Chef Alex Atala runs the Dalva e Dito kitchen and plates up inspiring flavors from across the country. The regional menu is an ode to generations of women who have worked their culinary charm in Brazilian homes. On the menu is an array of local specialties like Farofa and vegetable Ratatouille. The ambiance is warm and inviting, with the seating overlooking the kitchen counter for a glimpse of all the behind-the-scene action. This place attracts visitors aplenty and is always buzzing with energy.
Atop Hotel Unique, the exquisite Skye resto-bar promises an exhilarating time like no other. Indulge in a drink or two from the extensive list of wine and spirits to go with the complementing contemporary menu - an eclectic blend of European and Asian cuisines. The rooftop pool, tasteful decor, mood-enhancing lighting and beats, coupled with breathtaking views of São Paulo, ooze a luxurious and sophisticated aura.
MEATS sits tucked away in Sao Paulo's Pinheiros district under the leadership of owner and head chef Paulo Yoller. This trendy burger hotspot features a seamless combination of ground beef and brisket to create a unique burger, topped with such progressive ingredients as wasabi honey dressing. This diner spruces up its drinks as much as its burgers, offering Guiness and Jack Daniels milkshakes, among other treats.
This relaxed bistro in Mooca brings the best of French and Italian culinary traditions to your palate. The menu at Bravo Bistro is heavy on classic preparations from both the cuisines ranging from Bouef Bourgignon to Tagliatelle. The restaurant interiors, with exposed-brick walls and contemporary lighting choices give a casual, yet refined vibe. Service is known to be one of the friendliest in town. Check website for more.
Bringing Parisian flair to the streets of São Paulo, Paris 6 far from disappoints. Open 24 hours a day, this is a great place to head to after a night about town or if you're simply craving Steak Tartare at 4a. The quaint French bistro by Isaac Azar, features an array of contemporary delicacies served in a warm and inviting ambiance. It doubles up as a communal oasis, attracting locals, expats as well as Brazilian elite. Some dishes on the menu take after local celebs - Coquelet Au Vin Et Pure A Pedro Tourinho or Boeuf Bourguignon A Alessandra Negrini to name a few.
Mani is a highlight on Jardim Paulista's eclectic dining scene and is one of the best restaurants in the world. Celebrated chef couple Daniel Redondo and Helena Rizzo are at the forefront of the kitchen that blends Brazilian, Spanish and Italian flavors. Sample their tasting menu or savor innovative specialties like sugar beet risotto with a drink of your choice. Enjoy your meal in the charming ambiance of the terrace.
Habib's is a chain of restaurants serving Middle Eastern cuisine and boasting of 475 branches in the country, an evidence of its immense popularity. Guests can savor fast food dishes like Double Cheddar, Cookie of Cod, Fogazza of Mozzarella and Bib's Dog. Its lunch menu includes Penne with Meatballs, Fillet of Chicken with Parmesan, Pepperoni Pizza and Chicken Stroganoff. It also serves a selection of Arabian dishes, accompanied by delicious desserts. This kid-friendly restaurant has many children-oriented packages, thus ensuring a good experience for the entire family.
The interiors of Nishi Sushi are decorated in a stylish manner replete with scarlet walls adorned with wall hangings and a television screen, chairs with vivid red upholstery and a round, white lamp with floral patterns bobbing from the ceiling. Do not miss their temaki varieties such as the Temaki Salmon, which is popular due to its excellent flavors, value-for-money and its filling which is stuffed till the end of the cone, affording a gourmet experience. The quick and efficient service of the waiting staff has also helped this restaurant in building a loyal set of repeat customers.
Chi Fu is a spacious Chinese restaurant located just a few steps away from the Liberdade metro station. The menu boasts an amazing variety of Cantonese dishes, and each option is accompanied by a photograph of the dish to help you decide which one to select. Seafood dishes, like the ginger carp and fluffy shrimp balls, and traditional delicacies like the Beijing Duck are especially popular, and served in portions that are generous enough to feed two. Most of the staff are Chinese and speak Portuguese and English only sparingly so placing an order may take some effort. As a testament to its popularity, the restaurant is often crowded despite being spread over two spacious and beautifully decorated levels, so make sure you come in early.
Asia House boasts of multiple branches in São Paulo owing to its immense popularity. It specializes in classic Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi and temaki. Its menu includes sashimi prepared using fish varieties such as Peixe-prego, Maguro and Tako. Guests can also savor Sake, Octopus and White Fish Temaki and Uramaki Hosomaki, Tekkamaki, California, and Salmon Skin sushi. Other menu items include Shimeji Beef, Yakimeshi, Fried Sirloin, Tempura and Fish Fingers. Do not miss the Banana Caramel with rich textures for dessert.