Restaurants and Cafés
food is nice and cheap, as compared to Europe and North America. Click here
to read more about foods in São Paulo and in Brazil.
Paulo offers all kinds of international cuisine. It is possible to find
special places with strong foreign cuisine influence, such as Mooca and
Bexiga, central neighbrhoods originally occupied by Italian immigrants,
and Liberdade, also a central neighborhood,
occupied by the biggest Japanese community (and their descendence) out
of Japan. Besides, special ethnic food is common in restaurantes
dedicated to the Arab (Lebanese
and Syrian), Chinese
and Portuguese cuisines.
the end of day, after finishing the ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017
sessions, the best time for enjoying the city's cuisine bigins, at
dinner. The majority of resturants work from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.,
but there are also many places working during the night.
more than 12,000 options, choosing a good restaurant in São Paulo can
not be a trivial task. To guide this choice, it is recommended to use
sites that publish annual assessment of the city's restaurants. You can
find vegetarian options, vegan, gluten free, etc.
the "Folha-uol" website (in Portuguese) it is possible to search by
area of the city, price, type of cuisine, opening times and amount of
the assessments made by Veja São Paulo (in Portuguese):
research website for restaurants by region, price etc., is Timeout (in
Sugestions of Restaurants
list below is a sample of some good addresses, in alphabetical order of
four different price ranges (from the cheapest to most expensive) in
the neighborhoods of the hotels listed for conference
participants: Cerqueira Cesar and Consolação (at the area
Jardins), Pinheiros and Vila Madalena. Several of them have other
addresses in the city. It is recommended to book beforehand to avoid
$ Pita. Arab cuisine.
282 Franscisco Leitão Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11 3774-1790
Bohemian refuge in the 1960s, famous today because of its grilled
dishes. The restaurant has a bar atmosphere.
Consolação Street, Consolação. Phone: 11
$ Taquería La Sabrosa.
Different tacos in an informal setting.
1474 Augusta Street, Consolação. Phone: 11
$ Tan Tan Noodle Bar.
Disputed noodle house, to the sound of rock music.
153 Fradique Coutinho Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11
$ Jojo Ramen.
Specialized in ramen, the Japanese soup dish.
Rua Dr. Rafael de Barros, 262, Paraíso. Tel: 11 3262-1654
High quality Arab cuisine, traditional in São Paulo.
523 Oscar Freire Street, Cerqueira César. Phone: 11
$$ Bráz. Pizzeria
elected the best in the city for several times.
271 Vupabussu Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
Considered one of the best pizzerias in the city, very cosy.
501 Harmonia Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11
$$ Consulado mineiro.
Traditional cuisine from Minas Gerais.
74 Benedito Calixto Square, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
$$ Martín Fierro.
Argentine typical cuts of meat, preceded by tyoical pastry..
683 Aspicuelta Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11
$$ Pasquale. Several
appetizers and recipes inspired in Southern Italy.
Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11
Menu of restaurantes located in Brazilian North-East shores, with a
little touch of a cuisine typical of Minas Gerais or of São Paulo's
489 Tietê Promenade, Cerqueira César. Phone: 11
$$$ Buttina. Italian
cuisine in a yard full of jaboticaba trees
976 João Moura Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
$$$ Lellis Tratoria.
Traditional Italian canteen.
1849 Bela Cintra Street, Consolação. Phone: 11
Recent bistro, places its bets on classic recipes with an original
71 Vupabussu Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
$$$$ Arturito. Values the
origin of the food, cooked in wood-fired oven.
542 Artur Azevedo Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
$$$$ Capim Santo.
National ingredients with French techniques, rustic-chic environment in
a yard with coconut trees.
471 Ministro Rocha Azevedo, Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 11
$$$$ Figueira Rubayat.
Tender meats in exquisite environment under a leafy centennial
1738 Haddock Lobo Street, Cerqueira César. Phone: 11
It has been some years since it is showing in the top 10 of "World's
50 best restaurants" and it has two stars on the Michelin guide. The
cost is worthy.
549 Barão de Capanema Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 11
$$$$$ Jun Sakamoto. Serves
eight persons per night in a tasting counter. It is known for the
precion in details of their creations.
55 Lisboa Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 11
Brazilian contemporary cuisine in an informal setting, has balance on
the menu-environment-service tripod, joined the list of the World's 50
Rua Joaquim Antunes, 210, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
Paulo also offers a wide range of light meals services in cafes,
bakeries, burger houses, sandwich-bars, street-markets, candy houses
and ice cream parlors.
cultivation was introduced in Brazil in the early eighteenth century,
in the State of Pará. It has become the largest world producer in the
mid-nineteenth century, boosting the country's economy in the so-called
"Coffee-Cycle", from 1800 to 1930. Although it suffered the impact of
the 1929 crisis and competitiveness with other production centers,
coffee is still an important export product of Brazil and accounts for
a third of world production.
The country is seeking to increase its
international market by offering special Coffea arabica
beans, grown especially in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. This
gourmet coffee can be enjoyed in several addresses throughout São Paulo.
Lab. In order to taste different flavors.
1340 Fradique Coutinho Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11 3375-7400
Grão. Blends of different Brazilian producer regions.
413 Oscar Freire Street, Jardins. Phone: 11 3082-9969
Suplicy. Atisanal roasts from different producing farms.
