Today, Eater returns to São Paulo to discover the newest drinking and dining destinations the Brazilian metropolis has to offer. The biggest city in Brazil — and maybe the most gastronomically diverse capital in South America — is having a moment in its dining scene: The country's current economic crisis has created a new demand for more casual venues.
That’s resulted in bars where you can drink signature cocktails while eating individual-sized pizzas at the counter, hip restaurants with dishes to share, and even waiting areas turned bars, where customers can grab great snacks and drinks while waiting for the "actual" table. As chef André Mifano, of the recently opened hotspot Lilu, says, "We’ve had enough of stuffy restaurants."
This new moment also sees the opening (or reopening, in one case) of restaurants in more diverse neighborhoods — outside the areas known for gathering some of the best restaurants in town. Looking for the essentials? Head to the 38. Here now — and in geographic order — the Eater Heatmap to São Paulo:Read More