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Bar Espirito Santo

#453 of 36,166 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Itaim Bibi
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Avenida Horacio Lafer 643, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04538-083, Brazil
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Oslo, Norway
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fully inspired in Portugal and the specialty is codfish. You must try it. Beer is cold and yummy the desserts are also a must try. Friendly and helpful staff. Ideal to lazy afternoon weekends. Highly recommended.

Thank Rodrigo D
Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is one of my best places in São Paulo. It has excelent Portugues and Spanish food in a relaxed atmosphere. You can consider it a pub or a restaurant, but you'll find good service, food and beer. It is not the cheapest place though, but for São Paulo and for its location its normal.

Thank JDQX
Milan, Italy
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153 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

1st and most important: do you want to eat here? well, check that your credit card, ATM, or wallet is prepared too... this place is expensive, despite appearing a standard "boteco"... Beyond that, they serve one of the more beautiful cod fish in town, flavors are all around, from the appetizers ("bolinhos" are a must) to the dessert (many Portuguese... More 

Thank icemandvd
Mexico City, Mexico
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

One of my favorite Portuguese restaurants in São Paulo and as a Portuguese that loves the tradicional dishes my review is always very critical regarding this type of food. Went there several times, tried the Cod, octopus, shrimp, "alheira" all great, and deserts are divine.

Thank Pedro G
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The first thing that caught my attention as I looked over the meny were the prices. Most dishes we over R$ 80,00 and appetizers were also really pricey. If I recal correctly, the cheapest appetizer was a portion of bolinho de bacalhau and that was R$ 32,00 for 6 pieces. That means R$ 5,30 per bolinho, which wouldn't such an... More 

Thank GustavoAguiarDavid
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We had a table for fifteen, which isn't easy to manage, but the waiters were professional and were able to service everyone. The food was really good, specially the Bacalhau (cod fish). I had the chicken and it wasn't as tasty, but the restaurant is known for its fish, so i can't really complain. I'd eat again there. On a... More 

Thank pkold
Antibes, France
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168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Went there for dinner. Nice place, looks Portuguese. Octopus in vinegraete was great. The next dish which was Bacalao with onions, bread crumbs and potatoes was just OK but very greasy. Wine was good A bit pricy but ok

Thank pjeanne
San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

I was so filled with saudades from Lisbon, and this place brought me back. Excellent service and killer food, and awesome draft beer. GO HERE! You won't regret it.

Thank Haruka-J
Al Khobar, Arabia Saudita
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

In search of a real authentic Portuguese restaurant able to serve my favourite bacalao I end up last night at Bar Espirito Santo. Immediately the impression was positive. Nice location in Itaim Bibi with wood furniture also placed outside for us poor and neglected smokers. The inside has a lot of character. Painted tiles resembling Portuguese azulejos, club scarfs hanging... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

I have just had lunch at Bar Espírito Santo. It is definitely not a bad place to go, but has its drawbacks: pricey, lazy service and inconsistent food (some dishes were tasty, some were no more than ok). The octopus is a good choice.

3 Thank Sergio_SM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Pub, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Horacio Lafer 643, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04538-083, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Itaim Bibi
  • Neighbourhood: Itaim Bibi
  • Phone Number: 11.3078-7748

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