Seattle’s oldest Brazilian restaurant is located in a U-District house, and on any given Saturday night, there are a few dozen people packed into its “living room,” eating and laughing amid posters of Brazil and framed photos of the Ribeiro family who runs it. Occasionally, live music wafts in from the covered porch along with the scent of seafood. Clay pots stacked on shelves in the kitchen hold their house special (and Brazil’s national dish), Feijoada: a smoky bean stew slow-cooked with beef, sausages, and bacon that’ll warm you from the inside. For cocktails, try a Caipirinha—a mix of mojito and margarita with diced limes—or the Batida de Coco with coconut milk. Much on their menu is coconut-infused, often balanced with more savory elements like olives, Poblano peppers, or yucca. The lighter fare—like ham hock collard greens and okra fried in a light batter—is pure comfort food. AMBER CORTES
Tempero Do Brasil
5628 University Way NE,
Hours: Tue-Thurs 4-10 pm, Fri 4 pm-midnight, Sat 1 pm-midnight, Sun 1-10 pm.
Family Friendly, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Outdoor Seating
Full Menu, Live Music, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating