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“Delicious foods and gluten-free options galore”

Brasa Rotisserie St. Paul
Ranked #8 of 974 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Caribbean, Central American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Brasa serves comfort food inspired by the traditions of Creole cooking. Our menu is a celebration of new and old world ingredients, representing native influences and many many styles of cooking. We supply our kitchen with locally sourced products, free range and pasture raised meats, eggs, and dairy. We also feature organic ingredients, fair trade coffee & tea.
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This amazing restaurant has good, old-fashioned "soul food" that soothes the heart and nourishes the stomach. We visited here on Sunday evening and had incredible service. I noted that there were multiple gluten-free options on the menu, excluding the cornbread and sandwich bread, which made finding an entree both easy and hard, as the menu has plentiful, mouth-watering options for carnivores and vegetarians and vegans alike.
I ordered the smothered pulled chicken with yellow rice and beans (vegetarian). The sauce for the chicken was incredibly flavorful, not spicy at all, and the beans and rice were cooked and seasoned to perfection. Even though we were the last table out, we did not feel rushed at all by the staff there and were able to take our time with our meals and enjoy time together as a family.
The only piece of constructive criticism that I would offer would to not include the surcharge for employee's insurance, as this should naturally be built into the business model. With all of the taxes that we have to pay now, an extra surcharge (no matter the amount) should not be added onto our bill. A good businessman or businesswoman will know how to put this into play into his or her business model and not have to add a surcharge to each ticket.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is one of two locations, the other is in Northeast Minneapolis off Central Ave, in what appears to be a converted garage (yes with real garage doors). This one in St Paul is an good deal bigger and so if you have a large group or need reservations, St. Paul is the way to go. Plus ample street parking around both locations. Food-wise, you cannot go wrong here and you cannot be dissatisfied--it's literally ala cart, pick and choose what you want. Pick a protein, and then pick a few sides to round out the meal. It's perfect for those fussy eaters, the picky eaters, the "I can't eat XXXX" eaters, and anyone who just wants really really good food. Also, the service here, top notch, you're family when you step in the door. They treat you well, so treat them well

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Brasa is a fun, casual place, often quite crowded and noisy but they also do a brisk take-out business---and no wonder, given the vibrant flavors of their eclectic mix of Caribbean-, Brazilian-, and Southern U.S.-inspired comfort foods. Both our vegan older daughter and our carnivorous younger daughter love it, which is no mean feat. And when our Brazilian-American friends from out of town come to visit, they always want take-out from Brasa. It almost moves them to tears to have such authentic and familiar tastes, simply but perfectly prepared.

Some of our favorites: black beans and yellow rice; slow-roasted pork seasoned with garlic and lime, Caribbean-style; pulled chicken(in light cream gravy; yuca fries with garlic-cilantro-lime mojo; fried sweet plantains; collards. If you ask, they'll usually give you some extra garlic mojo, which we just call "the green sauce." It's delicious and it also goes well as an added sauce on the pork, or even the black beans.

One of my absolute faves in St. Paul. They also have another location in northeast Minneapolis.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Brasa has a very flexible menu that allows ala carte combos to suit any palate. That said, I am a freak for the Pork Bowl. Trust me, if you like pulled pork and good spices this is the dish for you! Service is always great and we love the vibe of the Grand Ave. site. Hard to think of a more enjoyable eating experience!

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Thank June W
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This menu is not to big, not to small, but just right. Everything sounded good but I stayed with a chicken sandwich served with chips and guacamole. Service was great. To hold a conversation it seemed like we were yelling to each other and could hear other peoples conversations because we were sitting so close to each other. Other than that I enjoyed my meal.

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