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Rodizio - someplace that works for someone who doesn't eat beef

BeeZee Jun 23, 2010 11:05 AM

DH really wants to go to a Rodizio restaurant, but I need to find someplace that offers something decent for someone who doesn't eat beef and isn't really into eating large quantities of any meat...I know it's a challenge. Any rec's for Rodizio which has a good alternative option for non-meat lover?

  1. Curlz Jun 28, 2010 03:30 PM

    Edited to remove the dupe...I missed the url for Fernandes up above!

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      jester99 Jun 28, 2010 08:19 AM

      i been to quite a few and fernadez is the best ive been to in newark. They have the best cuts of meat! the valet parkin is also a good perk.

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        cranrob Jun 24, 2010 05:44 AM

        Try Fernandes in Newark. Their non-rodizio food is terrific - true Portuguese. Check out the menu at http://www.fernandessteakhouse.com/

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        1. re: cranrob
          BeeZee Jun 24, 2010 02:38 PM

          Cool, that could definitely work for us!

          1. re: cranrob
            BeeZee Jun 27, 2010 08:57 AM

            Cranrob, thanks again, we went last night and enjoyed ourselves. It's a lot of fun, there were several tables celebrating and taking photos with the Rodizio servers. Hubby did say all of the meat was very salty (which is common for these places) but I counted that he had 10 different varieties of meat (chicken, turkey, beef). I had mariscados in green sauce and brought home probably 1/2 lb of shrimp from it that I couldn't finish!

            1. re: BeeZee
              cranrob Jun 28, 2010 05:48 AM

              Glad you liked it, BeeZee. I always order off the menu when I'm there (not a huge Rodizio fan), and everything I've had has been wonderful. Mariscada is a great choice there. I also love their Camarão Grelhado à "Matozinhos", very large grilled shrimp in a wine/lemon/herb sauce.

            2. re: cranrob
              coldbeer Jun 28, 2010 06:53 AM

              I have eaten from one end of the Ironbound to the next, and I have come to the conclusion, reinforced by the wild boar chops I had yesterday, that Fernandes Steakhouse is the best restaurant in the area. It's not a place you can walk to from Penn Station or the Ferry Street area, but believe me, it is worth the ride.

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              Applecheeks Jun 23, 2010 11:21 AM

              Most Rodizio places offer a regular menu which would include chicken and fish/seafood. The ones the come to mind are Rio on McCarter Highway in Newark and on Rt 22 in Union, and Iberia on Ferry St. in Newark.

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