10831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003434.017199 -118.409983
Neighborhoods: West LA, Palms
Best Brazilian food! – The best Brazilian food in LA! I am Brazilian and Cafe Brasil reminds me of my grandmother's fantastic home cooking. I usually get the chicken plate, it's full of flavor and absolutely delicious. The salmon is good, as well as the chicken sandwich and steak. I always get myself a brigadeiro (brasilian candy) before I leave, and I'd recommend you try some too! All in all, a great restaurant with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Delicious! – I love Cafe Brasil! I usually get the salmon with rice and beans or a vegetarian dish with rice, beans and collard greens. It is so tasty and the spices are just right. I urged my co-worker to go and now she is hooked. I run into her at the restaurant and she comes to work with a take-out from Cafe Brasil now! I also would recommend the chicken sandwich, so tasty. Service is usually friendly and prompt.Two thumbs up!
MMMM...... Cafe Brazil – i went with my husband and children .we have ordered our meal and sat at a table. we have saw woman getting in and out of the kitchen playing with men that were suppose to be working.! we have never saw this in a restuarant . we have waited for our food for a while...... I asked the man that took our order his name was ( Rodrigo) as he told me our food would be cooked promptly..As i waited there was three woman outside dancing very provocatively i was very digusted couldnt have they atleast checked if there was children like mine i was very appauld because (Rodrigo) was quite enjoying it. When we got our food my steak was raw .. I had to take it back as i did they were suprised or sarcastic i have never winessed such service in my life !!! I dont speak spanish but what they were saying i don't find friendly. Sorry for my language But its a hore house in there. i find it very inconvienent to go there . I have went there for about 3 times the first with my husband the second to get a quick refreshment and the third with my children. I seriously say that its not worth taking your money there take your money were you can get respect and a decent meal for your family for a better price than for a family meal there it will cost between $50-$70 !! What your paying for is a a bad plate of food and bad service . I have never gotten appauld by a man working but i am mostly digusted about (Rodrigo) he has gave me the worst service in my life and also even working he has been checking on woman and playing with them in the kitchen ..!! I think this reatuarnt serves people bad food and is a waste of your time and money! If i were the owner i wouldnt allow my employee to act in such behavior. Especially when its a family oriented restuarant.
Dump Truck – Let me start off by saying two things;
1. This is the 1st review i have ever written in my life.
2. It is very hard to find anything food related that i dont like.
I tried this place because every Brazillian restaurant I have been to was great. and this place is right down the street from my house. My girlfriend and I ordered the steak dinner. Very clearly stated that we'd like them cooked medium-well. Very unfriendly staff took the order. We sat outside and chatted while we waited for our food to be ready. A bum stumbled by us and into the cafe. He proceded to steal about 5 apples from a bowl. He stumbled out and on his way (didnt bother me too much. i would have gave him our food if he stuck around). There was a local hangin out on the corner right there at the cafe drinkning a 40 in the street. when cars would pass by he would hide his 40 in the newspaper stand. when the coast was clear, he'd continue drinking. I was hoping he would openly urinate on the street mostly because i was with my girlfriend.
When the food was ready i was starving. It aint a meal unless there is meat in it. I was ready to just devour that steak. I cut mine in half and see that it is 90% raw. I mean as raw as it can get. Im not even being picky. I was so hungry and alot of things dont bother me. i would have ate it if it was remotely edible. I had to take it back. The staff asked me, "what?, you want it cooked more?". I was like dude, are you joking? this is totally raw. Please cook it for me. I sat back down to learn my girlfriends was just as bad. I took hers back as well. The whole ordeal took so long and we were so hungry that we left to eat that the churrascaria (Pampas) across the street. Pampas was amazingly good. Half the price too. I can honestly say that Brasil Cafe was a waste of $40. Yes, $40 for two simple meat, rice, and tiny green salad un-edible dinners. I wouldnt go back even if they charged what the food is worth ($8 per plate). Rip off. Dump truck status.
MMMMMMM yummy – MMMMMMMM so good...been going there for yearss..I like FLAVOR in my food and Cafe brasil hits the spot. It is such an awesome lunch spot and really nice at night too.
Almost like being in Bahia in Brazil! – Sure it looks like a road side shack just off of Venice Blvd. But it more than makes up for it once you enter the inside which is actually outside. This is a fun and eclectic place to dine. I love the fact that the tables and chairs are kinda mix matched and a cute accent to the resturant are the bowls of fruit or vegetables makes it feel just like home. The food is amazing my favorite is the chicken breast with beans, rice, salsa and plaintains. The lunch specials are great as well. Every single person that I have taken here loves it and goes back without me even my sister and brother n law that live more than an hour away. Friendly staff and a fun Atmosphere. Great with a group of friends or family and at night perfect for a fun casual date. The prices are very reasonable and best of all you can "Bring your own Wine". Cafe Brasil is a great place that makes you feel like your on the road side of Brasil miles away even though you are in the heart of the city!
Tasty – Really excellent pulled pork and the fried plaintains are really great! The rice and beans are very good. This is one of my husbands favorites. The one in Santa Monica is better than the other one in Hollywood.
Yummy – It's great for Brazilian food. From the outside, it looks like a shack ...drive slow or you might miss it...but don't be fooled because on the inside they have a great menu of authentic Brazilian food. The outside dining is really nice and cozy. Their grill entres are so good and they come with plantains yum. Taste the cheese bread too...its called Pao de quejio, and get a brazilian soda.
Good lunch spot! – I've been here a number of times for lunch and love their spicy chicken pasta. Their vegetables are steamed well and crisp, and their sauces are very good. I love their black beans. Parking is difficult so coming early helps!
The Breakfast is the Best Deal – Dinner and lunch here don't bowl me over, but definitely come here for the breakfast special plate. It's a great value, and it serves as a nice sampling of great flavors. The cheese bread is especially yummy.
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