Authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Savor the seasoning of Portugal and Brazil with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine at The Sunset Cafe in Cambridge.
Tender meat and seafood dishes forged from scratch in a fusion of Portuguese and Brazilian traditions grace plates and palates at The Sunset Cafe. Portuguese dishes merge elements of French, Italian, Spanish, German, and English cuisines, keeping tongues guessing as they sample dishes such as chourico flamejado ($7.95), a sausage served on fire that supplies flame-lit flavor without requiring a picnic inside a volcano. Febras de porco grelhadas pairs succulent marinated pork cutlets with rice, vegetables, and Portuguese fries ($12.95), and halibut com presunto ($13.95) swathes roasted halibut in a salty scarf of prosciutto to avoid detection by camera-clicking bands of shrimp paparazzi. The Brazilian barbecue ($14.95/person) stamps out heartier hunger with an all-you-can-eat variety of chef specialties. Because meals are made from scratch, every dish on the menu can be altered to suit tastes, dietary requirements, and inseam length.
The Sunset Cafe
In spite of its serene-sounding name, the Sunset Cafe is all about vivacious cuisine that enlivens the palate. Mediterranean-inspired ingredients populate the menu, such as braised goat, Portuguese sausages served over flames, and shrimp simmered in spicy sauce. Chefs stuff clams with parsley and onions and crown pan-seared steaks with fried eggs, creating flavor profiles even more harmonious than the bossa nova soundtrack. Diners can subdue spice with sips of wine, beer, cocktails, or Sumol—a fruity Portuguese soda.