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“Traditional sandwich of São Paulo city”
Review of Ponto Chic

Ponto Chic
Ranked #399 of 39,098 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
Description: One of the most traditional bars in the city of Sao Paulo, with more than 90 years of existence and history. Opening at Lg. Paissandu (1922) coincided with the Week of Modern Art, and soon intellectuals, artists, modernists adopted the bar as stronghold. Students at Largo Law School San Francisco also became regulars. One of his most distinguished students, Casimir Pinto Neto, the Bauru, who had that nickname for being the city of Bauru (SP), was responsible for the invention of the sandwich that bore his name (1936), The BAURU FAMOUS and even today Chic Point maintains its original recipe: The CHIC SPOT BAURU is a delicious sandwich on French bread with thin slices of roast beef, tomato slices, pickled cucumber and a mixture of four types of cheeses in a water bath (cheese platter, steppe Gouda and Swiss). The shops have a varied menu with snacks, portions and traditional dishes of Sao Paulo culture. It is a must visit CHIC DOT and know the traditions and the delights that are successful for so long! Today there are three stores in Sao Paulo (Paissandu, Partridges and Paraiso).
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Try Ponto Chic's "Bauru". It's a very known and traditional sandwich created in the original Ponto Chic at São Paulo downtown during early 20th century. The sandwich is an exclusivity of the place and it's tasty and exquisite. If you need a full meal, try Ponto Chic's "Filet à Parmegiana", a huge beef prepared with tomatoes sauce, sided with rice and fries. You can change fries for "polenta" (it is made with corn). It serves up to three people!

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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We specifically went there to try the world famous Bauru sandwich and were very disappointed. Made from a mixture of cold beef and hot melted cheese the sandwich was poorly presented and very greasy. The restaurant lacked atmosphere, the staff were indifferent and all this at pretty high prices.

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Reviewed 29 May 2008

Ponto Chic is the place where, almost 100 years ago, some law student from Bauru, a city that is 350 kilometers from São Paulo, ordered the cooker a sandwich: bread, roast beef slices, meltede cheese, tomato slices and cucumber. His friends proved the piece and ordered too. Tha was the beggining of a tradition. The sandwich is made all around the country but not always this way. Ponto Chic, the craddle of the invention, is the place to eat the true, the original BAURU. BEsides, the chopp is always cold and delicious. The place also has some good plates and beverages. That´s one of my favorites points in this city. I´m a fan of Bauru since 1987, the first time I proved.

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