Restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Maní

Rustic-chic Maní will astound you. Run impeccably by the 2014 Veuve Cliquot World's Best Female Chef, Helena Rizzo, it's often rightfully touted as Sampa's best Brazilian restaurant. The inventive slow-cooked egg (1…
Top Choice Brazilian in Centro & Around

A Casa do Porco

Chef Jefferson Rueda's casual temple of swine is a wonderful descent into all things pork. Delicious and decadent specialities such as porco san zé (R$48 per person) offer the full treatment, carved from an eight-ho…
Top Choice Brazilian in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Tuju

Delicate flavors and unconventional Brazilian ingredients inventively spun to delight your tastebuds are hallmarks of top chef Ivan Ralston, who still greets and chats up foodies despite his recent fame as the 45th …
Top Choice Japanese in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Shin-Zushi

Barely a blip from Paraíso metro station, this outrageously good and authentic sushi hot-spot where brothers Robinson and Ken Mizumoto execute an exquisite, daily fresh menu of motherland-worthy raw fish that will l…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Paulo

Mocotó

It's worth the trek to Zona Norte for a meal at this darling of regional restaurants, where the city's most likeable and impressive young chef took over his father's simple emporium and started churning out Northeas…
Top Choice Fusion in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Futuro Refeitório

A former Pinheiros parking lot has been transformed into this unapologetically trendy canteen which bills itself as the future of eating. Indeed, low-key Chef Gabriela Barretto has a vision: scale back on meat-deriv…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Sebastião

Pimenta de Cheiro Toque Toque

It's worth the 25km drive west from São Sebastião's cultural center to pretty Praia Toque-Toque Pequeno, where this open-air seafooder excels at both hospitality and gastronomy. First of all, half-portions are offer…
Top Choice Brazilian in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Feijoada da Lana

Lana, a journalist by trade, and daughter Luísa, offer their hugely popular version of feijoada, Brazil's national dish, inside a smallish Vila Madalena house. Production here isn’t as elaborate as at more expensive…
Top Choice Steak in Campos Do Jordão

Libertango

This lowlit Argentine-style parilla, run by a hands-on Brazilian family who keep the hospitality on overdrive (Jorge is especially personable, chatting with guests, sending comped glasses of wine), is the town's one…
Top Choice Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Tordesilhas

Chef Mara Salles creates some of the very best contemporary Brazilian cuisine in the city at dependable Tordesilhas. There is a palpable lean on specialities from the Amazon such as pato no tucupí (roasted duck flav…