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Brasa Premium Rotisserie

BBQ Joint and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Marcy - Holmes, Minneapolis
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  • Marco G.
    Marco GuzmanAugust 20, 2014
    Hands down one of my favorite restaurants. Plates are to be shared. BBQ (smoked beef and slow roasted pork) is amazing and order several sides such as the yuca, fried plantains, and cornbread
  • Tasha T.
    Tasha TurnerApril 15, 2015
    This is the closet thing you will get to soul food in Minnesota. Consistently delicious, moderately priced, with a cool vibe. You can't go wrong with their comforting vittles! Parking is a challenge
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    It's a sort of Minnesota-farm-driven hybrid of two other restaurant traditions, namely the South American way of making rotisserie meats, and the classic Southern meat-and-three soul-food set-up. Read more
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SoulesOctober 11, 2015
    What's good here? Everything! The chicken curry bowl with yellow rice was perfect. If you have never tried curry, this is a great introduction. Try it with the collard greens. Very affordable too.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 18, 2012
    Voted Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant by City Pages in 2012! Concrete floors make for a quick clean-up! Slow-cooked, responsibly framed food is delectable for children & adults, & staff is quick to serve
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineDecember 11, 2012
    Best Comfort Food - Even if you didn’t grow up with a southern grandma, you can feel all wrapped up in love with some soulfully slow-roasted meats, cheddar grits, and pretty much anything else Read more
  • Jon M.
    Jon MayfieldAugust 19, 2014
    Delicious, #locallysourced dishes prepared with a blend of southern and Latin American influences. The yucca fries are to not to be missed. I would bathe in their cilantro lime aioli.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnsonNovember 17, 2012
    Awesome, tasty experience - great value! Waitress from heaven discovered I left my iPhone at the table, sprinted outside to find us before we drove away! That's above & beyond.
  • elizabeth r.
    elizabeth reeseSeptember 19, 2016
    Come with friends and order everything. No. seriously. Standouts: the rotisserie chix, pork, collard greens, sweet plantains, and jalapeño spinach. Great paleo option!
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 11, 2011
    Try the Pork Sandwich. Slow-roasted pork, dripping with spices and a healthy dose of the vibrant and tangy mojo sauce, brings sense to this mad, mad world.—Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, February 2011
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.June 16, 2016
    Pulled pork very good. That spicy vinegar that's on the table? Use that on your pulled pork. My group all ordered different sides, they're all good
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZimmernSeptember 21, 2010
    Pulled pork, guac, tortilla soup, yams and andouille, cornbread... wash it all down with a Jarritos. Heard amazing things about their brunch, but haven't been yet.
    Upvoted Feb 24
  • City Pages
    City PagesMarch 4, 2013
    The slow-cooked food is delectable for kids and their parents, while it is responsibly farmed, free of chemicals, and abounding in delicious vegetable options.
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicMay 23, 2012
    While the meat was mighty good, we favored the filling vegetable sides, namely the crisp yucca fries, candied yams, rustic cheesy grits and the warm chunks of honey-glazed cornbread.
  • Joel J.
    Joel JohnsonMay 15, 2013
    Food is amazing !!! Service is very slow..... They seem to take there own sweet time. The food came before our drinks. Guys in the back are working super hard. Pick it up girls!
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted City Pages top ten sandwhiches! Brasa's scrambled egg & spicy sausage sandwich with gooey Jack cheese and a fresh slice of tomato ($6.95) "the sort of thing a chef serves himself
  • City Pages
    City PagesNovember 13, 2012
    Voted City Pages top ten sandwhiches! Brasa's scrambled egg & spicy sausage sandwich with gooey Jack cheese and a fresh slice of tomato ($6.95) "the sort of thing a chef serves himself,"
  • John E. T.
    John E. ThompsonMay 20, 2011
    (For two) 1/4 lb pork; 1/4 lb chicken with gravy. Small sides of collard greens, grits, plantains (the yuca's good, too), and spinach. Lime Jarritos. Yum. Read more
  • Greg S.
    Greg SicherApril 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Always delicious, but if you're doing take out and want your salad tossed with dressing, double check if you ordered it that way! Inconsistent.
  • Katie S.
    Katie StreaterJanuary 23, 2012
    My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities - you can't go wrong here. There is also a location in St. Paul whose menu varies slightly.
  • Jana A. Kri
    Jana A. KriJuly 2, 2016
    Delicious fresh food, service on point and great outdoorsy seating! One of the best lunch spots in the area!
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 27, 2011
    Voted Best Takeout by City Pages in 2011! The yucca, slow roasted pork, and grits are all amazing, and all are available for takeout!
  • CBS Local
    CBS LocalNovember 1, 2011
    Meats get the spotlight on the menu, but we love the sides, too. Try the crispy yucca with mojo and rustic cheese grits. - CBS MN Read more
  • Mariann Justmari B.
