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7 Best Authentic Brazilian Restaurants in Chicago

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Calling all Brazilian foodies! Have you checked out these incredible restaurants in Chicago? From toasty Pão de Queijo (cheese bread) to authentic Feijoada (Brazil’s national dish), you might feel like you’ve been transported across the world to São Paulo. So get your forks ready because it’s time to dig into Chicago’s best Brazilian restaurants.   

Brasil Legal Cafe

2161 N Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

This modest market and cafe — which, honestly, looks like a law firm from the exterior — dishes up traditional Brazilian food like Feijoada (black bean stew), Coxinha (chicken croquettes), Brigadeiro (traditional dessert), and much more!

Recanto Brazilian Grill

928 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

This laid-back restaurant in Chicago offers Brazilian-style food in a low-key atmosphere. Popular dishes include Picanha Com Manteiga (sirloin in butter), Bife Acebolado (pan-fired steak with onions,) and Bisteca Grelhada (grilled steak). And don’t sleep on their desserts, especially the Bolo Brigadeiro, if you’re a chocolate lover. 

Brazilian Bowl Grill

3204 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Sometimes you just need a quick fix and Brazilian Bowl is here to deliver. Check out their Brazilian bowls (chicken, pork loin, steak, turkey, Brazilian sausage, or vegetarian) or traditional entrees like the Shrimp Bobo, Frango Grelhado, and more. Get 10% off your first online order here

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Sinhá

2018 W Adams St. Chicago, IL 60612

Looking to feed a crowd? Bring your crew to this elegant restaurant in Chicago for a traditional Brazilian mini brunch/lunch on Tuesday through Friday, 11:30am to 2:00pm. Or stop by Sunday at 2pm or 4pm. You’ll love their beautiful seafood and vegetable creations, traditional Feijoada, as well as cakes for all occasions.

PiniPico Brazilian Cafe

1538 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610

This cafe brings the warm spirit of Brazil to Chicago! Their signature item, Pão de Queijo, is a classic “cheese bread” recipe from Minas Gerais, Brazil and is the perfect complement to coffee. Be sure to try one of their specialty drinks like the Honey Bourbon Almond Latte or Tuxedo Mocha. Add on a savory empanada for the perfect start to your day. 

Nossa Brazilian Grill

1047 S Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193

If you’re heading out to Schaumburg, we recommend visiting this Brazilian restaurant. Nossa’s menu features the most popular and delicious Brazilian dishes like Coxinha (chicken croquettes), Pao de Queijo (cheese bread), Misto Quente (ham and cheese melt), and Nhoque a Brasileira (Brazilian gnocchi).

Chama Gaucha

3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515

You’re going to have to travel about 20 or so minutes west of the city on 290 to hit Downers Grove to visit Chama Gaucha, but in terms of authentic Brazilian Steakhouses, it’s worth the trip. Giant stakes of steak, with all of the trappings. The menu at this restaurant features 12 meats in total and none of them will be served to you on a plate horizontally. Prime ingredients and incredible service is the recipe for delicious and memorable experience well worth the 20-25 minute drive

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