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Rascal

#87 of 26,682 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Jardins
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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Alameda Santos, 870, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
3141-0692
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very, very good indeed!

I love going there with my family, specially because kids at age of my son (3 years) don't pay. In this case the cost benefit is even better! But talking about the food, I have nothing to complain.. great variety, great quality and great execution! Better than a lot of meet houses in SP.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
RCSerafim
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love going there with my family, specially because kids at age of my son (3 years) don't pay. In this case the cost benefit is even better! But talking about the food, I have nothing to complain.. great variety, great quality and great execution! Better than a lot of meet houses in SP.

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Mill, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Right by Avenue Paulista. Very large dining area and the service is OK considering the volume. The Chaipirinha was obviously pre made mix and "OK" at best. The selection of dishes was outstanding. The quality was good to very good. Exceptional pasta bar fro Brazilian standards but do not expect what you are used to getting in Italy. Overpriced but... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

First of all it is a buffet but a great one. Fresh quality ingredients + good execution + good service = great time. Every few minutes the wooden oven sends flat breads, warm Italian ciabatta and others. The pastas are cook to order as the beef. The salads are of great variety and are a good reason to visit their... More 

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Park City, Utah
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76 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I don't like buffets but it's worth making an exception for Rascal. Huge variety of constantly refreshed appetizers and salads. Fast and helpful service. Our selected mains were equally good. All served in an attractive environment I would describe as up market industrial. A busy, bustling place. Worth a visit

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had the opportunity to have buffet at this place. Let start by saying that the selection was excellent. As other reviewers note, it is a but pricey, but well worth it. The salad bar is superb and the warm food station is excellent. During my visit it appeared to be a bit heavy on the pasta but the manager assured... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been going to Sao Paulo one to several times a year for the past 20 years. There are lots of restaurants in the huge city and many have opened restaurants in the States. The one which is my favorite is Rascal, specially the one on Alameda Satos location; phone number 11 3141 0692. There are 9 of them... More 

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Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were a group of 10 people having a dinner recently in this place. We all enjoyed very much. The salad bar is fantastic. We had a variety of main courses and they all tasted fine. One of the favourite desserts was the papaya cream - yam! The restaurant fairly pricy though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Food was wonderful! Fresh! Two pastas I tred were delicious. Couldn't possibly try Everything! A bit pricey!

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This popular local spot is huge and features enormous salad bars and buffets. It looked to be the kind of place that large multi-generational parties go to really chow down. The food was quite acceptable, and abundant.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Rascal has a very pleasant atmosphere, excellent salad bar, good pasta and great service. Unfortunately it is a bit expensive for a weekday lunch. I recommend the "grelhados", as you can also visit the salad bar

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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>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: 3141-0692

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jardins

Neighborhood Profile
Jardins
Located just below important Paulista Avenue, Jardins is the junction of four smaller neighborhoods: Jardim Paulista, Jardim América, Jardim Europa and Jardim Paulistano. It is an upper-class area, offering a variety of things to do, including shopping, museums and parks. The neighborhood is well known for “Oscar Freire”– the most luxurious street in the city, packed with high-end boutiques. In Jardins you will also find a trendy museum, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), which people often line up for hours to visit. If green space is what you're after, take time to relax at Trianon Park, a refuge in the heart of Paulista Avenue.
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