In Brazilian tradition, a rodízio is an all-you-can-eat style of restaurant where customers pay a fixed price, and waiters bring food to the table several times throughout the meal, with sides offered buffet-style. A churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving food in the rodízio fashion, where servers come to the table with knives and a cut of roasted meat on a skewer, and cuts slices of meat fresh for you.
Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse carries on the rodízio tradition, where our gauchos offer unparalleled service while delivering remarkable cuts of meat to go with over sixty salads and sides available at our Fresh Market table.
How Rodízio Works
Here’s what to expect when dining in the Brazilian rodízio tradition at Novilhos.
Step 1Sit down, relax, and enjoy a drink while we explain the Novilhos dining experience.
Step 2Visit our gourmet salad and sides bar. Enjoy over 60 items including fresh-cut vegetables, imported cheeses, and more.
Step 3Flip your card green side up, signaling that you are ready to begin tableside service.
Choose from the 16 cuts of delectable fire-roasted meats that are brought to your table by our gauchos.
The Brazilian “churrasco” has been a tradition for generations in Southern Brazil, where gauchos (Brazilian cowboys) pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open-flamed pits. The churrasco tradition has continued in our modern kitchen since 2010.
With a fixed price (rodízio) and this unique style of barbecue, Novilhos (no-veel-yos) features a continuous service of sixteen selections of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and sausage, all slowly spin-roasted, preserving their natural flavors and textures.