We were invited to the new Rodizio Grill in Pointe Orlando, located next to Maggiano’s Little Italy, to check them out during their VIP preview event and we enjoyed our experience.
Founded in 1995 by Brazil native Ivan Utrera, Rodizio Grill is known as America’s first Brazilian steakhouse. They feature over a dozen rotisserie-grille meats & signature items served right at your table by Rodizio gauchos. They also offer a salad bar, authentic hot side dishes, fresh-pressed juices, homemade Brazilian Limeades, signature cocktails, Brazilian imported wine and beer, and homemade Brazilian desserts.
MAMINHA – This Tri-tip sirloin steak is unique to Rodizio Grill, the Brazilian steakhouse. This steak is a moderate marbled-to-lean cut, which makes it a very flavorful steak. It’s our Founder’s favorite! This cut is best if consumed medium to medium rare.
FRALDINHA – Fraldinha, beef tender, is tender and robust in flavor – one of the most distinctive cuts of beef enjoyed in Southern Brazil. Pairs perfectly with our homemade chimichurri sauce.
BIFE COM PARMESÃO – This Parmesan center cut steak is unique to Rodizio Grill. It is lean, tender and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese.
PICANHA – This top sirloin (beef top sirloin cap, sirloin cap, sirloin culotte) is our signature cut, specially trimmed and prepared to assure final product perfection.
BIFE COM ALHO – Bife com Alho is a tender cut of beef basted with our traditional house garlic rub. Our Rodizio gauchos baste the beef with a special garlic butter recipe that infuses garlic flavor into the beef. When you bite into Bife com Alho, you can taste a delicate, not overwhelming, garlic flavor.
CHEF’S SPECIAL – Several meats and other local selections are served as Rodizio Grill Chef’s Special items and are not available at all locations at all times. Please contact your local Rodizio Grill for current Chef’s Specials.
FRANGO COM BACON – Frango com Bacon, chicken wrapped in bacon, is a Rodizio Grill guest and staff favorite. Tender, juicy chicken breast is wrapped in savory bacon and grilled to perfection.
SOBRE COXA – Sobre Coxa is Rodizio Grill’s marinated chicken. Boneless chicken thigh, marinated overnight in our “Vinha d’alho”, Rodizio Grill’s signature garlic wine sauce, then grilled to perfection.
FRANGO AGRI-DOCE – Rodizio Grill puts a spin on the traditional churrasco with this crowd pleasing sweet and spicy chicken. Frango Agri-Doce was created in the kitchens of Rodizio Grill to attend to guests requests for a flavorful chicken option. The chicken is basted in Rodizio Grill’s unique home-made gaucho sauce, then grilled to bring out the flavors.
CORAÇÃO DE FRANGO TEMPERAD – Coração de Frango Temperado is one of Brazil’s favorite “Churrasco” appetizers. Chicken hearts were traditionally found gracing in the first “Churrascarias” in southern Brazil. Chicken hearts, though different in texture, are very flavorful.
LINGUIÇA – Linguiça a very mild and flavorful Brazilian sausage. With a special MSG free Rodizio Grill recipe, this sausage is great right off the grill or as part of our Feijoada, our traditional Brazilian black bean stew found in the hot dishes section of our gourmet salad bar.
LOMBO COM QUEIJO – Lombo com Queijo is tender pork loin cubed and grilled with Parmesan cheese and bacon! Our Lombo com Quiejo has a robust flavor, is very tender and is served with a wedge of lime to enhance this great mixture of flavors.
PRESUNTO – Rodizio Grill’s Presunto is one of our signature grilled items. A lean cut of ham that is trimmed and grilled flawlessly to perfection then basted in our signature raw sugar glaze. Presunto is best accompanied with a piece of our signature grilled glazed pineapple, but it’s also good by itself.
CORDEIRO – This boneless leg of lamb is lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection to make it a tender and flavorful cut of meat. Be sure to try this cut with our home made chimichurri sauce, available as a dressing at the salad bar.
FISH/SEAFOOD – Our fish and seafood selection varies from market to market based on what is available and in season. Not all locations offer fish at all times. Each fish and seafood selection is trimmed and marinated in a simple sauce that accentuates the flavor of this lean meat.
ABACAXÍ – Fresh glazed and grilled pineapple – a guest favorite!
Here are more photos from their VIP preview event:
A rodízio is a type of Brazilian style steakhouse where waiters bring unlimited grilled and roasted meats to each diner several times throughout the meal, until the diners signal that they have had enough.
Friendly staff, great selection of meats, and classy ambiance. Highly recommended. The whole experience comes at a competitive, affordable price so the whole family can celebrate together.
Rodizio Grill is officially open to the public so be sure to check them out the next time you are in the I-Drive area for a truly unique dining experience!
Rodizio Grill – Orlando
9101 International Dr # 1220, Orlando, FL 32819