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Romantic Guide to Sao Paulo

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At first sight, Sao Paulo may not look like the most romantic place, but as with most things in the city, you just need to give it a second glance to see that beyond the city's skyscrapers, there are plenty of perfect getaways for those in love. With rooftop restaurants, parks with sunset views, and cozy wine bars, take your pick from my favorite romantic spots.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Skye Bar

Bars & Clubs

Parque Estadual Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande

State Parks, Hiking Trails, Forests

Bistrot De Paris

Restaurants

The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo

Civic Centres

Mestico

Restaurants

Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo

Gardens

Pita

Restaurants

Sunset Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mani

Restaurants

Jazz nos Fundos

Bars & Clubs

Bar Astor

Restaurants

RentaLocalFriend's City Tips

  • A 10% service charge is usually included in restaurant bills, so there's no need to leave an extra tip if that's the case.
  • Buy a bus/metro pass at one of the metro stations. For the more adventurous, there are also bike rental stations all over the central parts of the city.
  • There are very few places in Sao Paulo with strict dress codes, so feel free to wear "day to night" attire on your adventures here!
  • Skye Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Hands down one of the most popular restaurants in the city, this is also one of the most romantic. Whether you head here for dinner by candlelight, cocktails on the terrace, or a lazy brunch with your significant other, you'll find a spectacular view of the city, which is the perfect setting for enjoying each other's company.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you go during the day, you can get some great pictures of the city's skyline from the restaurant's terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 291 Nightlife in Sao Paulo
    • Anti-climax 22/01/2022
    • not worth it 23/06/2021
    • Skye Bar
    Address:
    Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio 4700
    Hotel Unique
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01402-002
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 11 3055 4702
    Other:
  • Parque Estadual Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande
    State Parks, Hiking Trails, Forests
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    If the two of you are outdoors types and want to get away from the bustle of the city, head north to Parque da Cantareira, and take a +/- 3 km hike (each way) on an asphalted road up to Pedra Grande, a large rock atop a mountain with breathtaking views of the city — perfect for snuggling up and gazing at after the hike.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure to get here early on weekends, to avoid the rush of tourists and locals climbing up.
    • Take the metro to Tucuruvi Station and then a quick taxi ride to get here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 937 things to do in Sao Paulo
    • Beautiful place 21/04/2020
    • Great view, lovely walk 04/06/2019
    • Parque Estadual Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande
    Address:
    Rua do Horto 1799
    Horto Florestal
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 02377-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 11 2203 0115
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$19
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Other:
  • Bistrot De Paris
    Restaurants (French)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    What would a romantic guide be without a French restaurant? Bistrot de Paris is at the end of a quaint alley or villa, in the Jardins neighborhood, where the three French owners want to make you feel like you've quite literally stepped into a Parisienne bistro. Sit on one of the red leather couches, and gaze into each other's eyes over delicious red wine and an authentic French meal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • It's really easy to miss so look out for the cupcake shop at the entrance to the villa.
    • Choose the dessert plate.
    • Ask for a table upstairs on the charming terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 19,258 restaurants in Sao Paulo
    • Secret Drink after Desert, for the Close Friends and Nice Guests 31/08/2022
    • Very Nice! 27/01/2022
    • Bistrot De Paris
    Address:
    Rua Augusta 2542
    Jardins
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01412-100
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 11 3063-1675
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$24
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Mon - Wed
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Tue - Wed
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Thu - Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
    Other:
  • The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo
    Civic Centres
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Buy tickets for one of the world's best concert halls and enjoy a night of orchestra with your beau! Not a fan of classical music? Visit for the architecture and pure atmosphere of the place alone. There is a cafe and restaurant in the building as well, with fantastic food.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It's not in the best neighborhood so if you're watching an evening show, take a taxi.
    • If you're on a budget, you can watch the city orchestra practice on Thursday mornings for a reduced price.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 937 things to do in Sao Paulo
    • Sala Sao Paulo is awsome! 04/09/2019
    • The best concert room in SP 03/09/2019
    • The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo
    Address:
    Praca Julio Prestes 16
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01218-020
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 (11)3367-9500
    Other:
  • Mestico
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Asian, Thai, Fusion)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    My better half and I love this restaurant for a special date night! It's on a quiet street with other charming restaurants in an otherwise loud neighborhood, and even on busy nights, you can enjoy a drink and appetizer at the bar while waiting for a table. Once you're in the dining room, you'll be comfortably stationed at a spacious table, surrounded by art, where you can order from an incredible menu of Brazilian and Southeast Asian fusion foods.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • LGBT
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The main dishes come in large portions — ideal for sharing!
    • The same street has quite a few cozy bars and fun nightclubs to dance the night away.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #168 of 19,258 restaurants in Sao Paulo
    • Excellent Restaraunt 21/08/2022
    • Amazing 28/12/2019
    • Mestico
    Address:
    Rua Fernando de Albuquerque 277
    Consolação
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01309-030
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55(11) 3256-3165
