Batuqui

4.8
312 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian
Described as "Brazil in Cleveland", Batuqui is in the heart of Cleveland, OH and emphasizes the cuisines of the Bahia and Minas Gerais states of Brazil. Set in a casual but appealing dining room, there is also a full bar with custom cocktails.

The menu at Batuqui is full of exciting and unique choices and they are known for their authentically grilled top sirloin steak called Picanha. They offer appetizers like the Frango Passarinho which is fired chicken in a cilantro sauce or the Salgadinhos which are savory hand-rolled Brazilian bar snacks and entrees like the hearty traditional Brazilian party dish called Feijoada. They have fantastic salads and an array of intriguing Brazilian entrees. Choices include fish, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options in addition to the grilled meats and Brazilian steaks that make Batuqui such an appealing spot. Love desserts? Their homemade chocolate bon bons called Brigadeiros or Coconut Butter Cake are amazing too!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 312 people are saying
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RachelT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tri tip steak was amazing. My husband liked the three meat platter. The traditional drink of Brazil was very good.

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AlistairC
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great restaurant with a lovely patio to enjoy some fine Brazilian food.

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SuziQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent caipirinhas! Unique and tasty cod croquettes and shrimp (camarao a Moda Carla) appetizers. Generous lobster dinner. We sat on the porch and enjoyed watching people shopping.

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AlessandroPasa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was awesome, tastes just like the food in Brazil. Recommended for both price and place as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing & the heated tent was so warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Batuqui! Food is always fresh and delicious and the drinks are equally as good!

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TellitLikeitIZ
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! The restaurant is inside a beautiful old house in Shaker Heights. It's a lovely and cozy spot! Our meals were delicious and we were impressed by the extensive wine list. We had a delicious red from Uruguay. Try the yucca if you get a chance. The churros and coconut cake are super yummy! My meal came screaming hot, still bubbling, and the portion sizes were satisfying. I loved the dishes in which the meals were served...charming little ceramic covered pots and bowls. I'd love to come back the next time we're in Cleveland, and I will certainly tell my friends about Batuqui!

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RobertS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little local family owned spot!

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating wife’s birthday!
Amazing food and very attentive staff!

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PatK
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious! I can't believe we haven't been there before because we have really been missing out. I hope we get back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3 faves I got are always amazing and tasty

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Floracb
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner as usual! The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Definitely recommend!!

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vipMike
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time. We had a stew and a grilled beef dish by the fireplace, both very good. We enjoyed not so much service as friendly hospitality. We're glad we came.

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vipUppsala
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and I also really liked the vibe.

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William
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Staff was wonderful, very welcoming and helpful with meal suggestions. I will definitely be returning.

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RitaP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s one of my favorite restaurants but Saturday was cold and they wanted to place outside which we declined due to the cold, then placed us inside by the door outside which was still cold! We had a reservation for inside so should have had a good location. Food made up for these inconveniences.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Batuqui is my favorite restaurant! I lived in Brazil as a kid and loved the food! Batuqui’s food is exactly like how I remember traditional Brazilian food tasting!!! So so good! The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Service was good! Would highly recommend!

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MarianaH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and great drinks. I always celebrate special moments there.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. It was the first time meeting my date, so we had a lot to talk about. We were there for a long time. We never felt rushed.

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vipJohnH
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place, owners are so friendly and warm. Cant wait till Chagrin location is open!

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vipSeanM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took forever for us to get our drinks. Once we got them they were wonderful. Get;s pretty noisy.

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BenLovedIt
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, exceptional service - could use more veggie options

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TessaA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Absolutely loved everything about this place. The restaurant was cute and comfortable, the drinks were tasty and the food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend the feijoada and the brigadeiros.

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ScottB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what an experience. If you ever wanted to experience the delicious flavors of northern Brazil perfectly prepared Batuqui is the place to be. Can't believe this level of delicacy is in Cleveland. You think your going to a normal restaurant setting but you arrive to find this Victorian home that the main level has been modified with a small bar as you enter and then the two adjacent rooms have maybe 8 tables for a welcoming feeling of home. The food choices are tastefully selected to give folks the opportunity to taste the wonderful flavors of Brazil. I took my husband here as we went to Cleveland for his citizenship exam. He's Brazilian and was amazed at the food, drinks and environment. Traditional foods and drinks that have been skillfully perfected to take you to South America. This is a must experience place. Such a welcome culture shock to the Midwest, just wish we had a Botuqui in Toledo, OH. I guess we will be making 2 hours trips to Batuqui in Cleveland every couple months. Thank you for an amazing meal in a perfect setting. Scott & Caio

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Always consistent. Service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Batuqui is a family owned authentic Brazilian restaurant. It is cozy, the decor on the walls are handmade and crafted from Brazil, and this by itself makes the experience so much more real. Not to mention the food, flavorful and rich. And the drinks, caipirinha anyone?
We had the moqueca and the churrasco gaúcho and would go back in a heart bit.

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NicoleM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service, and food is always top notch! The owners are always there to overlook the quality of food and service on the weekends. Fabulous place to go anytime or for a quaint evening.

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Heather
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! The staff us always pleasant and they are taking Covid precautions - we felt safe.

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vipJustinC
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. I wish they had one in Nashville! Great food and service at the right price

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, cozy place. I can not underestimate how good the food was. Perfect portion size. Incredible flavor combinations. You can feel the personal touch in everything about this place. Will be back many more times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 1rst time dining here!! Amazing!! The decor delightful, the food scrumptious and our waitress was warm welcoming and attentive!! We ate outside in the heated tent, which was fun and they offer blankets if you need them!! I will definitely be back with more friends and family!! Keep putting out delicious food while allowing us Clevelanders to experience a taste of Brazil!! Thank you!!

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JohnR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing evening with Brazilian friends visiting from Florida. The drinks, appetizers, main courses, and dessert were all fantastic and very authentic, according to our visitors. The service was also excellent. I’m already looking forward to my next dining experience at Batuqui.

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GaryC
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Batuqui did a nice job on NYE to make a Covid friendly dining environment by providing heated tents as “new socially distanced” dining space. The heaters did a decent job of keeping the 30 degree Cleveland weather at bay and the service was excellent as always. As one of many small businesses impacted by Covid, their resilience stands as an example of how hard local owners are trying to sustain as “normal” an experience as possible.

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VickiV
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything is outstanding. Excellent food, cozy & unique setting. Wish we lived closer!

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VickiV
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every visit does not disappoint. Delicious & unique food, excellent service and perfect ambiance. Wish we lived closer.

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Doug
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Brazil and experienced the food there. Batuqui is the real thing when it comes to Brazilian food. Cod Croquettes and the Pork Belly/Yucca appetizers are a must. And of course - a caipirinha or two !!

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Floracb
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing. food was incredible, Carla and Gustavo are wonderful people and have an amazing restaurant.

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vipSJE1
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh, unique dishes. Awesome atmosphere in an old house. You won't find another place like this in Cleveland.

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KarenP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks. We had steak, fish, short ribs and shrimp dishes. We all drank caipirinhas. Best meal in a very long time. Dinner in the heated tent was perfect

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You can order delivery directly from Batuqui using the Order Online button. Batuqui also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 801-0227.

Batuqui is rated 4.8 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.