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TEXAS de BRAZIL or CRAZY GRILL, Orlando

Anybody been? My hubby is absolutely dying to try this style of dining - it's all about the meat, right?! I know from their website that the Texas de Brazil is pretty pricey, but I don't want to try a new place based on price and find out it isn't any good. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks!!

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  1. Are you IN Orlando?
    ---cause in Tampa there's a little place on Waters Avenue that does the same routine and the flavor of the meat is magnificent... Brasa Grille... $20.00 and they keep comin' at you with skewers till you pass out or throw up--- and then they just come a little less frequent...
    Pretty darn good & interesting Brazilian buffet too, that they keep up all day...

    You can do the $20.00 'Rodizio' (meat thing), the menu, or the $8.00 buffet...
    You can tell it's a good place cause you'll often see my truck in the parking lot!

    The Orlando extravaganza I've only heard about...
    We were invited to go last month but we couldn't make it...
    I can only imagine that it's spectacular...

    Only bad thing is when you get full---for that money...

    1. I can highly recommend Texas de Brazil. It is expensive -- figure about $60 a person with a cocktail and a tip -- but the meat is high quality and their sides and salad bar is also excellent.

      I am not familar with Crazy Grill. Is it possible you mean Crazy Buffet? This is a very upscale Chinese buffet, also all you can eat but not grilled, churrascaria-style Latin food. They have freshly-made sushi, Mongolian barbecue, crab legs, etc. Also very good -- for a buffet -- and less expensive by far, about $20 a person plus alcohol and tip.

      Bob

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      1. re: Bob Mervine

        I'm in Melbourne, actually. But I'm going to make a note of this restaurant in Tampa! We've been toying with the idea of heading that way for a little change of scenery!

        I heard about this kind of dining from someone who went to Brazil on a business trip, so I had to do a kind of blind search on the internet. These are the two that I came up with. I'm sure there's more out there! You're description of eating till I throw up or pass out sounds like the kind of place we're looking for - I'm pretty sure I could never eat $60 worth of food, but who could resist trying!!

        http://www.crazygrill.com/

        http://www.texasdebrazil.com/

      2. The Crazy Grill Web page doesn't indicate a price, so if it were I, I'd call ahead for a price comparison. If it's only a few dollars difference, go with Texas de Brazil. If Crazy Grill is a lot cheaper, give them a try so that, if you like it, you can try Texas de brazil next time if you wish.

        Please report back if you try either, as we are most interested in your experience.

        Bob

        1. That's great advice - I was just looking at the Crazy Grill website as well and I think it doesn't look like it has quite the atmosphere as Texas de Brazil, but I will call them for prices and we'll let you know where we end up! Thanks!!

          1. Crazy Grill is right near Texas de Brazil. It's a little less expensive and the meat is OK but the food bar is absolutely awful. I recommend spending the extra money for Texas de Brazil.