Favela Grill Brazilian Restaurant

★★★★☆
Brazilian restaurant offers a variety of dishes and live music on Friday nights.

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Excellent Brazilian restaurant, pleasant climate and spectacular food. To the female audience, especially the new waiter who is also super nice very nice!\r

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★★★★★

Excellent Brazilian restaurant, pleasant climate and spectacular food. To the female audience, especially the new waiter who is also super nice very nice!\r

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I have eaten at Favela Grill a few times. I have also had a few parties. They have always exceeded my expectations when it comes to the quality of services and their food. The staff is great, especially a Mexican

3
★★★★★

I have eaten at Favela Grill a few times. I have also had a few parties. They have always exceeded my expectations when it comes to the quality of services and their food. The staff is great, especially a Mexican

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What to say about Favela Grill: Simply the best!!!
It's a combination of a "well-prepared" brazilian cuisine in a delightful space with friendly personal, wonderful drinks (I love the "sangria" and "caipirinha") and great live music. And the best part is that you can get all of that for affordable prices. I really recommend this place! Enjoy!

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★★★★★

What to say about Favela Grill: Simply the best!!!
It's a combination of a "well-prepared" brazilian cuisine in a delightful space with friendly personal, wonderful drinks (I love the "sangria" and "caipirinha") and great live music. And the best part is that you can get all of that for affordable prices. I really recommend this place! Enjoy!

Pros: Sangria and caipirinha drinks

Cons: NO cons at all!!!

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The best Brazilian place in Astoria. The ingredients are of the highest quality and each bite tastes of freshness.
They have so many different items to try on their menu.
Outstanding service.

2
★★★★★

The best Brazilian place in Astoria. The ingredients are of the highest quality and each bite tastes of freshness.
They have so many different items to try on their menu.
Outstanding service.

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Outstanding food and service! I do not have a favorite dish there because everything in the menu is delicious! Favela is my family favorite restaurant ! My daughter is only 6 years old and if you ask her, which restaurant she wants togo for any reason, birthdays, celebrations or just to eat out, always you will have the same answer FAVELA!!!!

2
★★★★★

Outstanding food and service! I do not have a favorite dish there because everything in the menu is delicious! Favela is my family favorite restaurant ! My daughter is only 6 years old and if you ask her, which restaurant she wants togo for any reason, birthdays, celebrations or just to eat out, always you will have the same answer FAVELA!!!!

Pros: Food, service, excelent atmosphere and cozy

Cons: None

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this place is definitely the best brazilian restaurant in town. food is great,cozy atmosphere,great,great service. I highly recommend you to try the pork chops with collard greens or the chicken with okra and DON'T forget to try the banana cake for your dessert.

2
★★★★★

this place is definitely the best brazilian restaurant in town. food is great,cozy atmosphere,great,great service. I highly recommend you to try the pork chops with collard greens or the chicken with okra and DON'T forget to try the banana cake for your dessert.

Pros: food

Cons: none

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Went there for dinner last night with my boyfriend and had an amazing time. The food and service were great and the sangria was unbelievably good!!! Will be coming back soon.

2
★★★★★

Went there for dinner last night with my boyfriend and had an amazing time. The food and service were great and the sangria was unbelievably good!!! Will be coming back soon.

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My favorite neighborhood Brazilian restaurant. Large portions in a very comfortable setting. They can accommodate large parties and occasions. Not churacsceria style, but perhaps for a large party

3
★★★☆☆

My favorite neighborhood Brazilian restaurant. Large portions in a very comfortable setting. They can accommodate large parties and occasions. Not churacsceria style, but perhaps for a large party

