Tempero Do Brasil

★★★★☆
  • 5628 University Way NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-523-6229

About Tempero Do Brasil

Hours
Tue-Sat: 6am-10pm, Sun: 6pm-9pm

Food

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I am Brazilian from Northeast, and this is by far my favorite Brazilian restaurant in Seattle. The Bahian food is very authentic, not only that...very tasty! The coxinha is awesome, the feijoada and moquecas are a must try! If you are ordering appetizers, the main dish is certainly enough for 2. It is a small family business, and the owner is friendly enough to accommodate your order!

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★★★★★

I am Brazilian from Northeast, and this is by far my favorite Brazilian restaurant in Seattle. The Bahian food is very authentic, not only that...very tasty! The coxinha is awesome, the feijoada and moquecas are a must try! If you are ordering appetizers, the main dish is certainly enough for 2. It is a small family business, and the owner is friendly enough to accommodate your order!

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I was less than impressed with this restaurant when I went there around 4 years ago. The decor and wait staff made me hope that this was a hidden gem with authentic tasty brazillian food, but I was not impressed. The beef stew had a giant tail-bone in it. This was fine, but the bone had no food on it and after it was removed from the stew bowl there was nothing left to eat. I have not been back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was less than impressed with this restaurant when I went there around 4 years ago. The decor and wait staff made me hope that this was a hidden gem with authentic tasty brazillian food, but I was not impressed. The beef stew had a giant tail-bone in it. This was fine, but the bone had no food on it and after it was removed from the stew bowl there was nothing left to eat. I have not been back.

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after reading the other good reviews my gf and i were excited to try this place. the staff was great. very nice. we ordered the codfish cakes. pretty good, a bit dry in the middle. my gf got a shrimp soup that was bland by itself. when mixed with rice it was even more bland. the shrimp were of good size though. my plate was the thinly sliced NY steak with rice and black bean sauce. the amount of meat served was more than enough but it was not marinated. did not have any flavor. the flavor came mainly from the black bean sauce but that sauce gets old quick. anyway... the bill came out to be around 60, which would have been fine if the food was better to match the level of service, which was great.

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★★☆☆☆

after reading the other good reviews my gf and i were excited to try this place. the staff was great. very nice. we ordered the codfish cakes. pretty good, a bit dry in the middle. my gf got a shrimp soup that was bland by itself. when mixed with rice it was even more bland. the shrimp were of good size though. my plate was the thinly sliced NY steak with rice and black bean sauce. the amount of meat served was more than enough but it was not marinated. did not have any flavor. the flavor came mainly from the black bean sauce but that sauce gets old quick. anyway... the bill came out to be around 60, which would have been fine if the food was better to match the level of service, which was great.

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I just discovered this gem. The Casquinha de siri, a crab dish, was wonderful. If you're a beef eater then you can't go wrong with the Bife acebolado. It is succulent, thinly sliced New York strip with sauteed onions with black beans and rice. Yum!! I'll be visiting again soon because I'd like to try just about everything else on the menu.

I noticed that there is no link to their website on citysearch. I don't think I'm supposed post a link so I'll do it like this - temperodobrasil dot net :)

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★★★★★

I just discovered this gem. The Casquinha de siri, a crab dish, was wonderful. If you're a beef eater then you can't go wrong with the Bife acebolado. It is succulent, thinly sliced New York strip with sauteed onions with black beans and rice. Yum!! I'll be visiting again soon because I'd like to try just about everything else on the menu.

I noticed that there is no link to their website on citysearch. I don't think I'm supposed post a link so I'll do it like this - temperodobrasil dot net :)

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly Brazilian waitstaff

Cons: None

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Good food. service is slightly slow, but effective. The traditional feijoada --black bean and meat stew served with collard greens and rice--is now served every day!

2
★★★★☆

Good food. service is slightly slow, but effective. The traditional feijoada --black bean and meat stew served with collard greens and rice--is now served every day!

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My husband and I went to Tempero de Brazil for the second time and we will most definitely continue to go back. We love it! The food is so authentic and delicious, with the freshest of ingredients. You just can't find this type of Brazilian food anywhere. The special Brazilian cocktails are also a must- delicious! It is located on University Ave. on a very quiet street next to bike shops, etc. It is a casual little treasure. The staff is extremely friendly and they often seek your feedback on their dishes to ensure they are making them to their customer's satisfaction. They even play music a couple evenings a week I think. I say if you have any interest in Brazilian food, check it out.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I went to Tempero de Brazil for the second time and we will most definitely continue to go back. We love it! The food is so authentic and delicious, with the freshest of ingredients. You just can't find this type of Brazilian food anywhere. The special Brazilian cocktails are also a must- delicious! It is located on University Ave. on a very quiet street next to bike shops, etc. It is a casual little treasure. The staff is extremely friendly and they often seek your feedback on their dishes to ensure they are making them to their customer's satisfaction. They even play music a couple evenings a week I think. I say if you have any interest in Brazilian food, check it out.

