São Paulo is a multicultural city where cuisines from all over the world can easily be found, but Brazilian food is certainly making a comeback. Top chefs are making it their mission to create mouthwatering recipes, using only local ingredients, and to ensure that Brazilian culinary traditions are not lost. But they are keen to modernise these traditions too, so the result is an abundance of dishes that are simultaneously authentic and original.
Truly traditional Brazilian food
Chef Mara Salles is passionate about all things Brazilian, and is keen to share her passion with the masses at Tordesilhas. Her main mission is to serve good, honest food that respects tradition and hasn’t been adulterated by foreign flavours or awkward attempts at originality and modernism. That said, she is always looking for ways to improve her culinary offerings and frequently conducts research into regional gastronomy, ingredients and technological advances that can be employed in the kitchen. Expect classic dishes, served the old fashioned way, friendly staff, and a warm and welcoming environment.
Watch out for: a great place for classic Brazilian food
Tordesilhas, Alameda Tietê, 489, São Paulo, +55 11 3107-7444