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#
Best souvenirs from Brazil: what souvenirs travelers to Brazil should buy and where they can be found.
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.
Villa Lobos Espaco Gastronomico in Sao Jose dos Campos. My husband took clients here last night and said it was fabulous. He had the best caprese salad of his life. The steak and risotto also got great reviews. I believe it has been closed for a while for remodeling and has recently reopened. It's pricey, but delicious. Can't wait for my turn! They have a facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Villa-Lobos-Espaço-Gastrônomico/397879250288302 Avenida Heitor Villa Lobos, 841 - Vila…
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.