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Any one try Azul Bridgeport, CT?

JenJeninCT Mar 25, 2009 03:33 PM

Just passed this new Brazilian churrascaria on Main St in Bpt. No website yet. Has anyone tried it?

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    dinerfan Mar 29, 2009 06:40 AM

    Is this the one that got a writeup in the NYT Connecticut section a few weeks ago?

    Times loved it, but a Brazilian friend (a harsh critic) was not impressed.

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    1. re: dinerfan
      JohnnyCT Mar 31, 2009 09:06 AM

      El Pantanal is great. More than a few times some of the buffet items really blew me away. Without a doubt, it is one of my go to spots in bpt.

      Save some money and don't have them bring the meat to your table. Just order it while you are at the buffet.

      Bands on tour from all over Latin America pass through on the weekends.

      www.pantanalrestaurant.com

      http://events.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/...

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        adam Mar 31, 2009 10:52 AM

        I agree - I'll generally get whatever looks best to me from the buffet (frequently some stewed/braised meat, maybe some plantains or rice, chicharrones), and then get a couple meats from the skewers. I'm a big fan of the sausage, pork loin, and brisket. Any favorite meats for others?

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          Teodoro G Oct 26, 2010 12:28 PM

          I am sticking to old timer Pantanal Restaruant and Churrascaria. Their food pretty much the homemade flavor of Brazilian food. I have tried a couple of the new places recently, and I always go back. The joint is a humble place, but the food is phenomenal.... My two cents..... Teo G......

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      adam Mar 27, 2009 08:10 AM

      I'm a big fan of El Pantanal . . . wonder how this compares?

      1. JohnnyCT Mar 26, 2009 10:15 AM

        I'm curious about Azul too. They have an advertisement in one of the local Brazilian newspapers which shows some pictures of the interior of the restaurant. It looks like they are going for a more upscale/fine dining type of vibe.

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        1. re: JohnnyCT
          JenJeninCT Mar 26, 2009 03:07 PM

          We go to Terra Brasilia (or something close to that) pretty regularly, but its kinda dive-y, food is ok, but not as good as the one I go to less often in Port Chester.

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