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Miss Favela

Restaurants, Brazilian Williamsburg
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Rebecca McAlpin Miss Favela

Time Out says

Proudly sporting the green and pink of Mangueira, Rio’s best-loved samba school, Miss Favela serves Brazilian comfort food in the manner of a traditional botequim (tavern). Tasty appetizers like bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish balls) and carne seca (sun-dried beef), are complemented by Brahma beer or knockout caipirinhas. Entrées tend toward the usual suspects: moqueca, barbecue ribs and plenty of grilled steak—decent though not overwhelming options. The festive but rustic setting (brightly painted brick walls, artfully tagged bathrooms) beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, however, has undeniable appeal—particularly on Saturdays when a live band lays down samba (2pm–6pm) and the Mineiro chef cooks up meaty plates of feijoada for a merry crowd.



Address: 57 South 5th St
Cross street: at Wythe Ave
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave
Price: Average main course price: $18. Cash only
Opening hours: Daily noon–midnight
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Users say (2)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Dropped by here for a quick round of drinks yesterday, wanted to check the place and atmosphere out based on recommendation. There were at least 5 empty tables, not packed at all. We went to the bar, ordered two caipirinhas and clearly communicated that we are just doing a round and will be on our way in 10-15 minutes.


I went here a little hesitantly one Saturday with a group of friends and ended up having a blast. They have live music, amazing food and pitchers of caipirinhas that will really knock you off your feet. The ambiance is amazing, lots of energy, lots of dancing and a generally laid back atmosphere. If you want to sit, definitely get here early and post up at the bar. Also service can be a little bit slow (the brazilian way I guess? according to my co-worker) and it's cash only. But I will 100% be back.

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