1430 Lorena Promanade, Jardins. Phone: 11 3083-0666
Paulo is the land of bakeries (popuarly called "padocas", short for
"padarias"). They get crowded for breakfast, whose basic menu is made
by orange juice (natural, of course), toasted bread (French
with butter - not margarine - toasted), warm cheese bun and a cup of
coffee with milk. Bakeries are a good reference for snacks at any time
of day with different kinds of pastry, sweets and even refreshments.
And they also sell bread, of course.
there are gourmet bakeries, suggested below, but any bakery in Jardins,
Pinheiros and Vila Madalena is worthy a visit.
do Maní. Younger sister of the premiated Mani restaurant.
Healthy foods in an informal environment.
Rua Joaquim Antunes, 138, Pinheiros. Phone: 11 2574-2410
Paulista. Aways crwoded, works 24/7
Le Pain Quotidien.
Belgian chain, with other addresses in the city.
354 Haddock Lobo Street, Cerqueira César. Phone: 11 3214-3347
Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11 3031-6977
Sagarana. Great juicy meat.
268 Aspicuelta Street,
Vila Madalena. Phone: 11 2768-2004
Hamburguer made with Black Angus meat.
1136 Fradique Coutinho Street,
Vila Madalena. Phone: 11 3360-4703
Original creations. Arrive early to avoid queues.
320 Pinheiros Street, Pinheiros. Phone:
Deli. Arrive early or don't think about the queue and
order a drink.
16 Francisco Leitão Street,
Pinheiros. Phone: 11 2305-2200
Berlin. German small foods.
La Vera Porchetta.
Sandwich with an Italian inspiration.
24 Mourato Coelho Street,
Pinheiros. Phone: 11 3064-4652
315 Cristiano Viana Street,
Pinheiros. Phone: 11 3082-8228
Town Sandwich Co. Manu with pleasant surprises.
Melo Alves Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 11 3062-6757
Pastry in São Paulo
Paulo is the land of a Brazilian pastry called "coxinha" (a fried dough
stuffed with shredded chicken), but it also has delicacies that were
introduced in the local cuisine, such as pastels and cheese
is a fried pastry,
coxinha é um salgado frito, whose traditional recipe is
with wheat flour and chicken broth, which involves filling made with
shredded and well
meat . The recipes vary with potato or tapioca dough and
types of filling. It seems to have been developed during the
industrialization of São Paulo in the nineteenth century, as a cheaper
substitute for chicken thighs that were sold at the gates of the
An urban legend about "coxinha" involves the
establishment of two types of people in the world: those who start
eating it by the tip and those who start eating the thickest part,
revealing some personality traits.
Besides, "coxinha became a
term used in slang to a "tidy", "prissy" person, formerly called
"mauricinho" (Little Maurice). Since the demonstrations
of June 2013,
the slang gained political connotations and it has become used to
designate right behaviors, as opposed to the left, the "petralhas" (pun
on the name "PT", abbreviation for the Workers Party, that
the name in Portugues for Disney's Beagle Boys, "irmãos metralha").
Pastel and sugar cane juice
There is controversy about the origin of
recipe. It can be traced in the spring-rolls of the Chinese cuisine or
in the Jiaozi of the Japanese cuisine. It is similar to the
"empanadas" of Spanish-speaking countries.
Street-market stand selling pastels
is not in discussion, in town, is that the best pastels are those sold
in the street-market. And accompanied by a good glass of sugar cane
juice (or "garapa", the liquid extracted of the sugar cane after
grinding it). The delicacy is found at the stands nerby the entrances
of the street markets, commerce speciallized in selling fruits and
vegetables in the city since mid-seventeeth century. The street markets
are regularized and supervised by the City Hall and the addresses,
days, and city regions where they can be found can be consulted here
from the cuisine of Minas Gerais, the cheese bun is popular all over
Brazil. Although it is called "bun", it is more like a bicuit made with
tapioca flour, eggs, salt, vegetable oil and cheese. The best cheese
bun is served warm, as soon as it comes out of the oven. It is sold in
bakeries and cafés.
is a sweet typical of Brazilian cuisine, very common all over the
country. It is served on birthday parties, and specially a must-have in
children's parties. It is made with condensed milk, chocolate powder,
butter and granulated chocolate as cover.
Alice Quindins. With
the Portuguese quindims, house stars, the "brigadeiro"
Eugênio Leite Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 11 3815-1069
Big Bang Candy Lab.
Laboratory of candies, innovative recipes.
de Azevedo Street, Cerqueira
César. Phone: 3062-8192
Brigadeiro doceria & café.
Serves much more than "brigadeiros".
Pinheiros. Phone: 11
Beaty and qorkmanship on cakes.
Ferreira Araújo Street,
Pinheiros. Phone: 11
Pinheiros. Phone: 11
Esclusive dedication to berliners.
Consolação. Phone: 11
Ice Cream Parlors
di Latte. the Italian gelato,
in several addresses all around the city
including malls and airports.
337 Harmonia Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: 11
It has fridges spread over outsourced selling establishments.
3338 Consolação Street, Cerqueira César. Phone: 11
e Mina. 16 artisanal recipes, prepared at the place
1147 Arthur de Azevedo Street, Pinheiros. Phone: 11
450 Paulistânia Street, Vila Madalena. Phone: