Our pick of São Paulo restaurants, anonymously reviewed

Contemporary Brazilian restaurants


Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine


Beetroot sorbet? Feijoada spheres? Eat your heart out Mr Wonka


Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

Best for sushi


Top sushi and sashimi at this tiny Pinheiros spot

Stellar sushi

Five of the best sushi spots in town


One of the city's most authentic sushi spots

Cheap eats

Hecho en Mexico

Top Mexican nosh, no fuss

Consulado Mineiro

Hearty Minas Gerais cuisine

Cantina Roperto

Piles of pasta that are perfect for sharing

Serious ceviche

La Mar

A trendy ceviche restaurant, imported from Peru


A small, friendly joint serving killer ceviche


Creative ceviche in a cool setting

Vegetarian restaurants


Eat with the seasons at this veggie buffet


Captain Sensible reviewed this veggie lunch spot


A smart spot for a simple veggie lunch

Best for business lunches and dinners

  • A Figueira Rubaiyat
    A Figueira Rubaiyat

    Raise the steaks under the shade of an ancient fig tree

  • Kaá

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

  • 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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