Bairro: Barra da Tijuca
City: Rio_de_Janeiro, RJ
Phone: (021) 2493-6060
Hours: From 11am to 12pm. Friday and Saturday to 1am.
Cost: Between $15.00 and $25.00 (or R$25.00 to R$40.00)
This type of restaurant offers the traditional Brazilian barbecue - churrasco, which comprises of whole cuts of meat that are skewed and barbecued in a “churrasqueira” constructed of bricks. The meat is cooked and then served at the table, in a service called a rodízio.
Passadores (meat waiters) wander around the restaurant, each person carrying a specific type of meat. They arrive at your table with a knife and a skewer and each person can then either elect to take a slice of the meat or pass. For the inexperienced it can become quite an staggering experience as skewer upon skewer is provided to the table.
Numerous kinds of meat are brought around, usually various cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck, seafood, sausage, or any other local types of meats. Be sure to try out the barbecued pineapple with cinnamon and sugar!
The “churrascarias” usually offer, complimentary to the meat, an all-you-can-eat buffet. Normally, the buffet serves salads, rice, beans, and some fish stew. Very often, these establishments also offer pao-de-queijo (similar to biscuit, but with a cheese infused bread. The bread is made of tapioca flour and cheese), and deep fried banana (typical Brazilian treats). Usually they offer Brazilian desserts, such as pudim de leite (milk pudding), passion fruit mousse, quindim (a sweet treat made of egg yolk, sugar, and coconut), and brigadeiro (made of chocolate, condensed milk, eggs, and sugar). It is certainly worth saving room for dessert, if you can!
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|Alda Maria Doces Portugueses||Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 1116|
|Churrascaria Palace||Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 16|
|Espaço Brasa Leblon||Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco, 131|
|Estação República||Rua do Catete, 104|
|Estrela do Sul - Maracanã||Av. Maracanã, 649|
|Estrela do Sul - Praia do Botafogo||Praia do Botafogo, 490|
|Estrela do Sul - Recreio dos Bandeirantes||Av. Guignard, 50|
|Estrela do Sul - Rio Plaza||R. General Severiano, 97|
|Majórica||Rua Senador Vergueiro, 11|
|Oásis - Centro||Rua Gonçalves Dias, 56|
|Oásis - São Conrado||Est. do Joá, 136|
|Pampa Grill||Av. Almirante Barroso, 90|
|Papo de Bar||Av. das Américas, 500|
|Rio/Brasa||Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541|
|Tourão||Praça São Perpétuo, s/n|
|Zozô||Av. Pasteur, 520|
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