Boteco Brasil’s owner Eliane Trovo came from Sao Paulo to Vancouver in 1999 to study English for only 4 months. She never thought that, sixteen years later, she would be running a Brazilian restaurant. In 2015, Eliane Trovo took the challenge to become a restaurateur and acquired Boteco Brasil, which had been in existence since 2012. Since then, she is committed to making Boteco Brasil a reference in Brazilian food in Vancouver. Eliane has learned a lot, and despite all the daily challenges, she is convinced that she made the right decision.
Chef Trovo says: ‘Boteco Brasil has been the biggest challenge in my life without a doubt. Every day I learn something new. Despite all the long hours and the craziness of dealing with many different issues (suppliers, staff, city, etc), I still love my job. It is so worth it to see how excited our clients get when they see the wide variety of items we have on our menu. The big smiles on their faces and their happiness are priceless. We have created a vibrant and cozy place for food, drinks, and conversations. Here, our guests can meet each other, and sometimes become good friends. We offer most of the traditional Brazilian dishes, prepared as our mom would do back home. We hear from our guests daily saying, “we feel as if we are at home.”‘