Time Out São Paulo

Three delicious fish dishes

It’s a hard job, but someone had to do it: sample their way to some of the best fish and shellfish dishes that money can buy. Time Out brings you three of São Paulo’s best.

Capellini at Amadeus

Rua Haddock Lobo 807, Jardim Paulista (3061 2859/ restauranteamadeus.com.br)

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For years, Amadeus has been winning awards for its seafood. And not without good reason. The fresh capellini with juicy prawns, artichoke hearts, coconut, pimenta de cheiro chilli and lemon is a dish not to miss. Read more on Amadeus

Paella at Don Curro

Rua Alves Guimarães 230, Pinheiros (3062 4712/restaurantedoncurro.com.br)

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Set up by an ex-bullfighter and his chef wife, Don Curro has been running for over 50 years. The paella, made in the Valencian style, packed with prawns, squid and thick strips of red pepper – has become the restaurant’s signature dish, and still draws a faithful crowd at weekends.

Moqueca at Badejo

Alameda do Jurupis 813, Moema (5055 0238/ badejosp.com.br)

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Moqueca fish stew is one of Brazil’s finest culinary moments.In Bahia, they make it with palm oil (dendê) and coconut milk. At Badejo, try the lighter ‘capixaba’ version from Espírito Santo with badejo (sea-bass), prawns, tomatoes and olive oil, stained red with urucum seeds. 

By Silvio Giannini


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