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Sep 22, 2000 07:33 PM

Brazilian, anyone?

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Does anyone know of any good brazilian restaurants in or near Pasadena?

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  1. There's one in Burbank, but can't remember the name.

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    1. re: Bob

      Yup, I'm with Bob. Can't remember the name..Terrible, yeah? I've been to two in this area, and can't remember the names of either..Go all the way south on Rosemead and you'll run into one..but not worth the jounrney. Lots of salad stuff, but mostly made with that glucky mayo dressing. Meats pretty much all tastes the same, with way too much salt.(Head east on Main to find killer empanadas instead..) BUT! The one in Burbank was pretty darn good. It's in the heart of that ritzy froo-froo re-built main drag in Burbank. It's the name of a type of meat prepared in Brazil. They have a lunch special, worth it, since it will take a number of hours to get over all the food you just ate. The salad only meal price is worth it though since there is a hot bar (avec meat) linked to the salads. If I remember the name, I'll...remember the name..

      1. re: heidi

        "It's the name of a type of meat prepared in Brazil."

        Brazilians often name their restaurants "Picanha"...could that be it?

        1. re: Jim Leff

          Hi there;

          I'm an American/Brazilian currently living in Brazil (i have been for the past 20 something years). Picanha is a type of meat prepared at Brazilian steak restaurantS. These restaurants are called CHURRASCARIA.

        2. re: heidi
          Richard Foss

          I highly reccommend By Brazil in Gardena, a classic churrascarria. The food is excellent and the clientele is mostly Brazilian - I was in there on a night when Brazil was playing a World Cup game and the place was berserk. The salads and side dishes are served buffet-style in the side room, and the meat sishes are delivered on the skewer from the rotisserie. It's an all-you-can-eat place, and a favorite of full-bore carnivores - the tab is about $20.00 per person without drinks. Lunch is simpler and features the buffet and roasted chicken, and is about $8.00.


      2. There's a Brazilian BBQ restaurant in West Covina (really). It's called Green Field and is located on Azusa Ave. just north of the 10 fwy. A co-worker (brazilian of course) says it's respectable. Haven't been yet myself but plan to go soon. Hope this helps!

        1. I believe the Brazillian restaurant that other posters referred to is Picanha Churrascaria located at 269 East Palm Avenue in Burbank (818) 972-2100. Lunch is $13.95 and dinner is $23.95.

          Picanha recently received a good review in the "New Times."