Outback Steakhouse...endearingly called Ouchie Backie (portuguese pronunciation). It really hits the spot when you are feeling homesick. The hamburgers taste like home, and free refills!!! http://www.outback.com.br/restaurantes/sao-jose-dos-campos#
Mandioquinhas! I will miss these when I return home someday. Mandioquinhas are a little like a potatoe, but sooo much better. I love them fried, mashed or roast with olive oil. They have a great flavor unlike anything I've had before and the edges get crisp and almost caramelized when roasted. I'm on a huge Mandioquinha kick right now!
Padaria da Arvore in São José dos Campos, Brazil. We love this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner...and so convenient for me, just a short walk across the street. They have great bread as well. The prices are good too. They have a nice outdoor seating area under the big tree.
Santiago's Pizzaria & Bar in Sao Jose Dos Campos. Great pizza and beautiful place overlooking the banhado. Live music on the weekends. Avenida Anchieta 313, Jardim Esplanade, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil.
Villa d' Marco Costelaria http://www.villadmarco.com.br/informacoes.html One of our favorite lunch spots...super clean, delicious picanha and the tempura vegetables are divine. At night they have pastels...never tried them though. Check the link for hours and address.
Path of Campos do Jordao in the Milk Lane is a place for good coffee. Peace, tranquility and good food in a pleasant environment, surrounded by greenery and blue sky, where you can relax by the lake and enjoy an extensive and varied menu of delicacies prepared with all the quality. Not so far from São José dos Campos and good for a breakfast on the weekend. russoinglêscoreano Rod. Floriano Rodrigues Pinheiro (SP-123), km 10. Tremembé - SP (Estrada para Campos do Jordão)