The southern edge of Edinburgh’s Old Town is home to the National Museum of Scotland, but it also boasts something of a temple to Brazilian culture at Boteco Do Brasil on Lothian Street. Everything that makes Brazil enticing is celebrated: from samba and soccer to tropical cocktails and delicious, fresh food. You could spend months picking through the traditional Brazilian tapas – a few to target are Risoli de camarão (prawn-filled pastry parcels), carne de sol (seasoned beef with cassava) and coxinha de frango (kind of souped up chicken potato dumplings). Then there are burgers, tasty grilled meats, delicious desserts, live music, a dance floor and everything else making Boteco Do Brasil one of the funnest spots around the Old Town in Edinburgh.
Staff are excellent and very friendly. Food always great. There were 3 of us and we had 2 courses each, a bottle of wine and a couple of beers all for under £70 which was good value.
I lived n Brazil for two years an can only say that the food at La Boteca is authentic and of really good quality and exceptional value. After munching our way through delicious prawn starters and salad my dining partner and I were delighted with the steak...cooked perfectly. the choice of wine was a little limited but the Italian red was a great accompiment to our dinner...forgot a refreshing Caiperhino to start! The service was superlative...friendly, efficient and fun. We thoroughly recommend this little corner of Brazil!!
The food was amazing and staff are really lovely! We will definitely be returning, really recommend this place 100%. The cocktails are also delicious the caipirinha especially.