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brazilian food in Los Angeles?

Open to Westside, Hollywood, LA, SFV, anywhere really! Just as long as it's GOOD!

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  1. Without a doubt, hands down....Pampas in the Farmers Market. Of course, be prepared to wait in line if you come in the evenings. If you prefer no lines, try lunch time during the week...not as crowded.

    1. Try Zabumba - plus with Brazil still in the World Cup you get a rather "lively" crowd.

      Zabumba Restaurant
      10717 Venice Blvd
      310-841-6525

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        I had the feijoada there Tuesday morning for the game. It was pricy but quite good.

        cafe Brasil is three blocks away.

        There used to be a place on Santa Monica serving Bahian food (xim-xim, vatapa) but they closed. Anyone have any suggestions for non=churrascaria places?

      2. http://gauchosvillage.com/ in Glendale. Good Stuff, or http://greenfieldbbq.com/ In Azusa. Also good stuff, been going there for years, & it's been about 2 years since Ive been. Enjoy and let me know what U think if U go.

        1. I really like Cafe Brasil on Venice Blvd. They have a great "executive lunch" comb with steak, rice, beans and plantains.

          1. Cafe Brasil is GREAT! My boyfriend loves one [Samba? I think] in/near Redondo Beach.

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            1. re: natincali

              What's good at Cafe Brasil? I had the Fejoda last time, did not like...also had some of their sandwhiches.....not good. I watned to like this place but I didn't.

            2. Bossa Nova is great....and they have 3 locations. The grilled shrimp are wonderful with the plantains. It's casual and inexpensive. They are located at Sunset Blvd (by La Brea) in Hollywood, Robertson Blvd in West Hollywood and Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills. Supposedly they are opening another on Pico Blvd. in West LA.

              1. Try taste of Brazil (which got written up by Jonathan Gold recently). I went a few weeks ago and it was really tasty. Nice coffee shop next door too.
                http://www.laweekly.com/index.php?opt...

                He also wrote up this place on the Westside but I haven't tried it.
                http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/cou...

                1. I haven't been to Zabumba in years, but when I went there about 4 years ago they had a D health rating!!! Needless to say, I didn't order any food (just drinks). Has the health rating improved?

                  I really liked Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills...it's a fancier churrascaria that serves all the high-quality meat you want to eat, plus a pretty good salad bar, for $50. The meat was excellent, and the service was great.

                  1. Fogo De Chao is excellent...

                    http://fogodechao.com/

                    1. Samba in Redondo Beach has a pretty good selection of meats, the buffett selection isn't that great, but you go for the meat, right? Right!

                      Great view of the ocean and they have Samba Dancers.

                      http://www.sambaredondo.com

                      206 N. Harbor Dr.
                      Redondo Beach, CA 90274
                      310 374 3411