Miss Favela

Miss Favela

Brazilian Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    "Caipirinha, great meats and live music....what's not to love?"(21 Tips)
    Ronald C.
    "Would recommend Carioca."(3 Tips)
    Ana M.
    "Best Brazilian aftenoon hangout...Good food and live music!!!"(16 Tips)
    Nour H.
    "Love the atmosphere, the music, live samba band, the food."(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon132 Tips and reviews
  • caipirinhas
  • live music
  • Brazilian food
  • dancing
  • carioca
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  • Tilman B.
    Tilman BeneckeFebruary 11, 2018
    Cash only. Only parts of the menu were available, Music too loud. Waiter rewarded himself with 20% gratuity and included it on our bill as if we were not able to decide by ourself. Food was boring...
  • Brasil L.
    Brasil LiveApril 22, 2013
    Samba and Bahia night every Friday at Miss Favela. Really great brazilian band starts playing at 10pm. The place gets really busy so get there early if you want a seat for dinner.
  • Ibrahim Z.heart icon on user image
    Ibrahim ZeghzeghiMarch 16, 2014
    Mmmmm... Kinda overpriced but cool location. Now if you want a really good Brazilian restaurant you should try Favela Grill in Astoria!
  • Lindi S.
    Lindi SantanaOctober 9, 2017
    Food it’s ok ,but service it’s really bad We waited for almost an hour to have our order.A $30 fee was charged because we brought a cake and had they cut it , they don’t split the bill if you ask it .
  • Emilia A.heart icon on user image
    Emilia AllonsoJuly 3, 2016
    From a Brazilian born and raised: the food is meh except for the bolinhos de bacalhau; go for the caipirinha de limao, others are just mixed drinks, not real caipis; the atmosphere is nice though
  • Chris G.
    Chris GellesJuly 5, 2015
    One of the most obnoxious sidewalk crowds I've encountered in my decade of Williamsburg-livin'. Please don't be those people.
  • Ali B.
    Ali BriggsMarch 16, 2014
    This is definitely an afternoon drinking spot, dead on weekend evenings. Might have something to do with the feeling of being in a mafia movie under the Williamsburg bridge...
  • Alcione
    AlcioneSeptember 16, 2012
    Saturday lunch is great. Live samba music, savory steak and beautiful people. Have a caipirinha on the terrace. #perfectsaturday
  • Natalie V.heart icon on user image
    Natalie VApril 11, 2017
    The music was really fun but it was so crowded. Of course, it was a Saturday night so that was expected, but felt like they should have capped the number of people inside at some point.
  • En Foco I.
    En Foco IncMarch 2, 2014
    The most watered down caipirinhas I've had; não valeu a pena. The music & dancing however was fantastic!
  • gigi g.
    gigi g.April 27, 2014
    Meh. I'm Brazilian and wasn't impressed. To start with, the food is not authentic. Waiters only care about money. If you don't want to order more food, they'll kick you out. NOT the Brazilian way.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 6, 2019
    Get the bife a cavalo - steak, 2 eggs, rice, beans & farofa.
  • Mireyaheart icon on user image
    MireyaDecember 16, 2018
    Picadinho carioca was very good for brunch!! 😀
  • Clarice F.
    Clarice FNovember 5, 2011
    20 dollar cover, loud and super packed. If you're looking for a Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg I say go to Beco.
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSFebruary 24, 2019
    On Saturdays you gotta eat up to $20 pp. Doesn't include drinks. Strange rule. But good service and yucca fries
  • Bervely V.
    Bervely VictorinMarch 10, 2013
    Amazing authentic everything i.e. drinks, food, experience. Top ten for sure
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoJuly 11, 2017
    The service here is terrible and nothing special to note about the food. However, the upside is that the cocktails are strong and delicious.
  • Mireyaheart icon on user image
    MireyaOctober 26, 2018
    Amazing caipiroskas! The pitcher is worth it!! 😃
  • Jarryd-Lee M.
    Jarryd-Lee MandySeptember 22, 2017
    The little waiter had the worst attitude and service ever. Good food but cash only, no specials unless at the bar. Would never go again or recommend .
  • Jeanette G.
    Jeanette GonzalezAugust 4, 2013
    Delicious! The calamari was cooked perfectly. Be patient with the service :)
  • Claudia F.heart icon on user image
    Claudia FilthJuly 8, 2015
    Worst service and when our waitress asked if we needed change, had the audacity of taking her tip out before returning the difference.
