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Tordesilhas

#84 of 32,770 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Jardins
Brazilian, South American
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Al. Tiete, 489, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
+55 31077444
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best tapioca pudding ever!

Love this place, have been eating at this restaurant since it was located at Rua Bela Cintra. One of the best brazilian food restaurants in Sao Paulo, the barreado (beef simmered in a sealed pot for hours served with manioca flour and plantains) is always a good choice. For the dessert i definetely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Hermes H
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love this place, have been eating at this restaurant since it was located at Rua Bela Cintra. One of the best brazilian food restaurants in Sao Paulo, the barreado (beef simmered in a sealed pot for hours served with manioca flour and plantains) is always a good choice. For the dessert i definetely recommend the tapioca pudding!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I usually eat out, especially for business and for leisure as well. This place is awesome, the food are really very good, the service and atmosphere is good as well. I really recomend to enjoy 'barreado' with cachaça and a local beer.

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you have few time in são paulo and must choose ONE place to have a meal, go straight to Tordesilhas. You will find a glimpse of the best of brazilian gastronomy. Fair price and very good service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ended up sharing a wide selection of appetizer small plates and even shared the main plates. Great service and a fantastic selection of pan-Brazilian specialties from different regions. Perfect for business dinner if it has an air of relaxation and fun dialogue.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Tordesilhas is an attractive, upscale venue. Service is good and prompt. We selected their tasting menu. It had a "gourmet flair" and was generally quite good. Some selections seemed a bit of a reach and all were small plates. We are not big eaters, but wished the portions were larger or there were a few more plates. In all, a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice place, good service, very good Brazilian food. A bit pricey for the food, and maybe too gourmet for what Brazilian food really is. However if you want to try a fancy version of local everyday food, this place is quite nice. I would come back

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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25 restaurant reviews
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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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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>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: +55 31077444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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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