Queens >Food & Dining > Favela Grill Brazilian Restaurant
33-18 28th Ave, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110240.767204 -73.918001
Best Brazilian's Food – Excellent Brazilian restaurant, pleasant climate and spectacular food. To the female audience, especially the new waiter who is also super nice very nice!
Love their dessert – I have eaten at Favela Grill a few times. I have also had a few parties. They have always exceeded my expectations when it comes to the quality of services and their food. The staff is great, especially a Mexican waiter/bartender/host/co-owner, entertainer.
The bad thing: The music is extremely loud.
Excellent in All Respects!!!! – What to say about Favela Grill: Simply the best!!!
It's a combination of a "well-prepared" brazilian cuisine in a delightful space with friendly personal, wonderful drinks (I love the "sangria" and "caipirinha") and great live music. And the best part is that you can get all of that for affordable prices. I really recommend this place! Enjoy!
Excellent Brazilian Cuisine. – The best Brazilian place in Astoria. The ingredients are of the highest quality and each bite tastes of freshness.
They have so many different items to try on their menu.
BEST BRAZILIAN FOOD IN QUEENS! – Outstanding food and service! I do not have a favorite dish there because everything in the menu is delicious! Favela is my family favorite restaurant ! My daughter is only 6 years old and if you ask her, which restaurant she wants togo for any reason, birthdays, celebrations or just to eat out, always you will have the same answer FAVELA!!!!
The best – this place is definitely the best brazilian restaurant in town. food is great,cozy atmosphere,great,great service. I highly recommend you to try the pork chops with collard greens or the chicken with okra and DON'T forget to try the banana cake for your dessert.
Very Nice Restaurant!!! – Went there for dinner last night with my boyfriend and had an amazing time. The food and service were great and the sangria was unbelievably good!!! Will be coming back soon.
I love the place..but there killing me – My girlfriend and I have loved this place from the start. There daily lunch specials are awesome, especially the fish stew on friday. There dinners are amazing. We take friends there, family. It truly encapsulates what astoria is all about and has a charm seldom seen in establishments in the 30th ave area. I love it so much, i actually worry about it when i drive by and see it empty at a given time. BUT....and this pains me to say it, the service is taking on its name sake. Favela, it means "shanty town" in portuguese if u didn't know already, is becoming a bit shady. Let me plead my case. We showed up on a rainy Friday night in July. Had a nice dinner, got up to leave and my umbrella was gone. I went to the waiters, got nothing but shoulder shrugs. Somebody on the staff mentioned to check the people that had just left who were sitting behind us. Ran up to them in the pouring rain 3 blocks away, no dice. Came back in and the staff, including the bartender were "way too busy" attending to 1 person at the bar and 2 additional tables to help me out. Nobody could give me a straight answer it seemed when i asked what had happened. Finally i stood there and said i wasn't leaving without it, and out of thin air, it magically appeared from behind the bar, after 20 minutes! I looked at the bartender who had just told me he didn't have it, and he made no eye contact with me. He preceeded to sheepishly look down and polish his glasses. Guess he didn't want to walk home wet either. A second visit by my girlfriend and her friends from out of town met with similarly shady circumstances. They sat down, and a few minutes after ordering entrees ONLY, appetizers appeared out from the kitchen with smiling faces from the wait staff. A few tables had recieved them, and my girlfriend thought they must be trying out a new dish, compliments of the house. Survey says....XXXXXXXX!!! When the bill came, a $7 few from appetizers appeared on the bill. My girlfriend confronted the waiter about not having ordered the appetizers, who then, and I quote stated, " You ate them, didn't you!". She is german, so will not back down to any man, let alone a stupid moron like this. She told the man she wasn't paying. He then cut her off in the middle of her sentence, and took it off the bill in a manner that was very befitting of such a dickless magot. SOOOOO....without getting too emotional, summing up, the place is great, but let me ask you this: is it worth eating at an establishment where you have to check your pockets every 5 minutes to make sure you still have your wallet? You sure as hell can't eat with your hands in your pockets, so skip Favela, trust me, its not worth the hassel and time off work you have to take to go to small claims court.
Great Brazilian Food – I went to Favela for the first time recently for dinner. I loved it, the food was so delicious! For an appetizer, my boyfriend and I shared the shrimp croquettes. They were warm and crispy and the portion was just right for two people. For my entree I chose the Costela Bam-Bam, the meat was so tender and flavorful. My boyfriend chose the Bife a Role, which was delicious as well. We opted not to have alcohol, and instead enjoyed Brazilian soda and cashew juice for the first time. The juice has a unique, pleasant taste and we liked it so much we ordered another one.
Even though we were quite full, we could not resist having the banana cake flambe and the coconut flan. The desserts were wonderful and decadent. The service was great as well, attentive and helpful with good suggestions. I had a terrific experience at the restaurant and definitely intend to go back often.
YUM! – Great environment, delicious food and drinks, and FANTASTIC live music. It's a fun place, frequented by many Brazilians (including me!) so you know they are doing something right. Moqueca de peixe (fish stew) is great as are many of the beef cuts. I love it.
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