Tag Archives: steakhouse

Brazilian Steakhouse Review

23 Dec

Brazilian Steakhouses are known for their never-ending delicious meats that are brought to you churrasco style.  This type of restaurant is usually a flat rate and can range from $35 to $60 per person, not including dessert and drinks.  Cold and hot side dishes are served buffet style, while all you can eat meat entrees are served to your table.  And if you need a little break from eating, simply flip your table topper to red.  When ready for some more, simply flip it to green.  See how many licks in my yummy meter these 3 restaurants received.

5/5 Licks in my yummy meter 😛

Agora Churrascaria in Irvine, Ca — Located in Irvine, not too far from John Wayne airport is Agora, a Brazilian Steakhouse at its finest.  Expect exceptional service from the servers who are dressed as Gauchos , while enjoying delicious meats including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.  If you are craving a little bit of the sea, Salmon is also available.  With every dish cooked to perfection, you’ll flip your table topper from red to green every time the servers pass by.   With a romantic ambiance, this is definitely a great place for a date or an intimate dinner with several people.  If you have an appetite for tender steaks and want to visit a place with sophistication and style, Agora is the place for you.

4/5 Licks in my yummy meter 😛

Green Fields Churrascaria in Long Beach, Ca — Green Fields Churrascaria is a meat lover’s paradise, which brings a little bit of Brazil to Long Beach, California.  Their selected meats include ribs, steaks, pork, chicken, lamb, duck, and rabbit which are all carved to your liking at your table.  The side dishes are decent and compliment the meats well.  This is more of a casual dining experience that’s great for the whole family.

2/5 Licks in my yummy meter 😛

Samba Brazilian Steakhouse in Redondo Beach, Ca — A prime location in Redondo beach with a view of the ocean from your table and a small lounge for dancing, drinks, and music after dinner, gives this a potential to be a great restaurant, but with its mediocre service leaves it as a disappointment and last on the list.

The side dishes were exceptional, especially the cheesy puff bread.  Though the meat selection wasn’t as diverse compared to the other two restaurants, the few they had were delicious.  It’s a fun atmosphere as  they dim the lights around 8:30 and ladies in colorful costumes dance throughout the floor and invite guests to dance along, forming a conga line.  The one prevalent thing this place lacks is customer service.  The server was not only inattentive, but was also rude who never filled up our water glass even after asking twice.  The lively music and lights create a fun atmosphere and would be great if you’re planning a big party, in hopes they train their staff on customer service.

Satisfaction Sidenote — Even as a food fanatic, I would rather go to a restaurant with mediocre food and excellent service, than a place with great food and horrible service.  Eating out is not only to fill my tummy, but it’s a dining experience, so customer service is very important – from the hostess’ greeting to the server’s attitude.  So on that note, I doubt I’ll ever go back to Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, but you’ll defintely see me at Agora Churrascaria many times, grubbin on their delicious steaks while enjoying the service of their friendly staff.

XOXO, Chic Chick