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    12:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Sat
    1:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
    Gardens
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Another place to get away from the noise of the city is Sao Paulo's Botanical Gardens, in the southeastern part of the city. Besides being a beautiful park with lush gardens and pristine ponds, there is a boardwalk that takes you to a forest where you'll find birds and small monkeys. A haven for you and your loved one.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There's a restaurant inside the park, which is a perfectly cozy place for a romantic lunch.
    • Take a metro to Saúde Station and then bus or taxi to get to the park.
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 937 things to do in Sao Paulo
    • Very pleasant to spend some tien and relax 15/01/2021
    • Gardens and peaceful place 06/11/2019
    • Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
    Address:
    Avenida Miguel Estefno 3031
    Vila Água Funda
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-902
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 (11) 5067-6000
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Pita
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Turkish, Middle Eastern)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Considering Sao Paulo is such an expensive city, if you'd like a romantic experience on a budget, then Pita is the perfect stop for you. A Middle Eastern restaurant with mostly Lebanese food and some Brazilian inklings, you can be sure you'll be sharing your meals with each other in this dimly-lit and informal setting.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a trio of Arab dips and fresh pitta bread for sharing as an appetizer.
    • Ask for a table for two in the front room of the restaurant — it's not as noisy as the dining room in the back.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #757 of 19,258 restaurants in Sao Paulo
    • Not what it once was 01/04/2019
    • Lebanese cuisine with soul! 20/01/2019
    • Pita
    Address:
    Rua Francisco Leitao 282
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05414-020
    Brazil
    Phone:
    11 3774 1790
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Mon
    12:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Tue - Thu
    12:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Other:
  • Sunset Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    What's more romantic than watching the sunset together? Take a blanket, some snacks, and a bottle of wine to experience the city's best view of the sun setting over the river and western skyline. Around sunset, it's filled with locals, either with their pups, children, groups of friends, or significant others, playing guitar and simply relaxing. It's the perfect place to unwind after sightseeing.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take a bus here from Faria Lima metro station, most of the "Lapa" buses run through here too.
    • Arrive before sunset to get a good spot.
    • Bathroom facilities are quite hard to find.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 937 things to do in Sao Paulo
    • Nice to visit this place 14/12/2019
    • Golden years are over 27/10/2017
    • Sunset Square
    Address:
    Praca Cel. Custodio Fernandes Pinheiro
    Alto de Pinheiros
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03178-200
    Brazil
    Phone:
    7186888096
    Other:
  • Mani
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Contemporary)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Cozy, chic, and with an effortless charm, this restaurant not only serves up some of the best meals in the city (its chef has been named best female chef in the world!), but also has the service to boot, making your romantic meal just as cozy and effortless as the restaurant itself. The menu is a contemporary fusion on traditional Brazilian food, which is to die for!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Make reservations, the restaurant is very busy, especially on weekends.
    • Try the "fish moqueca," a fantastic spin on a traditional Brazilian fish stew.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #342 of 19,258 restaurants in Sao Paulo
    • Again excellent lunch 14/08/2022
    • Service needs improvement 10/06/2022
    • Mani
    Address:
    Rua Joaquim Antunes 210
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05415-000
    Brazil
    Phone:
    Tel.: (11) 3085-4148
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$100
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Tue - Fri
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Fri - Sat
    8:30 pm - 12:00 am
    Sat - Sun
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Other:
  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Bars & Clubs
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    A jazz bar found in the back of a parking garage, which will make your romantic getaway feel exciting and super-underground. The music is quite possibly the best jazz you'll find in Sao Paulo, and the dimly-lit setting will make it all the better to dance to, or simply enjoy listening in each other's company.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Get there early so you can find a table for two (shows generally start at 9pm.)
    • Cash only.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 291 Nightlife in Sao Paulo
    • The best Jazz club in São Paulo 27/06/2019
    • Excellent atmosphere for music 09/07/2018
    • Jazz nos Fundos
    Address:
    Rua Cardeal Arcoverde 742
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05412-002
    Brazil
    Phone:
    +55 11 3083-5975
    Hours:
    Tue
    7:00 pm - 2:30 am
    Wed - Fri
    7:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Sat
    7:00 pm - 4:00 am
    Other:
  • Bar Astor
    Restaurants (Brazilian, Bar)
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    RentaLocalFriend Says:

    Vila Madalena's best hidden spot is SubAstor, a cocktail bar found in the basement of Bar Astor, on a street a couple of blocks away from the neighborhood's lively bars and restaurants. The bar has black walls, plays lounge music, and has comfortable chairs and couches. The cocktails are divine and it's a perfect nightcap after a romantic dinner or long day exploring Sao Paulo.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Walk to the bar through the main entrance in Bar Astor. Just ask for the stairs to SubAstor.
    • The bar is open late on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    • Ask for a gin and tonic menu.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #429 of 19,258 restaurants in Sao Paulo
    • Great cocktail place in the evening 13/01/2020
    • Bar Astor is not the same 04/01/2020
    • Bar Astor
    Address:
    Rua Delfina 163
    Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05443-010
    Brazil
    Phone:
    11.3815-1364
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Wed
    6:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Thu
    12:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Fri - Sun
    12:00 pm - 3:00 am
    Other:
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