Mar Vista, CA 90066
- Daily 11am-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express, ATM/Debit
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Necessary, Accepted
- Lot Available, Street
LA Weekly's Description
This authentic Brazilian restaurant and cafe is shrouded in leafy green foliage and decorated with bright colors, with an adjoining airy patio. It's part of Culver City's Brazilian-style neighborhood and now includes a sister location on Washington Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Both locations are veritable hot spots for Brazilian culture, sports and music. Mostly, you'll find grilled animals at Cafe Brasil: pork chops, lamb chops, steak, shrimp and fish, all profoundly salty and resonant with garlic, charred at the edges, fragrant with citrus and a little overcooked. With all this protein come truckloads of rice glistening with oil, sweet fried plantains and spicy black beans. Cafe Brasil also serves wonderful feijoada on weekends, less offal-intensive than some versions but meat-fragrant in the best possible way.
Tips from foursquare
Great place to eat here.
They buy all their seafood at Santa Monica Seafood Market. Give it a try!
The Brazilian breakfast is amazing. Served all day and comes with eggs, toast&jam, plantains, cheese bread, coffee and (my personal fave) passion fruit juice. Authentic and delicious.
Try the Skinless Chicken Breast plate, Churrasco Beef Steak plate, and a pitcher of Sangria.
Veggie Pasta. TRUST.