Restaurants

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 Brazilian in São Paulo

Maní

Maní will astound you. This rustic-chic restaurant run impeccably by the 2014 Veuve Cliquot World's Best Female Chef, Helena Rizzo, is often touted as Sampa's best Brazilian restaurant, and rightly so. The inventive…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Paulo

Feijoada da Lana

Lana, a journalist by trade, offers her 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 options or fancy hot…
Top Choice Bahian in São Paulo

Patuá da Baiana

It's expensive; we probably shouldn't even include it, but the experience at Bahian beauty Bá's 'secret' underground restaurant in her own home is just too priceless. You must call ahead and know someone who knows s…
Top Choice Pizza in São Paulo

Bráz Pizzaria

Higienópolis Moema Start to finish, the experience here will leave you forgetting pizza ever originated in Italy. Do as Brazilians do and order a Brahma draft beer (chope) followed by an appetizer of warm sausage br…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Paulo

Aconchego Carioca

A boteco (small open-air bar) import from Rio, Aconchego Carioca quickly gained an avid following in Sampa due to its undivided attention to specialty Brazilian microbrews, creative bolinhos (fried finger foods - tr…
Top Choice Brazilian in São Paulo

Jiquitaia

Accolades abound for upstart Brazilian chef Marcelo Bastos and his affordable entry-level into contemporary Brazilian cuisine – pick any three courses at this cute and cozy bistro-style restaurant to create-your-own…
Top Choice Gelato in São Paulo

Bacio di Latte

Vila Madalena Bela Cintra Av Paulista A Scotsman and two Italians were the first to do what nobody outside Buenos Aires could previously do: produce amazing Italian gelato in South America. Often voted the city's be…
Top Choice Japanese in São Paulo

Lamen Kazu

It's not as famous (or cheap) as its nearby rival Aska, but take the hint: the 99% Japanese clientele should tell you something. The fiery Kara Misso Lamen (spicy broth and spiced pork in addition to the usual condi…
Top Choice Ice Cream in São Paulo

Bacio di Latte

A Scotsman and two Italians finally did what nobody outside Buenos Aires could previously do: produce amazing Italian gelato in South America. Often voted the city's best, it's Brazil's best as well.