• Miss Favela

  • Brazilian $19.50-$29
  • 57 S. 5th St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Neighborhood: Williamsburg
  • Phone: 718-230-4040
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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.
  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations


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