Philadelphia, PA - Philly has a very diverse Latin dining scene which reflects the city and region’s residents. The 2010 U.S. Census reported 187,611 Philadelphians—or 12.3% of the population—are Latino. In July 2018, that census estimate grew to 14.1%. With this strong population of Latino residents comes a variety of amazing Argentine and Brazilian dining spots.
Philly's Argentine and Brazilian Cuisine
Argentine Cuisine Philly
- Jezabel’s Argentine Café & Bakery – Jezabel Careaga may be known for her Argentine empanadas. However, she also is known for her tortilla de patatas (potato quiches), ham-and-cheese croissants as well as desserts like torta de ricotta and pastafrola de membrillo (quince jam pie). Jezabel additionally hosts regular chef dinners "If My Grandma Were To Cook For You" and also designs and sells furniture in her studio next-door. 206 S. 45th Street, (267) 519-2494, www.jezabelscafe.com
Brazilian Cuisine Philly
- Broncos Brazilian Steakhouse – modern, rustic and modestly priced, this BYOB rodizio is an all-you-can-eat meat (and buffet) concept. Regular customers praise the short ribs, garlic beef, chicken hearts, goat stew featuring yucca, fresh fruit, fruit juices along with flan. 7634 Castor Avenue, (267) 686-8788, www.broncosphilly.com
- Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse – the particular mom-and-pop counterpart to corporate-owned Brazilian steakhouse restaurants carves churrasco-style meats tableside and also stocks its buffet with vegetables, salads and lots of sides. Saturdays mean handmade feijoada, slow-simmered, soul-stirring pork along with black bean stew. 6501 Castor Avenue, (215) 743-4647; 1111 Locust Street, (215) 608-8870, www.picanhagrill.com