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“Authentic Brazillian Barbecue”

Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue
Ranked #32 of 3,607 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $36
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Alyth - Bonnybrook - Manchester
Cross street: 58th Avenue & Macleod Trail SW
Transit: A short walk from the Chinook station.
Description: Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue is located conveniently on busy Macleod Trail. Gaucho means ~ cowboy ~ and refers to our chef and owner Edmilson Rodrigues. Ede comes from the land of the Gaucho in the south of Brazil and has spent a lifetime introducing his food and culture to his guests. In our restaurant we feature a style of dining made famous in Brazil called, 'Rodizio'. Rodizio dining is like nothing you’ve tried before. To do it properly, budget an evening – or at least a few hours – and come hungry! Your barbecue chef of the evening will come around with massive churrasco-style skewers, each with a tender cut-of-the-day. Meat will be sliced straight to your plate, and it won’t stop till your table turns its card over to display the red side. To compliment your barbecue we feature hot and cold side dishes on our side bar. Our side bar is always changing to assure that our food is fresh and in season. Staples on the side bar include feijoada, the national dish of Brazil and bocconcini cheese made fresh weekly by local craftsmen. We recommend you try one of our traditional cocktails to 'open your stomach'- as Brazilians say! Remember to leave room for dessert like our traditional milk flan or the famous Barbecue Pineapple served on coconut ice cream and topped with guava sauce- we call it the 'Crowned King'! Gaucho has something for everyone! Come taste the experience!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
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“Authentic Brazillian Barbecue”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I strong recommend this restaurant for who loves meat. The stile to serve is authentic Brazillian food. You can eat referents cuts of meat and the special one is Picanha. Don't forget to ask for Passion fruit desert...the best!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice atmosphere, a little too salty for my taste buds”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Comes with an interesting salad bar.

Not much variety though selection was passable. Garlic steak and parmesan steak is good but too salty. There are chicken hearts, sausages, chicken wings, pork, lamb but mostly beef.

Suggestion... since they go round a couple of times, good to get small pieces so you can try everything. Wait for the rump steak especially.

  • Visited June 2013
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Calgary
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56 reviews
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“Meat lovers paradise”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

The meat was tender but way too salty and heavy with garlic, nice variety of chicken, beef, pork. Some interesting salads at the salad bar. They even had chicken hearts as one of the BBQ offerings.

Visited July 2012
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Calgary
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60 reviews
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“Tasty grilled meats”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a reservation and we were able to sit right a way (it is advisable to have have reservation since it seems quite popular place). The interior decoration was very interesting and catered to the theme of the restaurant.

There was a variety of grilled meats, mostly beef. The garlic steak and parmesan steak were the best from the beef choices. Grilled pork loin was very tasty too. The chefs tend to give small size pieces (unlike the Brazilian restaurants in the Caribbean), so we had to ask for bigger pieces. The salad bar was refilled as needed and although it had about 10 options it was enough for us to find things we liked.

The only drawback was the lack of enough parking spots.

  • Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
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“Fun”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I wouldn't say that the food here is great, but it is very good. And the price is very nice for Calgary! The atmosphere is fun-- waiters delivering meat to your table throughout the entire meal is always a fun experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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