Avenida Faria Lima, 2232 – Shopping Iguatemi | Itaim and the older, more traditional branch in Jardins at Rua Haddock Lobo, 1498 | Brazilian churrasco (barbecue)
Monday to Friday from 12noon to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to 11pm
Saturday from 12noon to 11pm
Sunday and holidays from 12noon to 10pm
Rodeio is part of São Paulo’s history, serving succulent grilled cuts of beef to a discerning clientele. Brazilians are true steak connoisseurs and if they have been loyal patrons of this steakhouse since 1958, there is no secret, you simply get the juiciest and tenderest meat available in South America. With a sexy interior design signed by Isay Weinfeld, who designed the Fasano Hotel, this branch inside the Iguatemi Shopping mall pleases the eyes and the stomach. It is not the typical “rodízio” steakhouse where waiters bring meat on sticks until you burst. At Rodeio things follow the Argentine model where you ask for your cut and side dishes. The picanha (rumpsteak) with heart of palm spaghetti is my favorite. There are options of fish, chicken and lamb as well as hearty salads for vegetarians.