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Malagueta Restaurant Inc - 17 Reviews - 2535 36th Ave, Astoria, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 937-4821

Malagueta Restaurant Inc

2535 36th Ave
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 937-4821
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this little sleeper will blow your mind...superior food for the price.


All reviews seem positive

Worth coming back to! 5/24/2011

Amazing, amazing food! took my mom here for mother's day and she was impressed. She normally does not like eating out, but this restaurant definitely made an impression on her. Delicious food and great service! I will definitely be going back soon! more

Home run! 11/23/2010

this little sleeper will blow your mind...superior food for the price. more

GREAT!!! 2/27/2010

Wasn't expecting great food from this small corner restaurant. Server accidentally gave my girlfriend some kind of split-pea soup instead of the lobster bisque. I looked at and smelled the split-pea took it from my girlfriend and gobbled it down! She loved her lobster bisque too. The app mussels were succulent and the beef stew cooked perfectly and the fresh vegetables were perfectly cooked as well (not over cooked). Girlfriend ordered the stuffed calamari, she absolutely loved it. She gave me a bite and it was SOOOOO tender and flavorful with the sauteed mushrooms stuffed inside. Topped off dinner with their coconut cream pudding. Get me outta there before I order another!!!! Pros: Delicious food! more

Nice place 4/29/2009

I enjoyed eating this place. It was surprised that they are serving perfectly cooked Seafood. The chief know how to use each ingredient and dish together great harmony. Pros: cozy good food Cons: not in manhattan more

Classy food in classy surroundings 2/18/2009

On a hot late-summer Saturday morning, six of us descended on Malagueta from all our different parts of the city. A somewhat fancy Brazilian restaurant in Astoria, Queens, Malagueta remains a down-to-Earth establishment with a very friendly and helpful owner. The prices are similar to establishments in Midtown's ""Little Brasil"" but this type of care would be unheard of. We arrived 5 minutes before opening, but were welcomed to take a seat nonetheless.\r \r Before everyone arrived (including the Brazilian among us, so typical!), we delightedly ordered the Linguica Grelhada com Mandioca (not pictured), a simple but delicious grilled sausage plate with spicy mayonnaise. It did not come close to satisfying the hunger of multiple people, but did serve to get the taste buds watering on our tongues. Once everyone had arrived, we took a deeper swing into the menu, testing the typical dish of Feijoada (below), and taking advantage of its availability only on Saturdays. The national dish arrived in generous proportion, a stew of salted beef, pork, sausage, and black turtle beans served in a heavy claypot. On the side comes a plate of rice, collard greens, and farofa.\r \r Our other choices were the Lombo de Porco (below, left), sauteed pork tenderloin in a tasty dill sauce, accompanied by the best mashed potatoes this side of Grandma's Thanksgiving, and the popular Moqueca de Camar?o (below, right), a stew of shrimp in coconut milk and too many spices to quantify.\r \r After the meal, despite having absolutely no room left, I was excited to order the fried banana, which actually was not on the menu. The proprietor must have liked us enough to do something special to end our meal. By this time, the place was starting to fill with others, and we could all pick our stomachs up and roll home. more

Mid-priced Brazilian with a polished,... 2/6/2009

Mid-priced Brazilian with a polished, unpretentious vibe. I didn't get to try the feijoada (only served... more

My favorite Brazilian restaurant in NYC 5/14/2008

The food is excellent. Service good, the chef is personable, deco and ambience is really good too! And it's affordable! A must try. more

Great Meal 8/4/2007

First time at Malagueta tonight and couldn't have been happier with it. I had the Feijoada and my life had the Shrimp Stew. Both were excellent. Very reasonably priced wine list and attentive friendly staff. A real find in the neighborhood! more

Charming Little Place! 6/28/2007

This little brazilian place is really cute! After reading the Zagat review I excpected it to be old or stuffy but it was neither. don't be fooled by the oldish white curtains, the inside is very new, painted in earthy tones with relatively new furniture. You can see into the kitchen on your way to the bathroom. Food is excellent. Seriously good brazillian food. Glasses of wine are well priced at about $5 a glass. Entrees though are a different story. Although not expensive, entrees were about $13-$14 each for lunch, which is close to city prices. Definitely not the $6 specials mentioned on this citysearch page. Also, a thing to note is that thye only have lunch during the weekends and lunch starts at 12 or 1pm. Pros: Great food and music Cons: A little pricey for Astoria more

