Main Menu - Rodizio Grill (2023)

  • Grill
  • Beef

    Maminha **GF

    This Tri-tip sirloin steak is unique to Rodizio Grill, the Brazilian steakhouse. This steak is a moderate marbled-to-lean cut, which makes it a very flavorful steak. It's our Founder’s favorite! This cut is best if consumed medium to medium rare.

    Fraldinha **GF

    Fraldinha, beef tender, is tender and robust in flavor - one of the most distinctive cuts of beef enjoyed in Southern Brazil. Pairs perfectly with our homemade chimichurri sauce.

    Bife com Parmesão **GF

    This Parmesan center cut steak is unique to Rodizio Grill. It is lean, tender and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese.

    Picanha **GF

    This top sirloin (beef top sirloin cap, sirloin cap, sirloin culotte) is our signature cut, specially trimmed and prepared to assure final product perfection.

    Bife Com Alho **GF

    Bife com Alho is a tender cut of beef basted with our traditional house garlic rub. Our Rodizio gauchos baste the beef with a special garlic butter recipe that infuses garlic flavor into the beef. When you bite into Bife com Alho, you can taste a delicate, not overwhelming, garlic flavor.

    Chef's Special **GF

    Several meats and other local selections are served as Rodizio Grill Chef's Special items and are not available at all locations at all times. Please contact your local Rodizio Grill for current Chef's Specials.


    Frango Com BaconGF

    Frango com Bacon, chicken wrapped in bacon, is a Rodizio Grill guest and staff favorite. Tender, juicy chicken breast is wrapped in savory bacon and grilled to perfection.


    Galeto is our slow-roasted, bone-in chicken thigh. Marinated overnight in wine and a special fresh herb blend (Vinha d'alho), this grilled feature boasts crispy savory outside, and perfectly tender meat inside.

    Frango Agri-DoceGF

    Rodizio Grill puts a spin on the traditional churrasco with this crowd pleasing sweet and spicy chicken. Frango Agri-Doce was created in the kitchens of Rodizio Grill to attend to guests requests for a flavorful chicken option. The chicken is basted in Rodizio Grill's unique home-made gaucho sauce, then grilled to bring out the flavors.

    Coração de Frango TemperadoGF

    Coração de Frango Temperado is one of Brazil's favorite "Churrasco" appetizers.Chicken hearts were traditionally found gracing in the first "Churrascarias" in southern Brazil. Chicken hearts, though different in texture, are very flavorful.



    Linguiça a very mild and flavorful Brazilian sausage. With a special MSG free Rodizio Grill recipe, this sausage is great right off the grill or as part of our Feijoada, our traditional Brazilian black bean stew found in the hot dishes section of our gourmet salad bar.


    This flavorful selection of Berkshire Pork is lightly salted and perfectly grilled. Served with fresh lime wedges.


    Rodizio Grill's Presunto is one of our signature grilled items. A lean cut of ham that is trimmed and grilled flawlessly to perfection then basted in our signature raw sugar glaze. Presunto is best accompanied with a piece of our signature grilled glazed pineapple, but it’s also good by itself.

    Lamb *At select locations


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    This new mint lamb is marinated in garlic, white wine, mint, lemon, and a fresh herbal blend.

    Fish/Seafood *At select locations


    Our fish and seafood selection varies from market to market based on what is available and in season. Not all locations offer fish at all times. Each fish and seafood selection is trimmed and marinated in a simple sauce that accentuates the flavor of this lean meat.



    Fresh glazed and grilled pineapple - a guest favorite!

  • Gourmet Salads
  • Gourmet Salads

    Our gourmet salad bar includes over 30 award-winning salads all made fresh from scratch daily. Enjoy a variety of signature salads, fresh fruits & vegetables, variety of cheeses & cured meats and more.

    Salada De FrutasGF

    Fruit salad

    Salada De Queijo FrescoGF

    Fresh mozzarella salad

    Salada De BatataGF

    Creamy potato salad

    Salada RodizioGF

    Rodizio B.L.T. salad

    Salada VerdeGF

    Green salad

    Frango com PimentaGF

    Spicy chicken salad

    Salada De MorangoGF

    Fresh strawberry salad

    Massa com Frutos do MarGF

    Seafood pasta salad


    Hearts of palm


    Homemade daily with fresh fish or shrimp

    Salada de QuinoaGF

    Quinoa salad

    Couve CrespaGF

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    Kale salad with lemon

    Ovo De CodornaGF

    Marinated quail eggs

    Repolho com Abacaxi e Coco RaladoGF

    Roasted coconut pineapple slaw

    Salada De BeterabaGF

    Pickled beet salad

    Salada CaesarGF

    Caesar salad

    Tabua de FriosGF

    A selection of cured meats and imported cheeses

    ... And More!GF

    Salad bar items will vary depending on season, availability and store location

  • Hot Side Dishes
  • Hot Side Dishes

    Our freshly made Brazilian sides are included with your meal and your choices are served in abundance.


