Four restaurants awarded one star in the Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo MICHELIN Guide 2016

100 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, the 2nd MICHELIN Guide selection showcases the dynamic culinary scene in these two cities.


Michelin today released the second edition of the MICHELIN Guide Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, which has selected 44 hotels and 160 restaurants in the two cities.

In the new 2016 edition, four restaurants have been awarded one star. One is in Rio de Janeiro: Eleven Rio, where the chef Joachim KOERPER, accompanied by chef Paulo LEITE, offers international cuisine with local influences, guided by real creativity in an
elegant classically inspired setting.

In Sao Paulo, Esquina Mocoto, which already had a Bib Gourmand in 2015, now gets one star: Rodrigo OLIVEIRA offers popular Brazilian cuisine that is sober and elegant with characteristic flavours, highlighting very high quality products. Kan Suke also picks up its first star: in a shopping mall, the modestly decorated restaurant offers fine Japanese cuisine. Sushi, sashimi and fresh fish are prepared in front of the customers by the chef Keisuke EGASHIRA. Finally, the Tête à Tête restaurant has entered the circle of one-star restaurants, just one year after it opened. Young chefs Gabriel MATEUZZI and Guilherme VINHA strive to serve simple cuisine rich with international influences, focusing on respect for flavours and the use of local produce. In total, the MICHELIN Guide Rio & Sao Paulo 2016 has 18 one-star restaurants.

The 2016 selection is a reflection of what is happening right now on the dining scene in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo: from popular botecos to the most luxurious restaurants, the quality, richness and diversity of the Brazilian culinary scene continues to grow year by year," says Michael Ellis, International Director of MICHELIN Guides. "This momentum is driven by the restaurateurs who continue to travel and complete their training abroad, thus helping to constantly enhance the local cuisine. The result is the extraordinary ability of the chefs to surprise us and renew their vision of cuisine with a mix of skilfully revisited local products with new flavours, aromas, and textures.

Michael ELLIS, Directeur international des guides MICHELIN.

The 2016 selection also adds 9 new Bib Gourmand restaurants, all selected for their excellent value for money as they offer a full menu for no more than 90 RS. In Rio de Janeiro, Anna, Entretapas-Jardim Botânico, Gurumê and Riso Bistrô, each receive a Bib Gourmand, as do Le Bife, Bona, Manioca, Peti Gastronomia and Tordesilhas, in Sao Paulo.

The MICHELIN Guide Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo 2016 application is available on all digital platforms (iOS and Android) and in hard copy. This second selection has:

  • In Rio de Janeiro
    •  6 restaurants with 1 star, with 1 new one
    •  11 Bib Gourmand restaurants, with 4 new ones
  • In Sao Paulo
    •  1 restaurant with 2 stars
    •  12 restaurants with 1 star, with 3 new ones
    •  19 Bib Gourmand restaurants, with 5 new ones