Looking for a place full of charm and nature to enjoy on the weekend? We have selected restaurants in the interior of São Paulo to visit by car!

Having lunch by the river or surrounded by beautiful vineyards: sometimes you have to disconnect from the hustle of the big city, breathe some fresh air and explore new scenarios. For those who live in the city of São Paulo, it is worth planning a day trip by car to the interior of the state, which is full of spaces with incredible gastronomy, nature and, of course, a lot of flavor. 

You don't have to go far to discover restaurants that are a reference for their well-prepared dishes and that are close to the capital. There are spaces very close to São Paulo that offer good service, a lot of beauty and really unique spices, capable of pleasing even the most demanding palates. The best thing is that many of these establishments are located in regions whose highways and lanes are worth the entire trip, with trees, streams and mountains that accompany the route. 

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It is worth remembering that, to enjoy these restaurants in the interior of São Paulo, it is not necessary to have your own vehicle. You can rent a car rental, a practical, fast and safe way to guarantee more autonomy and comfort during the tour. Localiza, for example, has several units throughout the city of São Paulo, which makes everything even easier. The best thing is that the company even allows you to rent a car over the internet or mobile application. 

Check out our selection of the best restaurants in the interior of São Paulo to discover by car below. 

Restaurants in the interior of São Paulo to visit by car

What do you prefer: Portuguese, Italian or typical farm food? Whatever your choice, the interior of São Paulo has a restaurant option that is sure to please your taste buds. And more than that: they are peaceful environments and surrounded by a lot of nature. 

To make it easier, we have separated some options for you to discover when traveling by car. But why traveling by car? Because they are in more rural places and often far from cities, access to these restaurants in the interior of São Paulo must be done by car. For those who want to enjoy this “gastronomic tour” with family or friends, a tip is to split the car rental value between passengers. 

Quinta do Olivardo – São Roque

  • Wine Road (Spv-077), Sorocamirim – São Roque/SP
Restaurants in the interior of São Paulo to visit by car

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How about getting to know a real little piece of Portugal very close to São Paulo? Quinta do Olivardo is located in the middle of the Wine Route, in São Roque, a perfect way to travel by car, as it passes through several incredible landscapes. The space is full of charms, such as a lake with pedal boats and lots of greenery, but it is also a reference when it comes to tasty Portuguese cuisine, especially from Madeira Island. The highlights are the classic dishes based on cod. At dessert time, the delicious custard tarts come out hot from the oven. There is also an on-site emporium, allowing you to take some delicacies home.  

Travitália – Jundiaí

  • Rua Roberto Carbonari, 135 – Traviu – Jundiaí/SP
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Located in the heart of the Italian and historic district of Jundiaí, Travitália is a great choice for those round trip from São Paulo. The restaurant offers a wide variety of recipes from the “land of the boot”, with the highlight being a traditional polenta. The rustic environment is surrounded by flowers and beautiful landscapes, ideal for those looking for moments of peace and good gastronomy just minutes from the capital. The establishment also offers the possibility of having lunch under the shade of the trees, in a very cozy outdoor area. It is worth taking the opportunity to get to know the neighborhood, which is surrounded by quiet and charming places to enjoy with family or friends. 

Terrassos Restaurant – Amparo

  • Amparo Itapira Highway (SP 352) – km 137, Alferes Rodrigues – Amparo/SP
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Surrounded by mountains and vineyards, the restaurant at Vinícola Terrassos, in Amparo, is ideal for those seeking rusticity, good cuisine and breathtaking landscapes. It takes just over two hours by road from the capital to reach the place, which has Italian pasta as its protagonists. It is worth planning to spend good hours in the space and contemplate the panoramic view, which is even more beautiful at dusk. For those who want, in addition to tasting great dishes, to have a good time in the midst of nature, this is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in the interior of São Paulo to visit while traveling by car.

Paraiba Lookout – Guararema

  • Rua Admeleto Gasparini, 4509 – Parish of Escada – Guararema/SP
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For those who love seafood, fresh air and a good landscape, a tip is to take the car and head towards the city of Guararema, where the Mirante do Paraíba restaurant is located. Located on the banks of the Paraíba do Sul River, the space offers a wooden deck with an incredible view. In addition, the space is a gastronomic reference in the region, having as its flagship a hearty and tasty paella. To encourage the children, there is the possibility of feeding the fish. Adults will be able to enjoy music that cheers up the hall on weekends. A tip: it is worth planning to arrive early, as the restaurant is quite busy.   

The Old Man – Mairiporã

  • Santa Inês Road, 300 – Mairiporã/SP
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Imagine an Italian village built with reused demolition materials? This is the Velhão complex, a very different and extremely charming place very close to São Paulo. The space has a cafe, bistro and shops, but the highlight is the restaurant As Véia, which operates in the buffet system with a fixed price during the weekends. On the menu, you will find typical farm food, prepared on a wood stove. for those who love take pictures to rock Instagram, the space allows incredible clicks, as it is surrounded by antique objects, flowers and playful items.

Bella Vista Restaurant – Campos do Jordão

  • Alameda Pérolas, 182, Morro do Elefante – Campos do Jordão/SP
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For those who want a more sophisticated option to celebrate a special occasion, the Bella Vista restaurant, in Campos do Jordão, may be the ideal choice. The menu offers contemporary and creative haute cuisine dishes, but the highlight is also due to its location. The restaurant is located at the top of Morro do Elefante, one of the tourist attractions in the region, over 1,800 meters high. With a large lounge, the establishment offers glass windows that allow an impressive panoramic view of the city, extolling all the charm of the region. 

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