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Restaurants in São Paulo

Since this is a city that has grown thanks to immigrants, you’ll find pretty much any cuisine among São Paulo restaurants, from Portuguese to Middle Eastern, Japanese and plenty of Italian. The classic local cuisine, however, is found at the Brazilian churrascarias—all-you-can-eat buffets featuring skewers or the Wednesday--and-Saturday feasts of feijoad, the national dish of black beans and pork with rice, kale, and oranges. In general, São Paolo locals (or Paulistas) tend to dress up a la Europeans for dinner out, and they also like to start late, at 9 or 10 pm. Below are some of the best restaurants in São Paulo.

Mocoto, in the Zona Norte, is an acclaimed São Paulo restaurant that features northern Brazilian specialties, including mouth-watering torresmos (fried pig skin) and rich mocofava (cow-hoof soup with sausage). D.O.M. is a serious foodie-magnet that offers a Brazilian-themed tasting menu by chef Alex Atala. Try the shrimp infused with tamarind and cashew juice and the banana-lime dessert. Just off the Avenue Reboucas, Maria Brigadeiro is a São Paulo restaurant is famous for its brigadeiros, a uniquely Brazilian bonbon concocted of condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder. They are served here in flavors such as pistachio, walnut and cachaça (sugarcane alcohol).

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  • A Figueira Rubaiyat

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A Jardins steak house legendary for its Saturday feijoada buffet. More
  • Acqua, Sao Paulo

    The restaurant, which sits high above Cambury Beach on a forested hillside, is the current hot spot; Brazilian-accented Italian cuisine (conchiglia... More
  • Antiquarius

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  • Banana Juice

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The chocolaty açai-berry shake is a standout. More
  • Bráz

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Tuck into the ultra-cheesy pies from the infernal wood-burning oven and the pleasantly oily Calabrian sausage bread. More
  • D.O.M. Restaurante

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    A required stop for foodies (and big-name chefs from Alain Ducasse to Ferran Adrià), D.O.M. serves a tasting menu by pioneering chef Alex Atala tha... More
  • Dalva e Dito

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    Chef Atala’s new casual restaurant. The adobe-hued Dalva is all about sharp updating of grandmotherly regional dishes. Moqueca, a seafood stew from... More
  • Deloonix

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Devassa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In addition to its quality beer, this Rio microbrewery serves traditional Brazilian dishes like picanha (roughly though inaccurately translated as ... More
  • Dona Lucinha

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Emporio de Serra

    Head to Emporio de Serra tavern atop the Cantareira, overlooking São Paulo’s skyscrapers, to savor Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, made... More
  • Eñe

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  • Estação Eisenbahn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Prior to the opening of this bar, Brazil’s best microbrews didn’t wander too far from the German-speaking south. Now travelers and Paulistas... More
  • Fasano Restaurante

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  • Filial

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The local intelligentsia frequent Filial, where schoppe (draft beer) flows into the wee hours. More

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