Texas de Brazil Opens in Fort Lauderdale

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Good news carnivores! Fort Lauderdale's newest steakhouse, Texas de Brazil, opened this week!  Located directly across from the Galleria Mall, the new Brazilian steakhouse is easy to miss from the road even if you are looking for it! A word of advice- once you hit Galleria Mall start driving like a/an (insert least favorite country here)  tourist and slooow down. If you haven't been to one of the other Texas de Brazil restaurant locations, you might expect to find a restaurant filled with cowboy tchotchkes. You'll be pleasantly surprised that this restaurant is all cool and no kitsch even despite...
the pants. Some of the male wait staff don black gaucho pants also called bombachas, traditional pants of the gaucho (think South American cowboys- they have different names from country to country). Despite their slight M.C. Hammer-like quality, in the setting of the restaurant the pants look quite cool especially when paired with their Jack Sparrow-esque black boots.

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Don't try this look at home!

Espresso colored wood floors and dark furniture are balanced by large-scale mirrors and  bold, sanguine walls. Orbs of light radiate from wrought iron chandeliers that hang from the high, arched ceilings, both of which help to lighten the heaviness of the decor. Guests in the intimate, private party area are obscured by sliding, frosted glass walls and the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar. Vibrant colors are introduced into the space by large pieces of abstract artwork and colossal floral arrangements created by local artists. 

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Spanish, Brazilian and Italian influences can be seen in the impressive assortment of meat, cheese and vegetable options at the restaurant's self-service salad area.
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The bar is piled high with spicy sopressata (salami), Manchego cheese, smoked prosciutto, olives, cornichons, and cornucopia of other tempting items.

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All of these delicious menu items are a build up to the star of any churrascaria, the meat! Like any traditional Brazilian steakhouse, the meat is cooked over an open grill and served on sword-like skewers which is  then sliced onto your plate by passadores (bombacha-wearing "meat waiters" for lack of a better term). Meat served at Texas de Brazil includes Picanha (a tri-tip roast), bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon, Brazilian sausage, leg of lamb and pork loin just to name a few.

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Passadore with a leg of lamb.

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Passadore with Picanha.

While carnivores flock to the Texas de Brazil for the meat there is of course, another reason to venture there...

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Bring on the Caipirinhas!

the cocktails! No Brazilian steakhouse meal is complete without a Caipirinha, a classic Brazilian cocktail with Cachaça (a Brazilian liquor made from sugarcane), lime juice, and sugar. In addition to Caipirinhas, the restaurant carries a variety of other liquers that you may not be familiar with like Amarula, a South African liquor made from Marula, a "mystical tree" that only grows in sub-equatorial Africa. You can also try one of Texas de Brazil's many flights like the Godiva, Grand Marnier,Taylor Port (featuring 10, 20, 30, 40 year old Port) or the Macallan scotch (featuring 12, 15, and 25 year old scotch) flight.

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 If you're not in the mood for liquor or Port there are over 200 international wines to choose from from the Chilean Santa Rita 120 wine collection to Argentine Navarro Correas.

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Santa Rita 120 flows freely at Texas de Brazil!

To round off the evening try one of the restaurant's many desserts like Brazilian flan or  Brazilian papaya cream or skip the calories and try a cigar from their extensive cigar collection. Saúde! (Cheers!)

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Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
2457 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-400-5630

www.texasdebrazil.com











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10 comments
Arny
Arny

What a bunch of clunkheads

freakerdude
freakerdude

This place looks awesome...what is the damage here? Like $45 to $55 w/o drinks?

Cmscolaco
Cmscolaco

That is a wonderful  food, and place and ...Just go...and enjoy it!!

Natalie O
Natalie O

I will be there!  My hubby thinks meat is the only food group.

TK421
TK421

So, how much will this set me back?

Guest
Guest

Its interesting that with all of these pictures you get no idea of just how grandiose the place is.

Misha Grosvenor
Misha Grosvenor

That's about right. I'd say you could get out of there between $35- $45 if you "pre-game" or go at happy hour when they have specials. Enjoy! 

Misha Grosvenor
Misha Grosvenor

Well, I'm not exactly Miss Money Bags but I'd say it's affordable depending on what you get and how many people you go with. If you like Caipirinhas as much as I do though you might want to save your pennies or better yet,  go during their happy hour (M-F from 5 to 7) when they have $5 Caipirinhas!  :~) Enjoy! 

Guest
Guest

It's a FOOD blog!

Tdbfan
Tdbfan

Mission Accomplished!  You're curious about it now so you'll have to check it out. If there were pictures of everything you'd just turn your nose up and say things like " its interesting that its missing...".  Just go, you'll like it!

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