Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eat Around the World - Brazil

For our summer kick-off meal on June 11th, Jason and I went to Brazil Cafe in Berkeley (click here for Yelp review). We had driven by this place many times and had been wanting to try it out for quite awhile. Brazil Cafe has two locations: one is an actual restaurant on University Ave, the other is this...

So, of course we visited this location for the great ambiance of sitting on the street corner of University. We were immediately greeted by the owner, who was coming around handing out samples. Awesome!

I ordered the staple item: the tri-tip sandwich. But this is no ordinary tri-tip sandwich. This is a tri-tip sandwich Brazilian style. I love bbq sauce, so I was pretty sure that it couldn't get much better than the American tri-tip sandwich. And then I bit into the Brazilian tri-tip...filled with grilled onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and the clincher: cilantro garlic sauce. So good! And, to go along it, I ordered a mango smoothie. Delicious. I had no complaints about my experience at Brazil Cafe.

Jason and I never order the same item at a restaurant because we want to maximize our experience by trying as much variety as we can! So, Jason ordered the tri-tip Mediterranean plate: hummus, salad, and tri-tip over rice with grilled onions and pita bread. It was very similar to mine, but you lose out on the yummy cilantro garlic sauce. However, in place of it, you get hummus and pita bread, which was a good exchange. However, we both agreed that the tri-tip sandwich was the better option.

We highly recommend Brazil Cafe. Overall, we rated it as excellent, giving the restaurant a 10 out of 10. There was not one thing to complain about. We can't wait to go back again ourselves!

1 comment:

Christion said...

Wow, that looks so good! On the Saturday morning before your wedding I went to Berkeley to explore, and I almost ate at the Brazil Cafe. A friend recommended that and a pizza place down the street, and I just felt more like pizza. Next time I'm going Brazilian for sure - thanks for the tip!