Pros: delicious food, drinks, really nice, casual atmosphere...feel like on vacation

Cons: none. they would be packed constantly if they were on a busier street

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I love going to Tempero do Brasil because it's really authentic. The staff is Brazilian and friendly, the food is good and the restaurant has that laid-back atmosphere of the beach places in the Brazilian Northeast. I usually have the Moqueca, Bobo de Camarao or Feijoada, which are also the dishes I recommend if you are not Brazilian. Most everything else on the menu is home-style food, something we would eat at home or during a work day, nothing fancy. If you are a Brazilian searching for comfort food, it's great, but not very appealing to other nationalities (at least that's what my American/Australian co-workers told me after eating the Steak and Fries, they said it was plain). REMINDER: Brazilian food is not spicy, I always have to mention that, most people in the US expect it to be like Mexican food - and it's very different! Try the Casquinha de Siri appetizer (crab dish), drink a caipirinha, end the meal with a pudim (caramel flan). Yummy!

2
★★★★☆

I love going to Tempero do Brasil because it's really authentic. The staff is Brazilian and friendly, the food is good and the restaurant has that laid-back atmosphere of the beach places in the Brazilian Northeast. I usually have the Moqueca, Bobo de Camarao or Feijoada, which are also the dishes I recommend if you are not Brazilian. Most everything else on the menu is home-style food, something we would eat at home or during a work day, nothing fancy. If you are a Brazilian searching for comfort food, it's great, but not very appealing to other nationalities (at least that's what my American/Australian co-workers told me after eating the Steak and Fries, they said it was plain). REMINDER: Brazilian food is not spicy, I always have to mention that, most people in the US expect it to be like Mexican food - and it's very different! Try the Casquinha de Siri appetizer (crab dish), drink a caipirinha, end the meal with a pudim (caramel flan). Yummy!

Pros: Authentic food, friendly staff

Cons: Parking

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...but then you can add some moqueqas and a whole slu of other things to that list. The waitstaff is very friendly, and they will not hesitate in giving you suggestions if the menu appears very foreign to you. I have eaten here a couple of times, and both times I have been very pleased, and nice and full after leaving. More than worth a try..Brazilian food may become your new favorite!

2
★★★★★

...but then you can add some moqueqas and a whole slu of other things to that list. The waitstaff is very friendly, and they will not hesitate in giving you suggestions if the menu appears very foreign to you. I have eaten here a couple of times, and both times I have been very pleased, and nice and full after leaving. More than worth a try..Brazilian food may become your new favorite!

Pros: authentic Brazilian fare

Cons: street parking, but what do you expecting on University Way?

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Regarding reviewer Phobuz having missed the point: The point is in the cultural authenticity. Phobuz found nothing special about the food (?) but some observations are good , i.e., the observatin that Brazilian dining is often family dining - more so than here - in relative terms (pun intended.)

The food sets itself apart from other cuisines in important ways: synergies of food combinations, some of the ingredients, presentation, etc. I am not Brazillian but been there and really appreciate the venue and the food.

Try this: I appreciate the authenticity the same way I might appreciate being outside the U.S. finding an American restaurant offering a great cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, ketchup & mustard on a grilled sesame seed bun with onion, lettuce, tomat, pickle, fries/coleslaw/baked beans (you pick) and a shake or a malt. The "american burger experience" is not more than meat, bread, a veggie and milk product; nothing extraordinary in that cuisine - except - travelers know how difficult that is to find. Ever dined on a casual shellfish buffet with friends served New Orleans-style w/ newspaper and a pliers?, etc. obviously the magic is evaporated in reducing that to it's lowest common denominators.

Frankly Tempero hits my appetite on the spot - the spot often being authentic culture - do Brasil.

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★★★★★

Regarding reviewer Phobuz having missed the point: The point is in the cultural authenticity. Phobuz found nothing special about the food (?) but some observations are good , i.e., the observatin that Brazilian dining is often family dining - more so than here - in relative terms (pun intended.)

The food sets itself apart from other cuisines in important ways: synergies of food combinations, some of the ingredients, presentation, etc. I am not Brazillian but been there and really appreciate the venue and the food.

