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Rubaiyat Faria Lima

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2954, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Itaim Bibi)
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Ranked #6 of 24,452 restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $250
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Itaim Bibi
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357 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have never sat in an inside outside restaurant that has an enormous fig tree at its centre - a very unique environment lending itself to a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The food and service are very good - a great place to go if you want quality without the formality.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wonderful selection of steak brought to the table for our choice . Perfectly cooked, one of the best steak dinners anywhere Great service

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Coconut Grove
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always a reliable choice. I had the rib-eye and it was absolutely fantastic. Can be quite busy at Lunch but service overall was fine. I'll return on my next visit in July.

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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My business local friend took me to this Brazilian restaurant to taste the local food, the décor and ambiance are elegant and comfortable, very good service but no one speaks English, my friend did all the translations, good wine list, big portion and tasteful meat, price is expensive, but you will be satisfied if you like meat!

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Belo Horizonte
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great meat! Yes, it's expensive, after all, this is São Paulo. But portions are big and the meat is wonderful, definitely worth it. They also have a great wine list.

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I was there with a group and was very impressed with the quality of service. Everyone at the restaurant was very nice, but did not speak English. The salad bar was great and the cuts of meat that were brought to our table was outstanding. I would recommend and will return when in the area again.

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a high end restaurant in an expensive city, so there is no reason to be surprised by the check. You get what you pay for: the beef is excellent, the service is great, and the wine list is at the same level. Think it is time to treat yourself to a great dining experience? Try here.

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Canton, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Service was great, meat and other offerings are top notch. Price per person is high, yet the price is worth it. Every item from the gourmet buffet we tried was excellent. The foor and serving style lends itself perfectly for a business dinnner.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Rubaiyat on Tuesday night with friends. Service is great, steaks were amazing, great ambiance. A bit expensive though. We shared a bottle of Argentinean Malbec with three friends and the bill came to some 85 US per person. But, one works hard and must play harder. Must say I loved it. The fried rice they serve is... More

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Top Contributor
326 reviews 326 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The beef at Rubaiyat is at the top of the list for great steak restaurants in São Paulo.The brill masters really know how to cook a steak to your liking! The Picanya is wonderful and the 1/2 Picanaya is the right size for lunch. The rib steak has the large bone and is amazing.The grilled hearts of palm is a... More

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