Get Your Fill at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Orlando and More

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Looking for a surefire way to impress your date? Treat them to a decadent night out at one of Orlando's best Brazilian steakhouses, where you can indulge in sumptuous, fire-kissed meats served “rodizio-style” right at your table. Savor endless cuts of seasoned, perfectly grilled churrasco, paired with hot Brazilian side dishes, grilled vegetables, fresh fruit, and more. Brazilian steakhouses typically offer a more elegant dining experience, so dress up, crack open a bottle of wine, and enjoy a romantic night out with your love at one of these fantastic Brazilian steakhouses with a great date night atmosphere.

P.S. – This makes a great Father's Day idea, and we've got lots more to do on Father's Day in Orlando.

What to Expect

Brazilian steakhouses specialize in churrasco-style cooking, in which seasoned meat is slowly roasted or grilled on a spit. A full “rodizio-style” meal is typically all-you-can-enjoy, with enhancements and alcohol available at an additional cost. Waiters called gauchos roam the restaurant, carrying massive skewers of a dozen or so grilled meats, from filet mignon to lamb picanha. Hot sides and unlimited access to an impressive market table are also included, so you can balance all that protein out with gourmet salads, marinated veggies, fresh fruit and more.

Upon arrival, you'll be given a small two-sided token, typically with a green side and a red side. Place it on the table, green side up, to indicate that you'd like more food, and gauchos will flock to your table to offer cuts of whatever meat they carry. Watch as your plate magically fills with a mouth watering variety of meat prepared churrasco style, and feel free to visit the market table or order drinks and enhancements at any time. When you can't possibly eat another bite, flip the token red side up to indicate that you're taking a break.

Orlando Brazilian Steakhouses with Great Atmosphere

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Orlando 

8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Fogo de Chão brings serious date night style to the table, with a stunning dining room, attentive service, and South American food, wine, and cocktails that wow. The full rodizio experience is offered during lunch, brunch, and dinner, featuring endless fire-roasted meats like filet mignon, picanha, and cordeiro, along with premium paid upgrades like aged wagyu ribeye.

Complement your meal with included side dishes of warm pao de queijo, caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, and mashed potatoes served tableside, plus exotic vegetables, imported cheese, traditional black bean stew and more from the market table and feijoada bar. If you prefer something lighter, dinner and brunch entrees of Chilean sea bass, pan-seared salmon, or cauliflower steak also include Brazilian side dishes and access to the market table and feijoada bar. Share a bottle of South American wine, and toast to your love at this indulgent Brazilian steakhouse.

Texas de Brazil

5259 International Dr Suite 1, Orlando, FL 32819

Texas de Brazil serves an extravagant rodizio-style feast with a generous splash of Texas hospitality. Cozy up to your date in a lush, moody dining room complete with scarlet walls, iron chandeliers, and dark wood beams, and sip on a caipirinha or two to start. Savor flame-grilled picanha, sausage, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, braised ribs, and twelve other sumptuous cuts of meat – you can even watch the meat being cooked in the open kitchen! Your indulgent feast includes hot side dishes, like feijoada black beans, fried bananas, and Brazilian cheese bread, as well as chef-crafted salads, roasted vegetables, imported cheese and charcuterie from the salad bar. End on a sweet note with decadent desserts like Brazilian cheesecake, flan, and Brazilian papaya cream.

Delicious food from Texas de Brazil
Delicious food from Texas de Brazil | Image credit @texasdebrazil

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Adega Gaucha Orlando

8204 Crystal Clear Ln #1700, Orlando, FL 32809

Adega Gaucha is a fantastic Brazilian steakhouse, tucked away in a nondescript building just outside the Florida Mall. Head inside, and you’ll find a warm, elegant dining room with crisp white linens, tons of natural light, and some of the best churrasco in Central Florida. The full churrasco experience is available during lunch, brunch, and dinner, as is a selection of à la carte entrees for those who want a lighter experience.

Succulent fire-roasted meats are the star here, but don't overlook the gourmet table, where you'll find grilled and marinated vegetables, fresh fruit, charcuterie and more. Plus, the full churrasco experience comes with your choice of three hot signature sides, like a sweet and savory corn brûlée. If you're too full for dessert, share the Brigadeiro trio, three traditional fudgy chocolate balls topped with nutella, guava and dulce de leche.

Rodizio Grill Orlando

9101 International Dr #1220, Orlando, FL 32819

This stylish, modern steakhouse at Pointe Orlando has quite the claim to fame. Rodizio Grill is the first Brazilian steakhouse chain ever established in the United States, with flavors inspired by the founder's own Brazilian family recipes. In addition to traditional cuts like fraldinha (flank steak) and picanha (top of the rump), you can try maminha (a flavorful tri-tip sirloin) and bife con parmesão, a center cut steak topped with Parmesan, both of which are unique to Rodizio Grill.

The salad bar is packed with fanciful enhancements, like marinated quail eggs, ceviche, fresh strawberry salad, and roasted coconut pineapple slaw. There are more hot side dishes here than at any other Orlando Brazilian steakhouse on our list. Try the couve, a traditional side dish of sautéed collard greens and bacon. For a sweet finish, share the rabanada, a warm cinnamon pastry with a creamy center, served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Authentic food at Rodizio Grill
Authentic food at Rodizio Grill | Image credit @rodiziogrill

Date night tip: Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse Orlando provides complimentary parking validation at the Pointe Orlando garage with the purchase of at least one full rodizio experience.

Brazilian Steakhouse Orlando – Great Drinks and Specials

Savor an indulgent Brazilian date night for less with these fantastic happy hours and dining promotions.

Happy Hour at Fogo de Chão: Get a taste of Fogo, without the commitment of an endless meat parade, at their weekday happy hour! Snag $5 bar bites, small plates at $10 or less, meat boards, burgers, and even the premium wagyu steaks you'd find on the regular dinner menu. This is a great way to skip right to the fanciest cuts of meat, without paying for regular dinner service. Enjoy happy hour in the bar and patio area Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm.

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Drink Specials at Adega Gaucha: Stop by on Friday for half off all bottles of wine under $100, or hit the bar for weekday happy hour from 3:30-6:30pm. Get the party started with $4 beers, $6 wine or cocktails, and $5 appetizers.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining: every fall, 100+ of Orlando’s best restaurants offer a limited-time Magical Dining menu, where diners can score a special prix-fixe dinner for $37 per person. The full lineup has not been announced for 2022, but Adega Gaucha and Fogo de Chão have both participated in recent years.

Go à la Carte: Fogo de Chão and Adega Gaucha offer à la carte entrée options for diners who don’t want the full rodizio experience. At Fogo de Chão, access to the market table is included with individual entrees during brunch and dinner service. At Adega Gaucha, you can add access to the unlimited gourmet table for $11 with the purchase of an individual entrée.

Stick to the Salad Bar: If endless meat just isn’t your cup of tea, ask for the salad bar only option. The market tables at Brazilian steakhouses are packed with savory options, like smoked salmon, candied bacon, gourmet cheese and charcuterie, and marinated beef brisket, to balance out an endless buffet of fresh, delicious fruit, salads, and roasted vegetables.

Join Loyalty Clubs: sign up for loyalty clubs and email lists for special deals and savings. At Texas de Brazil, for example, e-club members get $20 off the purchase of two regular dinners combined, plus birthday and anniversary gifts.

Featured image from Fogo de Chão @fogo


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