- 1. Buzina Pop
1022A Lexington Ave., at 73rd St. 212-879-6190
A global take on indigenous ingredients yields tuna tartare with cachaça-molasses reduction, and hearts-of-palm “capellini.”
- 2. Carne Vale
46 Ave. B, nr. 4th St. 212-777-4686
For $35, dine on a dozen salads (from a rotating selection of 150) and as much grilled meat as your cardiologist deems acceptable.
- 3. Porcão
360 Park Ave. S., at 26th St.; 212-252-7080
The New York outpost of a Brazilian chain follows the all-the-meat-you-can-eat rodizio formula ($50.90 prix fixe), down to the roving caipirinha cart.
- 4. Piola
48 E. 12th St., nr. Broadway; 212-777-7781
Not Brazilian per se, but lots of the toppings taste that way (Catupiry cheese, hearts of palm). Plus the best caipirinha you’ll find in a pizza parlor.
- 5. Café Brazil
117 Sixth Ave., nr. Broome St.; 212-941-9030
This odd-shaped wedge of a quick-order kitchen isn’t so quick. Prepare to wait for bulky, bizarre grilled-chicken sandwiches or a daily special like feijoada.
- 6. SushiSamba
See sushisamba.com for locations
During the World Cup, beginning June 13, these Japanese– South American spots will serve a special menu concocted by Brazilian celebrity chef Carla Pernambuco.