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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
Lover of all things interesting and new
Published July 1st 2015
The Brazilian Invasion of the River City
Brazilian Brisbane

With increasingly more Brazilians taking up residence in Brisbane we have an explosion in Brazilian culture. Now is the perfect to go enjoy the sounds, tastes and culture of Brazil without flying halfway around the globe.

Courtesy of Brazilian Touch
Courtesy of Brazilian Touch


Brazilian Barbecue

Let's start with the most basic and well known Brazilian food, which is Brazilian Barbecue. To be honest, several South American countries put a big emphasis on barbecue but the Brazilians are the ones who have taken it to the world.

Courtesy of Mundo Churrasco
Courtesy of Mundo Churrasco


Basically this is a range of different meats cooked on skewers and served at your table. Normally these are buffet restaurants and do include several other dishes, including salads. But really, just be Brazilian and fill up on the meat.

The best Brazilian restaurants usually feature Brazilian dancers as well. This makes it a great night out.

Courtesy of Navala Churrascaria
Courtesy of Navala Churrascaria


The two best examples of Brazilian barbecue in Brisbane are
Navala Churrascaria at Eagle Street Square and Mundo Churrasco. While Navala is probably the better restaurant you do have to pay more for privilege and Mundo Churrasco is much better value for money.

Other Brazilian Food

Just as Japanese don't just eat sushi, Brazilian's don't just eat barbecue. In fact they have a large number of great dishes and it is their bean dishes that are Brazil's true signature dishes. But don't forget their various chicken and vegetable dishes along with some amazing light pastries.

Courtesy of A La Brazil
Courtesy of A La Brazil


One place work checking out for real Brazilian food is the A La Brazil restaurant on Adelaide street. This is the restaurant that makes people go, "I hate the service and the attitude of the staff but it is the only place I know in Brisbane to get real Brazilian food so I am going back to eat their delicious dishes." Definitely worth the effort to check out Brazilian cuisine.

Courtesy of A La Brazil
Courtesy of A La Brazil


Brazilian Entertainment

The premium Brazilian show is at Brazilian Touchh in fortitude valley. While it could be considered a dinner and show restaurant, but in fact the emphasis here is on the show and the food is secondary.

Courtesy of Brazilian Touch
Courtesy of Brazilian Touch


Brazilian Dance

Now my thing with music from anywhere in South America, is that I don't like to sit and listen to it, I want to get up and dance to it. In Brisbane all South American dance is dumped together under Latin Dance (even though Brazil is not actually part of the Spanish speaking Latin America). However that doesn't matter because really as we just want to dance and have fun.

If you want learn to dance in the Brazilian and Latin way there are several dance schools around Brisbane. Brazilian Soul in Bulimba obviously has Brazil right there in the name, but their slogan refers to the dance that they teach as Latin. I don't mind, I happy to learn both.

Courtesy of Brazilian Soul
Courtesy of Brazilian Soul


Rio Rythymics in West End also use the Latin Dance in the slogan. Once again it is a combination of Brazilian and Latin Dance. They also host the annual Carnaval Parade and Party Festival in Brisbane, The Rio Rhythmics Ball and have dancing on Saturday nights from 7 pm.

Brazilian Dancer in West End
Brazilian Dancer in West End


Read about more places to do Latin and Brazilian dance in the river city.
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Brazilian Soul also hold classes at Wellington Point and Ipswich now too. :-)
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