I had some great homemade Brazilian food recently One of the dishes was similar to a Peruvian lomo soltado except they used tomato paste and cooked it longer instead of sauteing it with tomatoes, they had the moist/uncrispy french fries that you put under it as well. They also had a slow cooked (4hrs) pork dish. And the best was the homemade empanadas.
I sometimes go to a Peruvian restaurant in Port Chester called Pollo a la Brasa Misti and am looking for a very similarly casual Brazilian restaurant - inexpensive but authentic Brazilian food. (not meaning a Brazilian steakhouse, which is completely different, I know)