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“great ambiance, good food”
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Figueira Rubaiyat
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Ranked #68 of 38,371 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$156
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Jardins
Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“great ambiance, good food”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The draw to this restaurant is the giant tree that it's been built around. It's a classy place, fairly pricey but with good food. Had vegetarian options. They put appetizer platters on the table which are not included in the price, if you accept them they will charge you a price per person at the table so pay attention.

Visited August 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic tree, good steaks, poor fish, poor service, pricey”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

You gotta go if for nothing else, to see the fig tree. It is massive and grows through holes in the roof and the walls. The floor is made of huge slabs of wood sliced from a large tree. The steaks were good, but really not special. My sea bass was awful and chewy with the consistency of lobster tail. Service was slower than a funeral procession, but this is Brazil on a Sunday where everything is slow. We paid about 150 reals each with no coffee, no appetizers, no wine, no desert, and one beer each. Entrees range from 100 reals to 250 ish for the nicer steaks. Recommendation...share a steak, they are huge. Avoid the fish.

  • Visited August 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Must go...”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you are in São Paulo this is a must go place, lovely ambiance, good food, good selection of wines and a very different decoration...

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome time here”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Just a great place. The wine list is lengthy and varied with some great examples of French and Portuguese wines. It is expensive but you only live once. Went on a situ day for brunch and was not disappointed. Will return. A memorable meal and unforgettable beverage list. Wine Spectator ranks it as one of the top restaurants for wine and food in São Paulo. Plus the rating on Trip Advisor is well deserved. A must go.

Visited November 2013
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Greenwich, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“I loved this place...”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

A beautiful venue with a great bar area and a massive fig tree as it's centrepiece.

It's very popular so best to book a few days ahead.

Met some friends here and we waited in the bar for our table. The bartenders were very friendly and the service and cocktails were excellent.

By accident it turned out our table was the best in the house, slightly isolated from the other patrons because it was set between two large tree roots and it felt very private and kept especially for VIPs.

The food was amazing. A great share platter for entree. Nice wine. We shared the seafood treasure as a main between two and it was fantastic - I couldn't believe they even brought the dish out already split on two separate dishes! (I learnt that it's common in Brazil for many main courses to be big enough to share)

Really enjoyed it and would love to go again. We did have an issue with overcharging which was quickly resolved and accompanied by a lovely digestif by way of apology.

Definitely a place to go when in São Paulo.

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