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Cafe Brasil - 34 Reviews - 10831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA - Date Spot Reviews - Phone (310) 837-8957

Cafe Brasil

10831 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-8957
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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 absol...


The place is definitely cute and a wonderful place to sit on a warm night, but dining there is not an option unless you're big on steak. The fish I had there once was so awful tha...

Best Brazilian food! 10/14/2010

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. more

Delicious! 10/13/2010

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! more

MMMM...... Cafe Brazil 7/18/2010

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. Pros: atleast the ordered my meal Cons: everything more

Dump Truck 9/17/2008

Let me start off by saying two things; \r 1. This is the 1st review i have ever written in my life. \r 2. It is very hard to find anything food related that i dont like.\r \r 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. \r 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. Pros: Outside seating Cons: bums and drunkies outside more

MMMMMMM yummy 5/5/2008

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. Pros: Everything is good Cons: you have to go to the counter and get your food....stop being lazy and get up..its good! more

Almost like being in Bahia in Brazil! 7/9/2007

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! Pros: The food and the Ambience Cons: During busy times wait can be a bit long more

Tasty 4/9/2007

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. Pros: Great pulled Pork more

Yummy 1/12/2007

It's great for Brazilian food. From the outside, it looks like a shack 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. more

Good lunch spot! 11/24/2006

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! more

The Breakfast is the Best Deal 11/24/2006

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. more

I don't get it 11/19/2006

I don't understand what is to like about this place. I've been here twice with my fiancee. The prices are really high for counter service ($9 for a sandwich, $15 for fish or steak) and the food is at best average for brazilian food. Their ""salsa"" tastes like they put parsely instead of has a very ""earthy/rooty"" flavor that I can't understand. It tastes like a mistake. The portions are small, the fish and steak I've tried were both bland, and they don't have booze (a caipirinha would have made this place at least a drink hangout). \r \r The atmosphere is great, and I guess that is what is selling other people. The patio has a great vibe. At least if they served drinks I could use this place for that. Pros: great atmosphere/ambience Cons: the food, lack of booze more

Casual digs, classic food 11/9/2006

If dining al fresco is your idea of romance or fun, this might be the place for you. From the outside looking in you can't see much of anything. Once you park your car (free parking shared by Cafe Brasil and Bamboo though there is supposed to be some kind of official allocation of spaces for each restaurant) and make your way into this indoor-outdoor haven, you really feel as though you're in Brasil... rather than twenty feet away from busy Venice boulevard. \r \r The environment is very outdoors-made-indoors with a casual pergola arrangement, umbrellas, and strategically arranged potted plants. You stand in line and order from a counter, then wait on wood benches for your dinner to be cooked. Service is plastic baskets, stainless steel flatware, and wax paper, but rather than feeling cheap, just seems to enhance the whole vibe of the place. \r \r The food is excellent. Best value is the pitcher of juice. I also recommend the spicy fish sandwiche and fried plantains. The usual rice and bean sides are available, as well as imported soda pop. Although the service (cooking time) is fast, it's definitiely not your typical fast food either in flavor or price. Expect to pay $9-15 per person for a great meal and drink. Pros: Superior food, great ambiance, fast kitchen service Cons: Can get crowded more

the place has character 10/29/2006

i love this place. yes, you have to order by the cash register and bring your food to the table. but, that aside, the place is lovely! the decorations are eclectic but they all come together. it looks like such a homey place. it is a good place to have a group of friends just hang out and eat. on to the food: i always enjoy the grilled chicken. unfortunately, i have not branched out because i love their grilled chicken all that much. it is not dry at all. the black beans are also good and the rice is just perfect! more

Great food, great atmosphere 7/24/2006

1st, I love the place b/c of the outdoor seating and mismatched patio furniture. 2nd the food tastes great...the downfall? yea, just like the other reviews it's overpriced unless u get the lunch special. I make sure to drive there at least once every couple months to treat myself cause even though i'm in the middle of the city, it feels like I'm in Brazil when I'm sitting outside in the patio enjoying a refreshing drink and light meal. Pros: YUMMY PLANTAINS, RICE AND BEANS...THE FOOD. Cons: price more

The Best Brazilian Food In California!!! I love 7/22/2006

I am brazilian and when ever I go to California I always make sure to go to Cafe Brazil because they have the best Brazilian food in California!! and they are very nice and make me feel at home!! Pros: great eplace, great food, great location more

Good food, chill vibe 7/6/2006

Really good food, plantains are great! Not your cheapest food though, unless you stick to the sandwiches. They have their own parking lot so that's no problem. Nice outdoor environment, not at all stuffy. Great local spot. more

User review by nweiss 4/21/2006

Cute, funky and most importantly, great food. There are always people having a great time, often bringing their own beer and a friendly vibe. I once lived right around the corner so I was there often and now I miss it! more

Eu gosto de Cafe Brasil!! 3/9/2006

Great little spot, good for luch or dinner.The food isn't cheap but it's good brasilian food and it will fill you up!!I love the appetizers here! Pros: parking, food, ambience more

it's okay 11/15/2005

i went for brunch on a sunday. great atmosphere, but the food was ok. i think we got some sort of breakfast special which came with a lot, but our extra sides were pretty measley. Pros: relaxed, good ambience more

AMAZING!!! 11/3/2005

I lived in Brasil and this place is awesome. The food, the atmosphere, it was exactly like that in Brasil. I love everything about this place. GOOOO! Pros: Everything! more
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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm
  • Payments:

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Palms, West LA