Bossa Nova (West L.A.)

The fast-food look isn’t too jazzy, but the food is, with a menu embracing Brazil, Mediterranean, Italy, the United States, and points between. Have a Havana sandwich, a Copacabana cheese steak, linguica frita with yucca (sautéed sausage with Brazil’s nutty and omnipresent yucca flour), or lasagna. Shrimp, fish, and chicken can be added to a host of salads, and just about anything can be cooked on the grill. Coconut flan for dessert.