Brazilian Restaurants in Seattle

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Seattle is a beautiful, outdoorsy sort of city. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy views of snow-capped mountains and iconic tourist destinations such as Bill Gates’ house, the first Starbucks locations and the Space Needle. Seattle is also known for its local music scene. At the end of the day, perhaps you’ll want to grab some flavorful Brazilian cuisine.

Skewers of grilled meat

Skewers of grilled meat

Ipanema Brazilian Grill

Ipanema Brazilian Grill is located in downtown Seattle. This \”Rodizio\” is an authentic Brazilian dining experience. For a fixed price, diners enjoy unlimited portions of grilled meats and vegetables as well as a full salad bar. Meat varieties include beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish. Also, the salad bar is no ordinary salad bar as it is also stocked with cold cuts, cheeses and some traditional Brazilian side dishes such as cheese bread and croquettes.

Tempero do Brasil

Tempero do Brasil tries to emulate the varietal cuisine of Bahia, the oldest city in Brazil. Bahian meals start with appetizers so large they could be meals themselves followed by entrees featuring fish or shellfish and finished with tropical fruit-based desserts. An example of an appetizer might be the \”Quiabo Frito\”–deep-fried okra topped with a homemade shrimp dressing. For an entree, try the \”Peixedo Tempero\”–halibut simmered in lime juice, coconut milk, vegetables and tomato sauce. Tempero do Brasil also features a full calender of live Brazilian music.

Buenos Aires Grill

While Buenos Aires is in Argentina and not Brazil, the cuisine found in these neighboring countries is quite similar. Citysearch voted Buenos Aires Grill the best Argentine cuisine in the Northwest. Open seven days a week for dinner, Buenos Aires Grill boasts a wide selection of Argentine wines by the bottle and glass. The specialty wine is its Malbec as the altitude of the Andes Mountains helped to make it the varietal of wine it is today. On the menu are options such as empanadas and picadas–a platter of cold cuts, cheeses and marinated vegetables–both of which are served traditionally in Brazil as well. The menu is very meat based, and entrees include rack of lamb, filet mignon, skirt steak and free range chicken.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kimberly Porter is a writer based in Miami, FL, first published in 2004 when she was an intern with “The Miami Herald.” Since then she has interned with “Ocean Drive Magazine,” and worked as a contributing writer for “Social Affairs Magazine.” Porter currently writes for Trails Travel, GolfLink, eHow, LIVESTRONG.COM and USA Today Travel Tips.

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