You’ve probably never heard of Casa, and that’s understandable. It has a pretty generic name, and it’s on a very quiet block of the West Village where you mostly just find lost tourists. But if you ever need a nice neighborhood spot for a last-minute meal with an aunt who just flew in from Fort Worth and would like to stay within the confines of the West Village, this place is a great option. The food is Brazilian, most entrees cost around $30, and you can get some good (but kind of small) empanadas and a great version of the Brazilian stew known as feijoada here. As for the space, it’s dark and pleasant with lacey white placemats on every table and plenty of windows looking out on Bedford Street.

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