It may not look like much, but this doorway allows access to a hidden world of gratifying Brazilian cuisine.
Cantinho Brasileiro, located inside the El Camaguey Latin Market, is a take out space just large enough for the staff to conjure a short list of Brazilian meat, chicken, fish and appetizers specialties.
They cater and today were hard at work cranking out huge trays of meat dishes and cheese bread. We managed to sneak in an order which they prepared expertly in about 15 minutes, giving us a chance to shop the exotic market.
Cutting into the breaded crust, we found the shredded chicken and dollop of cheese to be a little bite of heaven.
The peixe a parmegiana is a large breaded filet coated in tomato sauce, sliced green olives and cheese, creating warm comfort in the form of fresh white fish under a mouthwatering jacket.
Dishes come with white rice and your choice of sides, we chose the potato salad over french fries or green salad.
Black beans or brown beans are the final choice customers need to make.
Since we were already in the market, we picked up a few additions to round out dinner including fresh vegetables and South American sodas.
Shelves are filled with the famous chimichurri sauce, an Argentinean herb condiment available in both red and green varieties.
Great food in Los Angeles is found in a myriad of unusual places and behind a little doorway in a Latin American market lies some super fresh and tasty Brazilian not to be missed.
Cantinho Brasileiro, 10925 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034 Phone – 310-815-0101 website – cantinhobr.com