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Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine

Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine

Brazilian Restaurant$$$$
Los Angeles
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  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsJune 23, 2016
    Tenderloin medallions wrapped in bacon with mushroom risotto and asparagus for $24...not bad at all and it's delicious! Best risotto I've tasted hands down.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SCORCESEApril 26, 2013
    Seafood Pasta, Pink Pescatore Pasta, -Galeto, Diego's Favorite Seabass, Fillet a Cavalo Desserts- Pedrinho's Pudimde Coco, Yoram's Special, Colossal Chocolate Grande Cake, Dutch Fies
  • Yvette P.
    Yvette PinonMarch 21, 2011
    One of my favorites! If you love fish, try their Salmon. It's to die for, and always get the plantains over the french fries. Yummy!! Make sure you also ask for bread, they forget to bring it :)
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BoekeJanuary 19, 2015
    An extensive menu, with several traditional Brazilian dishes, mixed in with some fusion and traditional American ones. Good service and very good Caipirinhas!
  • Valter M.
    Valter MunizSeptember 1, 2016
    Best Brazilian restaurant I've ever eaten abroad! If you are in LA you must try. Everything remembered me HOME.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot off the bossa nova grill is the section to order from. Try the lightly battered chicken. Croquets are a must try. Open late and always good.
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.May 1, 2015
    Great place to come when im home sick! Coxinha de galinha, pao de queijo and yes my picanha grill! Fabulous! Bossa nova to compliment!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Nanaschka S.
    Nanaschka SarahDecember 20, 2014
    The dishes are delicious, however the authentic taste was just the appetizer with coxinha and pão de queijo. Maybe not the right place to try real Brazilian food.
  • Amir B.
    Amir BaharlouOctober 2, 2016
    The skirt steak pizza is amazing, I've yet to try anything here that hasn't been yummy.
  • Jakcifil S.
    Jakcifil SottoAugust 21, 2014
    Salmon and Pasta are really good here! Plus all the staff are very nice! Thumbs up! 👍
  • Michele D.
    Michele D'AngonaSeptember 1, 2010
    Best fish & grilled chicken....try the Hot Grill Dishes with rice, black beans, & plantains....chop up some fish or chicken in it & top it with the yucca flour- my favorite! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
  • Harper
    HarperApril 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Either you're stopping in for a bite to eat after a fantastic night out in LA/ Hollywood, or ur craving Brazilian cuisine! Either way try out the cheese bread balls! Fabulous!
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsJune 23, 2016
    I'll take this chicken lasagna over a traditional Italian lasagna any day. So flavorful and meaty.
  • Jade T.
    Jade ThomasSeptember 23, 2016
    Must haves... The chicken lasagna, and all of their pizzas are great! Also their bread is to die for. Big portions.
  • Raul D.
    Raul D.E.August 2, 2013
    Great prices, great menu, and staff if polite and attentive. Try the house specials they are marked on the menu.
  • Sebastian S.
    Bossa Nova Rocks! Great wait staff, great brazilian beer, try the Mission Beer (rocks), yep great iced tea & luv the salmon & sea bass! Plus Open LATE! 3AM + Yep Bossa Nova ROCKS!!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuJune 24, 2016
    The menu is overwhelming with so many options! The Diego is really tasty. Try the Brazilian sangria :)
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsJune 23, 2016
    Nice mix of seafood in the pink risotto. On par with their brown risotto.
  • Mona A.
    Mona AlotaibiDecember 3, 2016
    I tried the emanuel pasta and it turned out great, my friend had the bossa burger and i was average!
  • Walt S.
    Walt ShepardMay 13, 2013
    The chicken brochettes with Gorgonzola sauce is sinful, but delicious.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MendozaJune 23, 2014
    The bread is amazing. Order a Cajun chicken sandwich with a side of maduros, sooooo good.
  • Roger A.
    Roger AmaranteApril 22, 2012
    The best meat in LA the André attendee is very nice guy and the Picanha and the Coxinha Gorgeous!!!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MoralesJune 26, 2015
    The food here is very delicious. Great place for lunch with a friend or a date
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeApril 11, 2012
    Brazilian food at it's best. Wife is part from there so she knows. this is a family favourite of ours.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SCORCESEApril 26, 2013
    Seafood Pasta, Pink Pescatore Pasta, -Galeto, Diego's Favorite Seabass, Fillet a Cavalo
  • Michael d.
    Michael de LaraDecember 30, 2010
    While the Pichana (sp?) steak is amazing, you could leave TOTALLY happy and satisfied with just the rice & beans. Great el cheapo yum!
  • Brittani
    BrittaniSeptember 26, 2012
    Shrimp stroggranoff is amazing!! & they're open after club hours 
  • Karen B.
