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Tordesilhas

#149 of 25,237 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Al. Tiete, 489, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
+55 31077444
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tordesilhas, a meridian of Brazilian tastes

Tordesilhas is, in my opinion, the best window of Brazilian regional cuisines in a single outstanding restaurant. Under the highly competent direction of chef Maria Salles (one of the top five female chefs in Brazil), it serves the most representative dishes from the main regions of Brazil, such as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Edmundo F
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Tordesilhas is, in my opinion, the best window of Brazilian regional cuisines in a single outstanding restaurant. Under the highly competent direction of chef Maria Salles (one of the top five female chefs in Brazil), it serves the most representative dishes from the main regions of Brazil, such as duck in tucupy sauce (Amazon), moqueca fish stew (Bahia, Espirito Santo),... More 

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Marseille, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I like to cook, and I am quite good at it. I very rarely enjoy a restaurant, anywhere in the world. This one easily passed the threshold. They make very good caipirinhas and excellent side dishes to go with them. Then I had the duck leg. It is served in tucupi sauce, which is made from manioc. The sauce is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent but definitely is NOT THE REAL and popular Brazilian food. We don't eat anything close to those expensive and fancy dishes in our daily basis or even in special ocasions. The average individual price for a full meal is around R$ 100-120.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I ate here during the "Restaurant Week" and loved it. The decoration is based on colonial period pieces, very simple, yet sofisticated and picturesque. The waiters where efficient and friendly. Exotic spices with subtle tastes from other regions of Brazil, like the "pequi" that perfumed the rice, turned the meal into a fist class experience. For me it's one of... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The best meal we had while in Sao Paulo. It was also the best caipirinhas we has there as well. I had the shrimp bobo (coconut milk) and the wife had a fish and shrimp stew in tomato sauce. Overall A+ menu. Service was perfect and a waiter who spoke English. Had the Manny Araujo which was caramelized bananas with... More 

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Delran, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Came for lunch but they served the same menu all day. I was brought here to have the traditional Brazilian pork and bean dish, I didn't care for it much, but I did love the duck! I had a roasted duck leg on top of a Brazilian vegetable that makes your mouth tingle and go a little numb! Delicious and... More 

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Kildeer, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you are looking for a local, very tasty food but not overwhelmingly spicy this is the place to go. The food is so fresh you wonder if the cook is not just returning from the market, we had the fish. But this is not a place to be seen but a place to eat good food. The service is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Second time in Sao Paulo and debated whether to go back to Tordesilhas or try someplace new, and I have no regrets after having returned. Food, caipirinhas, and service were as wonderful as the first time. The locale is charming and classy but comfortable, with genuinely friendly and helpful servers. I mentioned to one that I remembered him from my... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I´ve been to Tordesilhas 3 times in the last 6 months. The food is excellent, with amazing combinations that makes you want to come back. The only bad thing is that you need to book a table in advance because the place is always full, unless you don´t mind waiting 1 hour for a table.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Original and tasteful Brazilian food, now in the middle of Jardins neighbourhood. Try 'caipirinha de 3 limões', the best in town. If you like really sweet desserts, should try some of the exotic options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al. Tiete, 489, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: +55 31077444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?