The layout of Rio Rodizio is telling: with a candlelit dining area in one section and a long bar lined with flat screens in another, it's as much a place to take a date for a romantic meal as it is a spot to grab a drink after work. In the dining room, gaucho chefs carve cuts of lamb, beef, and pork right at the table, forcing diners to clear plate space next to seared fish, homemade pastas, and sushi rolls drizzled in flavorful sauce. Like a home that's been decorated by robbing a furniture store in the dark, the cocktail menu is a fusion of tastes, its Asian and Brazilian proclivities represented by sangrias, tropical juices, and sake.
Grilled meats await at Brazilian-inspired Miss Favela in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.
Come prepared to feast at Miss Favela — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At Miss Favela, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Miss Favela, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Miss Favela — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Miss Favela's tasty dishes at your next party.
Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Miss Favela.
Miss Favela is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Miss Favela.
Make sure to hit the ATM before heading to Miss Favela — it's strictly cash-only.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Seafood stew and skewered meats are served fresh from the grill at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, a Brazilian spot that will not disappoint.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Delicious De Minas Restaurant's menu that can cater to your needs.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Delicious De Minas Restaurant.
For comfortable outdoor service, Delicious De Minas Restaurant sets up a seasonal patio.
Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
Free wireless internet is also available at Delicious De Minas Restaurant, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Delicious De Minas Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Delicious De Minas Restaurant for their catering services.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Delicious De Minas Restaurant's McWhorter St residence.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Delicious De Minas Restaurant running under $30 per person.
Meat-eaters flock to Altas Horas Lanches, where authentic Brazilian fare is tastefully prepared.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Altas Horas Lanches, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Altas Horas Lanches with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Altas Horas Lanches, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the restaurant does not accept reservations.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Altas Horas Lanches is ultra casual.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Altas Horas Lanches.
Head on over to Altas Horas Lanches first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Altas Horas Lanches is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Casanova Brazilian Barbeque in Newark and embrace the mess.
Calorie-counters won t find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Casanova Brazilian Barbeque — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Casanova Brazilian Barbeque.
At Casanova Brazilian Barbeque, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Through their catering service, Casanova Brazilian Barbeque can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Casanova Brazilian Barbeque.
Casanova Brazilian Barbeque provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Prices are downright affordable at Casanova Brazilian Barbeque, with most items well under the $15 mark.
Though it's steps down from street level, the dining room at Circus Restaurante maintains a sunny air. Perhaps it's the circus-themed art, the lemon yellow seats, the bossa nova floating through the room that give the space its warm and tropical feel. No matter, because drifting from the kitchen are the scents of garlic and herbs, coconut and lime?all signs that delicious Brazilian cuisine is on its way. Shortly after opening, the New York Times claimed, "Circus serves the food your mother might cook if you were raised in Sao Paulo or Bahia."
Here are some classic Brazilian dishes to which Circus's kitchen gives a nouvelle cuisine touch.
Muqueca: a bold and spicy stew from northeastern Brazil, made with jumbo shrimp, coconut milk, tomato, and lemongrass
Frango: chicken roasted till it's crisp, covered in herbs and garlic, and served over rice with a bright vinaigrette
Picadinho: hand-chopped beef stew made with rice, beans, and bananas and topped with an egg; traditionally a late-night meal
Feijoada: known as Brazil's national dish, it's a melange of lean beef, pork, and sausage cooked into a stew with black beans and served with rice and greens