For a no-holds-barred meat fest, carnivores with a serious appetite should look no further than Texas de Brazil. Overlooking the scenic Katy Trail, this Brazilian steakhouse is grandly outfitted with intricate iron chandeliers, huge gilded mirrors and white tablecloths, plus a stately wine room offering plenty of big reds to pair with all that protein. Flip your coaster to the green side and a procession of friendly servers parading around various cuts of meat like leg of lamb, Brazilian sausage, filet mignon and the ever-popular garlic-marinated top sirloin known as picanha will slice their wares directly onto your plate, until you cry uncle by turning your coaster to red. Surprisingly, vegetarians will find plenty to like here too, thanks to a high-end salad bar offering items like hearts of palm, thick steamed asparagus, grilled Portobellos, imported cheeses and even sushi.
When the Rafain family decided to open a churrascaria restaurant in America, they were simply continuing in the family business: Olimpio and Philomena Rafain had been running a churrascaria in southern Brazil since 1959. In line with that authentic spirit, Rafain's menu features 16 cuts of meat cooked over an open charcoal pit, including spicy picanha, pork ribs, and bacon-wrapped filets. Gaucho servers present each meat on a long skewer, cutting portions onto plates beside selections from the salad bar and dessert table. To drink, guests can order a traditional Brazilian caipirinha, or a glass of wine from a 15-page list that's been recognized with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
In the tradition of a Brazilian churrascaria, the servers at Villa's Grill present guests with as much seasoned meat as their plates and appetites can hold. Six different cuts of meat during lunch and ten cuts of meat during dinner include everything from sausage and parmesan pork to bacon-wrapped chicken and picanha, a rump cut of beef
popular in Brazil, where the owner grew up. Though eating unlimited meat is a task in and of itself, you'll want to save room for the extensive selection of sides and desserts such as the brazilian flan.
Everything at Rodizio Grill is prepared in an authentic and traditional Brazilian way, from the dozen varieties of 100% gluten-free rotisserie-grilled meats carved tableside by Rodizio Gauchos to the fleet of appetizers that customers can help themselves to as many times as they please. With nods from USA Today, CBS News, and The Washington Post, Rodizio Grill has made a name for itself as an authentic Brazilian charrascuria––a South American–style rotisserie. Founded by São Paolo–born Ivan Utrera, the cuisine comprises of select cuts of meat on skewers, which are seasoned and grilled to perfection in the main dining room. The restaurant also features handcrafted seafood selections, grilled pineapple, unlimited appetizers, homemade desserts, and trips to an award-winning unique salad bar with more than 40 items. Gauchos—also known as Brazilian cowboys—parade about the restaurant and arrive table side to carve endless slices of meat.
For good times and great food, head on over to Carrollton's Cafe Brazil.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Cafe Brazil just as much as mom and dad.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Cafe Brazil's free wifi hotspot.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Cafe Brazil has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
At Cafe Brazil, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
With a host of nearby parking options, many choose to drive to dinner.
Cafe Brazil makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
At Cafe Brazil, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
For traditional Brazilian cooking, try Texas de Brazil.
Score low-fat, vegan and gluten-free fare at Texas de Brazil.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Texas de Brazil has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Families will feel right at home at Texas de Brazil with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Texas de Brazil — just right for large and merry gatherings.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Texas de Brazil for catering.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Texas de Brazil offers curbside valet parking, as well as parking in a lot next door.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.