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“Carnivore Heaven & Best "Salad" Bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil
4112 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607
813-871-1400
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Ranked #37 of 2,001 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Westshore
Sarasota, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Carnivore Heaven & Best "Salad" Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

From start to finish you have not had the best meat meal until you have eaten here or my other favorite Fogo de Chao. Both of these are Brazilian steakhouses and both are very high end. The difference here is that because the meats are constantly coming from the hot grill, your individual servings of meat are always hot and fresh... A big steak gets cold after a while... The other key is that you have choices of every meat possible and however much you can eat. The trick is that the salad bar is so good that its a challenge not to fill up on that. For non meat eaters, the salad bar itself is entertaining, so don't feel bad for them... The price is "high", but the value is clearly there, a great way to test it is to go for lunch one day when you have lots of time or a business lunch, at half price it is a bargain!
The wine selection is extensive by every standard, but I am perfectly happy with their reasonably priced house bottle.
The service at this restaurant is amazing, it has to be as each table needs to be served fresh meats every time. The nature of the way food is served lends itself to social gatherings/events, but is also a perfect way to impress business guests. I do both!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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“First Timer...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my Brazilian steakhouse experience. Everything was so delicious. The salad bar was amazing, especially the lobster bisque!

Visited November 2013
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South Florida, Florida
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395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
“Great Protein Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Bring an appetite and prepare for a red meat overload. This place has to be experienced at least a couple of times a year. If your table tag is face-up on the green side, the gauchos will descend on you with beef, lamb, pork, chicken, sausage of every cut and desired doneness and won't stop until you turn that tag over. One of the nice "frustrations" here is that they offer one of the best salad bars in the world. But if you take too many trips to the veggies, you will never do justice to that gaucho meat army. There is a good wine selection to go with all that meat and the desserts looked good, but we never have room for them. Hey, we know what our job is here - carnivores of the month!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A very tasty experience. Looking forward to going back.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had a group gathering of 10 for a birthday here. Our party arrived and we promptly seated. As we sat down, they gave black napkins to those wearing dark colored pants. It was a nice detail to remember/acknowledge.
The server took our drink orders and explained about the salad bar and how the meats were served with skewers. Pretty informative, very nice server.
The salad bar is wonderful. Attention to detail was noted. They have very nice selections of cheese, breads, salad, and individual items shrimp, marinated mushrooms and dressings.
They have some hot items also. They had lobster bisque that was very tasty, and potatoes au gratin were very creamy/cheesy.
While we were visiting the salad bar they brought these freshly baked bread balls. Hot and yummy.
They have this red/green card setup. Red no more meat/Green bring more. They come around pretty regularly with the meat. Oh it is tasty.
Your table server will also bring servings of mashed potatoes and fried plantains. The fried plantains are a pallet cleaner they are a little sweet with lots of cinnamon. I enjoyed them.
The meats! All I can sway is wow. I think there were 4 different cuts of beef, sirloin, shank, rib, filet, also there are sausage, and lamb and veal.
It was truly a wonderful gastronomic experience of food. Looking to to returning.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great food, large selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My wife and I went to the Texas de Brazil restaurant for a late lunch on a Saturday. When we arrived at 2pm, only a few tables were taken. Over the next hour the restaurant filled up almost to capacity. The décor was very nice and at first I felt a bit underdresssed in my shorts and sport shoes.
The buffet bar had many different choices of salads and cheeses. There were also rice, black beans, sausages and bacon a lobster bisque and other dishes. Desert was a separate order. The chefs brought 8 different types of meats to the tables. I especially loved the top sirloin. It was lightly browned, very tender, available from medium to well done and tasted great! Other meats that I remember were flank steak, lamb, and two types of chicken.
Long story short: the restaurant was well worth the $60 before tip and I would definitely go there again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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