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El Tranvia

#42 of 36,183 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Conselheiro Brotero 903 | Santa Cecilia neighborhood, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01232-011, Brazil
+55 11 3664-8313
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best beefs ever. Great place, great service and great deserts. Ask for "maminha" or "bife de tira" and for desert "devil chocolate pie".

Thank Guilherme L
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious Meat. The service we had was amazing. The staff was very attentive and polite. This is a must try if you really enjoy a good steak. I have never enjoyed rice as much as I did there. The dessert was absolutely amazing as well. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in São Paulo.

Thank AandMDuron0725
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Comida espetacular, ótimo ambiente. Opção excelente para o dia de hoje: celebração de casamento. Amazing food, great ambiance. An excellent choice for those traveling. Well, it is a piece of Uruguay in the middle of São Paulo. For families and couples!

Thank Paula C
Sao Paulo, SP
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, well decorated, excelent meat, realy good ! There is a valet parking just in front. Sure I'll return.

Thank Moacir S
sao paulo
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196 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

With the recommendation by my friend, we went to this restrant, however, the quality of attending and service is very poor. They served main dish after 10 minuites later, they served entry. When we left after cheking no-body said thanks.... It is terrible restreant, I am living im Uruguay, the dish served at this restaurant is not Uruguay style dish..... More 

Thank toshiya_abe
LaTregua, Gerente de relações públicas at El Tranvia, responded to this review

Mr. toshiya_abe, good evening, thanks for your time to evaluate us. Indeed, El Tranvía is a Uruguayan restaurant serving prime cuts imported from that country. It belongs to the same Uruguayan family who founded the group in 1997, with 4 restaurant in São Paulo and one in Montevideo. Sorry we did not like our house and even respecting your opinion,... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

A discreet success, El Tranvia takes as its symbol a tram carriage, and it seems apt - low-key, serviceable, a tried and trusted formula. El Tranvia has grown from a single narrow-fronted premises to occupy what were three house-fronts. The dining areas just go on and on, both towards the rear and to the sides. Decor is Uruguyan country -... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant. One of my favorites in São Paulo. The staff is excellent and the food is outstanding. Interestingly the restaurant closes at 5 on Sunday afternoons so plan accordingly.

Thank ranfog1
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

One of the best steaks in town! Do believe the hype! Amazing service in a beautiful location. Try one of the dulce de leche desserts.

Thank Marcello V
Sao Paulo, SP
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170 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

After hearing of this restaurant from friends I finally went to try it out. It truly didn't disappoint my expectations. The meat was delicious and try the grilled palmito popunha. A must go place.

Thank Dianalee_13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Good quality beef, cooked uruguayan way. A bit pricey though, however, worth it whenever you have a crave for flavor from Montevideo.

Thank Leo H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Conselheiro Brotero 903 | Santa Cecilia neighborhood, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01232-011, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: +55 11 3664-8313
Typical restaurant with Uruguayan grilled meat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?