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Boston Restaurants

Café Brazil

  • 421 Cambridge St. Map It
  • Brazilian

Updated 11/13/2013

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Terrific sizzling entrées from Brazil's Minas Gerais region fill the menu, such as a fine mixed grill, and a couple of fish stews are borrowed from the neighboring province of Bahia. This little place, run by a friendly staff that speaks mostly Portuguese, also turns out a great version of the fried yucca appetizer called mandioca. The decor has been recently updated, with the outdated travel posters replaced by beach paintings that almost transport you to Brazil.

Live Brazilian music adds further ambience on weekends.

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421 Cambridge St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02134, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sun.

Updated 11/13/2013


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Nov 24, 2008

Pretty good Brazilian

Funky little Brazilian comfort food place, one of the few non-rodizio spots that's relatively easy to find. Certainly not bad for what it is. Please note that this place is in fact several blocks walk from the Harvard Street stop on the B branch of the Green Line in Allston, and utterly nowhere near Harvard Square in Cambridge. Best to take a bus here.

By Carol

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Jul 15, 2004

Best value in Boston

This was probably the best fish I had in Boston, and I ate at Turner's, Legal SeaFoods, and Jimmy's Harborside, none of which seemed to live up to their reputations (I had the fish moqueca at Cafe Brazil). The staff seemed to all be from Brazil, and the appetizers - fried yucca, sausage, and some kind of turnovers - were terrific. The collard greens were still GREEN when they came to the table, and they were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Everything,

down to the Brazilian beer, was authentic. If I ever return to Boston, this is the first place I'll visit.

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By jb3

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Nov 18, 2000


should you come across this sublety lit restaurant, i recommend you go inside, and also bring friends. please try the sopa de marisco (fish stew), and the lagosta (lobster) , as they are something to write home about! Or the batter dipped fish fried in dende (palm oil)...service excellent, i asked the waiter how to pronounce some of the items on the menu in brazilian portugese from him...was so patient ...nice atmosphere. commendable.

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