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Rascal

#118 of 36,280 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Jardins
Italian, Brazilian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Alameda Santos 870 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01418-002, Brazil
3141-0692
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Today
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 19:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pensando em comer um excelente buffet de salada e massas incríveis, então não deixe de visitar o Rascal. One of the best "all you can eat", have a great salads buffet and pastas for all. Go and see where paulistanos eat great!

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Thank Rafa Z
Istambul, Turquia
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too noisy due to the size of the restaurant. Usually I used to love Rascal, but Quality and service was much better in the past. Food was good, but nothing special and the lemonade was a disaster...water with a slice of lemon.

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Thank Jemmerson M
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have missed nice Mediterranean food, this is probably the best option in São Paulo. A great buffet with salads, pizza, grilled vegetables, salami, cheese, peppers and any other Mediterranean starter is accompanied by 6-7 main courses based on pasta, lasagna and sea food. I will go back again. Tip: it's too popular so book even if you go... More 

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Thank Antonis M
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Food used to be very good here, especially the pizzas. This time it was terrible. Looked like microwaved pasta with a terrible polpettone. The ravioli with cheese and banana stuffing was awkward. Pasta, cold in a warmed-up tomato sauce. Polpettone, greasy. Very expensive too. By no means the meal is worth the money. Never more, a disaster!

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Thank RobertoVillavicencio
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I love Rascal! I always order the buffet option, where, for a fixed price, you can eat whatever you want! From entrees to salad, past and meat the food has a awesome quality! I highly recommend it! One of my favorites restaurants in town!

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Thank Amanda A
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great food in a great ambiance. The quality of the service and the variety and quality of the food is worth the visit! The apple desert is delicious!

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Thank VictoriaCardoner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After walking Avenida Paulista on Sunday morning we stopped for an early lunch. The salad bar was wonderful, I could have just kept going back for more, so many selections. The dessert choices were wonderful...I could have had a second slice of the apple pie. However, disappointed in the pasta bar...I had the linguini and Alfredo, very flat not very... More 

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Thank ItalyBoundAgain
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The buffet is very nice, with lots of fresh products. If you're hungry great place to go, if you're looking for fancy and tasty italian food, great place to go

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have mentioned before how much I detest tepid, stale and congealed buffet fayre. However, Rascal is none of these things and was an absolute pleasure to dine for lunch. The waiting staff are smart and professional - usually buffet is about saving cost of staff but not so here. The hot buffet itself was served by chefs in smart,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner, I ordered chicken breast and the buffet. Great buffet! Nice and fresh. The chicken breast was succulent and tasty. I could not stop eating. The buffet is like a traditional Brazilian steak house, but, with a bit more Italian dishes, like pizza and other Italian bread. Italian sauces like pesto. Next time I'll go for the pasta as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Brazilian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda Santos 870 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01418-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighbourhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: 3141-0692

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jardins

Neighbourhood Profile
Jardins
Located just below important Paulista Avenue, Jardins is the junction of four smaller neighbourhoods: Jardim Paulista, Jardim América, Jardim Europa and Jardim Paulistano. It is an upper-class area, offering a variety of things to do, including shopping, museums and parks. The neighbourhood is well known for “Oscar Freire”– the most luxurious street in the city, packed with high-end boutiques. In Jardins you will also find a trendy museum, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), which people often line up for hours to visit. If green space is what you're after, take time to relax at Trianon Park, a refuge in the heart of Paulista Avenue.
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