Restaurant, Brazilian, Beer, $$$
Located in the bustling Mercado Municipal, Hocca Bar is a mandatory stop for all those who visit São Paulo. The specialty dish is the mortadella bellissimo, a huge sandwich filled with mortadella and overflowing with cheese. Although its origins can be traced back to Italy, over time this cured pork sausage has become one of the culinary symbols of São Paulo, mostly thanks to Hocca Bar and similar restaurants. As each sandwich is filled with 400 grams of sliced meat, finishing the mortadella bellissimo is a challenge for most. Hocca Bar is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike, and often very crowded, but the friendly service and the legendary sandwiches make it well worth the wait.