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 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8 value each)<p>
Jorge Carvalho, Côco Louco Brasil’s executive chef, piles plates high with churrasco-style meats, fresh seafood, and authentic Brazilian dishes. While sipping glasses 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 feasts of Brazilian barbecue with churrasco dinners, which accompany sides of salad, red beans, rice, and collard greens and include such A-list main dishes as brazilian-cut steak, lamb chops, or fillet wrapped in bacon. Diners can also 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 amid live music, twitching 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.
Central West End
512 N Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63108