Denver >Food & Dining > Cafe Brazil
4408 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.777147 -105.034558
Mon., Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Berkeley, Northwest Denver
OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT!!! – I could not have been more pleased with my dining experience at Cafe Brazil! The food was phenomenal and the service was speedy and friendly! I had the Cazuela Colombiana and savored every bite of it. If you like spicy food, this is an excellent choice. Remember to save room for dessert!!!
Relax and enjoy the incredible food – I could care less if this authentic Brazilian food or not. The food is fabulous. I take friends, business associates, and clients here and EVERYONE raves about the food and almost all tell me that they have been back (even some business associates from out of town). Great Brazilian drinks as well. The service is more relaxed than most Americans are used to so don't bother eating here if you're in a hurry or don't want that South American or European "dinner as an experience" relaxed atmosphere. This is one of my favorite Denver restaurants.
No Follow Through – My fiance took me here for my birthday in August. We had reservations and had to wait, but I can handle that. We sat down, and had good service, and the food was really good. However, the host or hostess allowed too many people at this table next to ours, and in a crowded restaurant's major pathway from the kitchen, this was not a good sign. I had already scooted as far over away from the pathway as I could because I could see this being a problem at some point, and I was not disappointed. My drink was spilled when our table was bumped by a server. Lucky for me, my foot was the only part that got wet. The people working here took our information saying they would like to make it up to us and would be in contact with us, but alas, here we are almost four months later, and have never heard a word. Had they not made the promise in the beginning, I still would have gone back, but because of the lack of follow through, I won't.
Que sacanagem! – This is NOT Brazilian food. The feijoada is runny bean soup that they just throw in a few pieces of sausage or chicken after you order, not REAL feijoada by any means. Most of the rest of the dishes don't even exist in Brazil. I didn't see one single Brazilian working there to perhaps tell the cook that that he/she had no idea about authenticity. The other dishes that the people in my party (mostly Brazilian natives) ordered were ok, albeit small, and again, not authentic by any means. Over all, very disappointing.
Their version of a Caipirinha is very good, perhaps the best I have had in Denver in a public establishment. The service was so so, many times we were left waiting for a drink, appetizer, etc.
If you are looking for authentic Brazilian fare...try Texas de Brazil. They don't know how to spell their own name correctly in Portuguese, but they know how to cook. It's a bit pricier, but for much more authentic.
One of Denver's Best Restaurants – I went to this restaurant for the first time years ago, I think in 1999, before I moved from Denver for a few years. Now I have moved back after being gone for years and my husband and I went here for out anniversary about a week ago. Amazingly, it was every bit as fantastic as it was the first time.
The food is SO GOOD here. Vibrant, colorful, and tropical. Heavy use of coconut milk and chile and red bell peppers. Great condiments including a fiery hot sauce made in house. Get anything on the menu, it is all wonderful. The desserts are the only drawback. We wanted something to take with us so we ordered the sour guava cheesecake. It was nice but I probably would not order it again. Everything else was phenomenal and the service and staff are attentive and pleasant.
This place is the real deal! Great Brazilian food – Went there last night for girl's night and was pleasantly surprised by the customer service and food. Our water glasses were never empty. The food was great. We ordered the cheese special that came with a herbed garlic sauce that was incredible. Our entree's were very flavorful and hot. Large portions and very colorful with fresh vegetables. Order the Cocacabana!!!!! Next time I will order the black bean soup instead of the salad, which could use a little love. Overall great experience. We will be back.
A small place with big flavor – I have been to Cafe Brazil several times and I am always suprised with a different dish or a different flavor. Great service and even better food.
Amazing food – I really love this place, always really good. Only down side is that it is always crowded. A bit pricey but worth every penny!
Savor it – It's a bit pricier than I normally seek out, but it's such good food I love bringing out-of-towners here. The focus is on grilled meats with accompanying veggies and rice. But no, this description sounds bland. Every morsel is packed with unique flavors and spices. Entrees $15-25.
It's made my top 10 – I loved this restaurant. The food was fabulous! It's colorful and lively, yet romantic. Reservations are a must, and don't expect a quick bite to eat. Spend time enjoying the music and atmosphere, not to mention the food! It's rich in flavor but not too hot and spicy. The meal is beautifully presented which makes it even more appetizing. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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