Enjoy fiery flavours at these Brazilian hotspots in Toronto

A combination of European, African, and Amerindian influences make Brazilian food a carnival of flavours. If you don’t know your acarajé from your acai, or the tastes of São Paulo and Rio, one of these amazing Brazilian restaurants will have friendly servers to be your tour guide and Brazilian food aficionado!

La Latina

150 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8

This mid-town restaurant, which is deeply rooted in Brazilian culture, is a meat lovers’ barbecue paradise. They serve up delectable eats, incredible cocktails and fantastic live entertainment. Indulge in more than 20 cuts of perfectly seasoned and grilled meats, along with a satisfying and full buffet, pasta and salad bar. They have excellent service and a lively atmosphere.

Mata Petisco Bar

1690 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B3

Located in Parkdale, this 50-seat restaurant is South American-chic, mixing warm woods, industrial fixtures and vintage pop art advertising Brazilian beers. Enjoy ordering small plates for sharing instead of full courses. A popular item is the meaty smoked pork side ribs glazed with guava barbecue sauce and served with golden plantain chips.

Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse Rodizio

95 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Known as Ontario’s first Brazilian steakhouse, this restaurant offers live entertainment, friendly staff and flavourful food. Your unique dining experience begins with appetizers and salads at a self-serve bar, then the barbecued meats and a variety of Brazilian side dishes. The perfect ending: Roasted pineapple with cinnamon and brown sugar!

Rio 40 Degrees Restaurant

1256 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B9

This restaurant offers traditional Brazilian dishes in large portions. Popular for its feijao (black beans) served with rice and collard greens, sweet orange and farofa (toasted yuca flour mixture), this eatery doesn’t disappoint. Service is good and the food is lovingly prepared. A must-try: Caipirinha (sugar cane rum)!

Touro Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

125 York Blvd, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3B4

This is a sleek restaurant with a dress code, serving unlimited Brazilian meats that are carved tableside, and it’s an all-you-can-eat meat lovers’ offering. Service is great, and the salad bar has enough variety to satisfy all tastes. This place has a comfy and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for lounging after a stuffed belly!

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