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Miss Favela

57 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.71213 -73.966243
at Wythe Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-230-4040 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Sun-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar




Named for the desperately poor shantytowns that exist on the fringes of both Brazilian cities and Brazilian law, Miss Favela suggests less an urban ghetto than a relatively well-to-do village eatery/bar on the edge of a jungle. It's got a corrugated-steel wall in cheery yellow and green, chipped-paint metal chairs and tables that seem to ooze outdoors, and compellingly energetic Brazilian dance music. But here’s one clue you're not by the Amazon: The constant whirr of cars streaming over the Williamsburg Bridge almost directly overhead. The menu is all Brazilian, with appetizers like carne seca come mandloca, chewy and flavorful Brazilian-style beef jerky with fried yucca and onions—though it tastes nothing like a Slim Jim. The signature dish may be the moqueca de peix e pirao, a rich, saffron-colored fish stew that's almost too pretty to eat. It's served with garlicky rice and pirao, a delicious chutney-like paste of fish fat, yucca flour and spices. The Brazilian drink menu includes a coconut-cachaca cocktail, topped with a snow-mound of sweetened shredded coconut.

Recommended Dishes

Moqueca de peix e pirao, $25; carne seca come mandloca, $12