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“A Parade of Meat”
Review of Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil
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Ranked #42 of 2,407 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Westshore
Description: Texas de Brazil is carving out a whole new experience in dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American "Churrascaria" or steakhouse that combines the cuisines of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas.Treat yourself to our 50-60 item seasonal salad area including appetizers, gourmet vegetables, soups, and salads. Turn your place card to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage, all accompanied by traditional side items and house-baked Brazilian cheese bread. As you dine endlessly on Brazilian fare, let one of our in-house wine connoisseurs select the perfect pairing from our extensive, award-winning wine lists, or sip on a freshly-made signature cocktail-the Caipirinha. Complete your dining experience with one of our many decadent dessert selections, and then relax with an after-dinner drink, steaming espresso and enjoy the ambiance and service perfection that is uniquely Texas de Brazil.
Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Parade of Meat”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

A group of us dined at the Tampa Texas de Brazil location on a recent Saturday evening. The only reservation we could get (called a week ahead) was 5:15, the place was super busy throughout our dinner.

This was our first visit to this restaurant, although all of us had dined at other name Brazilian type steakhouses and were familiar with the concept.

The Tampa location has great ambiance, very upscale. The service was excellent throughout our visit, certainly no complaints there. Our waitress was very attentive and we were not rushed at all (in spite of how bust they were).

Though the real star here is the assortment of meats, the salad bar is very impressive. The hot items could have been a bit hotter but the salad bar items were presented very well.

Once you flip the stop/go coin to green, the parade of meat immediately begins. We were quickly able to try all of the various cuts and then zeroed in on our favorites. Our waitress continuously checked in to see if we were getting the types of meat we liked. If we didn't see a particular cut in a while, she steered it to our table.

Some meat cuts were better than others but quality was very good across the selections. Loved the mini filet mignons and the sausages. Hard to imagine anyone leaving this place hungry.

Be prepared to spend some $$ here. After you add drinks (pricey) and dessert (which is not included) to the $43 per person "all you can eat" price, the tab gets up there. An 18% gratuity was automatically added to our bill (we were a party of 7). We didn't have an issue with this since the service was excellent.

Definitely give Texas de Brazil a try, it's a neat concept that allows you to try a great assortment of foods. If you are the type that only likes one cut of steak or are not a big eater, you might not think Texas de Brazil is worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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482 restaurant reviews
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“Perfection as expected”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

If you've never experienced this Restaurant chain you are missing out on an incredible dining experience. The Tampa location staff were pleasant accommodating and with smiles. The food was great - meat melted in your mouth - the rolls I could live on for decades. Please do yourself the privilege and honor of eating at this restaurant. You will not regret it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Scott S
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Largo, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“If you are a meat eater, this is the place.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Amazing experience having huge skewers of meat brought to the table of all different cuts and shaved off just for you. Salad bar is excellent as well with tons of amazing cheese, deli meats, soups and numerous other items. Honestly a great evening. I have eaten at two different Texas de Brazils, for a total of probably 25 times. I love it and can't wait to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“If you love meat......”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

In tampa for the saints game and this place was not our first choice. We failed to plan ahead and make reservations somewhere. every place we tried had a long wait. This place had the shortest so we settled in at the bar for a couple of well made, pricey cocktails. Once seated and the menu explained we got started. Great salad bar, great soups and lots of meat. A fun, unique experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bad Service-Poor Meat Quality and Choices”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The server was not properly trained. Meat smelled funny and was not served at the proper temperature. Lobster bisque had no lobster...at all. They seem to push the lower end meats (chicken, sausage, etc.) We had to ask several times for the Tenderloin, Lamb Chops before it appeared. Very disappointed....Used to be excellent !!

  • Visited August 2013
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