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My girlfriend and I have loved this place from the start. There daily lunch specials are awesome, especially the fish stew on friday. There dinners are amazing. We take friends there, family. It truly encapsulates what astoria is all about and has a charm seldom seen in establishments in the 30th ave area. I love it so much, i actually worry about it when i drive by and see it empty at a given time. BUT....and this pains me to say it, the service is taking on its name sake. Favela, it means "shanty town" in portuguese if u didn't know already, is becoming a bit shady. Let me plead my case. We showed up on a rainy Friday night in July. Had a nice dinner, got up to leave and my umbrella was gone. I went to the waiters, got nothing but shoulder shrugs. Somebody on the staff mentioned to check the people that had just left who were sitting behind us. Ran up to them in the pouring rain 3 blocks away, no dice. Came back in and the staff, including the bartender were "way too busy" attending to 1 person at the bar and 2 additional tables to help me out. Nobody could give me a straight answer it seemed when i asked what had happened. Finally i stood there and said i wasn't leaving without it, and out of thin air, it magically appeared from behind the bar, after 20 minutes! I looked at the bartender who had just told me he didn't have it, and he made no eye contact with me. He preceeded to sheepishly look down and polish his glasses. Guess he didn't want to walk home wet either. A second visit by my girlfriend and her friends from out of town met with similarly shady circumstances. They sat down, and a few minutes after ordering entrees ONLY, appetizers appeared out from the kitchen with smiling faces from the wait staff. A few tables had recieved them, and my girlfriend thought they must be trying out a new dish, compliments of the house. Survey says....XXXXXXXX!!! When the bill came, a $7 few from appetizers appeared on the bill. My girlfriend confronted the waiter about not having ordered the appetizers, who then, and I quote stated, " You ate them, didn't you!". She is german, so will not back down to any man, let alone a stupid moron like this. She told the man she wasn't paying. He then cut her off in the middle of her sentence, and took it off the bill in a manner that was very befitting of such a dickless magot. SOOOOO....without getting too emotional, summing up, the place is great, but let me ask you this: is it worth eating at an establishment where you have to check your pockets every 5 minutes to make sure you still have your wallet? You sure as hell can't eat with your hands in your pockets, so skip Favela, trust me, its not worth the hassel and time off work you have to take to go to small claims court.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I have loved this place from the start. There daily lunch specials are awesome, especially the fish stew on friday. There dinners are amazing. We take friends there, family. It truly encapsulates what astoria is all about and has a charm seldom seen in establishments in the 30th ave area. I love it so much, i actually worry about it when i drive by and see it empty at a given time. BUT....and this pains me to say it, the service is taking on its name sake. Favela, it means "shanty town" in portuguese if u didn't know already, is becoming a bit shady. Let me plead my case. We showed up on a rainy Friday night in July. Had a nice dinner, got up to leave and my umbrella was gone. I went to the waiters, got nothing but shoulder shrugs. Somebody on the staff mentioned to check the people that had just left who were sitting behind us. Ran up to them in the pouring rain 3 blocks away, no dice. Came back in and the staff, including the bartender were "way too busy" attending to 1 person at the bar and 2 additional tables to help me out. Nobody could give me a straight answer it seemed when i asked what had happened. Finally i stood there and said i wasn't leaving without it, and out of thin air, it magically appeared from behind the bar, after 20 minutes! I looked at the bartender who had just told me he didn't have it, and he made no eye contact with me. He preceeded to sheepishly look down and polish his glasses. Guess he didn't want to walk home wet either. A second visit by my girlfriend and her friends from out of town met with similarly shady circumstances. They sat down, and a few minutes after ordering entrees ONLY, appetizers appeared out from the kitchen with smiling faces from the wait staff. A few tables had recieved them, and my girlfriend thought they must be trying out a new dish, compliments of the house. Survey says....XXXXXXXX!!! When the bill came, a $7 few from appetizers appeared on the bill. My girlfriend confronted the waiter about not having ordered the appetizers, who then, and I quote stated, " You ate them, didn't you!". She is german, so will not back down to any man, let alone a stupid moron like this. She told the man she wasn't paying. He then cut her off in the middle of her sentence, and took it off the bill in a manner that was very befitting of such a dickless magot. SOOOOO....without getting too emotional, summing up, the place is great, but let me ask you this: is it worth eating at an establishment where you have to check your pockets every 5 minutes to make sure you still have your wallet? You sure as hell can't eat with your hands in your pockets, so skip Favela, trust me, its not worth the hassel and time off work you have to take to go to small claims court.

Pros: Food and atmosphere

Cons: service

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I went to Favela for the first time recently for dinner. I loved it, the food was so delicious! For an appetizer, my boyfriend and I shared the shrimp croquettes. They were warm and crispy and the portion was just right for two people. For my entree I chose the Costela Bam-Bam, the meat was so tender and flavorful. My boyfriend chose the Bife a Role, which was delicious as well. We opted not to have alcohol, and instead enjoyed Brazilian soda and cashew juice for the first time. The juice has a unique, pleasant taste and we liked it so much we ordered another one.

