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


Stylish sushi has a surprising wow factor


Jardins eatery blends traditional and local


Top sushi and sashimi at this tiny Pinheiros spot

Cheap eats

Hecho en Mexico

Top Mexican nosh, no fuss

Chi Fu

Tasty Chinese food that's great for groups

Cantina Roperto

Piles of pasta that are perfect for sharing

Serious ceviche

El Guatón

Authentic, homemade Chilean fare

La Mar

A trendy ceviche restaurant, imported from Peru


A small, friendly joint serving killer ceviche

Vegetarian restaurants


Eat with the seasons at this veggie buffet


All-veggie, Indian-inspired Brazilian


Captain Sensible reviewed this veggie lunch spot

Best for business lunches and dinners

  • Fasano

    A classic Italian restaurant in the eponymous hotel

  • 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

  • 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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