initiatives.

La Cocotte Bistrot UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo 1153 3081-0568

L' Entrecôte de Paris UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Pedroso Alvarenga 1135 3078-6942

Ici Bistrô Target - red Blue led

Home Rua Pará, 36 3259-6896 / 3257-4064

A small and cozy bistrô with a creative chef. Do not miss the Côte du Bouef a Provençale and the profiterole.

Le French

Home Rua Fradique Coutinho, 179 3063-1809

Now with Luiz Emanuel (former Allez, Allez) as the chef


Home Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 279 3045-0043

French-Italian by Pascal Valero

Lola Bistro

Home Rua Purpurina, 38 3812-3009

Bar à vin. Place for a petit comitê.

Marcel UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua da Consolação 3555 3064-3089

Authentic soufflés

Le Marais Bistrot

Home Rua Jerônimo da Veiga 30 3071-4635

Parigi Group

Home Rua Amauri, 275 3167-1575


Home Rua João Cachoeira 1507 3842-7177

La Tartine TIP

Home Rua Fernando de Albuquerque, 267 3259-2090

Very simple and tasty. Go for a Quiche Lorraine and a Salad or for the Moroccan Couscous on Fridays.

Le Vin Bistro TIP

Home Alameda Tietê, 184 3081-3924

Unpretentious bistrô chain. Nice wine list and wines by the glass.


Aguzzo Café e Cuccina

Home Rua Simão Álvares, 325 3883-7363

Small and calm Italian restaurant.

Antonietta Empório UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Mato Grosso 402 3214-0079

Attimo PICK Person

Home Rua Diogo Jácome, 341 5054-9999

Italo-caipira from Chef Jefferson Rueda.

Casa Santo Antônio UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Av. João Carlos da Silva Borges 764 4328-6205

Due Cuochi Cucina Target - red

Home Rua Manuel Guedes, 93 3078-8092

One of the best restaurants in town. Do not miss.

Fasano Green tag Person PICK

Home Rua Vittorio Fasano, 88 3062-4000

One of the best and most expensive in town.

Il Fornaio d´Itália TIP

Home Rua Manuel Guedes, 160 3079-2473

From Vito Simone to Marcello and Letícia Pesce the homemade Italian cooking and informal style remains the same.

Il Girarrosto

Home Av. Cidade Jardim 56 3062-6000

At the place of the old Pandoro restaurant run by Salvatore Loi


Home Rua Haddock Lobo, 1629 3064-0005

Modern Italian cuisine in an elegant ambient.


Home Rua Oscar Freire 450 3168-0833


Home Rua Manuel Guedes 545 B 2533-7710


Home Rua Padre João Manuel 1160 3088-1160


Home Alameda Santos, 1826 3284-0311

Used to be the best restaurant in the country.

Osteria Pasquale TIP

Home Rua Amália de Noronha, 167 3081-0333

Simple and cult pasta restaurant with nice Italian appetizers ("antipasto") to start.

Osteria del Pettirosso

Home Alameda Lorena 2155 3062-5338


Home Rua Padre João Manoel, 1253 3081-6043

Busy place with an experienced crew.

Pomodori $Ex$

Home Rua Doutor Renato Paes de Barros 534 3168-3123

Rosmarino Blue led

Home Rua Henrique Monteiro, 44 3819-3897

The owners' dedication and expertise on food and wine, together with the nice environment of backyard's garden make this place a fantastic choice for a pleasant dinner.

Supra Group

Home Rua Araçari, 260 3071-1818

Tappo Trattoria

Home Rua da Consolação, 2.967 3063-4864


Home Alameda Itu, 251 3253-6276

Very simple Sicilian restaurant

Tre Bicchieri

Home Rua General Mena Barreto, 765 3885-4004

Vecchio Torino Person

Home Rua Tavares Cabral, 119 3816-0592

Giuseppe La Rosa e Manuela Medeiros receive in their "home"

Vicolo Nostro

Home Rua Jataituba 29 5561-5287

---+++Vinheria Percussi

Home Rua Cônego Eugênio Leite 523 3088-4920


Home Rua Isabel de Castela 529 3032-1469

Zena Caffè UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Peixoto Gomide 1901 3081-2158


Aizomê Green tag

Home Alameda Fernão Cardim, 39 3251-5157

Japanese cuisine associated with a french technique. Good menus.

