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“Beyond disappointed....”
Review of Faisca do Brasil

Faisca do Brasil
Ranked #5 of 287 Restaurants in San Salvador
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Faisca do Brazil is the only Brazilian steakhouse in El Salvador where we offer the best meats and seafood served in swords from the Rodizio directly to your table. Delight in a wide variety of side dishes, salad bar, 16 types of US imported meat , pasta station, cocktails and ceviches, plus a wide variety of desserts. In the morning we also offer an extensive breakfast buffet from 6:00 am until 10:30 am.
San Salvador
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beyond disappointed....”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband and I used to love this restaurant and we would visit it quite often. Had not been there in a while, so we decided to go there for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Wines are overpriced but we didn´t mind since the food was always so amazing in the past. This time though, the food was horrible! every single cut of meat (fillet mignon, ribs, lamb, chicken etc, etc) was a disaster. Every cut tasted as if it was past its prime. Not rotten yet, but getting there soon. Everything didn´t just taste bad, but it also smelled terrible. We had to ask the waiters to constantly remove the plates with the uneaten meats since we could not stand the smell from them. The only decent thing we could eat was the turkey. The restaurant advertises shrimp and lobster on the sticks as well but we didn´t get any of it. When we inquired about it they just said they had run out of it. The only thing I figure is that the world crisis has hit this restaurant and therefore they have lowered the quality of the meats and put it on the customer´s plates even if it is about to expire. Will never visit this restaurant again, I´m not making this mistake twice.

  • Visited June 2013
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Real-IC, Manager at Faisca do Brasil, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear meowsi,

Thank you very much for the time you took writing this comment.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced during your visit to our Restaurant. At Faisca do Brasil, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction providing the best service and products. Unfortunately, we did not meet your expectations this time and this issue calls our attention because is the first time it happened and we really appreciate you bring us to our attention and we are going to work on your remarks.

We would like to have you with us again and , please do not hesitate to contact me at any time it will be a pleasure to assist you.

Vincent Boutinaud
F&B Manager, Executive Chef
vincent.boutinaud@r-hr.com
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Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Meat-stravaganza!!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Dined here with my coworker during our stay in San Salvador. Overall it was an outstanding meal and it far exceeded our expectations.

Food: There is a buffet with all kinds of sides including sushi, sashimi, salads, rice, fruit, and so on. The highlight is the meat. Servers bring around several (approx 14 in total) cuts of meat (mostly beef) to your table on large metal skewers and ask if you wish to try them. The meats are cooked to perfection and are absolutely delicious!

Value: At $25 per person. I would give the value an 8 out of 5 if I could.

Service: Staff were excellent with attentive service throughout. One of our waiters, Cesar, was very accommodating and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

Oh and I can't forget to mention the dessert, cinnamon glazed roasted pineapple, don't leave without trying it!

The only suggestion I have is to offer a list of all the available meats at the table so I can eat in moderation and try all of them.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Eat_Sleep_Adventure
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Real-IC, Manager at Faisca do Brasil, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Eat_Sleep_Adventure:

Thank you for your review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your experience in the Faisca and we thank you on behalf of Cesar and all of our staff.

We have also taken note of your suggestion.

Sincerely,
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Irvine, California
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29 reviews
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“Great food, great wine, great friends”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

A wonderful night eating delicious food and being with friends! Loved our night out, and loved the wine selections.

Visited May 2013
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Thank BpDianeBruce
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Real-IC, Manager at Faisca do Brasil, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear BpDianeBruce:

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the selection and our service.

We hope you will visit us again.
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best service and great food”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is the restaurant in San Salvador where you will get the best service and great food. There is a bit for everyone not only for meat eaters! The meats are really good and there is also some cooed options, sushi, ceviches and vegetables and salads. The ambience is fun, great for business or friends.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank theworldcalls
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Real-IC, Manager at Faisca do Brasil, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear theworldcalls:

Thank very much for this excellent review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us.
We hope you will visit us again.
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Excellent service and quality products”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I never had experienced the concept delivered by Faisca and was pleasently surprised. Service is excellent since you enter the restaurant, meat is good and all that for reasonable prices when you consider it is the 'all you can eat' concept. I did not bother going to the salad bar since they serve you some pico de gallo and other treats to acompany the meat.
It is a safe choice, just be sure to come hungry !!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Julien E
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Real-IC, Manager at Faisca do Brasil, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Julien E

Thank you very much for your review, this help us to improve our service.

We hope to have you with us again.

Sincerely yours,
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