Did you know that Brazilian Steakhouses can be found in most metropolitan cities. They’re a distinctly South American style rotisserie that originates from the fireside roasts by the gauchos (or cowboys) of southern Brazil, particularly in the Pampa region. The all-you-can-eat style dining is traditionally known as rodizio but the term is not synonymous with churrascaria dining. ‘Churrascaria’ is a Portuguese term for barbecue or cooked meat. In Brazil, you can find rodizios that serve pasta, pizza and sushi but they’re not as popular as churrascarias, which perhaps lends to the churrascarias’ popularity abroad.
TOP TIP Due to their popularity in Nairobi, be sure to make a reservation at the Brazilian Steakhouse of your choice ahead of time.
With the Olympics taking place in Brazil this month, we explore the Brazilian Steakhouse dining options in Nairobi. All-you-can-eat Brazilian Steakhouses have become popular dining spots for Nairobians. Try these for delicious all-you-can-eat meals:
Pampa Churrascaria serves a variety of meats from favourites such as beef, lamb and chicken, to exotic meats like crocodile and camel. On weekends you can find live bands playing local music. Choose to dine al fresco or by the open kitchen inside, and enjoy the all-you-can-eat meat and a decadent salad bar. Finish with grilled pineapple sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and ice cream. www.Eatout.co.ke/nairobi/pampa-churrascaria-lavington
Fogo Gaucho was one of the first Brazilian Steakhouses to find its home in Kenya. Your meal here will begin with fried plantains and cassava for the table, followed by beef, chicken, prawns, grilled fish, and more, served to your table. Based in Westlands, this restaurant is a great spot to visit if you’re looking to catch the Olympics at a nearby bar.
Viking House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, www.eatout.co.ke/nairobi/fogo-gaucho