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Churrascaria Braza Restaurant Review

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johnpops1 Jul 31, 2008 08:06 PM

Been on a Brazilian BBQ kick lately eating primarily at a little place in Port Chester, NY (The International Cafe). Me and some co-workers go for lunch. We are loving it for now. For my son's birthday I thought we should go to an all-you-can-eat Churrascaria. I live in Milford, CT. Both the Copacabana in Port Chetser and the Churrascaria Braza were both about 50 min away so we chose Churrascaria Braza. I work in Greenwich so I figured I can catch Copacabana for lunch when I can expense it.

We arrived on a thursday night about 7pm. No wait. There is no menu. The server takes your drink order and you help yourself to the salad bar. Nothing special except for the empanadas (sp?). They were good. The rest of the buffet was average. They did have peel and eat shrimp like you would get at a Chinese Buffet. On the table they brought out rice and beans, toasted bread and plantains.

The meats
Skirt Steak - Good. Had unnecessary sauce on it.
NY Strip - Good (better if you can get outside cut)
Tri-Tip (Garlic marinaded) - Good
Port Rib - Terrible. Just a Spare rib with BBQ sauce
Pork with Parmesan crust - Just Ok
Turkey wrapped with bacon - Not good. A little hamy
Chicken sausage - Just ok
Pork Sausage - Just ok
Chicken Wing - Did not eat
Leg of Lamb - Really good

The beef and lamb were just good. Nothing excellent. Some things below average. Everything could have used more seasoning. If you got outside pieces, that is where all the flavor was. As they cut more and more into the meat, it just became your everyday steak.

Overall, I wouldn't go back for just ok food. I would try the Copacabana in Port Chester, NY next. Maybe if I lived in the Hartford area I would try a place that sells meats by the pound.

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    jdzlaw RE: johnpops1 Aug 2, 2008 06:21 AM

    I agree with you if you go on a Thursday. I've been there when it is slow and when it is busy.

    You have to go on a Friday or Saturday night, when the place is busy. If you go on a slow time, the meat does not turn over as quickly, and can get dried out. Go when it is busy and there are fresh cuts coming out I think you will find it better.

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