Newcastle has a sizzling new restaurant on the scene - and it's bringing plenty of Latin spirit and flavour...

Hang out
Newcastle’s newest Brazilian restaurant. It’s a lively, colourful hub that takes you to a sunnier place, even on a drizzly English afternoon. Plenty of Latin spirit and beats. Grab some friends and get stuck in.

Decked out
Bright, funky posters slapped against the walls, scuffed wood with graffiti-style paintings, twinkling hanging lights and uplifting carnival colours everywhere.

A great range of cocktails on offer, from fruity twists on the classic Caipirinha and Brazil’s answer to frozen margarita, to hard shakes, pitchers and Cabana’s own creations (all £7.95). Try a glass of Carlos The Godfather if you’re a gin-fiend in search of something refreshing, or the Red Tail Parrot if you like the bubbles. It’s packed with strawberry purée and prosecco.

Food matters
A focus on ‘true’ Brazilian dishes and flavours, from traditional snacks, sides and street food to Latin comfort food. There’s plenty of spice to be had, along with a few twists on Brazilian classics here and there.

We ate
A bowl of chunky Guaca-Molho (£4.95), spiked with the perfect amount of chilli and lemon, and unlimited corn chips, joined by the Boteco Sharing Board (£7.95), which unites traditional Brazilian bar food – things like parmesan and honey and fiery roasted nuts. For mains, it had to be the best-selling Malagueta chicken (£12.95), smothered in a sticky, spicy glaze, and the ribeye steak (£19.95), which arrived marinated in chilli and a dusting of cumin. Both meats were perfectly cooked – juicy in the middle and charred and crusty on the outside – but portion sizes were on the small side. Extras were a must and came in the form of ‘Feijoada’ fries (£5.95); sweet potato chips, topped with melted cheese and dollops of authentic beef, pork and bean feijoada – a smoky, chilli-like stew that we couldn’t get enough of. Our dining buddy settled on something light for dessert – three scoops of fresh, good-quality mango sorbet (£3.65) that took you to paradise, while we gave in to the ‘Brasilian Overload’ (£5.95) – a gluttonous mix of white and caramel chocolate chip ice cream, dark chocolate truffles and rich ‘doce de leite’ sauce. Grab a spoon and dig in with gusto – it’ll bring the sugar-loving kid out in you again.

Find out more >>

Related Stories



    It’s the affectionately-named neighbourhood bistro that’s won the hearts of the region’s foodie fanatics (and the compliments of one of the country’s big-name critics) for its remarkably simple –...

    Hang out A super charming brekkie, brunch and lunch spot in the serene village of Windermere – arguably one of the Lakes’ most picturesque, chilled-out spots. We stopped by on...

    Hang out Driven by our desire to provide the tastiest, “natural” fast food for everyday living, Canaca aims to inspire and excite the imagination of all food lovers. It’s a new...


    Petch Butchers, Great Ayton North Yorkshire’s go-to pie pleasers. Petch Butchers’ is a firm favourite among locals – but also brings in people from afar – they’re that good!...