High Steaks

Eduardo Santalla swears that the steaks he serves at 348 Parrilla Porteña are even better than the much-hyped meat in Buenos Aires. A bit of a stretch, maybe, but we will concede that this no-frills steak house is the place for beef in São Paulo. Santalla imports his cuts from Argentina, along with the parsley, pepper, and garlic used in the fantastic chimichurri sauce. The prime plate here is the ojo del bife—you can cut it like Brie. The wine list is also superb: There are some 500 bottles, including the sensational 2002 Cheval des Andes. Dinner, $60. At 348 Rua Comendador Miguel Calfat; 55-11/3849-2889.