Eating good meat in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eating good meat in Brazil Rio de Janeiro Reviews
How to eat good meat in brazil for a cheap price May 12, 2012
Hey guys,so My name is Rudolph, and I am from Brazil... but now I live in London... so today, I will tell you how to eat good meat in Brazil for a cheap price! first thing, lets get things clear =) Brazil is the the country that have the best meat in the world after Argentina.More varieties,better flavour... So, let's say if you feel hungry and wants to eat some meat, where you go? first thing,you think: a restaurant. well, my friends... you can go to a ''cheppo'' restaurant in Brazil for as little as £10($15)and eat anything you want, as a lot of meat,but i do not recommend you do this, because first, with this price,you will get a non- comfortable place, probably with poor hygiene, and sometimes with no safety. Also, the quality of the meat would be ''second hand'' as we say in Brazil, second hand meat is taken from the ''worst'' parts of the animal. Ok, as a tourist you don't want this, you want something,affordable,safe, hygienic, and with good quality. So, with paying a little bit more you can go to a better restaurant,lets say a ''middle class-upper class Brazilian restaurant'' you will pay around £15($25), and eat everything you want... The meat, will be first hand, I mean the best quality,taken from the best parts, will be an hygienic restaurant, safe, and comfortable. This option is suitable for all tourists.. But if you want more than eat a good meat, you want to eat all kinds of meat, I recommend, that you ask for a Brazilian guy for a''BBQ Rodizio restaurant'' , these are ''special'' restaurants, they make BBQ and serve you in your table,with all kinds of meat, up to 50 types of meat. and you will pay around £20($40).
But, if you don't really have money, and don't want to spend much, I recommend, you go to a butcher located in a ''good rich area'' and there you can buy let's say 1kg of fillet beef steak for around £5!! but them, you will need to find a place to fry/cook it. but them is very cheap.whole chicken you pay around £4.50 for 1kg, beef/pork sausages around £3 for 1 kg. but this is the basic price range,also you can go to a supermarket,but will be a little bit more expensive. I f you have somewhere to cook/fry the food/meat, I recommend you to go to a butcher and buy some meat, will be very cheap and the same quality. Well, I hope this review, can help you guys, any questions feel free to ask.
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A Churrasqueria - great meat and great concept Mar 28, 2008
Wow! A churrasqueria is a whole concept which started in Brazil but now you can find it in different places.
You arrive to the place, take a sit at a table and the waiter will come. You pay a fix amount for all you can eat, including the appetizers, meat, salad and sides. Just the beverages and desserts are not included.
The waiter will offer you the appetizers. You don't have to pay extra for the huge grilled Shrimps, Empanadas, etc.
There is a big salad bar and you can pick whatever you want. At the salad bar you would also find sushi and sashimi!
Regarding the sides, your options are: french fries, baked bananas, Brazilian beans, rice, etc.
But the big star is the meat! These restaurants are specialized in bbq. They serve beef, chicken, lamb, pork, sausages, etc. They offer the following cuts: Picanha (rump steak marinated with salt), Alcatra (top sirloin), Fraidinha (bottom sirloin), Lombo (pork loin), Costela de Pork (pork ribs), Frango (chicken breasts wrapped in bacon), Linguica (Brazilian sausage), Coracao de Galinha (chicken hearts), Filet Mignon (tenderloin), Cordeiro (young leg of lamb).
How they serve them is the big attraction. The waiters come to your table holding swords with the different cuts of meat. There is a card on your table. One side is red and the other is green. When you are showing the green side, the waiters will keep on coming with meat. If you are showing the red, they won't come anymore.
I know it's difficult, but try to save some space for the delicious desserts.
I have to say these places are not cheap, but they are worth. I say it, and I'm not a big meat lover. But I have to make an exception ;)
Part of the My Southamerican Tour 2008 travel blog