    Assado is a favorite in Brazil, and first came about from Brazil's rich Portuguese heritage. Assado "Carne de Panela" or Brazilian-style braised beef takes two days to prepare and over 6 hours of cooking time to reach perfection.

    Arroz BrancoGF

    Brazilian white rice.


    Traditional Brazilian black bean stew, eaten with rice & farofa. A Brazilian favorite.


    Seasoned Yucca flour, usually sprinkled on your rice and beans. A must try!


    Sauteed collard greens and bacon, a traditional side to Brazilian Feijoada.


    Delicious hot pasta dish.

    Pure De BatataGF

    Creamy whipped potatoes.

    Estrogonofe de Frango ou CarneGF

    Chicken or beef stroganoff.

    Sopa do DiaGF

    Ask your server for the soup of the day.

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    Bananas FritasGF

    Cinnamon-glazed bananas.

    Pão De QueijoGF

    Homemade Brazilian cheese bread made with traditional yucca flour and a blend of cheeses.

    Brazilian PolentaGF

    Lightly fried cornmeal lightly dusted with Parmesan cheese.

    Legumes Com ParmesãoGF

    Grilled vegetables with Parmesan cheese.

  • Desserts
  • Desserts

    Enjoy a taste of Brazil's sweet side with desserts homemade daily in each of our locations. Our recipes have traveled from Brazil and are passed down from generation to generation in the family of our founder, Ivan Utrera.

    Torta BrigadeiroGF

    A luxurious indulgence for chocolate lovers, it features a slice of decadent chocolate mousse torte, made with a blend of four types of chocolate. Best of all, it’s gluten-free. This delight is served a la mode with sliced bananas and fresh whipped cream.

    Pudim De LeiteGF

    A delicious, creamy Brazilian caramel flan – the most incredible flan you've ever tasted! This flan is gluten-free when ordered without the crispy wafer.


    A warm cinnamon pastry with a creamy center, served with vanilla ice cream and laced with caramel sauce.

    Crème BrûléeGF

    A Rodizio Twist – A silky and delicious creme brulee, infused with a hint of orange.

    Romeu E Julieta Style CheesecakeGF

    This creamy favorite is a perfect end to a perfect meal. You can try it the way Brazilians love it – with luscious Brazilian guava sauce – or with a traditional raspberry sauce.

    Bolo BrigadeiroGF

    A three-layer chocolate cake served with an avalanche of warm brigadeiro sauce, bananas, ice cream and whipped cream. Can also be served without ice cream and whipped cream.

  • Juices

    Fruit JuicesGF

    Mango, Passion Fruit, Guava, Raspberry, Coconut, Pineapple, and Orange.

    Specialty Drinks


    A Brazilian tradition, this is our signature drink! Made with fresh limes and Brazilian cachaça (a unique Brazilian freshly distilled liquor from sugar cane).


    Our signature Caipirinha topped off with refreshing Guaraná.


    Fruit of your choice blended with ice and Brazilian cachaça*. Choose from strawberry, guava, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, raspberry, coconut, and orange. *Also available with vodka. Just ask your server.

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    Rodizio MojitoGF

    Fresh limes and mint combined with soda and rum.

    Passion Fruit MartiniGF

    Passion fruit and a blend of juices served with vodka.

    Rodizio SangriaGF

    A unique blend of fresh citrus juices, melon, triple sec, brandy and your choice of red or white wine, served over ice with Guaraná.

    Rodizio's Piña ColadaGF

    Our signature Piña Colada features coconut rum and light rum blended with cream of coconut, vanilla ice cream, and fresh pineapple, topped with a dark rum float. Served in a freshly carved pineapple. Omit the rum and enjoy a non-alcoholic drink option - perfect for kids!

    Other Drinks

    Rodizio Limeade (Regular & Diet)GF

    Made with fresh limes and cream. It's a treat for your taste buds. You can also have your own personal touch and add any of the juices below. Try Rodizio Frozen Limeade, extremely refreshing!

    Bahia BreezeGF

    Fresh cut pineapple and limes blended with a hint of mint into a refreshing "breeze" of a drink.

    Guaraná AntarticaGF

    Naturally flavored premium soda. Guaraná is a berry grown in the Amazon region. It is also Brazil's most traditional soft drink.