Even though we were quite full, we could not resist having the banana cake flambe and the coconut flan. The desserts were wonderful and decadent. The service was great as well, attentive and helpful with good suggestions. I had a terrific experience at the restaurant and definitely intend to go back often.

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★★★★★

I went to Favela for the first time recently for dinner. I loved it, the food was so delicious! For an appetizer, my boyfriend and I shared the shrimp croquettes. They were warm and crispy and the portion was just right for two people. For my entree I chose the Costela Bam-Bam, the meat was so tender and flavorful. My boyfriend chose the Bife a Role, which was delicious as well. We opted not to have alcohol, and instead enjoyed Brazilian soda and cashew juice for the first time. The juice has a unique, pleasant taste and we liked it so much we ordered another one.

Even though we were quite full, we could not resist having the banana cake flambe and the coconut flan. The desserts were wonderful and decadent. The service was great as well, attentive and helpful with good suggestions. I had a terrific experience at the restaurant and definitely intend to go back often.

Pros: food, drinks, service

Cons: none

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Great environment, delicious food and drinks, and FANTASTIC live music. It's a fun place, frequented by many Brazilians (including me!) so you know they are doing something right. Moqueca de peixe (fish stew) is great as are many of the beef cuts. I love it.

2
★★★★★

Great environment, delicious food and drinks, and FANTASTIC live music. It's a fun place, frequented by many Brazilians (including me!) so you know they are doing something right. Moqueca de peixe (fish stew) is great as are many of the beef cuts. I love it.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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A thankful culinary surprise tucked on a quiet street in Astoria. The restaurant has colorful murals, great music and attentive service. Try the codfish croquettes, a serving of six golfball size fried rounds filled with flaky white fish that arrive piping hot and crispy. The stroganoff franko has tender chicken in a tomato cream sauce with white rice and potato matchsticks. DELICIOUS. My boyfriend had to take a second bite of it to truly believe how delicious that entree was. Another dish we tried was a collective plate of beans, rice, fried beef and a fried egg - an enormous platter that could serve two or three people. Somehow we even found room for dessert, the banana cake flambee. It comes in a cast iron skillet and layers of firm plantain and gooey cake sit atop a pool of spoon-licking caramel. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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★★★★☆

A thankful culinary surprise tucked on a quiet street in Astoria. The restaurant has colorful murals, great music and attentive service. Try the codfish croquettes, a serving of six golfball size fried rounds filled with flaky white fish that arrive piping hot and crispy. The stroganoff franko has tender chicken in a tomato cream sauce with white rice and potato matchsticks. DELICIOUS. My boyfriend had to take a second bite of it to truly believe how delicious that entree was. Another dish we tried was a collective plate of beans, rice, fried beef and a fried egg - an enormous platter that could serve two or three people. Somehow we even found room for dessert, the banana cake flambee. It comes in a cast iron skillet and layers of firm plantain and gooey cake sit atop a pool of spoon-licking caramel. We will DEFINITELY be back.

Pros: I'm glad this place is in Astoria and I don't have to go to Manhattan.

Cons: The only con is that I can't eat here every day.

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the atmosphere is easy and cosy. The food is just like my mom's! Being a brazilian that always looks for some great little restaurant to remind me from home I am finally happy to say I found something just like it. Their costela is to die for! As other brazilian specialities! Go Favela! Keep up with the good food!

2
★★★★★

the atmosphere is easy and cosy. The food is just like my mom's! Being a brazilian that always looks for some great little restaurant to remind me from home I am finally happy to say I found something just like it. Their costela is to die for! As other brazilian specialities! Go Favela! Keep up with the good food!

Pros: great food.

Cons: far from my house.

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Our favorite Brazilian restaurant anywhere in New York City. It has all the right ingredients: well-prepared delicious food, good capirinhas and wine, very reasonable prices, friendly and attentive service, a newly remodeled cozy lounge/cafe and dining area, and ample parking in a safe residential neighborhood. It can accomodate initmate and large parties.

5
★★★★★

Our favorite Brazilian restaurant anywhere in New York City. It has all the right ingredients: well-prepared delicious food, good capirinhas and wine, very reasonable prices, friendly and attentive service, a newly remodeled cozy lounge/cafe and dining area, and ample parking in a safe residential neighborhood. It can accomodate initmate and large parties.

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One of the best Brazilian food in NY and CT area. Its staff is just amazing. You must go and feel like if you are in Brazil.Thanks guys for being great.

