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Rubaiyat Faria Lima

#87 of 36,280 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Itaim Bibi
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Grill
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Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2954, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Santos, SP
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best steakhouse in São Paulo for decades. Returning guest since 1984 excellent wines, dessert and of course beefs. Expensive . Around US$100,00 p/p with wine. But worth every penny. Mr. Alves a superb waiter.

Thank Jose Severiano M
Gstaad, Switzerland
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Rubaiyat Faria Lima has rested on its laurels and has become a dinosaur. Some dishes are average but the formula is old. The service is appalling surrounded by an enormous pomp to disguise the inefficiency. Some waiters tell you that they have not received any training.

Thank carlovvg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Have been going to Rubayat for nearly 25 years, as my family is an avid customer. During lunch today, there was a tiny dead maggot on the steamed vegetables. Politely, I told the waiter, which then told the maître. He came a little later sincerely apologizing and saying that my buffet was on the house. Of course I was disappointed,... More 

Thank Maria Flavia R
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I came here for a meal with colleagues and I was not disappointed! The steak was excellent, it was cooked to perfection and was delicious. The staff were attentative and gave excellent menu recommendations. I would love to eat here again!

Thank veronica800
Sao Paulo, SP
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152 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Rubayat is a highbrow steak house in Brazil, with excellent option at reasonable prices. Everything is good, not only the meat, but also the starters, the chips and desert. Excellent option for a business meeting or to go with friends and family.

Thank Roberta T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

In Sao Paulo for a few days of meetings and we went here on our first night. Brazilian barbecue was very good and kept coming until enough indicated. Intersting selection of breads and starters, not the cheapest around but good value for the quality.

Thank Simon L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The service is very professional and welcoming, and the place is much bigger than it first appears from out front. I am not impressed when the waiters bring items to the table as soon as you sit, especially if it is not made clear that all the tasters are chargeable. The food was well produced and tasted great. There were... More 

Thank Izvor
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The 3 course special included a salad, appetizers, breads, main course and dessert for a reasonable price. The steak was cooked to the correct temperature and was tender and delicious. They featured an excellent selection of wine, including a featured house special. The atmosphere was quiet and calm, and the wait service was great. The desserts were wonderful. Very reasonably... More 

Thank rick19348
La Floresta, Uruguay
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217 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Located in the buzzing Faria Lima, Sao Paulo's fancy, fashion and business center, this restaurant is indeed excellent. Quality of the food is excellent and the service is excellent too. Ambience is stylish and nice and specially convenient for business meals. Certainly not cheap but excellent value for its high price.

Thank Eduardo S
Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Very recommended for the exigent connoisseur. I ask for the ribeye . Exceptional ! Everything I asked was delicious and surpass my expectations .

Thank Jaime D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 250
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2954, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Itaim Bibi
  • Neighbourhood: Itaim Bibi
  • Phone Number: +55(11)3165-8888

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