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Best Brazilian food in Manhattan

desgun Nov 11, 2006 06:28 AM

Anyone got any suggestions for authentic Brazilian foods - Not just a bar but with those yummy meat on skewers

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    breadnchocolate RE: desgun Nov 11, 2006 08:23 PM

    i don't know about "best" only because i haven't tried them all - and most folks i know say the best brazilian is in queens or better yet jersey city - but i have enjoyed my meals at delicia on w. 11th in the west village. esp. good is the cheese bread - pao de quejio (sp?) - baked fresh - the meat feijoida - and the shrimp moqueca in butternut squash. warning - call in advance - they have been closed when i've tried to go in the past. also - sit back with some caipirinha and relax - their service is notoriously slow - but it works if you go and expect a leisurely meal. and they are very nice folks.
    and sorry about my spelling!

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      chalkman RE: desgun Nov 29, 2006 09:04 PM

      I haven't been there in years but you might want to try Cabana Carioca on west 45 street in Manhattan. Whoops, I believe they have closed!

      1. MMRuth RE: desgun Nov 29, 2006 09:06 PM

        I really enjoy Zebu Grill ... but don't know if they have meat on skewers - I think their menu is on menupages.com.

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          Porkchop Express RE: desgun Nov 29, 2006 09:10 PM

          Plata Forma is the best! 49th between 8th and 9th.

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            JoLi RE: desgun Nov 30, 2006 03:00 AM

            Plataforma and Porcao are among the best in churrascaria in Manhattan.

            When I am in the mood for non-churrasco type of food (i.e., feijoada or moqueca) I head to Via Brasil on 46th b/w 5 and 6. Awesome moqueca and caipirinhas. They also have live Bossa Nova which is very relaxing.

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              Peter Cherches RE: JoLi Nov 30, 2006 08:01 PM

              I've been meaning to try Via Brasil because of the music. I was unimpressed by a recent visit to Emporium Brasil.

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                JoLi RE: Peter Cherches Nov 30, 2006 08:05 PM

                Yep, def try the moqueca, frango a passarinho and the feijoada.

            2. chubbie RE: desgun Dec 17, 2006 05:50 AM

              I'm no expert on brazilian food but i'll second the via brasil rec.
              the bacalhau is really tasty.

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