Tempero do Brasil 3.5 Stars
Address: 5628 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-523-6229
Website: http://www.cohocafe.com/
Directions: See a Map, Driving Directions
Cuisine: Brazilian
Price Range: $10-$15 entrees
Best Bets: Caipirinha (alcoholic drink)
Worst Bets: ?


  • Caipirinha (lime juice drink)
  • Caramel Flan
  • Bacalhao do Tempero (codfish stew)
  • Shrimp Stew

This unassuming Brazilian restaurant in the University district of Seattle is the only Brazilian restaurant we could find in the greater Seattle area. Family owned and operated, it delivers an authentic taste and feel of the tropics, in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant itself used to be a house, and they have very limited seating - about a dozen small tables. Calling ahead for reservations is recommended.

Both main dishes had a similar sauce, spicy with a coconut milk flavor, and were good. The Caipirinha is a very strong Brazilian drink - a tequila-like liquor mixed with straight lime juice and sugar, over ice. Intensely flavorful, and I really liked it. We finished off with a Caramel Flan, also good.

Our meal was good, but I didn't find it outstanding in any way, and was a little disappointed at the sameness of our two entrees, which looked so different on the menu. Nevertheless, the cooking was solid and the whole place felt authentic.

Bottom Line: Good food, and the only game in town for Brazilian cuisine.

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