Situated to the back of MovieTowne POS, TEXAS DE BRAZIL is a U.S. based all-you-can-eat churrascaria chain.
As with all churrascarias, meat is the pièce de résistance at Texas de Brazil Trinidad with endless cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage. There’s also an all-you-can-eat cold bar (“salad area”) of salads, soups, cheeses, sushi, smoked salmon, breads and pasta, as well as desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. (Lunch and dinner prices, a menu link and more details are below, after the pictures).
But the meat steals the show no matter how many times we visit. Patrons are seated, take a pass at the “salad” bar and then friendly efficient carvers appear every few minutes like magic (or once the card is turned to the green side), allowing you to indulge in a veritable orgy of tender and flavourful meats.
Our favourites were the Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon, the Leg of Lamb and the Signature Garlic-Marinated Picanha. The ribs, which were dry and chewy, were the only meat miss for us. The salad area also offered up several hits — the Brazilian Salad with hearts of palm, cucumber, tomatoes and red onions; Grilled Red Peppers; and the Goat Cheese. We finished off our meal with slices of the delightful Chocolate Mousse Cake and Carrot Cake from the dessert tray.
Cuisine - Brazilian
Serving/Hours - Lunch: 11am – 3pm (Thursday-Sunday); Dinner: 5pm – 10:30pm, Daily (including Sunday)
PRICES (Updated Oct. 2012) - LUNCH: $165 Light Lunch - only the all-you-can-eat “salad area;” $199.99 Full Lunch - all-you-can-eat salad area and meat selections (fewer selections at lunch); DINNER: $165 Light Dinner - only the salad area; $299.99 Full Dinner – salad area and all meat selections. All beverages and desserts are a la carte and not included in the all-you-can-eat prices (taxes and service charge are also not included).
Kids Eat Free Deal - Children under 12 eat free on Sundays during lunch only (limited to two (2) Kids per Adult with purchase of one (1) Full Lunch; Kids must be 12 years and under to receive promotion and offer cannot be combined with any other specials; Valid on Sundays only, 11am – 3pm.
Address/Phone - Fiesta Plaza (Level 2), MovieTowne, Port of Spain, Trinidad; (868) 623-0022
According to the Guardian, “Texas de Brazil Restaurant is for serious eaters only…a must have experience and if you love to eat, that experience promises to be extra special.” [Trinidad Guardian, Nov 2011]
Here’s a link to an Express interview with Texas de Brazil’s executive chef. [Trinidad Express, July 2011]