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Rascal

#96 of 25,247 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Alameda Santos, 870, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
3141-0692
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 433
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  • 426
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
How come such good reviews? It's fast food.

How come such good reviews? It's a fast food chain, basically. There's nothing special about it in terms of ambiance, decor, service, food, purpose, etc. It's just a better looking restaurant service industrialized fast food dishes. And so expensive for that!

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

How come such good reviews? It's a fast food chain, basically. There's nothing special about it in terms of ambiance, decor, service, food, purpose, etc. It's just a better looking restaurant service industrialized fast food dishes. And so expensive for that!

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BRASILIA
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217 reviews 217 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A large Italian-style eating emporium, beloved of Paulistanos and visitors. Food impeccable, service very good, and general atmosphere delightful. An unmissable experience. We went at lunchtime on a Friday, but it is said to be equally good in the evenings.

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23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

These guys took buffet restaurants to another level. The staff isn't very helpful, but you'll always find good food. As any other buffet, it's often busy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's a chain but the buffet and pizzas are fantastic. Service is also wonderful. The thick crust vegetarian pizza is my go to. One of my favorite restaurants in Brazil!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There is a wonderful choice of salads, hams, cheeses, pizzas, breads, fishes, olives and so on at the buffet, plus the hot dishes, with several pastas and polpetone. You can go every day of the week and not get bored! There are many addresses in São Paulo, in the Shopping Centers too.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When I go there I always choose the self service buffet there are all sorts of salads, cheese, hot dishes. My number one choice is the green ravioli filled with buffalo cheese. It is not a cheap restaurant but the food choice and quality will not deceive even the gourmets.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The buffet here is really good with lots of lovely fresh options. I've had several really nice meals there and thoroughly recommend it.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Are here as it was close to hotel on first night in Sao Paolo. Nice building, nice ambience with open wood fired ovens and open kitchen. Pizza & salad were not best and not worst i've ever had. Service was ok bearing in mind they dibt speak much english and i dont speak much portuguese. All in all OK but... More 

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Grenoble, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Let’s summarize: a no limit of fresh dishes for 66 R$. Personally, I try to make it in three rounds… Salmon ceviche, fresh vegetables, carpaccio, goat cheese, etc… Pizza, veal, fresh vegetables, parmesan, etc… Three types of pasta, chicken, with parmesan on top, etc… Fresh products, Italian touch, excellent quality and no limit quantity… Sure, the price increases with drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very good Quality but very expensive for the food. If you are there for business it is OK. But for leisure there are better places.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alameda Santos, 870, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: 3141-0692

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?