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“great spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brazil Cafe

Brazil Cafe
1983 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1033
510-845-1056
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Ranked #111 of 532 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Brazilian
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boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

cool little restaurant on university! it was my first time going here and i got the "pedro" sandwich. very good!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I love Pedro....nice friendly guy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The tri-tip sandwich is the BEST.... They also have a stand at the corner of I think University and Pedro (I think that his name) the owner is out there with the music and his suave way of enticing you to try the sandwiches. He was out there passing out samples and how can we say no to a warm fun loving guy... after one bite of a tri-tip, we were sold....juicy, tasty..great sandwich to take to memorial stadium on game day! The platters are also great and they do give you lots of food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, California
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great sidewalk Brazilian food + Pedro's personal attention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

It's pretty rare to get good food within a half-block from a university campus; but here's an exception . . . and you usually get a funb experience to go with your meal. This place started in the corner of a parking lot, festooned with Brazilian flags and highlighted by Pedro's passing out samples of try-tip or smoothies, offering his personal suggestions from the menu. It gradually expanded over there years not just in that original location but also in an indoor cafe a few blocks away. But if the weather's good, you owe it to yourself to go for the original experience. Who knows who you might meet? One day my son actually ran into another Pedro waiting in line - the original "Vote For Pedro" actor from "Napoleon Dynamite."

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Hollywood, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

There is a small shack on the corner of University and Walnut in addition to the cafe on Shattuck. The special a tri tip sandwich smothered in a cilantro garlic sauce with a mango smoothie was outstanding. I'm going here next time I'm in town. Brazilian street food at its best!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Most charming parking lot dining ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Seriously, a before the invasion of hyper-priced yuppie food coaches with $10 tacos, this place has been charming students and budget-minded diners just outside the UC gates for years. It's justifiably well-known for the tri-tip, like Pedro's specials, and Pedro himself will fuss over you like you're at a white tablecloth restaurant. Mango smoothies will take you to the tropics, even if that night air reminds you it's still Berkeley.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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