    Red beans with smoked brisket yellow rice got me right together today! Had to get it all to go & my co-worker who hates the smell of anything told me it smelled like a small slice of heaven!
  • Ange
    AngeJuly 15, 2016
    Everything is amazing here. We tend to get many small plates so we have have a little of everything!
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan OliverAugust 22, 2015
    I'm no vegetarian but the corn cakes with black beans and rice was the best thing I had in Minneapolis on a 10-day trip!
  • Nate S.
    Nate SheldonJanuary 30, 2011
    If they have the spare ribs on special, get them. They are some of the best ribs in the city - thick, smokey, and juicy, but not overly sauced.
  • Allison G.
    Allison GoetschSeptember 13, 2012
    Order the crispy yuca fries and pour as much hot pepper vinegar on them as you can for a taste-bud explosion!
  • Olga Z.
    Olga ZakharenkoAugust 29, 2011
    The yuca and yams & andouille are by far the BEST sides, especially when paired with the beef. Your taste buds will thank you.
  • J W.
    J WJanuary 8, 2015
    This is my favorite place to eat out. The food is always good. The price is exactly where it should be.
  • Dr. H.
    Try the yucca go outside of your comfort zone they have some unusual menu items that are very good.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HMarch 25, 2015
    Loved the pulled pork and chicken. Great way to sample many things.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AckermanApril 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You can add eggs to anything. In my book this makes Brasa the best all day breakfast spot in town!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 22, 2012
    Per Chuck, I grabbed the pork plate. I wish I had gotten a picture of the carcass. Love the coke in the glass bottles too!
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyMarch 16, 2014
    Amazing! Try the pulled pork, Yuca Fries, Cheese Grits, and honey glazed Corn Bread
  • Elliot
    ElliotFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The collards are now made with chicken, seasoned on site and magically delicious. You gotta try it.
  • Kri F.
    Kri FMay 16, 2011
    Get the chipotle tomatillo sauce in a tub to go for $5.00. Will last for a month, but you'll eat it in a week.
  • Chee Yi O.
    Chee Yi Ong3 weeks ago
    Love the gumbo fried rice. Expect to wait for a table if you come during lunch hour.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LukSeptember 3, 2015
    Get large sized sides! The medium sized showed up to me like they were a portion for a single person!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 3, 2011
    "One of my favorite things to do while in the Twin Cities: Eat at Brasa Rotisserie. Hands down my favorite place." --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • Lee Z.
    Lee ZukorFebruary 5, 2010
    we can't get enough of the pulled pork and beef, or just about anything else here (collards, grits, yams). Local Food Lovers get a free entree when you buy one. Read more
  • Tori A.
    Tori AndersonJuly 4, 2013
    fantastic!! the family style food is genius. the cornbread is amazing!
  • Eric M.
    Eric MartinJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    With the menu being completely gluten free besides the sandwich bread- eat to your hearts content celiacs.
  • Steve
    SteveJune 13, 2013
    Food was good, all alacart cost me 30 bucks for small sample of chicken,pork,beef,bottle coke,potato salad and cheese grits. Waitress was non existant.
  • Gary C.
    Gary CrawfordDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Black Eyed peas are ALMOST as good as Mommas!!! That's saying A LOT!!
  • Curt C.
    Curt CarterNovember 17, 2010
    Love the food, but quit with the constant down-grading of the options for your plates!!! Also, the water always smells like fryer grease!?!?
  • Pat W.
    Pat WhelanJuly 21, 2013
    Great casual place. Perfect for swarm summer night. Food was perfect. Staff was pleasant
  • Jared B.
    Jared BMay 12, 2010
    Excellent food! Has to be the best collard greens in the twin cities! Great atmosphere, fairly priced but very busy; expect a wait. Read more
  • Naveen A.
    Naveen ApDecember 9, 2013
    The slow roasted pork is a must try here ! It's delicious and almost melts in the mouth :)
  • Emily D.
    Emily DyessMarch 13, 2012
    Be sure to order the Yucca Fries with Mojo sauce! Amazingly good! :D
  • Duccio
    DuccioSeptember 27, 2016
    DELICIOUS creole food. Absolutely a must try in the cities!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuboffSeptember 6, 2013
    only had an hour in minneapolis--ended up being the perfect lunch stop to get a taste of the city.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MichelOctober 13, 2011
    the Chicken and Biscuit Soup is probably the best tasting soup I've ever tasted
  • Jenny
    JennyFebruary 10, 2014
    Love it all! Pork, guac, spinach and grits are my favorite.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GlatfelterMarch 19, 2011
    The food is both absolutely delicious and absolutely afordable! It's a great place to go for sharing and pairing dishes with your friends or family.
  • Denrael
    DenraelAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not Colorado Green Chili, but Brasa has the best I've found in Minnesota. Thumbs Up!
