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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Brasil a Gostô

      Regional dishes
      The owner and chef de cuisine Ana Luiza Trajano is always ready to travel on the lookout for new regional dishes which she refines in a way that preserves their original characteristics. The restaurant offers a degustation menu, the best opportunity to sample a little of everything. Original drinks made of tropical fruit and pinga, rum made from sugar cane, complement any meal.

      Rua Professor Azevedo do Amaral, 70
      São Paulo, 01409-030
      +55 11 3086 3565
    • D.O.M.

      The D.O.M. is the most exclusive restaurant in the entire city and is listed by San Pellegrino as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world. The thoroughly Brazilian chef Alex Atala only uses the very best ingredients. Guests absolutely must try the banana-filled lime ravioli garnished with Amazonian herbs or the wild pork on mushrooms. For the less adventurous guests they offer European dishes to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Reservations a must.

      Rua Barão de Capanema, 549
      São Paulo, 01411-011
      +55 11 3088 0761
    • Bolinha

      Brazil's national dish
      The national dish of Brazil is called feijoada, a black bean stew served with cabbage and orange slices and traditionally only on Wednesdays or Saturdays. This is not for the calorie conscious! No worries though; Bolinha serves it every day, including a light version with less fatty meat. It gets its unmistakable taste from its preparation in a wood-burning stove.
      Avenida Cidade Jardim, 53
      São Paulo, 01453-000
      +55 11 3061 2010
    • Café do Theatro Municipal

      Historical landmark
      This is the chance for visitors to dine in one of the most famous historical landmarks in the city. As the name reveals, it's located in the Theatro Municipal, built back in 1911. It offers a reasonably priced lunch buffet of cold dishes like deli meats, carpaccio and salads and warm dishes such as fish in curry sauce with bananas.
      Praça Ramos de Azevedo
      São Paulo, 01037-010
      +55 11 3331 1874
    • Varanda

      Best steakhouse
      Where do the best steaks in the world come from? Try some from the US, Argentina and Brazil and decide for yourself. Juicy T-bone, rib-eye and porterhouse steaks prepared tender and perfect at Varanda. The owner, Sylvio Lazzarini, a specialist in the field, inspects the quality and preparation of the dishes and the service at his restaurant personally. Varanda is named the best steakhouse in São Paulo year after year.
      Rua General Mena Barreto, 793
      São Paulo, 01433-010
      +55 11 3887 8870
    • Amazônia

      Best duck
      The owner, Paulo Leite, honours his home state of Pará in the north of Brazil with regional dishes. Don't be deceived by the simple interior; this place serves up the best pato no tucupi, duck in tucupi sauce made from the juice of the manioc root, in the entire city. The chef cooks the duck with yellow manoic boullion and then adds jambú, a local variety of Acmella oleracea, for its exotic flavour. Don't pass up the chance to try one of the drinks or ice creams prepared from tropical fruit.
      Rua Rui Barbosa, 206
      São Paulo, 01326-010
      +55 11 3142 9264
    • Bráz

      Pizza and beer
      Bráz still maintains the atmosphere of the traditional pizzerias of old São Paulo. The taste holds its own against those pizzerias of old, too. Wood-burning ovens for the correct aroma and a sauce made of tomatoes from southern Italy. To go along with the pizza, we recommend ordering one of the best beers in the city, poured into little glasses so that it stays ice cold and served with the perfect head.
      Rua Graúna, 125
      São Paulo, 04514-000
      +55 11 5561 0905
    • Tantra

      The warriors under Genghis Khan used helmets for bowls and cooked food on their shields. At Tantra they swap the helmets for bowls and a gigantic grill for the shields. The guests select their own ingredients from the buffet and hand the bowl to the cooks who prepare them fresh on the grill. Inspiration is on hand in the form of recipes for curry chicken and Mongolian paella hanging on the walls. Outdoors the restaurant serves exotic Asian dishes with aphrodisiac ingredients.
      Rua Chilon, 364
      São Paulo, 04552-030
      +55 11 3846 7112
    • The View Bar

      Fantastic view
      This bar lives up to its name. Those on the lookout for a breathtaking view of São Paulo will strike gold here. After admiring the sunset, guests can have dinner at night overlooking all of São Paolo. Soft light, live music and comfortable sofas and lounge seats are perfect for pairs seeking a little romantic togetherness. The lounge music is played live starting at 9 p.m.
      Alameda Santos, 981
      (Transamerica Flat International Plaza), 30th floor
      São Paulo, 01419-001
      +55 11 3266 3692
    • Das Duas

      For chilling
      The perfect place to tune out while you listen to the gentle sounds of the guitarist playing bossa nova and MPB, the local name for Brazilian pop. They have happy hour Tuesday to Friday between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. For those with the munchies, they offer «small dishes for the brave», as the owner calls them: international menus with Brazilian touches in the form of extraordinary appetisers, pasta, sandwiches and other light meals.
      Rua Loefgren, 2527
      São Paulo, 04040-033
      +55 11 3375 3395