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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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Official Website

missfavela.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$19.50-$29

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

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

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