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineNovember 30, 2010
    The mojo sauce that comes with the slow-roasted pork should be used on everything: pulled chicken, yucca fries, shoe leather, everything.
  • Carly L.
    Carly LorraineSeptember 16, 2013
    I am legitimately addicted to the pulled pork and the fried yuca. It's getting ridiculous.
  • Darren J.
    Darren Johnston2 weeks ago
    This place is small and popular. They won't seat a partial party (everyone needs to be there to get a table).
  • Isameow
    IsameowSeptember 25, 2014
    Casual eatery,comfort food. Must try the rotisserie chicken
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyAugust 14, 2014
    Awesome meats and corn bread. Sauces are great
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WApril 22, 2010
    Amazing deal for such good food, plus I think the restaurant is in an old garage. Get the Yams or creamed spinach.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 23, 2013
    Brasa is the casual restaurant from Alex Roberts ( a James Beard-wining chef). This is a place to go family style, and make sure to get the slow-roasted pork, the crispy yuca, and the collards.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SommersMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a beer while you wait for your takeout, duh.
  • Claudio
    ClaudioAugust 30, 2012
    Affordable and grat place. Smooked beef is amazing!
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LynnOctober 18, 2014
    Food, drinks, and must try the butter scotch pudding
  • Phil J.
    Phil JonesJune 15, 2013
    Did you know you can ask for an all vegetarian menu here? Do it and they won't even make fun of you or punch you.
  • Erin H.
    Erin HowkAugust 10, 2014
    Atmosphere, gluten free options, brunch.
  • Elliott E.
    Elliott EsteboJuly 1, 2012
    It's all good, really... but don't skip the cornbread or chips and guacamole.
  • Desiree N.
    Desiree NelsonSeptember 6, 2013
    Perfect place to order a little of everything and share
  • James
    JamesSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The food and the people are so great I could eat here every week.
  • TJ K.
    TJ KJuly 16, 2015
    All of the meat choices were fantastic.
  • Joy M.
    Joy Marsh StephensSeptember 1, 2010
    Excellent food. Slow service. Bring your walking shoes cuz you'll likely have to park a few blocks away.
  • Rewa S.
    Rewa SchlosserAugust 15, 2011
    Try the Black Bean Fritter sandwich...so delicious! Read more
  • Dorothy C.
    Dorothy ChanJuly 22, 2015
    Pulled pork and egg bowl!
  • Jeffrey O.
    Jeffrey OroszJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good....seriously, everything!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmootOctober 13, 2015
    Yucca fries with the sauce, open my veins and pour it in...
  • Renee M.
    Renee MMay 27, 2012
    try the yucca. its like French fries. :)
  • Ezra F.
    Ezra FirkinsSeptember 3, 2014
    Mmm. I'll be back. Great patio even on a gray day.
  • Marshall L.
    Marshall LichtyFebruary 12, 2010
    Go to Brasa. Eat locally-grown meat (pulled pork? braised beef?). Drink craft brews, like Founder's IPA. Read more
  • Simon J. A.
    Simon J. AndersonApril 18, 2016
    Great food, unique menu
  • Hitomi K.
    Hitomi K.June 19, 2013
    First time! And gluten free menu? Awesome!
  • paige m.
    paige mckenzieAugust 13, 2015
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  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for Punchy. He's in the water jug. Waiting. Watching.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SanchezOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Braised Beef Sandwich + Yuca + Grits + Sweet Tea. Simply divine.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • molly m. a.
    molly m. augustinJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    the fried yuca is amazeballs.
  • Micah S.
    Micah SpielerAugust 21, 2014
    They have a lunch special: 1 meat + 1 side + 1 bread.
  • J M.
    J MarlinApril 21, 2016
    Slow roasted pulled pork was da bomb!
  • Sean V.
    Sean VoyseyDecember 17, 2015
    I wish I could bring their yucca fries and pulled meats back with me to California
  • Nonoah
    NonoahMarch 18, 2011
    Collards w/ turkey side is great. The rushed service, not so much.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChenApril 7, 2013
    I have never had a bad meal here.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BeavisAugust 7, 2014
    The cornbread is amazing.
  • Douglas W.
    Douglas WallerJanuary 2, 2014
    An all out amazing feast.
  • Zack Z.
    Zack ZamoraJanuary 15, 2013
    Cafe con leche is a great finishing touch.
  • Joey P.
    Joey PoppApril 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Have you Chips n Guac brought out first to snack on
  • Sean B.
    Sean BrennanJune 3, 2011
    Takes a really long time to get your drink served to you. Waiting for food is even longer! This better be good.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SullivanAugust 1, 2009
    Plan ahead - Upsize your meat order and bring some home for leftovers. Great sandwiches the next day!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 29, 2014
    Try the chicken, it's not bad.
  • Colleen
    ColleenJanuary 25, 2015
    Love the southern soul!
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