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Latin America is always in the forefront of imagination when thinking of beaches, Miss Universe finalists and drug cartels, but it is perhaps not so much when talking about food. Which I always find odd as they actually have a very diverse and delicious range of cuisines. Cabana was my first Brazilian restaurant tried and tested in London.

LocationCabana, Covent Garden, London

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The space isn’t particularly thrilling – it’s the typical modern, Tottenham Court-ian chain restaurant inside (somewhat reminiscent of Wahaca). Brazilian cuisine tends, like many of its neighboring ones, to be focused on grilled meats with the occasional spicy sauce.

The virgin Pina Colada was incredibly refreshing, even if it did bring about sass from our waiter as it was non-alcoholic. A quick rundown of the night would go as follows: the calamari rink were alright, but a bit greasy and sooner than later became a bit uninteresting. The sweet potato chips were incredibly delicious, thin sliced and well cooked. The grills (which came off a skewer) were well cooked but that’s about it – there was nothing more really. For the plain ones without a sauce, there could have been maybe a more charcoal-y flavour, and the ones with the sauce were, well, grilled chicken on which you throw some spicy sauce on.

Grade: Purgatory



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