Denver Restaurant Guide

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Cafe Brazil

In a city with few Brazilian restaurant options, Cafe Brazil has managed to remain vital and popular for more than twenty years while teaching us the finer points of feijoada and xim xim and the various tropical preparations of peixe. If you’ve been in Denver long enough, you probably knocked back your first caipirinha at Cafe Brazil, possibly even at the eatery’s original Highland location (long before folks started calling the area LoHi), if not at the newer Berkeley cafe. While Brazilian steakhouses downtown offer showmanship and piles of grilled meat, Cafe Brazil relies more on flavorful stews and seafood — often imbued with dende oil, coconut and spicy chiles — to win Denver diners over to Brazilian cuisine.
Summer Powell
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 5-9 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Private-group dining
  • Takeout