Rafain has come a long way—literally. The Brazilian steakhouse currently occupies space in Dallas and Fort Worth, but it actually originated in southern Brazil in 1959. So when Olimpio and Philomena Rafain decided to open a churrascaria in America, they were simply continuing the family business. As a result, diners are guaranteed an authentic experience.
It’s a meat-lover’s paradise: “You need to like meat to thoroughly enjoy the experience here,” as DFW.com put it. In line with its authentic spirit, Rafain's menu features 17 cuts of meat cooked over an open charcoal pit, including the original spicy picanha, pork ribs, and bacon-wrapped filets. Gaucho servers present each meat on a long skewer, cutting portions onto diners’ plates.
You can sink your teeth into more than meat, though: The salad bar is stocked with upwards of 45 different gourmet selections, including a light calamari salad, Brazilian-style potato salad, and a vegetable mélange with bell peppers, asparagus, green beans, grilled onions, and baby portobello mushrooms. Those with room for dessert can enjoy specialties like affogato, crème brûlée, or papaya cream, which blends fresh papaya with vanilla bean ice cream before topping it with crème de cassis.
The libations are just as authentic as the cuisine: To drink, guests have a choice of mixed drinks, such as the traditional Brazilian "Caipirinha," a mojito-esque mixed drink fusing the sugarcane-based liquor cachaca with lime, sugar, and ice. Alternatively, they can order a glass of wine from an impressive 15-page list, which has been recognized with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2009. Rafain also earned its spot as one of OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in America in 2014.
For a taste of South America, Texas De Brazil is home to some of the tastiest Brazilian fare in town.
Guess what? Texas De Brazil serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
At Texas De Brazil, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use.
Leave the suit and tie at home — Texas De Brazil is business casual all the way.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
That's right! Texas De Brazil will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Store your car away safely in a garage near Texas De Brazil.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
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Over half a century ago, the Rafain family established their first churrascaria near the scenic Iguassu Falls in southern Brazil. But the flavors they grilled up soon became too big for one country, leading the Rafains to eventually pack up their culinary traditions in bubble wrap to transport to the United States. One of the location's of Rafain's Brazilian Steakhouse might've changed, but the restaurant's cooking methods haven't—16 different varieties of meat are still sizzled to perfection over an open charcoal pit, dusted with carefully concocted spice blends, and served tableside on sword-like skewers. Carving-servers offer meaty meals to order, slicing selections such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon and lamb.
Chamas Do Brazil's name translates to flames of Brazil, as in the flames that Gauchos (Brazilian cowboys) lit on the South American countryside centuries ago. Back then, they caught and skewered different meats to roast over open-flame pits—a process known as churrasco. Today, the Gaucho chefs of Chamas carry on that tradition by roasting 16 quality meats ranging from top sirloin to chicken with bacon. They parade spears of these cuts around the dining room, carving off slices to whoever flips their coaster-sized signal chip from black to green. But meat isn't the only thing in abundance here. Patrons can round out their meals with trips to the salad bar, where they can choose from more than 50 hot and cold sides, select from more than 150 wines at the full bar, and enjoy more than three legs on each chair.
Born and raised as gauchos in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul, the owners of VB Steakhouse are well acquainted with churrasco, to say the least. As a result, visitors are in for an authentic Brazilian dining experience. Servers present skewers of meat tableside, inviting guests to try everything from filet mignon to pork ribs, along with a dozen other options, as long as their appetites hold out. The Brazilian steakhouse ensures that every cut of meat is of fine quality by seeking out certified Angus beef and domestic chicken, lamb, and pork. For those who insist on veggies between their skewers, VB’s salad bar is stocked with more than 30 options, including asparagus and caprese salad.
For good eats and good times, dine at Rodizio Grill in Irving.
Rodizio Grill offers a wide variety of gluten-free menu items.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Catering from Rodizio Grill will take your party to the next level.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Rodizio Grill, a local restaurant.
Rodizio Grill's moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Rodizio Grill time and time again.