Bossa Nova in Los Angeles, CA

Bossa Nova is a Brazilian restaurant (not an all-you-can-eat Brazilian BBQ kind of place) in West L.A.!  It’s located near the Westside Pavilion on Pico Blvd.  This restaurant is small, and it’s easier to seat smaller groups instead of groups of 10+ people.  It’s a good place to go for a variety of Brazilian dishes and if you don’t want to pig out on meat, as delicious as Brazilian bbq always is.  Bossa Nova serves appetizers, pasta, pizza, salad, sandwiches, and grilled seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetables.

This appetizer is pretty good!  It’s bread rolls topped with a tomato mixture.

Grilled Coulette “Picanha” steak served with white rice, black beans, salsa, and yucca flour for $15.99.  You can choose a side of French fries of fried plantains.

Beef Stroganoff for $12.99- It’s diced beef sauteed with mushrooms, onions, seasoned with a homemade creamy pink sauce, and served with white rice and a choice of French fries or fried plantains.

Veggie Chicken Pasta for $11.49- Fresh veggies sauteed in olive oil and homemade marinara sauce over fettuccine and topped with grilled boneless chicken breast.  I love the colors and presentation of this dish!

Calabresa Pizza for $17.99.  The small size is $10.29.  This pizza has homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, Brazilian sausage, onions, and black pepper.  There isn’t much on this pizza, but it’s good!

Grilled Fresh Salmon Fillet for $13.49- I really liked the rice and the plantains.  The yucca flour was dry and tasted a little strange.  I’m not sure if you’re supposed to eat it with something.  The salmon was dry, and the edges were hard.  The lemon seasoning didn’t penetrate into the salmon.


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