Monday, November 1, 2010

Porcão Steakhouse "Churrascaria"

From Christina Wooley, By Renee Chapple, About Miami Guide

Porcão Steakhouse "Churrascaria"

You can taste the care and attention given to each piece of meat at Porcão Steakhouse. Meat lovers will have a perfect opportunity to experience many different types of meat. The service is attentive and interactive without being overwhelming. The wine menu is extensive and well rounded. The views are spectacular. The dessert menu is exotic and delicious. One fixed price provides limitless food options.

Pros

•Unique and different experience
•Attentive staff
•Beautiful views of the Intercoastal waterway and pool
•Relaxed ambience
•Unlimited food

Cons

•Many of the staff does not speak English
•Pricey for a simple night out
•Noisy and not conducive to conversation
•Need reservation as not a lot of space

Description

•Relaxed yet upscale atmosphere with terrific views of the Intercoastal Waterway
•Wide variety of different and delicious foods with emphasis on the different meats
•Friendly and attentive wait staff
•Convenient downtown location close to Miami nightlife
•Interactive dining experience

Guide Review - Porcão Steakhouse

Located on Brickell Bay Drive inside the Four Ambassadors Hotel, the views of the pool and Intercoastal waterway are spectacular. Their house red wine, Caliterra, is a succulent Chilean specialty.

Dinner at Porcão Steakhouse is a fixed rate buffet and rodizio service. The price is $41.90 per person. Buffet stations include such items as Caesar salad, sushi, pasta, and various vegetables and cheeses. Once you have finished the buffet portion, you sit back and let the roaming waiters present you with various types of meat carved for you at your table (rodizio service). You do not have one set waiter but a variety of waiters that work in perfect synergy to make sure you have everything that you need, despite the language barrier with many of them. Though all the meat was exceptional, I would especially recommend the Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon and the Beef Ribs.

You should not leave Porcão without tasting one of their delicious desserts. The specialty is the Crème De Papaya. This is a very soft dessert that is so delicious you can't help but finish it!

Brazilian Fútbol (soccer) games are often celebrated in the bar area.

If you cannot make it to Porcão for dinner, you can try lunch on weekdays before 5pm. This includes a buffet with salads and sides and choice beef, chicken, or fish served tableside.

Porcão Steakhouse is located inside the Four Ambassadors Hotel at 801 Brickell Bay Drive in Miami. Reservations may be made by calling (305) 373-2777.

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