Like a political sign, food mounted on a stick often captures the attention of passersby when displayed in one’s front yard. Show flavor solidarity with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a Brazilian meal for two at Côco Louco Brasil (up to a $60 value) that includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8 value each)
Côco Louco Brasil’s executive chef Jorge Carvalho piles plates high with authentic Brazilian cuisine, including churrasco-style meats and fresh seafood, etched into a lengthy lunch and dinner menu. While sipping a glass of wine, guests can sink bicuspids into the camarão ao molho branco, a sea of white-wine cream sauce crashing over shrimp sautéed in garlic olive oil, or they can scoop up traditional feijoada, a mound of black beans cooked with enough protein-packed sausage, sirloin, and bacon to make tonsils grow biceps. Evening eaters can indulge in a feast of Brazilian barbecue with a churrasco dinner, which accompanies sides of salad, red beans, rice, and collard greens and includes such A-list main dishes as Brazilian-cut steak, lamb chops, or fillet wrapped in bacon. Patrons with plantivore preferences can fill up on the vegetarian paella’s tofu, olive, and zucchini blend or the herb- and spice-based vegetarian beans, served over a diorama of Brazil’s rain forests made from broccoli florets.
Wrapped in a warm palette of woodsy browns and rich reds, patrons can nestle into Côco Louco’s elegant dining room framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and grand chandeliers. On most weekend nights, diners can lean back and drink amidst live music, as it twitches hips with traditional sambas, tropicalia pop, and bossa nova rhythms catchy enough to make an off-duty cop bust a move.
Coco Louco Brasil
Inside Coco Louco Brasil’s dining room, swirls of aromatic steam dance above platters of fresh seafood and meat skewered and grilled in the traditional Brazilian churrasco style. From behind the full bar, the restaurant's mixologist tops off glasses with cocktails, including the signature Brazilian drink known as the caipirinha. Most weekend nights, a host of live musicians entertain patrons with music ranging anywhere from traditional Brazilian samba to modern pop to playing the Canadian frog xylophone.