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bar da dona onca

#190 of 36,291 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Republica
Brazilian, Bar, South American, Contemporary
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av. ipiranga sao paulo brazil, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
1132572016
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12:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent bar atmosphere, food and caipirinhas. Started with moelas (shared), then galinhada and steak tartar, all very good. Together with caipirinha do Norte (caju and lime). Recommended.

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Thank Josue B
Crown Point, Indiana
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426 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We stumbled onto this famed spot, bar da dona onça, while looking for a place for dinner after our meeting. The menu is extensive and relatively expensive for Brazil, but the food is very good. While this is categorized as a "dive bar," uninitiated expats shouldn't arrive here expecting to find a rough and rugged bar scene. The food you'll... More 

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Thank MrWarrenM
Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's one of the popular bar"s in São Paulo in the central area . The service is really great, the food is awesome, but do not worst R$69 average every single meal. You pay R$12 Heineken longneck In the central area there a lots of great food much as good as D.Onça for a better price. I"m not coming back.... More 

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Thank sabarberio
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were here because we were advised to go have a drink while waiting for a table at a restaurant of the same owner. Because of that we didn’t have any foo here but what we saw looked very nice. The staff was also very nice and the place was very chique. We enjoyed our time we spent here.

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Thank Mellie V
Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This bar is in the old center of Sao Paulo and was chosen by friends for a birthday dinner. It is quite old and a bit worn but has a great atmosphere and the food is very special. So it can be a bit noisy as there is a significant happy hour crowd that hang around. You can make reservations... More 

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Thank John B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am a Brazilian but I live in Rio. So, last holiday I went to São Paulo to visit my brother. He took me to this amazing restaurant/bar called Bar da Dona Onça. The drinks were fantastic and the food amazing. If you go there, try the drink "Onça Pintada" that is a caipirinha (typical brazilian drink made of cachaça)... More 

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Thank ElianeMariz
State of Sao Paulo
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to Bar da Dona Onça for a lunch today(Saturday Oct 8). Location: The locaiton is very especial, at the original center of São Paulo and at The Edifício Copan (Copan Building). Ambience: The restaurant ambience is very nice. Not too quiet and not too noise. Nice decoration. Service: The service is excellent. Very attentions staff. They know all... More 

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Thank Australo P
Brooklyn, NY
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226 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It was a shame because the menu was huge: traditional Brazilian food and everything that we saw looked & smelled delicious, but we ended up ordering conservatively because we didn’t know what we were doing! The servers did their best.

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Thank artnik
Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been back in Brazil for the last 3 years and had not experienced "Bar da Dona Onça" for lunch or dinner. Just for drinks. Yesterday, I decided to try it out. I haven't been eating red meat (although they have plenty of option for carnivorous people), so I went for the "bolinho de espinafre" as a starter, which is... More 

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Thank Marina N
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We finally got to have lunch there - but we arrived sharp at noon on a holiday. Otherwise, you will wait for more than 2 hours to be seated. But it does worth the queues and you can have appetizers and drinks in the meanwhile. Excellent brazilian food, with several kind of options although the owners are specialized in any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Bar, South American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: av. ipiranga sao paulo brazil, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Republica
  • Neighbourhood: Republica
  • Phone Number: 1132572016

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Staying in Republica

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Republica
Part of the historical centre of São Paulo, República was once a fancy residential area. República Square holds a craft and food fair every weekend, right by the subway entrance. Nearby, one of the neighbourhood’s main attractions is the Italian Building, where you can see the city from the 42nd floor. The Copan Building also deserves a close look, with 1,160 apartments and a huge floor area that inspired filmmakers and other artists. To get the feeling of São Paulo in the beginning of the 1900s, visit the Municipal Theatre – you will be amazed by its architecture. The area also features several galleries. República is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.
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