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.

Find the Best Restaurants in São Paulo

  • #1
    Coco Bambu Analia Franco
    #1 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 10003 reviewsTripAdvisor (10003)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Grill
    Rua Azevedo Soares 2150, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03322-002 Brazil
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  • #2
    HUB Food Art & Lounge
    #2 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, International, 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 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 7846 reviewsTripAdvisor (7846)
    $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida Braz Leme No. 201 Casa Verde, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02511-000 Brazil
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  • #4
    CipoResto
    #4 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 99 reviewsTripAdvisor (99)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Rua Olimpiadas 205 Vila Olímpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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  • #5
    Johnny Rockets
    #5 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ - $$ |
    Avenida Jose Pinheiro Borges s/n Shopping Metrô Itaquera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 08220-900 Brazil
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  • #6
    Seen Sao Paulo
    #6 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1400 reviewsTripAdvisor (1400)
    $$ | Bar, Contemporary
    Alameda Santos, 1437, Cerqueira Cesar 23rd Floor, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01419-002 Brazil
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  • #7
    Coco Bambu SP Market
    #7 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1243 reviewsTripAdvisor (1243)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 22540 SP Market Shopping - Vila Almeida, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04795-000 Brazil
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  • #8
    Taste It Food & Lounge
    #8 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    $ - $$ | Bar, South American, International, Fusion
    Rua Joinville 515 Hotel Pullman São Paulo Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04008-011 Brazil
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  • #9
    Picanharia Dos Amigos
    #9 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 178 reviewsTripAdvisor (178)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue
    Rua Reliquia 33 corner with Bernardino Fanganiello street, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02517-000 Brazil
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  • #10
    Varanda Faria Lima
    #10 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, South American
    Rua Prudente Correia 432 Jardim Europa, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01450-030 Brazil
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  • #11
    I LOVE BURGER
    #11 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 235 reviewsTripAdvisor (235)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    Rua Amador Bueno 767, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04752-005 Brazil
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  • #12
    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Cidade Jardim
    #12 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1321 reviewsTripAdvisor (1321)
    $$ | Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Wine Bar
    Avenida Cidade Jardim 318 esquina Av. Faria Lima, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01454-000 Brazil
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  • #13
    Guacamole Sao Paulo
    #13 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 869 reviewsTripAdvisor (869)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Rua Girassol 354, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05433-000 Brazil
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  • #14
    Banqueta Bar
    #14 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    $ - $$ |
    Avenida Cotovia 619, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04517-001 Brazil
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  • #15
    Djapa
    #15 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3058 reviewsTripAdvisor (3058)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
    Rua Gaivota 168, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04522-030 Brazil
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  • #16
    Ruaa
    #16 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 735 reviewsTripAdvisor (735)
    $ - $$ | Fusion
    Rua Mourato Coelho 1168, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05417-002 Brazil
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  • #17
    Coco Bambu JK
    #17 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10021 reviewsTripAdvisor (10021)
    $ - $$ | South American, Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
    Avenida Antonio Joaquim de Moura Andrade 737 Vila Nova Conceição - Zona Sul, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04507-000 Brazil
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  • #18
    Bar Quintal Da Mooca
    #18 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $ - $$ | Bar
    Rua Lituania 454, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03184-020 Brazil
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  • #19
    Sevillano Bistro
    #19 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 205 reviewsTripAdvisor (205)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
    Alameda Lorena 871 Fica Entre Alameda Casa Branca E Av. Nove De Julho, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01424-005 Brazil
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  • #20
    Fogo de Chao Vila Olimpia
    #20 of 40,931 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2298 reviewsTripAdvisor (2298)
    $$ | Barbecue
    Avenida dos Bandeirantes 538 Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04553-000 Brazil
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