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The Taste of Brazil, Newark, NJ

The Taste of Brazil

4.1
4.1
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian
A unique dining experience and authentic Brazilian cuisine ready to serve you a fresh and tasteful selection of meats and an amazing salad bar. Taste every moment!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (862) 237-7770

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Linalva Coelho

  • Catering

    Looking for catering services for your business meeting, birthday party or private event? With our varied menu, you can place your order easily and worry-free.

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I’ve left reviews on Yelp. Definitely cheated for what I experienced. Wouldn’t go again.
  2. JudyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The place was just alright. When first seated they asked how we like our meat and we told them medium rare. All of the meat until the last ones (Sirlons) were very well done. There was no pink and it was dry and tough. Several of the meats, and the pineapple, on the menu were not available, but that was only found out when we specifically inquired. There was only 1 person serving the meats to the entire place. He was very friendly, however the woman that sat us and the others were very "meh". Not very friendly or attentive. We have gone to Copacabana Brazilian steak houses and thought this would be similar, it was not. Overall we would not recommend this place. Perhaps if it was priced cheaper, sure but it was 100 USD even with the groupon after tax and tip. Their prices without the groupon are about the same as Copacabana and the experience is lacking. The location is also in a not great part of the city and just after a very awkward turn. Our lyft drivers there and back both missed the turn on the first try.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on March 14, 2023Hi Judy, we’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. It’s important to us that our customers are more than satisfied this makes us all keener to ensure this gets resolved and doesn’t happen again. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Full salad bar and hot side dishes are available to accompany carefully sliced meats brought right to your table. Ended the evening with dessert as well as grilled pineapple slices smothered with cinnamon and honey. Fresh tropical fruit juices were very nice, too. I would highly recommend if you wish to experience cuisine from Rio. Only thing I wished they offered- pão de queijo. Maybe next time…

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on March 14, 2023Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re grateful for customers like you. We hope that on your next visit we can provide you with an even better experience.

  4. Foodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The ambiance of the restaurant was nice and the service was great. The food was pretty good, but all of the meats were extremely salty.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not satisfactory, This makes us all keener to ensure that this is resolved and does not happen again. We hope to get a second chance!

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was amazing

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023It's great to know your satisfaction. Thanks for your time and your feedback, we hope to see you again!

  6. Suzee

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! Would definitely recommend! Food and service were great !

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Thanks a lot for your kind words and for sharing your 5-star review with the rest of our community. We hope to see you again at The Taste of Brazil!

  7. Raquel

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bought dinner for 4 on Groupon. They request for you to reserve. First question when arrived if “we were Groupon” and before even allowing you to sit, they ask you for the voucher (like if made any difference to show it before or after) I found that rude; however, based on this is how they determine what kind of service they give you. The meet super salty and usually overcook. They missed items at the table, glasses, napkins etc. it took forever to bring these. You hd to ask several times. We needed to go to the counter ro order desserts, no menu or order taken for that. They forgot my dessert so i had it when everyone was done. And after the Groupon discount (that included full Rodizio, dessert a d drink) they still charged $170 on top. When we only ordered 1 child meal, 2desserts off the promo 1 drink and two coffees. Overpriced, bad service and although they don’t have liquor license, because they are in the process of getting one, you cannot bring your own. Never returning. For rodizio go to Casanova restaurant few blocks away 100% better.
  8. JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our visit and our service provider was very attentive. The buffet was excellent, but we felt the quality of the meat was not what we were hoping for.
  9. HarlemB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was horrible, however the food was ok.. i dont think I will be back
  10. AST3

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Don’t eat here - it cost $90 for two of us to eat here and the meat was so salty we could barely eat it. I can’t stress enough how I would never go back there again.
  11. weltrvld1

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an awesome place and people

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 24, 2023Thank you so much for this review. We really appreciate you being a customer!

  12. NicholasM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife, daughter and I went here before going to see Gotham FC play. The meats were all deliciously prepared and the buffet bar that was included has numerous choices of different salads and sides that were all good. Definitely worth doing once in a while.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 24, 2023Hi Nicholas, we thank you for taking the time and leaving us this incredible review! We do all we can to provide our customers with the best experience in our place; it always makes our day when a customer appreciates it.

  13. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    It was extremely busy, but it was Mother’s Day. The staff was very nice and apologetic though so I do appreciate that. My first time at this location maybe I’ll try when not to busy. I like that’s it’s byob but I didn’t know until I arrived.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Our entire team thanks you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us. It is extremely satisfying to know that our work reflected your satisfaction. We hope to be able to serve you again soon.

  14. SandyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place for Mother's day and I definitely enjoyed myself but my only complaint was the bathroom. There was a long waiting line to go to one bathroom in that big restaurant.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Hi Sandy, we are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback with us. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed. We look forward to serving you again soon.

  15. AdrianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Authentic brazilian food. Staff was very friendly.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Hi Adriana, on behalf of the entire team, we thank you for taking the time and leaving us this incredible review. Our team works to create good memories and serve in the best possible way the customers who choose our place. We are always dedicated to giving our best, we look forward to welcoming you back shortly.

