This all-you-can-eat Brazilian rodizio is the best bargain in town: You'll get your fill of spit-roasted sirloin, chicken, homemade sausages, and pork carved at your table by strolling gauchos, along with a cold salad bar and a side of black beans and fried bananas. But the food's just the warm-up for the terrific show that follows. At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Brazilian Tropicana puts on the show to end all shows, complete with live drummers and strummers, Carmen Miranda impersonators, full-dress Carnival dancers, and the stunning, mind-numbing contortions and gymnastics of the handsome fellows who perform capoeira, the famous fighting game of the Bahia. You think your yoga class is tough, you whining, pathetic gringo?
Don't second-guess the old man -- he hates early-bird specials. And as long as his teeth and his nether parts are still in working order, he'd much rather eat grilled steak and ogle booty, thank you very much. There's hardly a better place to do both than Brazilian Tropicana, the oldest churrascaria in town, where the meats -- lamb, chicken, pork, sirloin tip, sausage -- are marinated and spit-roasted over a wood fire, then dished out by roaming gauchos who travel the semicircle of tables... More »
Thank God the Brazilians have finally arrived. You've gotta love a culture in which fat grannies toodle around the beaches in thongs; where their most famous cultural export sang "Chica Chica Boom Chic" wearing a bonnet full of bananas; where... More »
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