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“Almost Brazilian...”

Sao Paulo's Restaurante
Ranked #802 of 3,727 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Almost Brazilian...”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Sao Paulo is a cozy restaurant near the UT campus. It has a nice atmosphere and friendly staff, but it's "Gringo-Brazilian," not real Brazilian. The food is good, however, it's not authentic Bahia/ Rio/ or even Paulista style South American cuisine. The Feijoada is good...Moqueca Bahiana has the right name, yet it is close...but no cigar, (even local Brazilaras make better Moqueca than this "Brazilian" location). I asked to chat with a Brazilian since I worked for some time down there...none was on premises...Hmmmmm, maybe with a Mexican kitchen, they wouldn't know the authentic food. I may be picky, as my daughter loves the place, but if you have tried food IN the REAL Sao Paulo...you might be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Chuck C
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English first
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great bang for your buck!”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I came to this place along with some Brazilian friends for lunch. There is a great variety in the menu with huge portion sizes. Everything I have tried has been very tasty, but I recommend the Bobo above others. A good place to stop if you are near campus.

Parking can be a bit of a pain so do plan ahead or try to get there before the college rush. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2013
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Austin, TX
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not your typical Brazilian restaurant”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Most Brazilian restaurants are all about the meat. This place is about the flavors and variety that Brazil has to offer. The Bobo de Camereo is amazing! Shrimp and Yucca stewed in a saffron cream sauce over rice. They also have a Orange Roughy and pineapple (I am not going to attempt the Brazilian spelling) that is heavenly. Finally, they do have a grilled meat plate that is very good, Churrasco au Gauche. Don't forget to try a Caipirinha!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank gkarshens
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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Went there around 8pm last night. Cute place located practically on campus. Got a table right away. Server was nice, took our drink and appetizer order. After 25 minutes or so he realized he forgot to put in our appetizer. He brought out our platter and offered to bring the app's for free. Everything was really good and fresh. I would go there again and recommend it to others.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank atx518
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Austin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“best cheese enchillada's in Austin”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

I have tried more than a dozen restaurant in Austin and Sao Paulo's had the best cheese enchillada's of them all. Unfortunately for me it is within walking distance from work. As a healthy alternative that have a very good salad topped with chicken.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank SouthAustin7
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