São Paulo Travel Guide

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What to Eat in São Paulo

Because the city is a melting pot, you can find cuisines from around the world in São Paulo. However, chances are you'll be looking for a traditional taste of Brazil. Try Mani or D.O.M., both of which consistently earn spots on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list (as voted on by world-renowned chefs, restaurateurs and restaurant critics). Earning its second Michelin star in 2018, Tuju is a standout for its innovative and exquisite seasonal cuisine. These venues spotlight Brazilian cuisine through robust flavors and authentic foods but are typically expensive and booked weeks – if not months – in advance.

Steakhouses (aka churrascarias) are another staple in Brazil and some of Sampa's best include Varanda Grill (travelers say steaks here are seasoned well and cooked "to perfection") and Barbacoa (visitors praise the salad bar in addition to the meat). Other eateries that win favor with critics, residents and travelers range from Italian classics at Bráz Pizzaria to Japanese fare at Kinoshita. Another excellent option is A Casa do Porco, one more restaurant on the world's best, which serves up pork, in creative and inventive ways to huge success.  

If you're looking for more casual or affordable eats, check out one of São Paulo's lanchonetes, which offer savory, light meals for cheap, or swing by a sandwich bar for a mortadella sandwich (a heaping mound of thinly sliced Italian mortadella sausage and provolone cheese on a sourdough roll) and an ice cold chop (beer). Travelers say the best sandwiches can be found in the Mercado Municipal. Whatever your budget, a great way to start any meal is with a refreshing caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail made with sugar cane liquor, sugar and lime.

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  • #1
    Coco Bambu Analia Franco
    #1 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 12552 reviewsTripAdvisor (12552)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Grill
    Rua Azevedo Soares 2150, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03322-002 Brazil
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  • #2
    HUB Food Art & Lounge
    #2 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 950 reviewsTripAdvisor (950)
    $$ | Brazilian, International, European, Wine Bar, Contemporary
    Rua Olimpiadas 205 dentro do hotel Pullman Vila Olímpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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  • #3
    Coco Bambu Anhembi
    #3 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 10667 reviewsTripAdvisor (10667)
    $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida Braz Leme No. 201 Casa Verde, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02511-000 Brazil
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  • #4
    Coco Bambu
    #4 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4812 reviewsTripAdvisor (4812)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Bar, Seafood
    Avenida Doutor Chucri Zaidan 900 Shopping Market Place, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04583-110 Brazil
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  • #5
    Coco Bambu SP Market
    #5 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3145 reviewsTripAdvisor (3145)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 22540 SP Market Shopping - Vila Almeida, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04795-000 Brazil
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  • #6
    Djapa
    #6 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4690 reviewsTripAdvisor (4690)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    Rua Gaivota 168, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04522-030 Brazil
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  • #7
    Picanharia dos Amigos - Unidade Casa Verde
    #7 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 766 reviewsTripAdvisor (766)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Pub
    Rua Reliquia 33 corner with Bernardino Fanganiello street, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02517-000 Brazil
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  • #8
    Kauai Restaurante Havaiano Poke
    #8 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Hawaiian, Asian
    Rua Serra de Jurea,144 Perto da praça Silvio Romero, em frente do Mc Donalds., Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03323-020 Brazil
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  • #9
    Le Bife
    #9 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3052 reviewsTripAdvisor (3052)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, European
    Rua Pedroso Alvarenga 1088, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04531-004 Brazil
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  • #10
    Coco Bambu Conceito
    #10 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Seafood
    Rua Olimpiadas 360 3trd Fllor , Store 421 - Vila Olimpia Shopping, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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  • #11
    Lhamas Restaurante Peruano
    #11 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Seafood, Latin, Spanish
    Rua Gaivota 1488 Moema, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04522-034 Brazil
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  • #12
    Mexicanissimo
    #12 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1068 reviewsTripAdvisor (1068)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Central American
    Rua Ribeirao Claro 192, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04549-050 Brazil
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  • #13
    Soggiorno Vila Madalena
    #13 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 233 reviewsTripAdvisor (233)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Rua Harmonia 359, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05435-000 Brazil
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  • #14
    Peixe Ao Cubo
    #14 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ - $$ | Japanese Fusion, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Rua Apinajes 1375 Perdizes, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01258-001 Brazil
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  • #15
    TasteIT Restaurante
    #15 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 927 reviewsTripAdvisor (927)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, Contemporary
    Rua Joinville 515 Hotel Pullman São Paulo Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04008-011 Brazil
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  • #16
    Picanharia dos Amigos
    #16 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 285 reviewsTripAdvisor (285)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Bar, Pub
    Rua Pedralia 370 Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04130-080 Brazil
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  • #17
    Adega Santiago Melo Alves
    #17 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 675 reviewsTripAdvisor (675)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
    Rua Doutor Melo Alves 728, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01417-010 Brazil
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  • #18
    Seen Sao Paulo
    #18 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2223 reviewsTripAdvisor (2223)
    $$ | Bar, Contemporary
    Alameda Santos, 1437, Cerqueira Cesar 23rd Floor, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01419-002 Brazil
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  • #19
    Sevillano Bistro
    #19 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 358 reviewsTripAdvisor (358)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Alameda Lorena 871 Fica Entre Alameda Casa Branca E Av. Nove De Julho, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01424-005 Brazil
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  • #20
    LIVING LOUNGE BAR & SUSHI
    #20 of 39,786 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
    Alameda Santos 2233, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01419-101 Brazil
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