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Brazilian food, moqueca

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Where can I get the best moqueca in Manhattan? And which Brazilian restaurant is the best in Manhattan?

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  1. I don't know about "best," but a very good one can be obtained at Circus Restaurant on East 61st, which is one of the finer Brazilian places in Manhattan. Zebu Grill, on East 92nd, also makes a good one.

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    Zebu Grill
    305 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

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    1. My favorite Brazilian restaurant is Via Brasil at 46th St. That is my best option if I am homesick. But I don't like the neighborhood and the decor of the place, but both service and food are very good.
      I haven't been at Circus in a long, long time. But when I last went there the food was quite good, It's more upscale and more expensive than Via Brasil.
      Zebu Grill is good, but the menu is very limited. I prefer Via Brasil food anyway.
      Delicia in the West Village has a very good moqueca, the problem with Delicia is that it is very, very slow and it can take a long time until you get your food. I also haven't been there in a long time, so I am not sure how is food and service nowadays.
      I don't care too much about Casa in the Village. Food is very much adapted to the American tasty with lots of pepper (Brazilian food is not spicy, and hot pepper is served on the side rather than in the dish).

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      Casa
      72 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

      Delicia Brazil
      322 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

      Via Brasil
      34 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

      Zebu Grill
      305 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

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      1. re: Toot

        @Toot, your reply is really useful to me. Thank you for telling me the details! I'll definitely try Via Brasil!

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        Via Brasil
        34 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        1. re: Toot

          @Toot, I just checked and Delicia is now closed. :-(