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Brazil by the Bay

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3770 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110-4338
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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CHULA VISTA, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small casual restaurant with a big care for service and quality of food. We started with coxinha, risoles and pao de queijo as a petizers. Then my wife oredered the shrimp strogonoff and I had the famous feijoado. Everything was saboroso. The brazilian lager beer palma louca was fantastic. We then stopped next door at the brazilian store. Ate logo

Thank Julian G
Shelby Township, Michigan
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Authentic brazillian food. It's not a steakhouse but your "family restaurant" in Brazil. Lots of yummy things like "prato feito " with beans, rice, brazillian cheap steak ( made with prime cut though) and farofa. Also a great flan (pudim de leite). Next door a brazillian market with some of the traditional brazillian food including special cuts of... More 

Thank Ekuk54
St. George, Utah
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Great food and friendly service. Good variety and a nice Brazilian grocery next door. Frozen Acai berries are great.

Thank Kelly P
Claremont, California, United States
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Parked for the concert and noticed this place across the street. We were hungry and didn't want to walk all the way around to chilis. It's a small hole in the wall. Lots of other concert goers were there. The food was very good. Tri-tip sandwich, garlic fries, fried bananas. The chicken was also very good. Prices very reasonable. Great... More 

Thank Diana H
Walnut Creek, California
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109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

I ordered a typical Brazilian plate with rice, beans, picanha (steak), and farofa, even knowing the price was expensive. On the other hand, I was expecting more for the price, well the steak (picanha) was very good, but the rice and beans didn't taste fresh.

Thank Paulo H
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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228 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place is a hole-in-the-wall with excellent food, but service was not great. To be fair, the waitress was alone and we were the second large group to come in. Attached is a Brazillian Market. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank docallergy
San Diego, California
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343 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

If you're in the mood for some reasonably priced, awesome Brazilian food, this is your place. Small Brazilian grocery attached to it. The lunch specials are fantastic. They didn't even make fun of my terrible Portuguese and were happy to chat a bit.

Thank TheAnvil
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

The entrees were ok. I lived in Brazil and the steak was not up to my expectations. The pasteis were worth the trip however. They were the best I've ever has in the U.S.

Thank mcharles0809
San Diego, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

We stopped by yesterday for the feijoada special. This is truly Brasil. The staff is Brazilian and they have authentic dishes. We had feijoada with rice, kale, and farofa. We also had coxinha and kibe for starters. Everything tasted delicious and was reasonably priced. The staff was very nice and the good came out about 15-20 minutes after ordering. They... More 

Thank BetaJake
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I just had one of the worst customer services experiences with one of the waitresses here named "Mariana". I've been here a couple times and she's the only one who is routinely unfriendly and rude. Not only did she get my order completely wrong, but she got an attitude when I very politely brought this to her attention. When my... More 

Thank Guy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3770 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110-4338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?