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!
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)
This restaurant is in Guararema, towards Sao Paulo. They make the most delicious fish with mango, and paella. They also cater for parties, and I used them for my 40th Birthday. They were very professional, the service was great, and the paella was amazing. http://www.mirantedoparaiba.com.br/index.html
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.