Esperanto

Esperanto

145 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009

Bright green, Caribbean turquoise, and sunshine-like yellow cover the walls of this colorful, Brazilian and South American Bistro in the East Village. Roman shades let in plenty of natural light in the main dining area, but most patrons prefer sidewalk seating during the warmer months. At dinner, drinks like the classic caipirinhas and dishes such as the moqueca bahiana (a stew of shellfish or fish in coconut milk with vegetables) are enjoyed to the sound of live Brazilian music, which adds energy to the atmosphere but also makes it difficult to carry a conversation.

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