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 Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

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 Pinheiros, Vila Madalena & Around

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 Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

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 Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

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…
Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

D.O.M.

Brazilian celebrity chef Alex Atala's small and deceptively casual contemporary Brazilian restaurant serves up some of the finest food in Sampa, which is saying a lot. Indeed, it placed 9th on the 2015 S. Pellegrino…
Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Epice

Few top-end restaurants have taken Sampa by storm like Alberto Landgraf's Epice. Casual in appearance but complex in culinary circles, Landgraf calls on radical flavor combinations and traditionally rejected ingredi…
Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Brasil a Gosto

This Jardins staple lures both tourists galore and discerning Brazilians (and ex-President Lula, a big fan) for some of the city's finest for homegrown cuisine. Chef Ana Luiza Trajano specializes in innovative takes…
Brazilian in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Lanchonete Bom Jesus

The best of a string of decent, simple eateries known as lanchonetes along Rua Augusta, Bom Jesus is clean, well run and has great-value meals including rice, beans, grilled meat and a drink, all for under R$10.