Plenty of places evoke Latin America in the East Village, but none tries quite so hard to please as Carne Vale. Boisterous, lively and loud, drinkers and diners bask in the club-like ambience and attentive waitstaff. Those looking to enjoy some old-fashioned conversation should avoid the cramped bar and step outside to the spacious and quiet back patio. The bartenders focus attention on the house-made sangria and cocktails, using enough simple syrup to give bystanders a contact sugar-high.
Brazilian genius transforms this temple of grilled meats into a great indoor/outdoor space, its name the obvious play on words that every rodizio fan this side of Rio will love.
In addition to a cold buffet, Carne Vale serves traditional Brazilian barbecue–waiters slice the meat of your choosing straight from the skewers. Brunch is also served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.