São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

Restaurants in São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

Though Argentine by birth, Brazil, too, has fallen for this café chain, especially its dulce de leche–stuffed alfajores (a South American confection featuring fillings between two sweet biscuits). It also has the best coffee, post-security.

Prior to the opening of this bar, Brazil’s best microbrews didn’t wander too far from the German-speaking south.

Not only is this the spot to sample Brazil’s most decadent chocolate, but this small chocolataria and café is also the airport’s hottest stop for a standing-room-only caffeine jolt.

The most popular bar pre-security is nothing special whatsoever, but there are cold chopes (Brazilian draft beer), stiff martinis, and a whole lot of hoopla depending on which soccer match is being shown on the flat-screen TVs.

Though the pleasant exposed brick and liberal use of Brazilian woods clash with the awful banquet chairs, this business steak house is the classiest dining spot at Guarulhos.

In addition to its quality beer, this Rio microbrewery serves traditional Brazilian dishes like picanha (roughly though inaccurately translated as rump steak) and croquettes stuffed with sun-dried beef and yucca with India Pale Ale. The only downside?