Try this: I appreciate the authenticity the same way I might appreciate being outside the U.S. finding an American restaurant offering a great cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, ketchup & mustard on a grilled sesame seed bun with onion, lettuce, tomat, pickle, fries/coleslaw/baked beans (you pick) and a shake or a malt. The "american burger experience" is not more than meat, bread, a veggie and milk product; nothing extraordinary in that cuisine - except - travelers know how difficult that is to find. Ever dined on a casual shellfish buffet with friends served New Orleans-style w/ newspaper and a pliers?, etc. obviously the magic is evaporated in reducing that to it's lowest common denominators.

Frankly Tempero hits my appetite on the spot - the spot often being authentic culture - do Brasil.

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I am interested in trying out all kinds of cuisines and decided to go to this restaurant for Brazillian (based on Citysearch's high score).

The interior decoration was good (seems very authentic and down-to-earth). But I don't find anything special about the food. The food seems very family styled, which I appreciate it authenticity. But I just fail to see what's special about Brazillian food. (How does it set itself apart from other cuisines?) Maybe it's just because I am not Brazillian that I fail to appreciate it.

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★★☆☆☆

I am interested in trying out all kinds of cuisines and decided to go to this restaurant for Brazillian (based on Citysearch's high score).

The interior decoration was good (seems very authentic and down-to-earth). But I don't find anything special about the food. The food seems very family styled, which I appreciate it authenticity. But I just fail to see what's special about Brazillian food. (How does it set itself apart from other cuisines?) Maybe it's just because I am not Brazillian that I fail to appreciate it.

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: Food

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My family and I have gone to "Tempero do Brazil" several times, and we have always enjoyed our visits there. The service is very friendly, the decoration is appealing, and the food is simple, yet delicious. The only drawback is that we do find it expensive. We're hoping their menu will expand to offer a few more traditional foods of Brazil, but as Brazilians living in Seattle, we're happy to have this option to remind us of our other home.

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★★★★☆

My family and I have gone to "Tempero do Brazil" several times, and we have always enjoyed our visits there. The service is very friendly, the decoration is appealing, and the food is simple, yet delicious. The only drawback is that we do find it expensive. We're hoping their menu will expand to offer a few more traditional foods of Brazil, but as Brazilians living in Seattle, we're happy to have this option to remind us of our other home.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly Service

Cons: Expensive

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The food is very, very good. I love the Batida de Maracuja and coxinhas...but the price is a bit expensive.

2
★★★★☆

The food is very, very good. I love the Batida de Maracuja and coxinhas...but the price is a bit expensive.

Pros: food quality, decoration

Cons: , too small

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My wife and I treated my mom to Brazilian food for mother's day. I have spent a lot of time in Brazil and my wife is originally from there. We both agreed that it was totally as if we were sitting in the town she is from eating at a favorite restaurant. The food was perfect - the setting...perfect.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I treated my mom to Brazilian food for mother's day. I have spent a lot of time in Brazil and my wife is originally from there. We both agreed that it was totally as if we were sitting in the town she is from eating at a favorite restaurant. The food was perfect - the setting...perfect.

Pros: family ran, laid back, true brazilian

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In my opinion, all of Brazil is so under-represented in the USA, especially here in Seattle. The culture and passion of the people are unmatched anywhere in the world. Tempero do Brasil captures the energy of the Brazilian people. All in all, it is a wonderful place to hang out... and you MUST try their Moqueca de Camarao.... with cafezinho and Mousse de Maracuja for dessert... E PERFEITO!

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★★★★★

In my opinion, all of Brazil is so under-represented in the USA, especially here in Seattle. The culture and passion of the people are unmatched anywhere in the world. Tempero do Brasil captures the energy of the Brazilian people. All in all, it is a wonderful place to hang out... and you MUST try their Moqueca de Camarao.... with cafezinho and Mousse de Maracuja for dessert... E PERFEITO!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Some bad parking

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My mother is from Sao Paulo, so growing up I had lots of great home made Brazilian cooking. This place reminds me of that! The food is excellent with great hospitality. I really am addicted to the "green sauce" they serve with the chicken croquet. I have had almost everything there. I highly recommend this place for your "New Spot"!

2
★★★★★

My mother is from Sao Paulo, so growing up I had lots of great home made Brazilian cooking. This place reminds me of that! The food is excellent with great hospitality. I really am addicted to the "green sauce" they serve with the chicken croquet. I have had almost everything there. I highly recommend this place for your "New Spot"!

Pros: Friendly, Romantic, Savory

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I loved the food. The people serving super pleasant and friendly.
I recommend to all my friends.
I think it is a little bit expensive for lets say a family of 5 for exemple.
But great place for a special dinner.

2
★★★★★

I loved the food. The people serving super pleasant and friendly.
I recommend to all my friends.
I think it is a little bit expensive for lets say a family of 5 for exemple.
But great place for a special dinner.

Pros: happy place

 

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