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Great, cheap Brazilian food in Astoria

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Great, cheap Brazilian food in Astoria

Steve | Feb 25, 2006 02:54 PM

We are always looking for good Brazilian food in New York but it's either very mediocre, or way too expensive, or just meat,meat,meat...and then we found the Brasilianville Cafe and Grill in Astoria. It's a "comida por quilo" place -- basically a Brazilian salad bar with rice, beans, salads, grilled meat, various brazilian side dishes, and desserts. The food is very fresh and expertly prepared (equal to the really good home-cooked food I have eaten in Brazil). This is the best brazilian food we have had in New York except for much, much higher priced places. (And it's hard to spend more than $10/person) The decor is very simple -- and sometimes the place is very crowded -- clearly the owner has invested all his money and energy in making good food and has skipped the frills. Almost everyone eating there was brazilian -- so there was a very lively, friendly vibe. Take the R train to Steinway and walk two blocks. 43-12 34th Avenue. (The only thing they don't have is good coffee -- so skip the coffee and have come Brazilian "flan" or pudim instead.

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