For my first night back in Florida, my good friend recommended Pampas Grill which had just opened in City Place. We went to celebrate our moms’ birthdays, and had a wonderful time at this fun restaurant. Some people don’t enjoy buffets/all-you-can-eat formats, but I absolutely love them. I’m not afraid to admit it, I’m a little fat kid at heart .
In addition to the 14 different types of meat that are showcased on a skewer by friendly servers parading around the restaurant, there was a large buffet bar featuring Brazilian specialties like feijoada and pao de quiejo along with a variety of salads, soups, and vegetables.
If I’m at a Brazilian restaurant, I have to get the Caipirinha! This is a traditional Brazilian drink made of Cachaça (an alcohol made from fresh sugar cane juice), sugar and lime. It’s basically like a Brazilian version of a mojito. It was light and refreshing, which was a nice balance to the rich meats we enjoyed.
And then the meats started arriving at our table, one by one…
If you’re not familiar with the Brazilian churrascaria concept, you typically get some sort of chip with a red side and a green side. Green means go and red means stop – it’s as easy as that! The waiters continuously parade around with sizzling skewers of steak, chicken, lamb, and sausage, and you decide what you want to taste. Above you can see the Picanha Nobre which is a traditional Brazilian cut of Top Sirloin seasoned with rock salt and olive oil.
Here we have the Maminha de Alcatra, a tender Tri-Tip Roast seasoned with sea salt. And below the Frango, tender chicken breast wrapped in bacon.
There was of course many many more courses of savory meats which we reveled in, but I didn’t want to overwhelm our servers with so many pictures! All of the cuts of meat were very tender and flavorful. I was very impressed with the quality of the meat, and especially at the relatively low cost of $29 per person. As you can see by my dishes below, I took full advantage of both the buffet and the meat rodizio.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Pampas Grille, and I would definitely go again on my next visit to Florida. However, I wouldn’t recommend going too often or else you’ll likely have to purchase some new pants after gorging yourself on all of this food!
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Pampas Grille | www.pampasusa.com | 651 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite 150