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in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

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 (1½ hours at 63°C) is more famous, but the house-cooked potato chips topped with filet mignon, or hearts of palm taglierini with creamed Tulha cheese are true culinary coups.

The contemporary Brazilian dishes are best savored when wallets acquiesces to the five-course seasonal menu (R$250) or the far more dramatic degustação (with/without wine R$470/730).