Brasa

Brasa is a family-style rotisserie restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. They describe themselves as serving ‘comfort food inspired by the creole cooking traditions of the americas and caribbean.’

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Sounds good to me!

In addition to 112, this is a restaurant I had wanted to try for a while. I had been holding out since the restaurant is family style, and I thought it would be best to go with a larger group, making it a perfect place to go with my family after coming home from the boundary waters. Brasa doesn’t take reservations, so there was a bit of a wait when we got there:

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We were seated before too long and then began the challenging task of deciding what to order. There are basically two sections to Brasa’s menu: meats and sides. You order both meats and sides as either a small, medium, or large portion. The menu gives suggestions for how many people each size will serve to help, and they suggest that a meal for one person be one serving of meat and two side servings.

For meat, we settled on rotisserie chicken and smoked beef:

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We went a little crazy with sides (they all looked so good!) and ended up ordering several. We got yellow rice, black beans, fried plantains, crispy yuca (my favorite!), and cole slaw:

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Everything was delicious! Between the five of us, we finished off all the sides and had just a little meat leftover:

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Brasa was great and will also be added to my list of favorite restaurants. I do think it’s best to go with a large group though – it would be way too hard to order only a couple of things. 🙂

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