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Brazilian steakhouse in triangle..

jonfrank604 Jan 20, 2011 01:25 PM

So which is better? Chammas or Brasa?? Or are there more??

8551 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

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    countgrog Jan 21, 2011 04:45 AM

    ate at Brasa 2 weekends ago and it good. We just ate way too much as they keep coming around with meats for you to sample. The app bar and salad bar were very good. I didn't try it but some at our table raved about the banana soup. The house sirlon was very tastey. Passed on the chicken hearts.

    8551 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617

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    1. re: countgrog
      Naco Jan 21, 2011 07:32 AM

      Do they have any other off cuts? Rio didn't the last time I was there, and that's the only one in the area I've been to. I'm not sure what's typical in Brazil- I'm more used to parillada, which is the rough equivalent of rodizio as it exists in the Spanish-speaking countries in South America. Parillada was like having the entire meat case at Piggly Wiggly or Food Lion cooked for you.

      1. re: Naco
        countgrog Jan 21, 2011 09:30 AM

        they had ribs, chicken (several types or marinated), smoked sausage, several porks, lamb and multiple beef cuys

      2. re: countgrog
        boaviagem Jan 21, 2011 06:45 PM

        It's all about the chicken hearts - that's how you know it's authentic!

      3. Naco Jan 20, 2011 03:01 PM

        There's Rio Churrascaria in Cary and Raleigh. The Cary one has always seemed better to me.

        Rio Churrascaria
        107 Edinburgh South Dr, Cary, NC 27511

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        1. re: Naco
          romansperson Jan 21, 2011 04:38 AM

          Agree on Rio - not sure why, exactly, but I like the Cary one better too. I like Chamas best of the three, haven't been to Brasa. Chamas will bring a side dish of fried plantains to your table - I absolutely love theirs. I also like their selection from the buffet better as well. They have some really good cheeses.

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