São Paulo Area

Restaurants in São Paulo Area

Order the Super Burguer com pimenta at this burger haven.

The local intelligentsia frequent Filial, where schoppe (draft beer) flows into the wee hours.

Helena Rizzo is a Brazilian model turned chef; her husband, Daniel Redondo, is the former chef of Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, Europe’s epicenter of avant-garde cuisine.

A Jardins steak house legendary for its Saturday feijoada buffet.

The restaurant, which sits high above Cambury Beach on a forested hillside, is the current hot spot; Brazilian-accented Italian cuisine (conchiglia del mar—a cheesy, creamy seafood casserole baked in a seashell) fuels the chic diners, who spend the rest of the evening sipping on caipirin

Known for its piled-sky-high mortadella sandwich and flaky pastel de bacalhau (salt-cod pastries).

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Head to Emporio de Serra tavern atop the Cantareira, overlooking São Paulo’s skyscrapers, to savor Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, made of lime juice, sugar, and cachaça (distilled from sugarcane).

Chef Edinho Engel started the Cambury dining revolution 18 years ago when he opened the restaurant in the rain forest at the end of a 50-foot boardwalk.

Big, flat oysters are shucked to order for patrons while they wait for their fish to be cleaned.

Chef Atala’s new casual restaurant. The adobe-hued Dalva is all about sharp updating of grandmotherly regional dishes.

The sushi chefs at this hotspot slice fish inside a VW bus.