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Tordesilhas

#86 of 26,682 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Jardins
Brazilian
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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
Wonderful selection and ambiance

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Anthony B
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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173 reviews 173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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75 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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33 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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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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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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