Rua Aurora, 451 | Centro | Peruvian
Daily from 12noon to 11pm (Monday until 5pm and Sunday until 9pm)
The Rinconcito is a small piece of Peru in the heart of busy Downtown São Paulo. The owner is a Peruvian immigrant who opened his restaurant to cater for this countrymen, stranded in Brazil after migrating with the dream to make it big in the region’s largest economy. His luck was that Peruvian food became trendy, Brazilians started flocking to his place and very soon everybody was talking about his spicy ceviche.
It is still very much a meeting point for Peruvians in the city and the Centro neighborhood is best avoided in the evenings. Go there for lunch. It is a simple place, no fancy decoration or ambient lighting. But the food is excellent and true to its roots, not an adaptation to please the locals.