São Paulo 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 specialties such as porco san zé (R$48 per person) offer the full treatment, carved from an eight-hou…
Top Choice Brazilian in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Tuju

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

Shin-Zushi

Barely a blip from Paraíso metro station is this outrageously good and authentic sushi hotspot where brothers Robinson and Ken Mizumoto execute an exquisite, daily fresh menu of motherland-worthy raw fish that will …
Top Choice Fusion in Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

Futuro Refeitório

A former Pinheiros parking lot has been transformed into this unapologetically trendy canteen that bills itself as the future of eating. Indeed, low-key chef Gabriela Barretto has a vision: scale back on meat-derive…
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 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 specialties from the Amazon such as pato no tucupí (roasted duck flavo…
Top Choice Korean in São Paulo

Komah

Set well off the culinary eaten track in Barra Funda, friendly Chef Paulo Shin (a D.O.M. alum) nevertheless draws in droves for his authentic Korean comfort food. There's an amazing kimchi bokumbap (creamy omelet on…
Top Choice Bahian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

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…