Boteco do Brasil

Boteco do Brasil
62 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5EP
  • Telephone 07772 847311
  • Bar open Sun–Sat 11am–3am
  • Food served Sun–Wed 11am–10pm; Thu–Sat 10am–11pm
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The buoyant and cool Boteco serves up tropical treats with unfettered fun.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Although its name roughly translates as the Brazilian pub, this Merchant City-based local has no affinity to the traditional British chips and ales under subdued lights. The Boteco do Brasil is like your fiery, flamboyant neighbour whose sumptuously aromatic cooking and wild parties keep the building awake all night. With regulars from across the globe, it’s Glasgow’s mini melting-pot of cultures, all brought together by a love of flavours and the spirit of the great South American giant. The menu offers a glimpse into the vast and inscrutable country with a range of tapas-size dishes, like the risole de camarão, fried pastry with prawn filling, and the famed cheese roll pão de queijo. For a full-sized tropical treat, delve into the mains and you’ll find no lack of goodies. The Brazilian grill (churrasco) and the staple feijoada stew are among the most representative of the national cuisine. The crown jewel of course is the picanha, the prized finely cut sirloin served up in sizzling, head-turning plates, proving that simplicity is no obstacle to delight.

The List's rating






Marta Matvijev visited Boteco do Brasil on 21 February 2018
  • High point: Cool and relaxed vibe
  • Low point: Don’t expect a quiet, intimate dinner
  • Notable dish: Picanha na chapa
  • Average price: £6.95 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Latin music, reggaeton, Brazilia music, merengue, samba, salsa
  • Live entertainment: Wed salsa dancing, open mic nights, DJs, Fri/Sat 8.30pm–11pm live music, Mardi Gras
  • Capacity: 60 (14 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £15.50 per bottle