Favela Grill

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Favela Grill
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Feijoada at Favela Grill

Splashy murals, a touch of samba and the scent of cachaça spilling over limes set the stage for feasting Carioca-style at this low-key grill. While all the Brazilian accents are here—including creamy bobó de camarão and a serviceable moqueca—it’s the beef that lures the crowd. The costela Bam Bam, prime rib with a mammoth-sized hunk of tender meat, is top choice among churrasco-deprived expats. Brazil's signature steak, the grilled picanha, (top sirloin) also makes a fine appearance, served with classic farofa (fried yucca flour) and vinaigrette. There’s a particularly nice buzz Thursday through Saturday, when voice and violão (guitar) add old-school bossa nova to the scene.


Venue name: Favela Grill
Address: 33-18 28th Avenue
Cross street: at 34th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: N, W to 30th Ave
Price: Average main course price: $17. AmEx, Disc, DC, MC, V
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