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Cafe Beaudelaire

#14 of 135 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Brazilian, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Pub, South American
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2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
+1 515-292-7429
10:00 - 01:30
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Ames, Iowa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

:ove the Brazil flavor of this little pub. The sandwhiches are excellent. Right sized and never heavy.

Thank Anne K
Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Located in Campustown, this laid back restaurant with a bar serves Brazilian / Latin American food. We eat a lot of home-cooked Latin American food so as "insiders" would classify the food here as good. We usually order empanadas and fried yuca for starters. Recently had a chicken soup here that was okay. The charm of this place is not... More 

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went for the Long Island Ice Teas and stayed for the food. The drinks were very good and the food was delicious. Two of us shared the Bauru Hamburger. It was unique and flavorful. It was large enough to share and included ham, a fried egg and bacon, corn, peas, cheese , tomato and lettuce. Another friend ordered the... More 

Thank Chrisannandroger
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This cafe is right across from the university. It was very popular. We were lucky because the weather was great and we sat outside. Inside is a little cramped and loud. Food was Brazilian influenced. Their signature sandwich was very good. The bean stew was pretty basic.

Thank joelwx39
Piracicaba, SP
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129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this cafe with a couple of friends in October, 2012. A nice cafe located at Lincoln way, 150 m from memorial union. Only brazilian food joint in Ames, but they don't have a lot of brazilian dishes in their menu. They do have a lot of vegetarian options. We tried burger, brazilian fries and coffee. Did not like the... More 

Thank sehgal01
Bolingbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

For four years, we drove by Cafe Beaudelaire while visiting our daughter Iowa State and never ventured in to check it out. What a mistake! It is now one of my favorite hidden gems on campus. The food was outstanding and the selection was great, even for two picky eaters. Our waiter was extremely helpful with our selections and attentive.... More 

Thank roar64
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I loved this cafe. Mojito and a delicious Vegitarian dish were just right after a short walk from where I was staying. Outdoor seating looked inviting, but it was a hot day and the cool interior beckoned.

Thank Donna H
Bedford Hills, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Good food and just a little different than the normal with the Brazilian twist. Hamburgers and French fries are very good. Some of the best Fries ever!

Thank D Dennis A
Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Food is amazing; staff is wonderful; ambience is perfect; everything is clean. Outdoor seating when the weather is nice!

Thank jjoh32
Lake Mary, Florida
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The food was great. Had the burger and it was excellent. They also have excellent vegetarian options. The Caipirinha was good and smooth enough.

Thank Fadi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Brazilian, Latin, Cafe, Spanish, Pub, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2504 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7145
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-7429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?