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“Ok lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bar Espirito Santo

Bar Espirito Santo
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Ranked #638 of 38,209 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Portuguese
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Itaim Bibi
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Ok lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

I have just had lunch at Bar Espírito Santo. It is definitely not a bad place to go, but has its drawbacks: pricey, lazy service and inconsistent food (some dishes were tasty, some were no more than ok). The octopus is a good choice.

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Sergio_SM
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food OK, service fail sometimes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Have been trying several dishes (on couple, friends and business occasions) and found them just OK. The place is a little overated because it's traditional and very well located in the neighborhood. Always have the feeling of paying more than what I was offered.

Pros:
- Fresh seafood (nice & big shrimps)

Cons:
- Service fail sometimes
- Overpriced

  • Visited August 2012
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4 Thank Kretzmann
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Took my mom there - she is a portuguese cuisine fanatic. She absolutely loved it. The walls are decorated with wines bottles and football, portuguese clubs scarfs, what gives the place a fantastic atmosphere. Like a good old portuguese bar, the staff is always rushing from one place to another, giving you quick attention and making the place lot more fun. Codfish is the special - and how special that is! We could barely eat half of the 2-people meal we ordered (Bacalhau a Broa). For dessert, you can choose from 9 or 10 portuguese dishes they take to your table. It was really a great deal. My only advice is to avoid going at weekdays from noon to 1pm as the place gets crowded.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank amtettamanzy
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São Paulo/Brazil
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161 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

It´s a nice place in a nice neighbourhood. Beautiful decoration. Good for happy hour. Try "bolinhos de bacalhau". The plates with bacalhau (cod) were very good.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank tzanoni
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São Paulo
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“One of the best bar food in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

I go there quite often, and it's one ofe the best coldest draft beer in town. Portuguese food is wonderful, all the versions of cod fish are great. And there're these hand painted tiles with the best quote ever: "Enquanto houver gelo, há esperança" (As long as there is ice, there is hope).

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank rodrigocarneiro
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