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaApril 17, 2016
    Cash only. You'll need a good amount of it if you're drinking pitchers
  • Paola G.
    Paola GuerreroAugust 17, 2013
    The best hot sauce in town.
  • Alex C.heart icon on user image
    Alex CancelApril 27, 2013
    The live music here is amazing! This is definitely a staple!
  • Harsh M.
    Harsh MallApril 11, 2015
    Cash only, but there's an ATM in the last restroom.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SchmidtApril 9, 2018
    The manager/staff were so rude. My two friends and I were told that we weren't "spending enough money to sit down and eat." We were going to spend over $150 and it's CASH ONY.
  • Vitor A.heart icon on user image
    Vitor AndradeSeptember 24, 2015
    Food is okay but service is the worst. They kick you out to quickly get other costumers even if you're still eating and consuming beverages. No respect.
  • Infrathin O.
    Infrathin OhmNovember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Having a drink of chacaca here is like getting a smoothie and a shot of liquor all at once. Bartenders are very nice. It's relaxed and festive. A joy of a place.
  • Escape C.heart icon on user image
    Escape CardonaDecember 10, 2015
    The food is great. The pitchers of caipirinha are strong but you'll forget and order more once the live samba band starts playing. Don't be shy. Make sure to dance.
  • Baxters Brain B.
    Make sure to crab yourself a Corona Familiar!
  • Rosa M.
    Rosa Munoz XicolaAugust 31, 2014
    Their host does not know shit about doing a good job. Clueless
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 24, 2011
    Samba music lives under the Williamsburg Bridge thanks to this roomy Brazilian restaurant/bar.
  • Isabel K.
    Isabel KatzJune 25, 2018
    Ambience and open air seating
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 6, 2019
    They are a cash only restaurant!
  • Camilo G.
    Camilo GallardoJuly 21, 2011
    $8 lunch special is great! Got the meat with rice and beans. fun brazilian vibes.
  • Mickael M.
    Mickael MarquesMay 11, 2013
    Nice place, the atmosphere is very good, you really can enjoy it. But the night can be really expensive very quickly ( 30% more with the tips and taxes on the original price), be careful!!
  • Tim d.
    Tim de GierSeptember 22, 2012
    Go here for dinner and live music on sunday afternoon.
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CroswellJuly 21, 2013
    Get the charissco (meat platter) for 2. Feeds 3-4
  • Fanny G.
    Fanny GJune 9, 2013
    Had the best time here! Danced my butt off! Live band sat 3-6pm
  • Shiseido R.
    Shiseido RuizFebruary 13, 2010
    Carnival festive is in effect. Packed so if you planning to eat. Make reservation and plan to wait a bit. Good looking fun crowd.
  • Diffuse Brooklyn
    Diffuse BrooklynApril 26, 2014
    Best Appetizer - Fried Calamari
  • Seb
    SebMarch 24, 2019
    The owner Angela is just a downer. She assaulted me when I gave her feedback about my bad experience at her bar and one of the owners tried to hit me saying that I "should get a wife" # homophobic
  • Nicoleheart icon on user image
    NicoleFebruary 16, 2017
    Small, lively place with friendly staff. Make a reservation for weekend brunch or be prepared to wait at least an hour. Once the live music starts it gets too loud to talk/hear. Great drinks & food.
  • Isabel K.
    Isabel KatzJune 25, 2018
    Look over your bill closely - they add gratuity into the bill without telling you.
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FetySeptember 18, 2011
    $20 min per person for food on saturdays per table. The food has improved but if I go back I'd get there early & hang at the bar.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PolerOctober 4, 2018
    I used to love this place, sad to see how they reduced the portions and increased the prices. On top of that: slow service and bad quality overall 😩
  • Gustavo D.
    Gustavo DoriettoJune 27, 2018
    This place is a theme park. It’s not Brazilian at all. (I’m Brazilian, btw) They will put all their friends ahead of you if there’s a wait. I guess it is Brazilian, after all! Go to Berimbau instead.
  • Olivier V.
    Good food, good atmosphere and lethal caipiriñhas..
  • Adrienne H.
    Adrienne HudspethAugust 13, 2010
    Go on saturday afternoons for a wild, sweaty dance party. Beware the pitchers, one will knock you on your ass.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJuly 17, 2011
    Eat outside and you can watch your bike. Hearty brunch..fried beef empanadas. Nommmmnomm
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