Welcome to Malagueta Restaurant

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Zagat Survey Highlights - "If you can find it", this small, family-run" Brazilian on a "quiet" Astoria stretch is a "major bargain" for "first-rate", "authentic" cuisine; The "relaxed space" "may be modest", but the "fabulous" flavors" and "warm" service keep customers coming.
Zagat Survey Highlights - A "taste of Rio " in Astoria, this "tranquiI" Brazilian "hideaway" is a "joy" for "incredible" "home-cooked food" and "warm service" at a pleasing price .... Its rep as a "diamond in the rough" is beginning to reach beyond the borough.

Zagat User reviews:

"Stumbled on this place because of location close-ish to the Noguchi sculpture museum. We shared 5 appetizers, a carafe of sangria and two desserts. Phenomenal. Definitely worth the trip to Queens, just for the food, from Manhattan"

"Many dishes have become repeat favorites, especially the shrimp stew. Prices are more than fair."  

"Freshly prepared interesting dishes at a very reasonable tab. When they light the candles it also has a romantic quality."

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Just when it seemed like all of Brazil was on the Atkins diet, along comes this sweet little number where dinner is not dominated by stupefying amounts of meat. Not that there's anything wrong with getting your beef on —it's just that Herbet Gomes, Malagueta's Chef/owner, and his wife, Alda, prefer to run their place with an eye towards Brazil s diverse culinary offerings.

Set along a fairly residential street, Malagueta's parcel of tables fills up fast with neighborhood regulars and city slickers willing to hop the short train ride out to Long Island City.

Try the tender black-eyed pea fritters laced with vatapá, a creamy shrimp and coconut milk sauce; or the pork tenderloin, marinated and cooked to fork-tender perfection, then laced in dill sauce.

Source: Michelin Guide - New York City (Printed Edition)

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"This place is absolutely DELICIOUS! The Sangria is absolutely amazing. Everything I've ever ordered there (Top Sirloin, Beef Stew, and Fried Calamari) has been above and beyond delicious."
Christine K. Sharon, MA

"It fed my soul, we ordered the picanha, moqueca de camarao, and some fish dish...it was all delicious! Then the desert: flan, chocolate mousse, and the corn mousse...yum, yum, and yum"
Ana Claudia S. Brooklyn, NY

"Excellent Brazilian food, decent ambiance, easy on the wallet "
Jack N. Long Island City, NY

"The food was delicious, all my friends said the meal exceeded their expectations which weren't very high since they had never had Brazilian food.  Even so  the picky eaters cleaned their plates."  Karen A. Brooklyn, NY

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If you've only experienced rodizio, that nonstop Brazilian barrage of grilled skewered meats, you'll be happily surprised by the refined elegance of this congenial restaurant's coconut-milk-and-palm-oil shrimp stew (moqueca de camarão); the tart, creamy passion-fruit mousse; and, on Saturdays, the feijoada, the national Brazilian clay-pot black-bean stew packed with pork, sausage, and fatty bacon and served with white rice, garlicky collard greens, farofa (crunchy fried cassava meal), and —in a seeming effort to cover all the major food groups— a few orange slices. 
Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

Source: New York Magazine
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Set along a tree-lined stretch of Astoria, Malagueta would fit right at home in Rio’s Leblon district. The casual, family-friendly vibe prevails in the simple but handsomely set dining room, while the din of conversation rises above the samba and Brazilian pop playing softly (perhaps too softly) overhead.

While steak and linguiça (sausage) make their appearance, the real hits are the nicely seasoned —and surprisingly light— Northeastern dishes like moqueca de camarão (shrimp stew) and corvina com vatapá (whitefish with a creamy fish sauce, bread crumbs, dried shrimp and chili pepper).

There’s also a tasty but lean feijoada on Saturdays and mightily satisfying desserts like pudim de leite (flan) and passion fruit mousse, which are neither lean nor particularly difficult to finish.

Source: Time Out New York Magazine
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This is no hash house, but an ambitious white-tablecloth bistro that offers tasty and voluminous renditions of Brazilian standards such as shrimp muqueca and picanha (Cariocan churrasco), in addition to some French-leaning things like poached chicken breast in shallots and white wine.

Source: Village Voice
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Astorias's Brilliant Superstar for Intimate Parties & Delicous Daily Dining (By Gail Gerson Witte)

Step into the essence of Brazil with a bit of a French accent, where chef Herbert's pretty intimate atmosphere, resaonable menu & service are all completely in tune with no jarring notes to interrupt the harmony of delicious dining...

Source: NY Daily News - Published Tuesday, August 9, 2010. (Read full article)
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"Malagueta: Excitantes contrastes culinarios"

"Malagueta" es un lugar casual, tranquilo, un restaurante de vecindario para aquellos que quieran rogocijarse en la exuberante y multifacética cocina brasileña al ritmo de suaves tonos de jazz.

Source: Article by Neida Torres in HOY, Spanish newspaper. (Read full article)
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We are prouf of our continued commitment to food safety and a clean working environment in our establishment, the Malagueta restaurant has earned and retained an "A" grade from the NY City Health Department.

The NY City Health Department inspects about 24,000 restaurants a year to monitor their compliance with city and state food safety regulations.

The Malagueta Restaurant is open 7 days a week :
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday: 1 pm - 11 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 10 pm

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