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“Great "carioca" style bar in Sao Paulo”
Review of Sao Cristovao

Sao Cristovao
Ranked #482 of 38,471 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Pinheiros
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
681 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Great "carioca" style bar in Sao Paulo”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

"Carioca" is the name of inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, state that has the most famous bars in the country. Simple bars with in Rio are called "botecos".

Sao Cristovao could be called a good "boteco" in Sao Paulo, very much in "carioca" style, meaning, simple, with fast and good service, perfect draft beer (chopp) and great snacks. try the mixed pastries (cheese, meat and palm heart) and the fried manioc, for example.

They have also complete meals, but the place calls for chatting with friends while drinking and going for finger food.

Decoration is based on football, with walls full of pictures, flags & cartoons, plus two TVs showing football games. Environment of total informality and quite noisy. People there are enthusiastic about the games. Great for that, not at all for a quite conversation. It is open all night long as a good "boteco" must be.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Cool neighbourhood bar in Vila Madalena”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A real São Paulo institution. The walls are covered in photos of footballers from Brazil's football (soccer) history. The food and drinks are good and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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