Brazilian Steakhouses in South San Jose Hills


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Skewered cuts of sirloin, brazilian sausage, and pork ribs rotate slowly over a sweltering grill, their savory juices producing a rhythmic hiss as each drop hits the metal. This is churrasco, Xodó Grill's specialty. Once the traditional Brazilian barbecue has roasted to a tender finish, the staff slices off juicy morsels for customers to pair with 12 types of salads and a slate of hot dishes from the colorful buffet. Heaping plates of fried yucca, picanha, and cheese bread await the scales, which customers use to pay by the pound and Lady Justice uses to smuggle extra cuts of steak.

2143 N Tustin St
Orange,
CA
US

Fusion steakhouse Kravings channels Brazilian rodizio-style cooking with an unlimited supply of fire-roasted meat served tableside. Order the rodizio special and display nondiscriminatory nibbling practices on up to 12 premium meat cuts, such as steaks, chicken, pork, and seafood, presented on giant skewers or cedar planks and carved at the table ($16.95 for lunch, $37.95–$39.95 for dinner). Unlimited helpings of flame-licked meats—including tequila-lime chicken, leg of lamb, and filet mignon wrapped in bacon—test stomach storage space, and à la carte dinner entrees, such as lamb chops seasoned with mint-chardonnay sauce ($33.95), set a finite finish on jaw calisthenics. All rodizio specials come with a side and salad buffet that purveys more than 30 mammal-free and seasonal options, including soups, salads, sushi, and smoked salmon.

18663 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana,
CA
US

The Three Faces of M Grill

Authentic Churrascaria

Centuries ago, formally dressed gauchos—or, Brazilian cowboys—conducted festive fireside roasts, during which they'd use their swords to serve grilled meats to their guests. Today, this tradition carries on at M Grill, an authentic churrascaria restaurant. Here, expert waiters present freshly grilled and skewered meats tableside, slicing off portions for diners while it's still hot.

All-You-Can-Eat Meat (and More)

Upon arriving at M Grill, you needn't scan dozens of menu items to decide what to order. Instead, you pay a set price and eat to your heart's content. All you have to do is flip a card: the green side tells the waiter to keep the meat coming, and the red side indicates you're stuffed with enough protein to bench-press your date. The set price also includes M Grill's expansive salad bar, which is stocked with all sorts of fresh veggies and cheeses, as well as a hot buffet with fried yucca, beef stroganoff, and fried plantains.

Cocktail Lounge

In addition to skewers of meat, the restaurant also houses an impressive wine wall stocked with more than 1,500 bottles. But cocktails here are taken seriously, too. For its passionfruit caipirinha, for instance, M Grill buys passionfruit at the pinnacle of its freshness, then freezes it to use throughout the year. Recently, CBS Los Angeles also recognized the eatery's pisco sour cocktail as one of the best in the city for its frothy egg whites and hand-squeezed lime juice.

3832 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Head to Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine for a bite of Brazil — this mouth-watering establishment dishes out delicious barbecued meats. Those watching what they eat can still enjoy Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine's menu, which features a number of healthy and low-fat items. With Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Parents appreciate Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Sit outside at Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.

Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. Put the suit away when heading to Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine for their catering services.

For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible.

The average check at Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. You can stop by at almost any time, since Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7181 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Grilled meats await at Brazilian-inspired Corcovado Brazilian Grill in Los Angeles' West Adams neighborhood. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Corcovado Brazilian Grill — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Corcovado Brazilian Grill's gorgeous patio. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant.

Casual dining at its best, Corcovado Brazilian Grill customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Corcovado Brazilian Grill. Can't get enough of Corcovado Brazilian Grill's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.

Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Corcovado Brazilian Grill.

You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Corcovado Brazilian Grill — prices are usually less than $15.

3333 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Bright yellow sunflowers in the window greet arrivals to WoodSpoon, a welcoming touch that reflects the homespun feel of this Brazilian gem in downtown's Fashion District. The white walls and high ceilings are softened by funky art on the walls, benches with colorful cushions and mismatched thrift-store tableware. The cloth napkins set out at dinner are culled from fabric stores in the area. Chef and co-owner Natalia Pereira learned her kitchen tricks from her mother, and the rustic Brazilian fare has a just-like-mom-makes simplicity. Favorites include the pork burger with roasted cabbage and the Brazilian chicken pot pie stuffed with hearts of palm, olives and roasted corn. Grill plates (choice of beef, chicken, fish, vegetables and more) provide a sampler of regional sides, including rice, black beans, collard greens, plantains and salsa. Cinnamon-infused water is served to all; fresh coconut water or Brazilian sangria make for quenching tropical accompaniments.

107 W 9th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US