Restaurant 2 Sisters – Pedro de Toledo
I found this place when I was looking for where a friend of mine works and noticed that someone I knew was having lunch there.
He seemed happy with it, so I gave it a try……..
It’s a friendly family run business ran by two sisters originally from Bahia, which may be part of their success because the food is much tastier than the usual Sao Paulo fare, which tends to be a bit bland.
Having eaten my fill I was pleased to make a recommendation and especially when I got the bill!
11 Reais for a full sit down lunch including an ice-cool can of beer to wash it down!
Tony is a great friend of mine ,you can sit on his veranda sipping ice cold beer while parrots toucans and other birds fly around and dart in and out of the riverside trees just across the road.
High up in the hills behind the sleepy little town of Itariri Toni has created one of the most successful businesses in the Jureia, and all through hard work, single mindedness and a friendly down to earth character that makes a visit to his place such a pleasure.
I remember having lunch at Toni’s more than ten years ago, and as now, the favourite item on the menu was “Frango Caipira”. This is a free-range chicken that he himself has raised and it is prepared a la carte as you wish it to be cooked.
Meanwhile you can enjoy an ice-cold beer, or fresh fruit juice on his veranda and admire the views of the surrounding Jureia Mountains.
Afterwards you can cool off in the river, or have a snooze in one of the chalets that he has built, or why not stay the night?
Tariff for chalets are R$45 for a couple or R$80 for family room.
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Irashai Price per kilo buffet style restaurant on the corner of Avenida Sao Joao and Rua dos Pescadores that is always busy at lunch time. Particularly good sushi and Yakisoba dishes. Inexpensive and centrally located.