If you are looking for tasty, home-made Brazilian food in London, Casa Brasil should be your first stop. Owner Edir Cunha comes from Minas Gerais, famous for its culinary traditions, and spends hours in the kitchen, lovingly preparing traditional dishes for a menu which reflects both a love of Brazilian cuisine and an appreciation for a multi-cultural, local clientele.
Edir’s feijoada is a firm favourite with her regular customers, but if you feel like expanding your horizons, there are plenty of options, including a sumptuous moqueca fish stew or her homemade beef meatballs. Casa Brasil have also found tasty variations on traditional fare to suit all pallets, offering a range of vegetarian dishes, such as vegetable paella.
The cafe also offers an impressive selection of salgado snacks, from empadas to esfihas, and even a Quibe de Peixe made with haddock instead of the traditional beef. The deserts are no less delicious, from Edir’s almond cake to her rich, coconut quindim, all of which are best followed by a cup of organic, Brazilian coffee. If the sun is shining, you can choose to sit outside, on the plant-filled patio, or inside amongst fresh orchids and wooden toucans. With the Brazilian soundtrack, and the rainforest frescos on the walls, it’s easyto forget you’re in Finchley and not in Rio de Janeiro!
Moqueca de Peixe – £8.90
See our Brazilian Restaurants in London guide for a comprehensive list of restaurants serving Brazilian food