Great for sunday evenings!!! 3/20/2007

Warn little place with great food!!!\r Music is great, just perfect.\r Has one of the best chefs of brazilian/portuguese food. A mix of both cultures and culinary what brings us an extremaly awesome flavor.\r Good price\r The staff though is far, farrrr away of being good. Very dry for latin culture restaurant, poor service and very slow. Pros: Food and music Cons: service more

Exellent food! A must try 7/11/2006

Recently had dinner at Malagueta after several failed attempts. The food was great and the prices are very good. Simply tastefully decorated with a definite Brazilian vibe. Very good service! We ordered appetizers that were served in a perfectly timed sequence with our entrees. (Not back to back, and with time to enjoy our wine that was served before.) The menu has traditional Brazilian dishes with some continental choices as well. I can't wait to go back! Pros: Excellent food, great service more

My new favorite restaurant in Astoria. 4/25/2006

Went for a date last week to Malagueta, and although I was initially hesitant to dine there, I'm delighted at what an excellent restaurant it turned out to be. The place was empty, but I can't understand why (other than the location, I suppose). The food was mouth-watering, and the by far the finest I've had in Astoria (and I've done my field work). Since I left, I haven't stopped talking about it. The calamari appetizer was probably the best I've ever had. I ordered the quail, which came with crispy spinach (crazy sensation, but absolutely delicious). My date had the chicken with prosciutto and fontina cheese - he's not so daring with his food choices (it was hard enough to get him to try Brazilian), and even he was over the moon with the meal. Trying something new definitely paid off. I'm in love. We're definitely going back. Pros: Flavorful, Reasonably priced, Charming atmosphere Cons: Sparse patronage more

Very good food for the price 1/21/2006

From outside it doesn't look special and it is in an area with not many restaurants, but they have very good food and reasonable prices. The flan is highly recommended. more

Treasure In Queens 5/4/2004

With Brazilian cuisine you usually expect a predictable menu but Malagueta was different in the variety and creativity in its menu. The use of spices and ingredients was creative, different and simply delicious. I am not a fish fan but even the pollock I tried was to die for! Everything was in perfect portions and very satisfying. The presentation of the food was very french style and makes you feel as though you are at a fancy restaurant. And honestly, the food at Malagueta was better than most over-priced, fancy restaurants Ihave been to. I highly recommend Malagueta if you are in the mood for a wonderful and different meal. And the fact that it is tucked away in Astoria Queens is a plus as it keeps away those irritating ""too good for Queens"" types out. Pros: Wonderful Food, Helpful Waiter, Fairly Priced more

Great find 7/20/2003

This restaurant is tucked away on a side street. I don't go to a lot of Brazilian restaurants, but I do eat a lot, and this is good food. Get the sausage and yuca appetizer, and then go for the steak. It's really good. I finished with a flan made of coconut milk and the price was right. Go, and eat. Your stomach and your wallet will thank you. Pros: Price, Great food, Good Service more

A must try! 6/14/2003

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and I'm glad he did, otherwise I would never have known about this little treasure in Astoria. Being to other Brailian restaurants in the past, I had expected the menu to consist of primarily steak, but it was well varied. The food is excellent. The staff courteous and the prices were reasonable. I will definitely go again. more

food is better than the girls 6/9/2003

I just came back from vacation in Brazil and the food was actually better in Malagueta. The only downside is that you wont see girls dresses like they do in brazil walking down the sidewalk in Astoria. But, if you already have a girl, you wont have this problem cause youll probraly bring her to the restaurant. Actually, you can pick up a Brazilian girl at the restaurant while your eating. Pros: good food, inexpensive, good music Cons: no heineken beer more
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  • Brazillian cuisine gets elegant renditions at this welcoming corner spot with live music on the weekends.

  • 5/2/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Monday Closed Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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