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Botequim

132 Fourth Ave. (E. 12th St.) Send to Phone
Brazilian fare just south of Union Square.

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Open
Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Botequim Restaurant Review

: Botequim is hidden underneath the lobby of a nondescript hotel. Once you finally reach its confines, reward yourself with any of the caipirinha variations (from passion fruit to acai); tangy and not too sweet, they are some of the best versions of the drink you'll find. Wines are divided according to what was sourced north or south of the equator. While Brazil isn't known for its wine, a few easy bottles from the region grace the list. Traditionalists will be happy with the food: spongy pao de queijo cheese bread is exactly as it should be. The same goes for the feijoada completa, for which sides of collard greens, couscous-like farofa, cashew rice and a citrus salad garnished with slices of starfruit adorn the hearty braised meat and bean stew. Rice pudding is made tropical with coconut and mango, while an airy coconut cake with pineapple sorbet is an uplifting way to finish any meal.
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