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“Oh Escobars!! - You make me want to be fat!”
Review of Escobars Rodizio Bar And Grill - CLOSED

Escobars Rodizio Bar And Grill
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are an all you can eat Brazilian Steakhouse with fantastic quality cuts of meat, grilled to perfection on our special Churrasco.Also included is a salad bar with around fifteen different dishes all prepared that same day coupled with four or five hot dishes(rice, Brazilian beans etc..)Everything is on a set price menu and its great for the kids too...
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Escobars new location is a little out of the way next Door to Empress Bar on Amen Corner (St Nicholas' Cathedral) This location is much nicer and much more 'target demographic' than the metro centre was.

We went on Saturday, Just around 1pm expecting it to be busy- It was fairly quiet and we were seated instantly. As we had been before we know that the protocol is to start at the salad bar/ buffet THEN they start to cook the meat. Forget your 'supermarket Salad bars' - the dishes at Escobars are fresh and there are flavours I have not very often experienced- and I ALWAYS want more, I cannot stress how hard it is not to overeat. PACE YOURSELF AND TAKE YOUR TIME!!

Alongside the salad bar was five or six hot dishes on the buffet table amongst which were meatballs, Beef Ribs Stew and Chilli (meatballs were REALLY meaty & Very nice!) the beef rib stew- wow- I expect ribs to be mainly bone and not a large amount of meat but this had huge chunks of meat in it and it was so tender, the sauce was amazing- I can't really say much more as I was in the throws of full on food induced gluttony.

As we were about halfway through this first plate the grilled meat started to come out. Garlic steak- tender and pink inside and nicely charred on the outside (and yes there SHOULD be some blood in most properly cooked meat- (I get annoyed when folk moan about food being "raw". Preference is one thing but to slate restaurants for it is another!) As with all grilled meat the outer edges are beautifully crispy and slightly charred and the inside were juicy, pink and melt in the mouth.

I see people complain about small amounts being offered- and NO, they do not bring you a half kilo fillet steak just for you- but you are paying a very reasonable price for good quantities of very nice food.

As I finished the Garlic Steak we were offered Some gammon, I'm not usually a fan of Pork but this just looked too good, it was dripping with juice (not fat!) It looked perfect and I had to get it in my mouth! - It was just perfect, not too salty, not 'rubbery' at all.

At this point I think I reverted to some form of werewolf/ caveman hybrid and was entirely focussed on eating meat - as the grilled whole pineapples came around. They were deliciously caramelised and really nice with the gammon. Grilled Pork with Beer was brought around <again, really good- tender and you could really taste the marinade!>

Sadly now that I have reverted to a human being now I cannot remember any of the intervening dishes but we were then both full to the brim and turning over our "PLEASE STOP" table cards. As we did this the waiter approached the table with an amazing grilled joint of beef- Just as he turned away I changed my mind and had some of that. This beef was smoky, almost buttery and utterly delicious. I had a really well cooked end piece with a little bit of fat (I like that!) and the inner tender parts of the joint were just so pink and juicy that I had a piece of that too!

We couldn't eat any more, we had been there for an hour and you cannot get bored in that place. There were four more styles of meat still due to come to the tables but we had to get back to the cave and let the dog out. We left- very full and VERY happy.

We were so thrilled with the food that for the first time ever we left our shopping behind!- a sly excuse to go back??!!

I apologise if this started to sound like food porn, but this is the best experience I have ever had in Newcastle & in public, with my clothes on!

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1  Thank hollinsider
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Having moved from the Metro Centre to Newcastle city centre, the restaurant is much more accessible to us. On the two occasions we visited, the place was fairly quiet although that didn't prevent a plentiful supply of meat! Personally we tend not to bother with the salad bar and wait for the skewers to appear!

At weekends, you get several other meats including pork and lamb. Drinks prices are restaurant average with bottles of wine around the £15 mark.

The staff are friendly and attentive and it's hard to find any fault with this establishment. Of course, if you are a vegetarian then stay well away!!!

Thank TheHappyChappie
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is only a small place but we had booked so we were seated and then everything explained!
The salad bar is lush wityh lots of different things to choose from than your normal lettuce and tomatoes etc.
The hot food starters were also piping hot and very tasy, you need to be careful not to fill up on these too much on these before the meat starts arriving!
The meat coming round was a little slow at first and the staff did keep goiung to a large party that were in first and ona few occasions there was nothing left when they got to us.
However I would reccomend if you love your meat, as the evening got going....it kept coming. I personally didnt like the gammon as found it very salty...but my friends raved about it, for me the star was the steak, it came very rare to the table, I asked for well done, and he cut a slither off, took into the kitchen and when it came back it was perfect, melted in your mouth and tasted devine.
The other meats that came around were good, spicy sausage, beer pork, black pudding etc, all with you own dish of chips replenshed constantly.
We did have a pudding just finish with something sweet, it was ok but probably outfaced my tastebuds by then.
We had a jug of sangria which was lovely and also as we had booked, we got free mojitos... Great!
I thought the meal was very nice and if you love your meat you will love this place

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Thank Donna S
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Had problems over table booking and ended up waiting an hour and twenty minutes to get a table. Drinks at the bar were expensive. Meats were lovely and varied as was the salad bar but dessert tasted cheap and nasty. Pleased I wasnt paying full price but had visited on groupon voucher. Lovely waitress who was helpful as this was our first visit.

Thank monique d
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Visited escobars tonight with husband the restaurant was very quiet only 1 other couple in when we arrived at 5.30
Staff were really nice
Salad bar with chilli con carne and rice, lots of sauces, soup, bread ect all very nice
Meat we had was nice ( chicken wings and legs pork a couple of different ways 3 types of sausage but the best one was the fitter beef)

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Thank canaryclang
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