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Locals may not know Vila Buarque by name, but they are surely aware of the neighbourhood's landmarks and uniqueness. Rua Maria Antonia is a classic college area, where students hang out in the many pubs. Nearby you will find two important cultural centres: SENAC and SESC Consolação. They offer a variety of affordable classes, plays, concerts and recreation activities. Vila Buarque is home to the Santa Casa Hospital, an important institution in the city with an amazing architecture. A few blocks away from the hospital, visitors can find karaoke bars and Santa Cecilia Church.
Minhocao is great on weekends when it is closed for traffic. It has about 3km of extension ehre you can walk, ride a bike, jog or do some skating. It's located near downtown Sao Paulo and runs in the middle of old buildings. Nowadays you can also appreciate some great graffiti and some vertical gardens, hanging on the side of...
I would say that Jardim de Napoli has the best polpetone in São Paulo, The cheese melts inside it the and the tomato sauce and meat are delicious. With pasta or salad, don't miss to try it. The original restaurant is also very close to the standard in the shopping higienopolis mall.
Classic Napolitan Cantina. Good service. Polpetones are the must. Try the fresh pasta. Particularly, the 'linguine alla crema' or 'al ragu'. Interesting wine list for reasonable prices (considering the Brazilian import taxes).
Cosi is a very good surprise in a not so good neighborhood. The food is really good, with classic Italian dishes and also some innovations. Chef Renato Carione is very competent and suggests very tasty and different specials every single day.
"Cool neighborhood feel, authentic Bahian food - a tad pricey !"
reviewed 27 June 2018 by PG13LA
My search for Jambu de Cachaca landed me at this Bahian bar/restaurant in the neighborhood of Santa Cecilia., A bit rundown but safe and interesting looking area. Rota Do Acaraje has extensive Bahian menu. After sipping some Cachaca de Jambu, tried Mini Acaraje filled wth Okra, Shrimp, Onions and spices - YUMMY !... Moqueca de Peixe e Camarones was good...
"OK for no more than one night because it is cheap"
reviewed 4 March 2018 by TravelingCat22
Breakfast is average. Juices are very watery. Pineapple not ripe. Our room had a minuscule window opening on a tiny closed area giving no light at all. Beds were hard but you can sleep ok. Nightstands are attached to the bed and with three in a row, we had difficulty using the plugs. We had to charge electronics in the...
I usually stay at Hotel Dan when I am in São Paulo. The rates are economical and the hotel is comfortable and safe. There is access to good public transportation and many fine restaurants in the neighboorhood. The breakfast is excellent and the staff is polite and courteous.