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#585 of 36,166 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Vila Madalena
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Rua Mourato Coelho 1168, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05417-002, Brazil
20:00 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 20:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 20:00 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited RUAA last month during our 5 months trip through South America. We of course ate lots of meat during our trip, and had some cocktails ;) but nothing could beat the food and drinks we had in RUAA! We started with a caipirinha and didn't expect too much because of some disappointing drinks in other places before. It... More 

Thank Julia R
FlavioTupi, Proprietário at Ruaa, responded to this review

Hi Julia, Thanks a lot for your review about Ruaa! It is so nice to see that you have a great time in our restaurant. We are very happy about your experience. Hope you come visit us soon. best regards More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a bar that serves food, not a restaurant as I had understood it to be. The service was adequate, the discount was not originally given and even when the bill was recalculated the full amount that I had expected was not allowed. The food was reasonable, but my the sauce my curry was in looked exactly like the... More 

Thank Robdinham
Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, small but cozy The menu doesn't have a lot of options, but what I had (steak tartare) was very, very good Almost no selection of beers - more of a wine place The customer service was great. Courteous and on time Not cheap, but not expensive - Reasonable cost benefit

Thank Marcelo M
São Paulo
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Good place to go when you want good food at reasonable prices. Unfortunately they don´t always carry all that is mentioned on the menu, The white wine (Frascatti) was terrible, But the food was very good. The chairs were not very comfortable, they were more like wooden stools which seam to tell you to not indulge in a long conversations... More 

Thank chmenke
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Small place great costumer service great food They have tap water During the week they have a special menu / 3 courses. At night they got a small bar just at the main door. great food for good price.

Thank Thiago F
The Hague, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The burger of the buritto is good They music is load and 70/80 good choice If you ask for a red wine and they are just open it will come out of the they frizz so very cold. The food and sangria are realy good! I think, are you here, do it!

Thank Eduard-Spike
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Very simply put - an excellent meal with well thought out flavours that perfectly complimented each other! Would definitely recommend this restaurant! The quality of food does not match the cheap(ish) price tag!

Thank Kbiggs123
Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

They got us waiting over an hour for a tasteless curry and a just ok steak tartare. Apparently there was an unexplained issue in the kitchen but we didn't get a simple explananation, a courtesy nor just an apology during the waiting. Just not worth it

Thank Fernando L
Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

It's a excellent surprise!!! The food is so well prepared that each bit is divine! The waitresses are so kind and is an great cost benefit. If you desire good climate, food and attendance is the place!

Thank vancioffi
Belmar, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

If you don't speak Portuguese, have no worries because there is an English menu. And the owner, Flávio, is such a great guy and goes out of his way to make you feel at home. The homemade bread and roasted corn was a perfect start. We chose the Organic Chicken Breast and Shitake/Gorgonzola burger, and what amazing choices they were!... More 

Thank Marcy T

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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$15 - US$35
Seafood, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
20:00 - 00:30
13:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Mourato Coelho 1168, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05417-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Vila Madalena
  • Neighbourhood: Vila Madalena
  • Phone Number: 55-11-30970123

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Vila Madalena
Visit Vila Madalena by day for its galleries and alternative stores. Visit by night for a busy nightlife scene with numerous bars and cafes. There is a nice variety of restaurants, featuring many vegetarian and organic options. Every Saturday, Vila Madalena's main streets close for a big street market where you can find fresh vegetables and fruits for sale along with crafts. In the summer rainy season, the streets can flood, but that doesn’t take away from the sparkle of this unique area.
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