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Rascal

#113 of 28,746 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Jardins
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Alameda Santos, 870, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
3141-0692
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 17
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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
Very nice restaurant - great buffet!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I stepped into this venue and made me a good impression: clean, not too noisy and....with a good smell! I choosed to have only the buffet and in my opinion it was th right choice: it is huge, various, and with a good quality of the food offered. the only thing to improve: language skills of the waiters! there were... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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155 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
116 helpful votes 116 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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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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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, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza & 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.