This restaurant has some of the greatest food I have ever had. First off, I had the Guaranda soda. 10/10. Second, we had the fried yucca. This appetizer was very delicious. I had the Fejoada. It came with baby back ribs(13/10) sausage, rice, beans, and collard greens. This entire meal was delicious and I would recommend coming here.
Absolutely amazing. Pao de queijo were light and fluffy while being totally cheesy. I had the Piacanha na Tabua- great beef and sides, and don't forget to try the fried banana - awesome! Not overly done and exceptionally tender. Round it out with 4 layer cake, caipirinha and caipafrutas to drink, and I'm in heaven!
By far my favorite restaurant in Little Rock! Can't say enough good things about it! The pao de quejo (cheese bread) is a must-try! And the sal picao is my favorite entree but there are endless amazing options on their diverse menu. TONS of gluten free options. Great for brunch!
We invest in quality ingredients to ensure our customers get the great taste we’re famous for because we believe that you deserve the best.
Our secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on our team is passionate about making your time with us as great as it can be – from start to finish.
Café Bossa Nova is located in the heart of the Hillcrest community in Little Rock, Arkansas. Not a Brazilian steakhouse; Café Bossa Nova brings traditional dishes unique to the southeast region of Brazil just like the ones you would find on the corner in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, or São Paulo. All of our recipes are prepared using the highest quality imported and fresh ingredients (organic when possible).
Bossa Nova, a fusion of soft samba and American jazz, is a Brazilian music genre that began on the tropical beaches of Rio de Janeiro in the late 1950s when a small group of mainly middle-class students, artists, and musicians came together to create a new sound. It was a youthful celebration of romance, beach culture, and sensual pleasure.
Bossa Nova's twin figureheads are Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), a gifted composer, also blessed with classical good looks, and João Gilberto, a guitarist and singer who came to Rio from the poorer Bahia state in the northeastern region of Brazil.
The song that lit the touch-paper for the bossa nova explosion in the US and the rest of the world was called “The Girl From Ipanema,” sung by Astrud Gilberto (João Gilberto’s wife) in a wispy but beguiling girlish voice, which reached #5 in the US pop singles chart in the summer of 1964.