Restaurants, Brazilian East Village
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There’s a raffish, multiculti charm to the whirring overhead fans, live music and chili-pepper garlands at this low-lit spot. The tapas are consistently tasty, with a zingy tuna ceviche leading the way. Tuck into chayote salad with lime dressing, chicken roasted in a banana leaf, Brazilian pork stew or grilled seafood on greens. The cocktails—like an exotic kiwi roska—are fruity and well-mixed, and perhaps the best reason to come. The Latino libations are listed on a bright-yellow wall near the bar, but you’ll get caught in a mosh pit of mojito drinkers before you can squeeze your way to it.


Venue name: Esperanto
Address: 145 Ave C
New York
Cross street: at 9th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10–2am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $24. MC, V
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Jenna S

Cute, fun laidback restaurant in the east village. There is sometimes live music but there wasn't when I went on a Saturday night. The food was delicious, and I'd definitely go back again. I had the Salmon and it's a good size portion, a nice healthy dish. I also had the Goat Cheese, Ahi Tuna and tried some of the Moqueca. All were great! We had pitchers of margaritas which were really good and strong, but they were extremely overpriced, and the pitcher wasn't large. I don't think I'd get a pitcher there again because of the price. Everyone who worked there was also really nice!