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La Central

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
Avenida Ipiranga 200 | Edificio Copan, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01046-010, Brazil
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
3 weeks ago
“Expensive and not worth it”
Apr 12, 2018
“The Central – The Central Meeting Poing in Downtown Sao Paulo”
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Ipiranga 200 | Edificio Copan, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01046-010, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go to La Central, I regret it. Actually, me and whomever I’m with! Last time I went, it seemed like the food was expired, the mushrooms in my plate were not fresh and tasted horribly. I will never be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank egypcia
Reviewed April 12, 2018

The Central is a nice restaurant in the famous Edificio Copan in Downtown Sao Paulo, in which many restaurants and bars are located in. The historic Italian Cafè Floresta is right next to it by the way. the Edificio Copan is one of the tallest...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Immanuel_Fruhmann
Reviewed February 24, 2018

...But it didn't take long. Starting with the greeter telling us we couldn't sit at our table of choice because it was dirty. Well clean it off! Then the menu that urged us to "eat with your hands - like Mexicans do". Hmmm - my...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mt629
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I went with a couple of friends , the place is nice but unfortunately the waitress and the food is not . The only good things are the guacamole with chips and the soup , but the other things definitely not worth it . Unfortunately...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Nyleve Z
Reviewed April 14, 2017

OK, first it's Brazil so I did not expect too much from a Mexican place. I live about 70% of the time near Dallas and the rest in Mexico City so I know good Mexican food. The service was not good. The food, terrible. Tasted...More

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank IHateNoice
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I ordered 2 tacos, a ceviche, one beer and one water. It costs about R$ 100. I think that is a lot, the portions are small. The food is good, the staff is friendly, the decoration is charming but, IMHO, don't worth the costs.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank ABarbuto
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

La Central is a nice surprise. I visited the restaurant to celebrate my brother's birthday and I can say it was really wirth the visit. Usually, Mexican restaurants in Brazil try to blend too much of the Brazilian taste into their menu, so you end...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank ripclawbr
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I went there last Monday during lunchtime. As in many restaurants they have the "menu executivo", which is composed of fixed dishes (entrée, main, dessert) with an attractive price (R$ 49) considering the high prices we have in SPaulo nowadays. The service is reasonable, the...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank keller1955
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive gormet Mexican food in SP. creative food but traditional. A great place! Try the pork tacos and the guacamole. Great wine list!

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed March 15, 2016

The location is great—The Copan building at SP's downtown. Ambient is very clean and minimalist. Cocktails are very good. Food is very good, but don't go there for big portions. Nice place.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Toscano88
Part of the historical center of São Paulo, República
was once a fancy residential area. República Square
holds a craft and food fair every weekend, right by
the subway entrance. Nearby, one of the neighborhood’s
main attractions is the Italian Building, where you
can see the city from the 42nd floor. The Copan
Building also deserves a close look, with 1,160
apartments and a huge floor area that inspired
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ipiranga 200 | Edificio Copan, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01046-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Republica
  • Neighborhood: Republica
  • Phone Number: 551132145360
  • E-mail
Restaurante Mexicano & Taquería. Estamos localizados no icônico Edifício Copan em São Paulo. Venha nos visitar. #restaurantelacentral
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