Our pick of São Paulo restaurants, anonymously reviewed

Contemporary Brazilian restaurants


Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine


Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

Best for sushi


One of the city's most authentic sushi spots


Top sushi and sashimi at this tiny Pinheiros spot

Stellar sushi

Five of the best sushi spots in town

Cheap eats

Cantina Roperto

Piles of pasta that are perfect for sharing


The unrivalled best value Brazilian meal in the city

Hecho en Mexico

Top Mexican nosh, no fuss

Serious ceviche


A small, friendly joint serving killer ceviche

La Mar

A trendy ceviche restaurant, imported from Peru


Creative ceviche in a cool setting

Vegetarian restaurants


Captain Sensible reviewed this veggie lunch spot


Eat with the seasons at this veggie buffet


All-veggie, Indian-inspired Brazilian

Best for business lunches and dinners

  • Kaá

    Contemporary cuisine in a tropical setting makes for an atmospheric meal at both lunch and dinner

  • A Figueira Rubaiyat
    A Figueira Rubaiyat

    Raise the steaks under the shade of an ancient fig tree

  • Fasano

    A classic Italian restaurant in the eponymous hotel

  • Fogo de Chão
    Fogo de Chão

    Take your time at Brazil’s best-known barbecued meat franchise

  • Vicolo Nostro
    Vicolo Nostro

    An authentic Italian in the heart of Berrini's business district

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