Substantive and savory: You'll want to try these 15 mighty, independent Brazilian restaurants in Chicago

by Carrie Bradon | May 29, 2018, 5:35pm |

Both Brazil and Argentina are known for their steaks and you'll get to fill up on some authentic ones at Tango Sur.

Whether you're from Brazil, have visited or have simply grown to love the cuisine, you'll know that food is a big deal in Brazilian culture. Often a family affair, mealtimes are considered a special time to not only build up physical strength, but also to strengthen the ties of loved ones.

This love of food and family time usually means that Brazilian meals last for hours and almost always include meat, beans, rice and other traditional sides.

If you're ready to try some traditional Brazilian fare, read on for a list of 15 mighty independent restaurants you'll soon be a regular.

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Brazilian Bowl

3204 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-2002
Brazilian Bowl will delight your senses as they are well-stocked with many delicious options.

Sinha Elegant Cuisine

2018 W. Adams Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 491-8200
You'll love the food and service at this restaurant.

La Sirena Clandestina

954 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-5300
If you like Latin American food in general, you'll find lots of traditional dishes at La Sirena Clandestina.

Tango Sur

3763 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 477-5466
Both Brazil and Argentina are known for their steaks and you'll get to fill up on some authentic ones at Tango Sur.

Zed451

739 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 266-6691
Zed451 is a classy lounge meets steakhouse that is perfect for your next date night.

Flo

1434 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-0477
If it's brunch you're in the mood for, Flo is your spot.

Carnivale

702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 850-5005
Carnivale's feel is fun and trendy and their food will blow you away.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

661 N. Lasalle Blvd., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 932-9330
Pricey though it may be, a trip to Fogo will not be easily forgotten.

Brazil Express Churrasco Grill

1045 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
(224) 353-6315
A brightly colored buffet awaits inside of Brazil Express.

Ñ

2977 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 866-9898
This restaurant serves up authentic South American dishes that you'll be quick to fall in love with.

Brasil Legal Cafe

2161 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 772-6650
This unassuming cafe will delight all of its guests.

Rio's Addison

1600 W. Lake St.. Unit 102, Addison, IL 60101
(630) 773-3370
Though outside of Chicago proper, you'll quickly be willing to make the drive for the tasty food dished up here.

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

3008 Finley Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 324-6002
Chama Gaúcha's upscale feel will make a perfect date night spot.

Nossa! Brazilian Grill

1340 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(331) 777-2402
Nossa! is a fun restaurant that is well worth the drive from Chicago.

Maria's Brazilian Kitchen

926 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 999-0206
You'll adore the friendly staff and the irresistible food offered here.

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