We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Estrada Do Horto Florestal km 7 | Descansopolis, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo 12 3663-2973, Brazil
12-3663-2973
Website
Today
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 240 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New location

I have tried their new location in Capivari and if they lost their riverside location now they got a nice outdoor space perfect for people watching and to eat great food. During the afternoon and night they even had live music that was very entertaining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2012
DriCa_SP
,
Sao Paulo, SP
Add Photo Write a Review

240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you want to get away from Campos overcrowded downtown and enjoy a healthy meal in the middle of the woods, Gato Gordo is the best pick. The new location is just a few steps away from the address that made this restaurant a classic. To be honest, it's not as charming as the original one, but the food remains... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have tried their new location in Capivari and if they lost their riverside location now they got a nice outdoor space perfect for people watching and to eat great food. During the afternoon and night they even had live music that was very entertaining.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I liked this place because it was a few blocks beyond the complete craziness around Baden Baden. They've got a nice big patio. Live music outside in the afternoons and inside in the evenings, at least on Saturday. Food wasn't anything special, but decent beer selection makes it a nice place to sit outside in an area with WAY too... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Less than restaurant. its more like a summer camp camp. A good choice to high school dudes. Pizza is the only one safe plate.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indaiatuba, SP
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Good option, now in a new location in Capivari Village. You can choose a big potato or a light eggplant like a pizza. I recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Although the adress has changed (and I think they've lost some of their "charm"), the new restaurant is pleasing and the location is very good (at the Capivari area). The menu hasn't changed which is awsome, specially when you go for the "picanha"s barbecue and for the big baked potato. Rustic, but that wasn't it what we loved about the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brazil
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This restaurant/bar is now located in the middle of Capivari neighborhood. Although the last site was more difficult to be achieved, I think it was much more interesting and bucolic. We ordered baked potatoe which was just average. The meat we ordered was good, but it was too few (and expensive).

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Gato Gordo also viewed

Campos Do Jordao, SP
Campos Do Jordao, SP
 
Campos Do Jordao, SP
Campos Do Jordao, SP
 

Been to Gato Gordo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Do Horto Florestal km 7 | Descansopolis, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo 12 3663-2973, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Campos Do Jordao
  • Phone Number: 12-3663-2973

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gato Gordo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?