    Karen BrakenridgeJanuary 31, 2014
    The passion fruit is to die for! Best I have found in LA!!!
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey CaesarMarch 20, 2011
    Favorite Brazilian restaurant in Hollywood! The prices are not overly priced. The chicken Lasagna is absolutely delicious
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    When you are in Los Angeles, Bossa Nova is a must. Great food & great service..!
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikMay 18, 2015
    Open late, friendly service, good food, fried plantains were great))
  • V
    VMarch 10, 2013
    If Murder is your waiter, anything he recommends is good! I absolute loved it!
  • Douglas B.
    Douglas B.February 14, 2013
    Chicken Brochette is excellent & the best focaccia bread!
  • Aryanne P.
    Aryanne PadilhaMay 8, 2012
    the skewers are awesome and Gabriel pizza is just the best!!!!
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SebestaNovember 14, 2015
    Was brought some very tasty cuisine from this restaurant. It was great!
  • Clayton
    ClaytonNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Andreas favorite salad with Vinegarette dressing is the best salad in the world. Congrats Bossa Nova on your greatness!
  • Mary T.
    Mary TacoroniDecember 19, 2015
    The sunset pasta was delicious!
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SeanNovember 1, 2010
    The portions of food are really big. Split a meal with another. Save u money and fill you both up nicely.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JuniorApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the chicken plate and the plantains!
  • Shay
    ShayMarch 21, 2011
    Really good Quattro Fromaggio Pizza an Caprese is authentic. Not the best Sangria tho!
  • Gaia D.
    Gaia DempseySeptember 27, 2011
    The only place I know of where you can get a blended Arnold Palmer. It's called "tropical drink" on the menu.
  • Terrence S.
    Terrence SmithFebruary 13, 2011
    Great location if you like the busy LA scene. The vegetarian sautéd dish was incredible.
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SteinbergJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the blue cheese salad with salmon or chicken breast! Tastes amasing!
  • Philipp S.
    Philipp StMay 15, 2012
    OK. But not too impressive. For a restaurant you feel rushed to finish up quickly. Medium atmosphere, medium service. Good eat quality thoug
  • Mariana K.
    Mariana KnabbenApril 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Strogonoff is one of the best! A must try!
  • marlon f.
    marlon fuentesMarch 22, 2012
    Traditional chicken with plantains and a coxinha to start. Do it!
  • Mia
    MiaOctober 17, 2011
    Absolutely love this place. Great food and fair price!
  • Alicia
    AliciaApril 2, 2011
    Get the Traditional Chicken meal with plantains! Brilliant brazilian food!
  • gloria h.
    gloria hawaJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    i don't eat meat, but if you do- grilled chicken is a must.
  • Jl N.
    Jl NappiOctober 4, 2011
    get the brazilian drink caipirinha...two is all you need trust me;)
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SteinbergJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The mango margarita, just try it!
  • Nitya C.
    Nitya ChandraDecember 21, 2014
    Such yummy food, and I loved the service!
  • Wendy D.
    Wendy DixonJanuary 7
    The food was Delicious 😋
  • Isabella K.
    Isabella KnightNovember 22, 2010
    Vegetarians be careful!! I ordered a vegetarian lasagna and got one full with chicken!!
  • A-macc W.
    A-macc WadeDecember 18, 2012
    Best sea food pasta I've had!
  • Ricky M.
    Ricky MoSeptember 10, 2016
    great date spot, smart casual
  • J H.
    J HillMarch 16, 2013
    Pesto Verde pizza!!! Manuela's pasta!!! Supreme dining
  • Irene M.
    Irene MerringSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mushrooms Appetizer is a form of heaven in ur mouth!!!
  • Mia
    MiaJune 16, 2012
    Get the Picanha. You won't regret it.
  • Jackee B.
    Jackee B.December 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fernando is a great server! So friendly.
  • Damon J.
    Damon JamalNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Christians BBQ sandwich - very dope on the low.
  • Steph R.
    Steph RossMarch 26, 2012
    cheesy bread balls are amazing nom nom nom
  • Big Tone
    Big ToneAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blackened salmon and Blu cheese salad
  • Likwid C.
    Likwid CurrencyFebruary 9, 2015
    OMG! If there is foodie heaven, this is it.
  • Jack P.
    Jack PiperOctober 13, 2011
    Delivers late, perfect when you don't feel like cooking ;)
  • Brian T.
    Brian TothFebruary 10, 2011
    No matter what: order the chicken brochette. Always!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TothFebruary 10, 2011
    Purple haze beer is the best new beer: like a summer vacation
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SeverinssonSeptember 23, 2012
    Their Salmon is my favorite!
  • Theryn B.
    Theryn BondSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chicken Brochette...it's delish
  • Clint T.
