The menu at Sarava is quite intricate, offering crisp Spanish cheese (marinara, capers, kalamata olives; $6.5), artichoke fritters (lemon-thyme sauce, $6.50) and beef churasco (grilled beef, rice, carioca tomato relish, green sauce; $9) to start. The Brazilian steakhouse entrees include picanha (churascaria cut, tri-tip sirloin, grilled with sea salt, black beans, rice, farofa, fried spinach, orange slices, carioca tomato relish; $26) and Brazilian brisket (roasted and thinly-sliced picanha sirloin, guava glaze, mashed potatoes, house slaw; $25). There are also salads (sao paulo: fried plantain strips, pecans, romaine, tomato, red cabbage, cucumbers, sweet peppers, spicy ginger-plum vinaigrette; $8), sandwiches (julesburger: two plancha-grilled certified angus patties, tillamook cheddar, fontina cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, challah bun, habanero aioli, fries; $14.50) and Sergio's specialties (pan-seared sea scallops: ginger-cider reduction with lemongrass, coconut milk, rice and roasted vegetables; $25.50) to choose from. The flavors of Brazil selection includes feijoada (the ceremonial party dish of brazil: black bean stew with beef, pork loin, ham, smoked bacon, linguiça sausage; $22), xim-xim (slow-braised stew with free-range chicken, shrimp, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, palm oil, coconut milk, malaguetta pepper, rice, roasted peanuts; $22) and prato misto (vegetarian black beans, rice, red onion rings, seasonal vegetables, farofa, fried spinach, carioca tomato relish; $16).
Sarava also offers a great happy hour from Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., which features the famed 5-3-5. There are $5 select street plates, $3 beers and $5 select cocktails. On Tuesdays, you can get a flight of tequila and select from a special menu of ever changing taco selections for a twist on Taco Tuesday. Wednesdays are pizza nights and Thursdays are 2 for $50, which includes a street plate and 2 entrees, perfect for date night. Sundays feature live music to round out the week with live Brazilian jazz.