Aska Person

Home Rua Galvão Bueno, 466 3277-9682

Japanese lamen. Try the chashu men with pork and the guioza.

Aya Japanese Cuisine

Home Av. Pedroso de Morais 141 3097-9856


Home Rua Tomás Gonzaga, 20 3341-7749


Best Izakayas

Home Various

Informal Japanese pub, compared to Irish pubs, tapas bars and early American saloons and taverns. Yorimichi, Donchan, Quito Quito, Yamanoie, Issa, Kidoiraku, Kabura, Matsu, Bueno, Kintaro, Omoide Sakaba, Toki. See webpage for details.

We recommend:

PICK Yorimichi izakaya | Home Rua Otávio Nébias, 203 | 3052-0029 | | | Make a reservation

Espaço Kazu

Home Rua Tomás Gonzaga, 84 ?

Teishoku. New.


Home Av. Jandira 677 5052-6804

Jun Sakamoto PICK

Home Rua Lisboa 55 3088-6019 [[][ ]]


Home Rua Manoel da Nóbrega 76 (Loja 12) 3266-3819 [[][ ]]

Kinoshita PICK Green tag

Home Rua Jacques Felix, 405 3849-6940

The chef Tsuyoshi Murakami left the restaurant (see below)

Kosushi PICK

| Home Rua Viradouro 139 | 3167-7272 | |

Nagayama Blue led

Home Rua da Consolação 3397 3064-0110


Home Alameda Lorena, 1186 3064-8868

New restaurant of Tsuyoshi Murakami. Just 12 places at the sushi counter and 5 dishes every night at R$ 300 per person.

Honest and fresh Japanese food.


Home Rua Pedroso Alvarenga 890 2594-2577


Home Rua São Carlos do Pinhal, 241 (Shopping Top Center) 3289-4708

Very traditional Japanese taste: you will feel yourself in Tokyo. Go for the menu (omakasê).


Home Rua Bandeira Paulista 369 3079-7553


Home Rua Professor Carlos de Carvalho 105 BR - 04531-080 3881-8110

Ryo Gastronomia

Home Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 665 3881-8110

Be delighted with the inspired sushiman Edson Riyoiti Yamashita who spent several years cooking in Tokyo's suburb (Kawasaki) and at Shin-Zushi and Aze Sushi. Do not miss the hot dishes like the yellowtail cooked in an elegant broth with turnip. Definitely Mr. Yamashita has a magic touch!

Shin-Zushi Target - red Blue led Green tag

Home Rua Afonso de Freitas, 169 3889-8700

Traditional Japanese cuisine.


Home Rua Sampaio Viana, 294 3885-9606

Simple traditional japanese at a reasonable price. Small portions.

Sushi Isao

Home Rua da Glória, 111 3106-7287

Recommendation Emy

Sushi Lika

Home Rua dos Estudantes, 152 A 3207-7435

Recommendation Emy


Home Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 2367 3289-5566

A 30+ years old Japanese restaurant run by Mitsuaki Shimizu who makes the best tirashizushi in town. Try also the great fried oysters and the anago sushi.


Home Rua da Glória, 746 3209-0134


Tempura Ten

Home Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 2050, Loja. 23 9622-3582

Hidden place inside a closed gallery: look for number 23. This is the best tempura you will ever try. Reservation is essential since they server just 18 people per night in their single table plus counter restaurant.

Toro Sushi

Home Alameda Anapurus, 1430 2386-6966



Ak Delicatessen Group

Home Rua Mato Grosso, 450 3231-4497


Komah Group

Home R. Cônego Vicente Miguel Marino, 378 3569-7956

Great Korean food lost in Barra Funda


La Mar

Home Rua Tabapuã 1410 3073-1213


Carlos Pizza

Home Alameda Tietê, 658 3088-0666

Leggera Pizza Napoletana

Home Rua Diana, 80 3862-2581

Tuesday to Saturday from 19:00

Primo Basilico Group

Home Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 1864 3082-8027


Home Rua Dona Veridiana, 661 3120-5050

A great environment for a pizza.


