Where do chefs eat? With Victor Magri, from Motique, in São Paulo

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The trajectory of the chef from São Paulo Victor Magri started in the city of São Paulo, where, after graduating in the area, he went through houses like La Cevicheria it’s the tian 🇧🇷

After gaining experience, he flew further: he packed his bags and left for Italy 🇧🇷

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But the country of the boot seemed not to be enough. From European territory, the young professional, now 27 years old, landed in New Zealand and then on Belgium where the stops contributed to enrich their knowledge of flavors and stories.

Currently, Victor is chef-owner of Motique a house in Pinheiros opened this year that explores dishes from different nationalities.

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Conceived by him and his wife, Charlotte DeCort who takes care of the salon, Motique is located in a nice big house with a veranda and brings many family references and the couple’s travels.

It is “food and drink for the curious”, as they call themselves. Outside of his kitchen, Victor also tries other different flavors around the city and shares his favorite restaurants for good meals in São Paulo below:

Hira Ramen Izakaya

the food of Hira Ramen Izakay a is extremely tasty, with appetizers and ramen as the protagonists of the menu.

In addition, the house at Fradique Coutinho has always very attentive service.

Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1240 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP / Telephone: (11) 3031-3025 / Opening hours: lunch Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12:00 to 16:00; dinner from Saturday to Thursday from 7 pm to 11 pm and Friday from 7 pm to 11:30 pm.

Miss Saigon

O Miss Saigon serves original and traditional vietnamese food with themed decor. The house is located in Pinheiros and was one of the first to open its doors with a focus on typical cuisine from the south of Vietnam in São Paulo.

Vietnamese spring rolls, green papaya salad and pho bo (rice noodles, filet mignon slices and spring onion with mixed vegetables) and pho ga (trice noodles, chicken strips and chives with a mix of vegetables) are part of the menu.

Rua Mourato Coelho, 1223 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP / Tel.: (11) 94116-0521 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 12h to 15h and from 18h to 22h30; Friday and Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 18:30 to 23:00; Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00.

Sandwich shop dock

THE Dock It’s a really nice place in Itaim Bibi, in a small, friendly house with a strong identity.

They serve tasty snacks and go a little further with salads and desserts, such as cookies made daily. I confess that I eat lunch already thinking about the next one!

Rua Iguatemi, 298 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP / Tel.: (11) 93412-2980 / Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday from 12h to 15h; Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00.


In my opinion, the donkey has the best burrito in São Paulo! The tortilla comes with generous fillings.

Furthermore, the chef Eduardo Ogre makes all the difference with your presence in the house.

Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 38 – Jardim das Bandeiras, São Paulo – SP / Tel.: (11) 98762-8028 / Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 14:30 and from 18:00 to 23:00; Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 and Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00.

Effendi sfiharia

THE Effendi it is already a classic in the center of São Paulo, where it has been serving Armenian cuisine since 1973 in Luz.

The food is cooked in a wood-fired oven and, without a doubt, the house has the best sfiha in town. Raw kibbeh, grape and cabbage leaf sarma and zucchini and eggplant dolma are on the menu, as well as delicious Arabic sweets.

Rua Dom Antônio de Melo, 77 – Luz, São Paulo – SP / Phone: (11) 3228-0295 / Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 3:30 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

Dô Japanese Cuisine

The restaurant prioritizes products without artificial substances or, as they say, that change the original flavor of what is served, such as cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Of the house, my praise goes to the very fresh fish and the rice for sushi, which is perfect.

Pinheiros Unit : Rua Padre Carvalho, 224 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP / Tel: (11) 3816-3958 / Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12h to 15h and from 19h to 00h; Saturday from 1pm to 4pm and from 7pm to midnight; open on holidays only for dinner, from 7 pm to midnight / Gardens Unit : Rua Padre João Manuel, 879 – Cerqueira César, São Paulo – SP / Tel: (11) 3061-2835 / Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:30 to 00:00; Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm and from 7:30 pm to midnight; open on holidays only for dinner, from 7 pm to midnight.

Source: CNN Brasil

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