Berimbau is the best Brazilian restaurant in NYC. This narrow West Village spot separates itself in the details. They offer farofa with dende oil to match the flavors and consistency of the moqueca, while serving a bowl of bacon-studded farofa with the meat-heavy feijoada. That feijoada is packed with pork that has the pull-apart texture you’d expect from stewed meat, but with the bark and smoke rings you’d find after a slow-cook in a smoker. Before ordering a basket of stress ball-sized pão de queijo in the garden out back, stop at the curbside bar, and pick up a fantastic, not-too-sugary caipirinha.
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When you want to eat and drink outside with a big group, you could fill up water bottles with white wine. Or you could go to any of these 18 spots.
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Lelabar is a little wine bar in the West Village with an extensive wine list and a good happy hour.
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Via Brasil is a classic Brazilian spot in Midtown where you should eat feijoada while listening to live jazz.
Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão is an international chain of Brazilian steakhouses with huge location in Midtown where you should eat meat with a group.
This tiny cafe in Soho makes fantastic Brazilian baked goods and sweets like brigadeiros.
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El Almacén is an affordable, crowd-pleasing, quality restaurant you would not expect to find on top of the Bedford L stop.
Miss Favela is Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with live music, grilled meat, and caipirinhas. It feels sort of like a beach party in Rio.
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