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2809 San Jacinto, Austin, TX | Directions 7870530.291541 -97.735197
Neighborhoods: Central Austin, Hancock
One of the first Brazilian restaurants in Austin, Sao Paulo's serves huge, meaty portions, and complements your meal with live bossa nova on Friday nights.
scrumptious paella! – it's affordable and tasty! Go!
food not worth the awful service – I can't believe the terrible service. We were ignored for a while before we got a table. Our waiter was rude and seemed put-out by our presence. He overcharged my credit card and then when I viewed my bank transactions he had charged his own tip amount, one not written in by me. It was outrageous.
I have since spoken to friends and they have had the same experience.
Most Restaurants and Bars have a credit card authorization process that equals 15 to 20% over the check total. This is a precaution used to make sure you have sufficient funds in your account to cover a tip if you choose to leave one. Patrons get concerned when they view their pending charges and see the overage, this leads them to believe their server added to their tip amount. It is a common assumption. The pending charge is then dropped and the actual amount is charged to your account.
My favorite place near work – Whether its a work lunch, happy hour drinks, or even a weekend date night, I coming to this place (I come here often). The atmosphere reminds me of a good jazz bar- laid back and smooth without being unpretentious. Sometimes it can get a little too noisy during heavy traffic time though. Their food price are way too cheap for the quality- everything taste homemade with fresh ingredients. My two favorites are the Rocambole alexandra and Estrogonoe du Sul. My husband loves the Bife a cebolado. We absolutely love the Pao de queijo appetizer . For dessert try the chocolate mouse tart thing, but if they are out of that I would pass because the flan and tiramisu aren't very good. It's too bad they don't have any true Brazilian desserts. Sometimes service is slow, but just sit back and relax in this cozy place because the food is very much worth the wait! Mojitos are always wonderful accompaniment.
My Favorite Restaurant in the Area – I can't recommend this place enough. The food is fantastic, the servers are friendly and it's so cheap. Go in for happy hour. Like, today.
Great food & atmosphere – Our party of six ate here last night before going to see WICKED - it was wonderful!! Half our table ate Mexican, the other half Brazilian. Enjoyed happy hour until 7pm. The service was very friendly, generous portions and lovely presentaiton but the taste was incredible! We'll definitely be back again!
Great food great prices!!! – I just ate dinner here the other night and it was fabulous, the drinks were very good and average price and the food was wonderful. I had the brazillian Paella, it was very flavorful and perfectly cooked. Don't let the exterior fool you, it looks expensive but really isn't. They also have a tex mex menu for those less adventurous.
Wonderful service and wonderful food – Spent a relaxing evening at this restaurant with my family: Our whole dining experience was wonderful; we enjoyed all aspects of our meal from the large variety served at the salad bar, the fabulous selection of BBQ meats, to the decadent deserts. My whole family highly recommends this restaurant.
Wonderfully interesting menu! – What an interesting menu! The waitperson was helpful, knowledgeable about the food, and eager to answer questions. This is my first time to try yucca puffs, for example. The restaurant is typical Austin low-key, mellow. I'd love to go back and try some different things.
Great Fresh Coffee – This is an awsome little restaurant, they have a great happy hour, nice art work and best of all great food!!! Just of campus happened to find it as I needed some coffee for a very borning class and Java was full, stopped in Great Coffee got to try it. Came back for happy hour w/ some friends, just love it.
Unpretentious elegant world of its own. – It is hard to believe such a find as this exists in a strip center. From the second you walk in, not only will you completely forget it is in a strip center, but you seem to forget life outside of Sao Paulo's altogether. This place has an ambiance that reaches out and grabs you, makes you sit down, savor your unique, sensual food and think about all the things you shouldn't be doing in a restaurant. The lighting, textures, music, layout and colors are exquisite. The staff is friendly and playful. Melba herself has got to be the nicest, sweetest and most genuine restaurant owner I know of. Be ready to experience places you never thought a restaurant could take you ...
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