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“Genuine and exquisite Spanish food”

Restaurante Don Curro
Ranked #913 of 38,467 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jardins
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Genuine and exquisite Spanish food”
Reviewed December 29, 2009

The setting of this restaurant isn´t modern. The bar is a bit dark, displaying a couple of lobster aquariums and memorabilia from the founder of the restaurant, a authentic Spanish "torero". His clothes and pictures are on display right beside the live lobsters.
When you walk past the bar, you find yourself in an immitation of a patio, but it lacks some charm, being mostly white and washed in light, not as romantic as one could expect. But as many other traditional restaurants in Sao Paulo, this one too is all about its food and service, not decor.
Everything starts with the "bread and butter" they bring to you as you take your sit. A platter with appetizers that vary from time to time, but may include mussels, anchovies, olives, sweet peppers, are beautifully escorted by the exquisite breads and any appetizer you want to ask from the menu.
Needless to say that seafood here is always fresh and tasty, the main draw being the huge paella that easily serves 6 to 8 people. But not only the paella is good. Fishes, shellfish, octopus and squids, everything is hearty, fresh and delicious. The meal is always wrapped up with a complimentary lime smoothie - light and refreshing.
One might think it´s strange to eat Spanish food in São Paulo, but if you´re ever around here, craving for some lobsters and a very good service on the side, this is the place to go!

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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent service, good spanish food and wine. On the pricey side.”
Reviewed March 22, 2009

Enjoyed our meal with really good service. Had Paela which was good, had good ingredients but perhaps lacking a little zest in flavour. Wine was fantastic but it comes with a price tag. Would recommend if you like Spanish food and are looking for this in Sao Paulo.

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Jundiai, SP
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Spanish restaurant in town”
Reviewed February 14, 2009

Their paella is quite famous but they also have marvelous "tapas" and very well done sea food . The wine selection is huge, they have all the famous Spanish wines and others you just will find here. it is pricey, no doubt, but if you are far from home, you deserves some endearment.

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Milwaukee, WI
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Impeccable service and excellent Paella”
Reviewed February 11, 2009

When I met my wife in Sao Paulo she took me to Don Curro for a Spanish dish that I never had in my life, Paella. It was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever tasted. It is a little pricey but the size of the dish is actually for 4 people, not 2. Needless to say we didn't come close to finishing it.

Along with dinner we had some Port wine, again probably the best I've ever tried. It is a very nice and romantic atmosphere and the service is well worth the tip. Here in the US most waitstaff don't even come close to impeccible service unless you're at a 5 star restaurant.

When visiting Sao Paulo, this is a must to dine at, you won't be disappointed in the least.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Best Spanish restaurant...”
Reviewed January 23, 2009

Best Spanish restaurant in São Paulo.
Paella is a must have here.

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