Antiquarius Target - red Green tag

Home Alameda Lorena, 1884 3082-3015

A Bela Sintra Group

Home Rua Bela Cintra, 2325 3091-0740

Casa Portuguesa TIP

Home Rua Cunha Gago, 656 3819-1987


Pilico TIP

Home Rua Diogo Moreira, 296 3814-2283

Very unusual place. A family house without a single sign. It is ease to see the customers helping themselves. Great seafood. Try the lobster moqueca. Make a reservation.

Porto Rubaiyat

Home Rua Leopoldo Couto de Magalhães Júnior, 1142 3077-1111


Arturito UWEB (Universal Wiki Edit Button), blue, outline

Home Rua Arthur de Azevedo, 542 3063-4951

Don Curro

Home Rua Alves Guimarães, 230 3062-4712


Home Rua Domingos Fernandes 548 3045-2291

Eñe Group

Home Rua Dr. Mario Ferraz, 213 3816-4333

Fuentes TIP

Home Rua do Seminário, 149 3228-1680 / 3483

Tanit Group

Home Rua Oscar Freire, 145 3062-6385

See also NIT Bar de Tapas @ Rua Oscar Freire, 153

Toro Group

Home Rua Joaquim Antunes, 224 3085-8485


Thai Gardens Green tag

Home Avenida Nove de Julho, 5.871 3073-1507

Brazil has a very small Thai community and their cuisine is a late achievement of São Paulo. This fancy and pretty authentic restaurant is one of the few examples.

Nam Thai

Home Rua Manoel Guedes, 444 3168-0662


Banana Verde

Home Rua Harmonia, 278 3814-4828

Natural ingredients infused in sophisticated vegetarian dishes created by a talented chef.

Special Meat

  • Feed
    • Rua Doutor Mário Ferraz, 547, Jardim Paulistano, 5627-4700.

  • Intermezzo Gourmet
    • Rua General Mena Barreto, 794, Jardim Paulista, 3050-4595.

  • Casa Santa Luzia
    • Alameda Lorena, 1.471, Jardins, 3897-5000.

  • Porco Feliz
    • Mercado Municipal de São Paulo - Rua da Cantareira, 306, Centro, box 26, 3315-0180.

  • Talho Carnes
    • Avenida Diógenes Ribeiro de Lima, 2.314, Alto De Pinheiros, 3021-0250.

  • The Butcher
    • Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 330, Pi- nheiros, 3031-1256.

  • Wessel
    • Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2.383, Jardim Paulistano, 3031-3979



  • G&T
    • Rua Peixoto Gomide, 1679
  • Sóshots & Gin Club
    • Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 974 - Itaim Bibi
    • 3078-3774
  • H. Gin Bar
  • bar.
    • Rua Joaquim Antunes, 248 - Jardim Paulistano
    • 3061-3810
  • Brexó Bar & Cozinha
    • Rua Tabapuã, 1470
    • 3812-8181
  • Z
    • Av. Faria Lima 724 - Pinheiros
    • 2936-0934
  • Recreo Bar
    • R. Padre João Manuel, 1249
    • 3068-0169
  • Boteco São Conrado
    • Rua Aspicuelta, 51
    • 3074-4389
  • 1101 Bar
    • Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo, 1101 - Jardins
    • 2385-0671
  • Astor
    • R. Delfina, 163
    • 3815-1364

See: 10 lugares que todo amante de gim precisa conhecer


La Régalade Bistrô e Empório:

Home Rua Barão de Tatuí, 285 3822-0515

A mix of french bistro and cave.

Vinea Store

Home Rua Manuel da Nóbrega, 1014 3059-5200


Home Rua Professor Tamandaré Toledo, 51 3078-6442

Born outside São Paulo (Curitiba), they brought a nice idea. You choose your own wine in the cellar, and you can drink it in a large shared table or move to the restaurant. The selection of appetizers (antipasti) are great. They share the kitchen with a very good nearby Italian restaurant.

VER http://vejasaopaulo.abril.com.br/revista/vejasp/edicoes/2037/m0145006.html



Pastifíco Pissani

Home Alameda Franca, 1413 3081-6847

-- SergioNovaes - 03 Dec 2007

Topic revision: r80 - 2019-11-17 - novaes

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