São Paulo

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DESTINATIONS brazil saopaulo Dining Chalezinho


Chalezinho is a European restaurant specializing in fondues — both sweet and savoury — but also offering other dishes, plus an extensive wine list. Try elevating the humble broccoli by dipping it into freshly molten cheese, or bathing strawberries in chocolate for dessert.


São Paulo's best restaurants are to be found in the Jardins, Itaim Bibi, Pinheiros, and Vila Madalena neighbourhoods. However, for those on a smaller budget, you can get a delicious hearty meal at side street restaurants called "lanchonetes", which are a mix between a café and a bakery. The best non-Brazilian cuisine tends to be Italian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Japanese. The Portuguese restaurants are pretty spectacular too.