2
★★★★★

One of the best Brazilian food in NY and CT area. Its staff is just amazing. You must go and feel like if you are in Brazil.Thanks guys for being great.

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This restaurant is very cozy. Thurs-Sat the live music makes the dining experience relaxing and fun.
Unfortunately, the food is average. Their picanha is a couple of very thin steaks? Their Bobo de Camarao (typical dish from the northeast of Brazil) is kind of plain? Some other dishes are much better, like their steak with onions and Madeira sauce.
Overall, not the best (at least not yet) but a good experience.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant is very cozy. Thurs-Sat the live music makes the dining experience relaxing and fun.
Unfortunately, the food is average. Their picanha is a couple of very thin steaks? Their Bobo de Camarao (typical dish from the northeast of Brazil) is kind of plain? Some other dishes are much better, like their steak with onions and Madeira sauce.
Overall, not the best (at least not yet) but a good experience.

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We have dined in this restaurant several times. The food, service, and atmosphere are always great. Our dinners are always expertly prepared and very delicious. The owner and staff are always very hospitable. The Brazilian food is as good as you will enjoy anywhere in the city. The Salgadinhos are highly recommended as an appetizer. The Picanha is great as a main entree. Try the fried banana or coconut flan for dessert.

2
★★★★★

We have dined in this restaurant several times. The food, service, and atmosphere are always great. Our dinners are always expertly prepared and very delicious. The owner and staff are always very hospitable. The Brazilian food is as good as you will enjoy anywhere in the city. The Salgadinhos are highly recommended as an appetizer. The Picanha is great as a main entree. Try the fried banana or coconut flan for dessert.

Pros: Great Food, Service & Atmosphere

Cons: None

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Went for the (Wednesday) lunch special and was bowled over. Lean, moist, flavorful braised pork ribs with flavorful rice (reckon it had been cooked in broth), garlicky collard greens and great Brazilian style beans (with farofa and sausage). A steal for $6.95; well worth its dinner price of $10.95.

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★★★★★

Went for the (Wednesday) lunch special and was bowled over. Lean, moist, flavorful braised pork ribs with flavorful rice (reckon it had been cooked in broth), garlicky collard greens and great Brazilian style beans (with farofa and sausage). A steal for $6.95; well worth its dinner price of $10.95.

Pros: tasty

Cons: none

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I've been to Favela many times... the service is great! If you are looking for a "homemade style food", that's the place to go!!! After trying many different dishes I realized that my favorite ones are tha "Costela Bam Bam" (Prime Rib), "Muqueca de Peixe" (FIsh Stew) and the Salmon. Not only the food is great...the music is nice and of course, the drinks are delicious!!!! You should try it... I'll bet you'll love it!!!

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★★★★★

I've been to Favela many times... the service is great! If you are looking for a "homemade style food", that's the place to go!!! After trying many different dishes I realized that my favorite ones are tha "Costela Bam Bam" (Prime Rib), "Muqueca de Peixe" (FIsh Stew) and the Salmon. Not only the food is great...the music is nice and of course, the drinks are delicious!!!! You should try it... I'll bet you'll love it!!!

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Went to Favela expecting to feel like I was in Brazil. I felt like I was in Astoria, extremely dissapointing. The Service was unattentive. I had to order our drinks more than once before it was brought to our table. The appetizers were nothing to brag about. The biggest disapointment, the Picanha, their signature dish came out flavorless. The side dishes of rice and beans were cold, not luikewarm but cold. Having been to Brazil and loving the culture I was truly disapointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Favela expecting to feel like I was in Brazil. I felt like I was in Astoria, extremely dissapointing. The Service was unattentive. I had to order our drinks more than once before it was brought to our table. The appetizers were nothing to brag about. The biggest disapointment, the Picanha, their signature dish came out flavorless. The side dishes of rice and beans were cold, not luikewarm but cold. Having been to Brazil and loving the culture I was truly disapointed.

Pros: Nice decoration, No wait to be seated

Cons: Cold Food, Cold Service

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I love the food,excelent Service, it seem like i was in Brazil.
The Best place to eat Typical Brazilian food, if you want to eat brazilian food just go there, I'm sure you gonna love it.

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★★★★★

I love the food,excelent Service, it seem like i was in Brazil.
The Best place to eat Typical Brazilian food, if you want to eat brazilian food just go there, I'm sure you gonna love it.

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