    Coca Paulista (Regular & Diet)GF

    An American favorite with Brazilian accent. Enjoy our tall glass of Coke or Diet Coke with an abundance of freshly squeezed limes. Chills guaranteed!


    Coca-Cola products available.

    Beers & WinesGF

    Ask your server about our local beer selections. A full bar and wine menu is also available.

  • Brazilian Wine

    Brazilian WineGF

    Our Founder and Executive Chef have worked closely with numerous award-winning wineries in Southern Brazil in order to import the best Brazilian wine. We proudly feature variety of red, white and sparkling Brazilian wine at all our locations, and continue to import even more.

    Brazilian Beer

    Brazilian BeerGF

    A variety of Brazilian beer is proudly featured at Rodizio Grill; brands carried vary per location.

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    Special Available at Lunch/Brunch Available at Dinner GFGluten-Free

    **Consumer Advisory: These items may be served raw or undercooked. Thoroughly cooking foods of animal origin such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry, or shellfish reduces the risk of foodborne illness. Consult your physician or public health official for further information.

    *Rodizio Grill does not purchase any peanut products, but cannot guarantee all other ingredients are made at a peanut-free facility. A GF on the menu or at the salad bar indicates that the recipe is Gluten Free. Rodizio Grill is not a gluten free facility and guests should dine at their own discretion.

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    Drinks and desserts are separate from Full Rodizio, Salad Bar Only and Kids meal pricing


    How does rodizio work? ›

    In most areas of the world outside of Brazil, a rodízio restaurant refers to a Brazilian-style steakhouse restaurant. Customers pay a fixed price (preço fixo), and waiters bring samples of food to each customer repeatedly throughout the meal, until the customers signal that they have had enough to eat.

    What does full rodizio mean? ›

    Rodizio is Portuguese for “rotation” or “turn,” so saying Rodizio in English actually means “rotation” and Rodizio style restaurants do just that. They rotate freshly cooked meats of various types past your table and carve them directly onto your plate.

    What is the difference between churrascaria & rodizio? ›

    A Brazilian rodizio is frequently associated with a style of service where a server distributes meat “In-The-Round” at a Brazilian buffet called a Churrascaria. In a rodizio Service, a team of servers bring meat and other grilled foods on a skewer to your table and slice it fresh from the grill.

    What's the difference between lunch and dinner at Rodizio grill? ›

    Both the Full Rodizio Dinner and the Full Rodizio Lunch include unlimited gourmet salads and sides, and over a dozen different grilled selections that are served tableside. At dinner there are a few extra grilled items served as well. And yes, drinks and desserts are separate.

    Do you tip at a Brazilian steakhouse? ›

    Tip: Tipping is a common practice in Brazil, but the average tip tends to be around 10 percent (versus 15 – 20 percent in the United States). Of course, if you truly enjoyed your dining experience or find yourself at a higher-end restaurant, there's no harm in tipping well above the going rate.

    What is the best cut in Brazilian steakhouse? ›

    Picanha, Brazil's favorite cut of beef, has been a favorite in Brazil for years as an affordable yet flavorful cut of meat, especially when prepared in the traditional churrasco style. In the US, it is still relatively unknown outside of the Brazilian Steakhouse.

    What is Brazilian meat buffet called? ›

    Put simply; a churrascaria is a place where meat is cooked in the churrasco style.

    What is the Brazilian tri tip called? ›

    One side (the larger side) is called the tri tip, and the other side (the smaller side) is the Brazilian picanha. In the U.S., the picanha is often called the top sirloin cap (culotte or coutlotte) but the most accurate translation is the rump cap.

    What is a churrasco grill? ›

    Simply defined, churrasco is a Brazilian mix grill with the meats cooked on a rotisserie. Some people believe that the word churrasco comes from Spanish, socarras, meaning to burn or singe. You know, the socarrat, that burnt crusty part on the bottom of a paella pan that everybody wants.

    What is the meal between lunch and dinner in Mexico? ›

    Merienda usually refers to a light afternoon meal between comida and cena. It could be coffee or milk with cookies, or buñuelos, which are sugar coated fritters, or any of Mexico's selection of sweet bread, pan dulce.

    Why is Brazilian barbecue so good? ›

    With an endless parade of grilled meats all carved table-side, Brazilian barbecue is a must-try for any meat-eater. Brazilian barbecue is unlike smoked American barbecue or Korean barbecue that's cooked by the diner, it actually features large chunks of slow-cooked meat presented table-side on sword-like metal skewers.

