In parts of Brazil, families and friends come together during a centuries-old tradition called churrasco. At these festive barbecue-style gatherings, hosts cook enormous amounts of food, and guests eat until they're stuffed. Inspired by that tradition, Elaine Lima opened Brazil Grill with a similar vision in mind. Here, the grill runs all day, rolling out an assortment of juicy meats that includes pork loin, ribs, lamb, and top sirloin presented in a colorful buffet alongside vegetables and other Brazilian-style sides. It's a simple setup that makes guests feel as at home as they would at their own friend's barbecue.
The recipes used in the kitchen at Ipanema Cafe are the creation of Chef Nelson Diorio, whose skills were honed at the Quinnipiac Culinary Arts School. The bar and restaurant serves patrons classic Brazilian and Portuguese dishes, such as hearty stews, bowls of soup, and fish galore.
Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse serves up over fourteen cuts of meat that have been marinated and slow-roasted over charcoal. A few of the cuts include pork tenderloin, baby back ribs, brisket, chicken, and top sirloin. Along with delicious all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue, the restaurant offers an extensive salad bar with fresh greens, broccoli, beets, tomatoes, eggs, and much more. The beverage list includes Guarana Real, which is a natural fruit juice from the Amazon. The ambiance is upscale and elegant but the dress is casual. The dessert list offers such delightful dishes as passion fruit mango cheesecake, tiramisu, and triple chocolate fudge cake. They’re open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week serving lunch, dinner and carry out.
ComeKeto (pronounced koh-may-keh-toe) derives its name from a Brazilian saying translates literally as "eat quietly," meaning "keep your business to yourself." But for Rio de Janeiro and kitchen-master Rodrigo Souza, it's too late for that kind of prudence—the word is out already. Specializing in massive, meaty burgers that are complemented by an optional layer of fiery chili, the sandwich shop offers such rib-stickers as the Salada, a burger with mozzarella and ham and the aptly-named Elephant, with chicken, steak, pork loin, and kielbasa sausage—to name just a few. ComeKeto also serves American-style subs and grinders, and meat-centric entrees such as the picanha na Tábua with sirloin steak and a secret house seasoning.
For a taste of South America, Tropical Cafe is home to some of the tastiest Brazilian fare in town.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Tropical Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Tropical Cafe's free wifi hotspot.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from Tropical Cafe.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
A visit to Tropical Cafe will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Serving a traditional Brazilian feast, premium cuts of meat are grilled to perfection at Casa Brasil.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Casa Brasil.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Casa Brasil's drink list.
Get to dinner early — Casa Brasil does not accept reservations.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Casa Brasil, known for its laid-back ambience.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Casa Brasil will ensure that it is delicious.
At Casa Brasil, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Casa Brasil serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.