For years and years our Thanksgiving dinners consisted of a turkey and all the sides pre cooked from Marie Callender’s, along with a honey pineapple ham that my mom cooks to perfection. This year we decided to do Thanksgiving in Las Vegas instead of Los Angeles, and eat out. I’ve had my eye on the Rodizio Grill since they started construction. Once I found out they were serving Turkey along with their Brazilian BBQ, I knew where we are going for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
The Rodizio Grill is located inside the Galleria at Sunset. Rodizio Grill is not the only Churrascaria in Las Vegas, but is definitely one of the best. Like anyone else, to me a good restaurant must have good taste, good service, and good value. I was really satisfied with all 3 today, especially when compared to Fogo de Chao, or M Grill, which costs about twice as much as Rodizio Grill. The 3 other people who went with me today felt the same way.
In case you have never been to a Churrascaria, servers come to your table and bring you different cuts and different types of meats until you don’t want anymore. Churrasco originates from Southern Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
A buffet style salad bar is also included. Aside from salad, you will also find fruits, cured meats, cheeses, and cheese bread. Some Brazilian hot dishes are also available, like bananas and black bean soup.
Most people tend to have similar taste buds. It seems like the majority of people’s favorite is Picanha. Picanha is basically the sirloin cap. I have actually been to an authentic Brazilian BBQ, which is slightly different from what you experience at a restaurant. A buddy of mine who’s nickname was actually “Gaucho”, basically cooked meat for us from sun up to sun down. He told us that we have to eat slow, cook slow and enjoy the meat all day. All he used for seasoning was rock salt. He explained to us that the rock salt will marinate the meat, and the excess will all fall off. Chicken wrapped in bacon and sausage was served while we waited for the outsides of the meats to cook, so that we can cut and eat the outsides, and put the rest back on the fire again. Just a small history lesson on what I’ve learned before about Brazilian BBQ.
As much I love meat, I can only eat so much. To help with the meat, I eat vegetables and salsa with my meat. Another delicious item that goes well with your meat, is cooked pineapple. I’ve seen some places that put cinnamon on the pineapple too, which is also very good.
So my final thoughts on Rodizio Grill? I am definitely going to be a regular here. The employees were awesome, food was delicious, and value was great! I do have one small complaint though. No complaint about the restaurant itself, however the website made it seem like Thanksgiving dinner is going to be served too……There was a small section on the side with some cold turkey, and stuffing. I wasn’t expecting a full Thanksgiving feast, but I was expecting a little more than that. =)