I met 2 friends at Bahia Grill in East Somerville tonight for dinner. It's a pay by weight place, pretty good overall (very comparable to the other pay by weight Brazilian places in town). The place is an old diner, it's small and comfortable. The two men working were both very friendly and helpful. I had a large plateful of food for 7 dollars:
Meat: I had two sausages which were the highlight: big and juicy, not overly salty. Beef was very salty but very good, and there was plenty of meat on the rare side. Also tried two small pieces of chicken wrapped in bacon which was also very good, again not overcooked. I saw chicken hearts on the menu but didn't see any of them on the grill.
Table items: Nothing too special here....these change each day of the week, all the usual suspects: rice, beans, farofa....then a pork stew which was quite good. Other things too, good but nothing too memorable.
Several juices in 'fountains': mango, caju, passion fruit, orange....I got a bottle of guava juice instead. My total bill for a large plate of food, a drink, a small dessert (very sweet chocolate/cookie/sugar dessert) and two pieces of Bubbalicious chewing gum came to $10.15. I left very full.
Definitely worth a try if you are in the neighborhood, or even if you aren't, it's just off 93 in extreme eastern Somerville (across from the Holiday Inn) at 3 Washington St. They have a parking lot. Business was slow tonight, most people who came in got food to go.
They are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.