Originally posted by SouthHillbilly
In some parts of the country, maybe, although as Spudnut says, they've been around for a long time -- I went to my first one back when I was living in Albuquerque, a place called Tucanos on Central Ave next to the Century Theatres.
Here in Allston, where half the town went insane when Brazil won the World Cup and you can buy guarana at any supermarket and convenience store, it's more like home cooking. There's four Brazilian restaurants (that I know of!), including a full-fledged churrascaria, within six blocks of our house!