  16. Tyson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This was a horrible experience, especially when it was a date night for the first time in a while. The server was rude and offensive. Language was a barrier and servers were not very helpful. Never again.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Tyson, thank you for your review, all feedback is important to us, and we’re sorry to hear you’ve had such a frustrating experience. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

  17. JorgeA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty. Service was great. We will definitely come back sooner with friends and family.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023We are so thrilled to hear that you had a 5 star experience at The Taste of Brazil! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

  18. PeggyL

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good and the staff were exceptionally friendly. The value was excellent. Prices were very reasonable and much less than the chain Brazilian steakhouses, yet the food was just as good and the service better!

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Hi Peggy, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed our place. t makes our day to hear that we were able to provide you with a 5-star experience. We hope to see you again at The Taste of Brazil!

  19. IeishaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Kitchen wasn’t open for burgers but what was served was good. The staff is very accommodating! Genuinely wanted us happy! Excellent customer service.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023We appreciate your review! We are very happy to hear that you liked it and we appreciate your feedback. We are excited to see you again soon.

  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star experience for sure! Some of the cuts I wasn't a fan of but everything else was incredible (especially the sirloin). The staff was attentive, and the head of house was was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend this place. Get the pineapple or passion fruit juice!

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback with us. Our customers are extremely important to us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to serve you again soon.

  21. Evana

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 24, 2023Thank you very much for the positive rating and for sharing your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

  22. PaulC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food (meats, salad bar, dessert), along with great service (Carol was our friendly server)

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Hi Paul, our entire team thanks you for taking the time and sharing your experience with us. It is extremely satisfying to know that our work reflected your satisfaction. We hope to be able to serve you again soon.

  23. BibiGalini

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was clean and organized. Pleasant staff. Food was delicious. Good drink and dessert selection. Will return to this restaurant.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our place. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time, we hope to serve you again soon.

  24. Union551

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to meet friends and catch up on our lives.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023We do all we can to provide our customers with the best products in our store; it always makes our day when a customer appreciates it. Thanks again, and we hope to make your next visit just as positive.

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was not that great, lacking training. The meat was taking way too long to get in the table, and it was not rendered or seasoned properly. The rest of the food was actually good. But for the first time I’ve been there for my birthday I don’t feel like going again.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023We have taken your feedback on board, and we will strive to make improvements accordingly. We hope to be able to provide you with a 5 star experience next time.

  26. Andrea

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience with wonderful service and food.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Andrea, thank you for taking the time to post a review of our place. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at The Taste of Brazil. Our goal is always to exceed your expectations!

  27. NYTimesfoodcritic

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Poor ambience, some staff wore masks others didn't, awful decor, flourescent lights and highly overpriced , over cooked sub par Dominican style food. They should have played Brazilian music or something. Basically someone's first floor garage turned into a kitchen with tables. Attentive waitstaff. They snuck the 20% tip onto the bill so be careful not to tip. Will never go there again.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance, and we’ll do better in the future. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

  28. Stephanie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love love love this place! Their service is awesome and the restaurant decor is so inviting. 5 star all around

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Hi Stephanie, we thank you for taking the time and leaving us this incredible review. Our team works to create good memories and serve in the best possible way the customers who trust our work. We are always dedicated to giving our best, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

  29. Stephanie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such an underrated place! The atmosphere is modern and very clean. The food is delicious! So much variety & the meats are to die for! Surely a wonderful place and will be returning!

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Stephanie, we’re grateful for your feedback. It’s our pleasure to provide the best possible service to our guests, and we’re glad that this commitment was reflected in your visit. We look forward to the next time!

  30. JSanasia

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The service was great! We celebrated a birthday and the staff came over with cake and sang happy birthday. Would recommend this place to everyone

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We’re happy you enjoyed your time, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon!

  31. BELLE

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and good food just wished they had a cocktail or liquor menu.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023We’re so happy to hear you had a great experience, Belle! We brought great news, now we have alcoholic beverages, and we are waiting for you for another visit.

  32. Quis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    We continuously kept getting passed by and serviced last. Every time someone came with meat or product they would skip us and go to the next table then come back to us. Did not get dessert that was apart of our meal. Much rather go to fogo or chimas.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very chilled restaurant. Most people speak portugués and is a little hard to understand how the buffet or ordering works but thats the vibe point.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023We’re so happy to have you as a customer and we are incredibly glad you took the time to share your comments with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

  34. SUELIA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Family lunch

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 23, 2023Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our place. We hope to see you and your family again!

  35. barbara

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were extremely gracious and very attentive. We had an excellent experience and would definitely return.

    The Taste of BrazilResponded on February 22, 2023Barbara, thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate your rating and hope to see you again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from The Taste of Brazil using the Order Online button. The Taste of Brazil also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 237-7770.

The Taste of Brazil is rated 4.1 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Taste of Brazil

37 Merchant St, Newark, NJ 07105

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Newark

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Linalva Coelho

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (862) 237-7770

  • Catering

    Looking for catering services for your business meeting, birthday party or private event? With our varied menu, you can place your order easily and worry-free.

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