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Meet Ricardo Oriente Mendes and Camilo Quadros of The Brazilian Guys in San Diego

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ricardo Oriente Mendes and Camilo Quadros.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ricardo and Camilo. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
The Brazilian Guys started in 2015 when we got together and decided to bring to California a totally new food concept. Joining common tastes, some ideas and our passions we started at the Farmers Markets in San Diego selling our famous Stuffed Hash Browns. Which is kind of a sandwich made out of crispy hash browns as the “bun” and the customers have different options of fillings to stuff in the Hash Browns crust, and so much more. Another really cool thing about our concept is that we use cast iron skillets to cook all of our Hash Browns, which give the format an amazing taste and crispy texture.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Coming to the United States from Brazil was the first challenge. We were just two guys trying to start this business we are passionate about. When you are a new, unique business, it is a struggle just to get your name. We spend hours a week on social media. We form a friendship with farmers to get the best quality product at a great cost. Every day is a struggle in a small business, but that’s what makes you the best at what you do, overcoming those challenges.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Ricardo is passionate about food. He has a degree in culinary school and has worked professionally in the area since 2008.

Camilo is also a food lover and has experience working in the food industry.

Ricardo is the head cook and owner of The Brazilian Guys.

Camilo is social media manager, assistant chef and co-owner.

We are most proud of how far we have gotten in this life. Five years ago, we started… our unique style to cook the savory Stuffed Hash Browns.

If you had to start over, what would you have done differently? 
I try not to think about the idea of starting over only because I believe that so far through my life, all of the wrong and right choices built me up to be here today. There is absolutely a lot more to learn to conquer and dreams for me to work hard to make them real. I believe that a path for success is built of mistakes and having the ability to learn with them, it will direct you to a successful path.


  • Stuffed Hash Browns $10-$12
  • Stuffed Cassava $10-12
  • Stuffed Cheese Bread $10-12
  • Açaí Bowl $11
  • Our home made Red Roasted Chilli pepper Sauce $5
  • Fresh Squeezed Juice $5.50

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3085 Reynard Way, 92103, San Diego, CA
  • Website:
  • Phone: 6197351655
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @thebrazilianguys
  • Yelp: The Brazilian Guys

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