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Cafe Bossa Nova

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2701 Kavanaugh Blvd Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72205-3872
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we want to go some place special in Little Rock, this is one the restaurants we choose. My husband is a vegetarian and I eat vegan as much as possible. Since my last review, Cafe Bossa Nova has increased its already good vegetarian offerings. They now have multiple dishes that are vegetarian and several that are either vegan or... More 

Thank 20Carolyn10
Little Rock, Arkansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so.good. I'll take credit for their having a "flight"of soup on the menu...they are always so good I kept complaining I couldn't pick just one. If you are trying to be good, you can do it here with great flavor. If you don't care about being good, you can do it here too. Visit the bakery/coffee shop next door, owned... More 

1 Thank stilliwonder
Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I'm afraid I may have suffered from hearing such amazing things about this place that when I finally ate dinner there, it didn't meet my expectations. There was nothing bad about what I ate, it just didn't have the flavors I was expecting thus making it quite dull. This goes for the appetizer, meal, and dessert (cheese bread, salmon with... More 

Thank Kate H
Little Rock, Arkansas
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I took my husband there for lunch as he'd never been before. He was so excited about the yuca that we had an appetizer then came the meal. I had a sandwich and he had a rather healthy portioned lunch of grilled chicken breast, black beans and rice then a nice dessert. Everything was wonderful. I highly recommend this place... More 

Thank DF D
Little Rock, Arkansas
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I love going here. It's small, intimate, has good food, pleasant service and fair prices. We sometimes go with a larger group and either way it is a very nice experience.

Thank Itsunreal
Little Rock, Arkansas
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Even if a lot of American people come there I didn't like their kitchen ! But it is completely personal !

Thank Pascale C
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

First time eating at Café Bossa Nova. Food was good. A lot of dishes with black beans and almost of the dishes had white rice. Reasonably priced. We sat by the window and watched people on the sidewalk. Service was a little slow but very, very nice. Looking forward to going back to try another dish.

Thank Zaidtree
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

First time eating at Cafe Bossa Nova. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of traditional Brazilian cusine. Black beans and rice, steak cooked to perfection, clean, simple side dishes. Collard greens julienned and dressed with a delightful viniagrette. Superb Misto salad! I especially enjoyed a tortilla rolled with smoked salmon, fresh pesto and greens. Extensive and interesting menu. Eager to visit... More 

Thank Nancy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Friends brought me here, I was thrilled, perfect sea food at excellent prices, everything was tasty and juicy, I hope to come again.

Thank _agness_lunas
Little Rock, Arkansas
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I met for dinner at Bossa Nova. I had the Mahi Mahi, scallops and shrimp in a terrine with a tomato, coconut broth. I was worried that it would be too rich and creamy, but it was perfect! The fish was fresh and flavorful, while the broth was just the right combination of tomato, spices and consistency.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72205-3872
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: (501)614-NOVA

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