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.’


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:


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:


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:


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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