    What is Punta steak? ›

    Sirloin Cap / Culotte / Punta de Anca - 2lb whole cut - $25.00/lb. Very tender and flavorful cap, closest to the shortloin. This great steak comes in many names, great for grilling up quickly. Sirloin comes from the cow's lower back, adjacent to the short loin.

    What does a punto mean for steak? ›

    A PUNTO: Medium, still a bit pink in the middle but not so juicy. PASADO DE PUNTO: Medium to well done. COCIDO: Well done.

    What meat is gaucho? ›

    Often refers to grilled steak that is marinated, basted, or served with chimichurri. Restaurants that either offer a mix of various Latin American cuisines or those that want to take advantage of chimichurri's popularity might have this item on the menu.

    Is $20 a good tip for Brazilian wax? ›

    Answer: $10-$20 or 20%

    If a client is extremely happy, usually they'll leave $10 for small areas and $20 or more for large areas,” says Karavolas. “Tips are always appreciated but voluntary. A client will get the same service whether they tip or not.

    How do you pace yourself at a Brazilian steakhouse? ›

    Pace yourself with the meats

    But if you want to get the most out of your experience, it's important to pace yourself. The best way to do this is to take a little bit of everything. Start with the milder meats, like chicken and pork, and then move on to the more flavorful options, like beef and lamb.

    What is Brazilian dinner etiquette? ›

    Brazilians always wash their hands before eating and rarely touch food with their hands. Use a knife and fork for everything, even fruit. Always use a napkin while eating or drinking. Using toothpicks in public is not acceptable unless you cover your mouth with your other hand.

    What meat is picanha? ›

    What cut of meat is picanha? Picanha is a cut of beef taken from the top of the rump. You might also know it as a rump cover, rump cap, sirloin cap or even culotte steak. It is triangular in shape and surrounded by a thick layer of fat called a fat cap.

    What is the most forgiving cut of steak? ›

    While Prime (Canada and U.S.) and AAA are the most forgiving when it comes to cooking, they are the most flavorful because of the fat. They're very tender and juicy, meaning they are well suited for the barbecue. AA and Choice steaks are less marbled but can remain tender and juicy when cooked on the grill.

    What is the most favorable cut of steak? ›

    1. Filet mignon: A steakhouse favorite, filet mignon is considered the most tender steak on the market. Sear it in a cast-iron skillet on high heat or broil it in the oven. As long as you avoid overcooking it, you cannot diminish filet mignon's tenderness.

    What are Brazilian food taboos? ›

    Brazilian Taboos

    Seafood is a staple of the Brazilian diet. But not all fish are enjoyed by all Brazilians. Predatory fish, like piranhas and bottom feeders are considered taboo for the ill to eat. Those who are ill though, are recommended to eat fish that are omnivorous.

    What does churrasco mean in Brazil? ›

    Churrasco (Portuguese: [ʃuˈʁasku], Spanish: [tʃuˈrasko]) is the Portuguese and Spanish name for beef or grilled meat more generally.

    What is breakfast in Brazilian? ›

    Lunch is a much heartier meal, so most Brazilians stick with coffee and a small plate. The name for breakfast is, in fact, café da manhã, which translates to “morning coffee.” The food you eat might change, but coffee in some form is essential.

    Is ribeye better than picanha? ›

    Is Picanha Better than Ribeye Steak? Picanha is a wonderful steak; when cooked properly it can be very flavorful and tender, and compared to the ribeye steak it is also less expensive (it can be approximately 30 to 40% cheaper). With that being said, there is a reason ribeye steak costs more, it is simply better.

    What do Brazilians call ribeye? ›

    Here are the most important cuts in Brazilian cuisine and the name of the cut that corresponds to it in the U.S.: Acém – chuck steak. Alcatra – top sirloin. Chuleta – ribeye.

    Is picanha better than top sirloin? ›

    Picanha comes from the top sirloin portion of the cow, meaning the meat naturally has more marbling and fat. These are key for both tenderness and a nice beefy flavor. The second reason picanha is considered to be a more tender cut is because it contains a large thick layer of fat over the top of the meat.

    How is meat cooked at Brazilian steakhouse? ›

    Traditionally, Brazilian barbecue meat is cooked slowly over wood embers. However, most modern Brazilian barbecue restaurants, the all-you-can-eat steakhouses, will cook their meat on racks in specially designed metal rotisserie grills.

    What's the difference between a Brazilian steakhouse and a regular steakhouse? ›

    It's obvious, but at a Brazilian steakhouse, the focus is on the dizzying array of grilled meats. The style of cooking is called churrasco, a Portuguese word that simply means "grilled beef" or "grilled meats" in general. You can expect anywhere from 10 to more than 15 different cuts of meat offered when you go.


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