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
    HUB Food Art & Lounge
    #1 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, International, European, Wine Bar, Contemporary
    Rua Olimpiadas 205 dentro do hotel Pullman Vila Olímpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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  • #2
    Coco Bambu Analia Franco
    #2 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 11981 reviewsTripAdvisor (11981)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Seafood, South American, Grill
    Rua Azevedo Soares 2150, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03322-002 Brazil
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  • #3
    Coco Bambu
    #3 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4400 reviewsTripAdvisor (4400)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
    Avenida Doutor Chucri Zaidan 900 Shopping Market Place, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04583-110 Brazil
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  • #4
    Soggiorno Vila Madalena
    #4 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripAdvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    Rua Harmonia 359, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05435-000 Brazil
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  • #5
    Coco Bambu Anhembi
    #5 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 9886 reviewsTripAdvisor (9886)
    $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida Braz Leme No. 201 Casa Verde, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02511-000 Brazil
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  • #6
    Djapa
    #6 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4517 reviewsTripAdvisor (4517)
    $ - $$ | 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 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 537 reviewsTripAdvisor (537)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Barbecue
    Rua Reliquia 33 corner with Bernardino Fanganiello street, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02517-000 Brazil
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  • #8
    Lhamas Restaurante Peruano
    #8 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Seafood, South American
    Rua Gaivota 1488 Moema, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04522-034 Brazil
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  • #9
    Coco Bambu SP Market
    #9 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2764 reviewsTripAdvisor (2764)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 22540 SP Market Shopping - Vila Almeida, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04795-000 Brazil
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  • #10
    Kauai Restaurante Havaiano Poke
    #10 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 130 reviewsTripAdvisor (130)
    $ - $$ | Hawaiian, American, 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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  • #11
    Coco Bambu Conceito
    #11 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 310 reviewsTripAdvisor (310)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Seafood
    Rua Olimpiadas 360 3trd Fllor , Store 421 - Vila Olimpia Shopping, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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  • #12
    Le Bife
    #12 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2816 reviewsTripAdvisor (2816)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, European
    Rua Pedroso Alvarenga 1088, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04531-004 Brazil
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  • #13
    TasteIT Restaurante
    #13 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 901 reviewsTripAdvisor (901)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, Contemporary
    Rua Joinville 515 Hotel Pullman São Paulo Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04008-011 Brazil
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  • #14
    Adega Santiago Melo Alves
    #14 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 640 reviewsTripAdvisor (640)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
    Rua Doutor Melo Alves 728, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01417-010 Brazil
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  • #15
    Seen Sao Paulo
    #15 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2106 reviewsTripAdvisor (2106)
    $$ | Bar, Contemporary, European
    Alameda Santos, 1437, Cerqueira Cesar 23rd Floor, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01419-002 Brazil
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  • #16
    Fogo De Chao Moema
    #16 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1671 reviewsTripAdvisor (1671)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue
    Avenida Moreira Guimaraes 964, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04074-020 Brazil
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  • #17
    Johnny Rockets
    #17 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food
    Avenida Jose Pinheiro Borges s/n Shopping Metrô Itaquera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 08220-900 Brazil
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  • #18
    Picanharia dos Amigos
    #18 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Steakhouse
    Rua Pedralia 370 Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04130-080 Brazil
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  • #19
    Fogo de Chao Vila Olimpia
    #19 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2662 reviewsTripAdvisor (2662)
    $$ | Barbecue
    Avenida dos Bandeirantes 538 Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04553-000 Brazil
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  • #20
    CipoResto
    #20 of 41,781 Places to Eat in Sao Paulo
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 156 reviewsTripAdvisor (156)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian
    Rua Olimpiadas 205 Vila Olímpia, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04551-000 Brazil
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