Please note: This review was submitted by reader “Tearitup” and was not visited by Kim and I.
On New Years day we visited Brasa for lunch. Brasa specializes in rotisserie chicken and slow roasted pork. Specializes as in these are your only two options. But, if you like chicken or pork I can’t recommend this place highly enough. A word of warning: The restaurant itself is very small as is the attached parking lot. We were there for lunch when it opened at 11:00 so we had no trouble finding a parking space in the tiny lot or getting a table. The interior is nice. The warm yellow walls are inviting and give the illusion of sunshine even on a cloudy day. The spot Brasa is in used to be an auto repair shop and the interior reflects that. There are two large overhead doors that are opened when weather permits, I would guess maybe June – August. These doors open onto what appears to be a patio area. It was hard to tell as everything was covered with snow. Just from the one visit I would guess that this place gets very crowded very quickly and table space and parking might be an issue. The good news is that all of Brara’s menu is available for take-out. In the future that is the option I will probably use.
The food is fantastic. There are several sides available to go with the chicken and pork. Of the many listed we tried four, the yellow rice and black beans, the fired yucca with mojo dipping sauce, the plantains and the yams with andouille sausage. All of these were really good. For dessert I had the Warm Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding which was fantastic. The bread pudding was light and fluffy and the grilled bananas added the perfect touch. They have a nice selection of beer and wine by the glass or bottle. Finally, the service was good, friendly and fast without being intrusive.
If you like Cuban or Caribbean style food, which I happen to really enjoy, then this place is for you. They are open Monday – Thursday 11a – 10p, Friday 11a – 10p and Saturday 12p – 10p, Closed on Sunday.