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El Tranvia

#53 of 36,429 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Conselheiro Brotero 903 | Santa Cecilia neighborhood, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01232-011, Brazil
+55 11 3664-8313
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family, we were 17! I had meat, really soft and so rich!!! The flavor was excellent!! For dessert: chocolate cake with "doce de Leite" and vanilla ice cream! A perfect way to finish!!!!!! Really want to come back, great food, good price!

Thank Keila K
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time I came to this wonderful place. I would recommend to make reservations 1 day before as it could be packed with people on the weekends. This typical Uruguayan meats restaurant carry an excellent choice of quality meats that are acompanied by whatever choice of potatoes, veggies or salads. Wine is a must drink in this place with the... More 

Thank Robin W
Belo Horizonte, MG
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best beefs ever. Great place, great service and great deserts. Ask for "maminha" or "bife de tira" and for desert "devil chocolate pie".

Thank Guilherme L
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious Meat. The service we had was amazing. The staff was very attentive and polite. This is a must try if you really enjoy a good steak. I have never enjoyed rice as much as I did there. The dessert was absolutely amazing as well. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in São Paulo.

Thank AandMDuron0725
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Comida espetacular, ótimo ambiente. Opção excelente para o dia de hoje: celebração de casamento. Amazing food, great ambiance. An excellent choice for those traveling. Well, it is a piece of Uruguay in the middle of São Paulo. For families and couples!

Thank Paula C
Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, well decorated, excelent meat, realy good ! There is a valet parking just in front. Sure I'll return.

Thank Moacir S
sao paulo
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204 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

With the recommendation by my friend, we went to this restrant, however, the quality of attending and service is very poor. They served main dish after 10 minuites later, they served entry. When we left after cheking no-body said thanks.... It is terrible restreant, I am living im Uruguay, the dish served at this restaurant is not Uruguay style dish..... More 

Thank toshiya_abe
LaTregua, Gerente de relações públicas at El Tranvia, responded to this review

Mr. toshiya_abe, good evening, thanks for your time to evaluate us. Indeed, El Tranvía is a Uruguayan restaurant serving prime cuts imported from that country. It belongs to the same Uruguayan family who founded the group in 1997, with 4 restaurant in São Paulo and one in Montevideo. Sorry we did not like our house and even respecting your opinion,... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

A discreet success, El Tranvia takes as its symbol a tram carriage, and it seems apt - low-key, serviceable, a tried and trusted formula. El Tranvia has grown from a single narrow-fronted premises to occupy what were three house-fronts. The dining areas just go on and on, both towards the rear and to the sides. Decor is Uruguyan country -... More 

Thank A R D
Argyle, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant. One of my favorites in São Paulo. The staff is excellent and the food is outstanding. Interestingly the restaurant closes at 5 on Sunday afternoons so plan accordingly.

Thank ranfog1
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

One of the best steaks in town! Do believe the hype! Amazing service in a beautiful location. Try one of the dulce de leche desserts.

Thank Marcello V

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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
USD 25 - USD 100
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Conselheiro Brotero 903 | Santa Cecilia neighborhood, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01232-011, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: +55 11 3664-8313
Typical restaurant with Uruguayan grilled meat.

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