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Ponto Chic

#390 of 36,356 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Centro
Brazilian, Bar, Pub
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Largo do Paissandu 27 | City Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01034-010, Brazil
+55 11 3222 6528
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Good place for a hurry... I was expecting a little bit more, but in general it was good, fast and the service was fast. The food was normal, not delicious but fresh.

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Thank Natalia C
Ponto_Chic, Proprietário at Ponto Chic, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! For us its really important to hear our customers . After all, it was a customer who gave us our flagship - The Famous Bauru. So we can keep the quality of our products and services. We hope your visit soon! Rodrigo - Ponto Chic More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

When I first arrived in São Paulo My friend told me ... You must have the bauru sandwich ... So I did. Bauru sandwich is basically : Roasted beef /delicious cheese sauce / in a crisp French roll ... Really delightfull you must try it ...

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Thank Tastebite
Ponto_Chic, Proprietário at Ponto Chic, responded to this review

Hello Tastebite! Thank you for your feedback! For us its really important to hear our customers . After all, it was a customer who gave us our flagship - The Famous Bauru. So we can keep the quality of our products and services. We hope your visit soon! Rodrigo - Ponto Chic More 

San Pedro, CA
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

We were in SP for the world cup in 2014 and stumbled upon this little restaurant around the corner from our hotel. There is nothing gourmet about it. Just simple comfort foods served hot and for a reasonable price. Their late hours were also a plus.

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Thank Coach-on-the-go
Ponto_Chic, Proprietário at Ponto Chic, responded to this review

Hello Coach-on-the-go! Thank you for your feedback! For us its really important to hear our customers . After all, it was a customer who gave us our flagship - The Famous Bauru. So we can keep the quality of our products and services. We hope your visit soon! Rodrigo - Ponto Chic More 

Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

The traditional Bauru is delicious, and the cheese is to die for! A must have if you're in São Paulo!!

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

With a secret recipe is the best cheese sandwich in the world! The cheese is melted as a cream, better impossible!

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Thank mimilady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

I do recommend going to Ponto Chic and trying the traditional Bauru sandwich. Simply delicious and totally worth it! The Pernil sandwich is also a must!

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Thank Nadja B
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

A traditional place in São Paulo, where the Bauru sandwich was created. It's not a fancy place, by all means. It's very simple, as simple as you can ger. But they deliver what they promise: excellent food, pleasant service, honest price. Recommended.

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Thank Fernando M
São Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

A proper sandwich in dowtown, the waiters are kindly, the preice are good and very nice localization, This are part of sao paulo history

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Thank helveciocunha
São Paulo, Brasil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

The tradicional "bauru" is a delicious sandwich with a great slice of cheese. One of the restaurants is located downtown, in the Paiçandu Square, where you can get easily using public transportation, like bus and subway.

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Thank giolongo
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

This is a simple place. Simple atmosphere, simple food. But it is excellent. Been there, and had to come once again. Great food, and a very friendly service. A taste of Sao Paulo!

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Thank Fernando M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Brazilian, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo do Paissandu 27 | City Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01034-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 11 3222 6528
Description
One of the most traditional bars in the city of Sao Paulo, with more than 90 years of existence and history. Opening at Lg. Paissandu (1922) coincided with the Week of Modern Art, and soon intellectuals, artists, modernists adopted the bar as stronghold. Students at Largo Law School San Francisco also became regulars. One of his most distinguished students, Casimir Pinto Neto, the Bauru, who had that nickname for being the city of Bauru (SP), was responsible for the invention of the sandwich that bore his name (1936), The BAURU FAMOUS and even today Chic Point maintains its original recipe: The CHIC SPOT BAURU is a delicious sandwich on French bread with thin slices of roast beef, tomato slices, pickled cucumber and a mixture of four types of cheeses in a water bath (cheese platter, steppe Gouda and Swiss). The shops have a varied menu with snacks, portions and traditional dishes of Sao Paulo culture. It is a must visit CHIC DOT and know the traditions and the delights that are successful for so long! Today there are three stores in Sao Paulo (Paissandu, Partridges and Paraiso).

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old center, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centers, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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