    Clint TauscherMay 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    At $8.50, the Chicken Executive Lunch is an amazing value!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KhaliliAugust 31, 2012
    Cajun blackened chicken is great.
  • Linda H.
    Linda H.April 5, 2013
    You should try yuca
  • Liz J.
    Liz JonesSeptember 16, 2011
    The iced tea is like gross passion iced tea...definitely not the best
  • Shavonne C.
    Shavonne CaldwellAugust 12, 2014
    The coxhina are great
  • Albert A.
    Albert AdameApril 16, 2012
    Excellent food, great customer service!
  • Sunday F.
    Sunday FFebruary 21, 2011
    It's all about the steak n the Pao de Queijo!!
  • Moe C.
    Moe CoopFebruary 19, 2011
    The chicken lasagna is incredible!
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChangApril 1, 2015
    Super good
  • Gheren V.
    Gheren VitteJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grilled Sea Bass!
  • Dave E.
    Dave ElsensohnJune 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their plantains are sweetly caramelized and crisp at the edges... shake Cholula hot sauce over these.
  • Coco A.
    Coco AsperAugust 10, 2015
    Great picanha!
  • Cori N.
    Cori NicoleApril 18, 2011
    The Boss Salad with Salmon is the BEST!!!
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TorrentosApril 5, 2012
    Banana Special is sooo good.
  • Kate M.
    Kate MorganNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chicken brochette! Unbelievable!
  • Streetz
    StreetzFebruary 11, 2013
    Chicken lasagna is dope!
  • Eden R.
    Eden Rayne™March 24, 2013
    Try the cheese bread.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RudFebruary 12, 2012
    Better to dine in...had delivery twice and both times, the food was cold & seemed like it had been sitting out awhile.
  • Tina M.
    Tina MarjanMarch 31, 2012
    really good everything!!!
  • Caio O.
    Caio OliveiraDecember 9, 2014
    Parmeggiana *.*
  • Khaled A.
    Khaled AlrashedNovember 22, 2016
    Pink Sea Food Risotto
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraFebruary 15, 2015
    THAT BANANA PIZZA THO
  • Baha
    BahaSeptember 19, 2015
    Good food and service
  • Rebekah A.
    Get the Plantains!!!!
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondMay 23, 2015
    BRAZILIAN FOOD FOR ME!
  • Courtney N.
    Courtney NewmanSeptember 3, 2011
    Try the Vegetable Lasagne
  • Devyn D.
    Devyn DeLoeraMarch 12, 2015
    Pink sauce rosada
  • audrey f.
    audrey forrestFebruary 28, 2012
    The service here is amazing.
  • Linda H.
    Linda H.April 5, 2013
    The food is great, but the services doesn't have the same level
  • Marcus S.
    Marcus SimsSeptember 14, 2011
    Lasagna to die for
  • lana L.
    lana LayneMarch 17, 2011
    Late night non crap food muito bem! So full
  • Soli S.
    Soli SolcompMay 22, 2013
    Wenn Du Pesto magst, nimm die Goat Cheese Special Pizza und ergänze sie mit schwarzen Oliven und Du wirst ein neues Pizzaerlebnis erfahren...
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DiasNovember 4, 2015
    Comida deliciosa com um bom custo beneficio! Vale super a pena!
  • Juan Carlos R.
    Excelente servicio, comida exquisita, excelentes precios, muy bue ambiente!!!
  • Marina D.
    Marina DarosJuly 9, 2015
    Restaurante de qualidade! Mousse perfeito!
  • Bia V.
    Bia ValimMay 1, 2012
    Melhor lugar para sair da rotina do hambúrguer! MELHOR PRATO: ARROZ, FEIJÃO, FAROFA, VINAGRETE E PICANHA
  • Jens R.
    Jens RebkeSeptember 27, 2015
    Top Steak mit leckerem gebratenem Gemüse.
  • Ornela F.
    Ornela FerrariMay 14, 2015
    pratos generosos e gostosos, preço justo e fica aberto até tarde!
  • Priscila M.
    Priscila MüllerAugust 13, 2015
    Ótima comida e banheiro imundo...
  • Artiom
    ArtiomOctober 24, 2015
    Порции хорошие, цена невысокая. Мясо приятное. Но, наверное, не слишком бразильское место. Средний чек : 50-60$ на двоих
  • Dudu ..
    Dudu .March 31, 2016
    Matando saudades da minha terra. Tô em casa por uns instantes. Rsrsrs
  • SLcyD Y.
    SLcyD YıldırimMarch 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Makarnaları ve lazanya bir harika
  • MUBARK A.
    MUBARK ALSHAMMARIFebruary 27, 2015
    لايفوتكم👍🍤🍤🍤🍴
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