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“Not worth it!”
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: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Clearwater, FL
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Not worth it!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

For over $40 per person, we were expecting a lot more! The atmosphere was loud like a cafeteria and people were crammed in with tables nearly on top of each other. After we were seated, we couldn't find our waiter for 20 minutes. He had about 6 other tables! Couldn't get drinks, fresh plates or sauces. They really control how much food you get, even though it's supposed to be all you can eat. The pieces of meat are very small, cheap cuts. The best items were the bacon wrapped chicken and filet. Unfortunately, these didn't come around often and when they did, there wasn't enough of it for our party of 6 to all get some. After seeing the bill for over $350 for 6 non-drinkers, we would have been better off with an upscale meal at ocean prime across the street.

  • Visited January 2014
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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Projectile Vomiting and...”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Four of us lunched here today. Our day is ruined and most likely tomorrow too. Whatever they served got us all sick. We contacted the manager and he said he couldn't do anything unless more people complained....WHAT? We almost didn't call because we were so sick. There only a half dozen other people there for lunch, two elderly....I hope they are ok. Never again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, not so great value”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food is relatively good. The meat choices are extensive and there is no shortage of it. If you are a light eater or only want to taste some of the meats then it is kind of an expensive meal. I felt like I had to keep eating to get my money's worth. Although, this place isn't catering to the cost conscious or the light eaters. Again, good food, just know what you are getting into when going there.

  • Visited December 2013
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Holiday, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Carnivores delight.”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Dining here was a great experience. Not sure what you desire, not a problem. They have waiters walking around with skewers of meat, they come to your table and cut a piece off. They have beef, chicken,lamb, pork.... just waiting for you. I was gentle on the buffet table, so I could indulge on the meat. Flank steak, filet, chicken parm, pork loin and lamb chops. When I left there almost two hours later, I was stuffed. Wonderful place to dine. Look forward to going back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Dave T
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Everything about it was excellent”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We went as a family (2 adults and 1 teen 12 year old) on a Sunday and left about as full as we could be. The hot/cold/salad bar was incredible and had great selections. You could almost just fill up on that alone. Once the meats came however it made the meal. The Brazilian special steak and the sausage was excellent. Some of the pork selections were dried out however. The bacon covered chicked was tasty as well. Overall it was a good meal for the price - you get to try a wide variety of items for the price. If you sign up for emails you even get discounts and free meals on your birthday. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited December 2013
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