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‘Santinho’ became the newest ‘Capim Santo’.

Commanded by chef Morena Leite, the restaurant Capim Santo celebrates 22 years and gains a new address at the Museu da Casa Brasileira.

In 2020, the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB) hosts the Capim Santo restaurant – previously known as ‘Santinho’ – under the direction of Bahian chef Morena Leite. With a proposal of welcoming, sustainability, typical Brazilian cuisine and healthy food, the kitchen attached to the MCB mansion presents a menu full of comfort foods.

Open only for lunch, the restaurant innovates in service. The menu that was already successful in the delivery service, is now also available for the option ‘assemble your plate’ – an initiative that refers to the traditional buffet – in addition to a new and pioneering form of service that aims to promote a ‘rotation of accompaniments’, where waiters circulate the environment offering various garnishes.

On the menu, classic recipes also continue, such as the famous tapioca ravioli with Serra da Canastra cheese filling and herb sauce; the vegan moqueca; the sole stuffed with pupunha and banana puree and many other possibilities.

The architectural design of the annex is signed by Miguel Pinto Guimarães and dialogues with the brand’s gastronomic proposal: Brazilianness and warmth. For this moment of the new Capim Santo in the MCB, the consultant Carla Oldemburg signs the landscaping of the environment, which has pieces by Brazilian designers and very green. The lighting of the place is a work of Maneco Quinderé, while the furniture of certified and sustainable wood is a partnership with the French brand L’Oiel.

In addition to the internal space, the restaurant also has an external deck overlooking the entire MCB garden. This project brings to the environment a bamboo covering, thermal material that helps to keep the internal temperature always pleasant, and reinforces the brand’s sustainability initiative.


Tuesday to Friday, from 12 am to 15pm

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 12am to 5pm.

Reservations: +55 (11) 3032-2277 | (11) 3816-0745 | (11) 3816-0746.

*Due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, Capim Santo is operating under the following recommended security protocols:

– Temperature measurement control of all customers and teams;

– Spacing of 2 (two) meters between tables;

– Strategic distribution of 70% alcohol gel to customers and employees;

– Cutlery individually wrapped to avoid any contamination;

– Duly oriented teams on personal hygiene procedures, hygiene of the work environment and general care to ensure the safety of all;

– Employees properly oriented on the use of PPE.

– Daily monitoring of the health status of all teams; among other measures.

Have lunch in Capim Santo, but remember that the Museu da Casa Brasileira (MCB) remains closed to the public, with no date for reopening.


About MCB
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on topics such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economics creativity, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the Design MCB Award stands out, the main segment award in the country held since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of living in the country.

The MCB is temporarily closed. In the current scenario, MCB adapts its content to digital, making several materials available in its #MCBemcasa campaign and the #CulturaemCasa platform. Among the content launched, there is a virtual visit, playlists, articles and activities on social networks. Follow!

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