In the Greenwich Village neighborhood, you can find an authentic Brazilian restaurant named Berimbau do Brasil.
The “berimbau” is a Brazilian instrument with African roots commonly used in the capoeira martial arts dance. It has a very unique and peculiar sound!
To start, the restaurant’s décor is very simple with exposed brick walls and dim lights. Music is obviously the cheerful Brazilian tunes that makes any one cheer up!
Portions are generous and prices are modest. What to try? Well, let us help you out, since we are experts in the Brazilian cuisine!
As appetizers try:
- Pastel – a Brazilian empanada
- Pão de Queijo – the famous homemade and freshly baked cheese bread
- Acarajé – a mashed black-eyed peas cake w/ vatapá and topped sauteéd shrimp
- Lula – fried calamari with spicy tomato sauce
In addition, for the mains, you can order:
- Picanha – a succulent prime Brazilian cut Top Sirloin served with vinaigrette, yuca flour, garlic rice and beans
- Feijoada – a Brazilian national dish. Black beans stew with pork prime meats. Served with rice, collard greens, fresh orange slices and farofa
- Picadinho Carioca – a slow cooked Sirloin cubes stew with veggies, egg farofa, collard greens, fried banana, rice and beans
- Bobo de Camarão – a classic Shrimp dish served in a cream of yuca puree, coconut milk, palm oil, onion, pepper, fresh herbs and cilantro rice
- Moqueca a Baiana – a traditional seafood stew, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp and Calamari in a coconut and palm oil broth, garlic rice , and dendê farofa
- Chicken Strogonoff – seasoned strips of chicken breast with cream and fresh mushrooms, with rice and house potato sticks
Lastly, for dessert, two super traditional options:
- Authentic Açai Bowl made for real Açai Lovers
- Brigadeiro – the Nation’s favorite! A small soft chocolate sweet made with cocoa and condensed milk
The famous caipirinhas are made to perfection, so be sure to order one specially if you’ve never tried on! Plus, the wine list is carefully edited to match the cuisine.
Also, the staff is very welcoming – as Brazilians commonly are – and professional, adding sincere hospitality to the delicious offerings and vibrant locale. You’ll feel just as if you were in Brazil.
By the way, if you’re looking for a few more Brazilian spots, here are a few more you’ll enjoy!
Beco Bar is one of our top picks and you’ll probably bump into our Founder, Fê Paronetto, there. Similarly, Miss Favela is a place if you’re the energetic type, enjoy some day parties and traditional Samba music.
In addition, have you heard of Capoeira? It’s a very typical Brazilian dance and martial art that mixes dance elements with acrobatic movements. So, if you want to try a class, we recommend with guys at Capoeira Brooklyn.
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:30am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11pm
Location: 43 Carmine Street
Videography: Renata Meirelles
Photo Credits: Renata Meirelles and courtesy of Berimbau
Beauty: Leila Soldeira
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*