I’ve been on the hunt for a good Brazilian Steakhouse that won’t break the bank. It is nice that prices have come down enough that you don’t have to spend upwards of 40 bucks at Fogo de Chao or Sal Grosso, for some tasty Brazilian meats. True, you won’t have the fancy atmosphere or costumed waiters. But I’m willing to forgo those niceties and spend about 80 percent less.
I’d heard mixed reviews about Sabor Do Brazil in Marietta and checked them out on a recent Friday for lunch. I was expecting something similar to Picanha Steakhouse just up the street. But this is quite different – Sabor Do Brazil is much smaller than Picanha (about half the size) and there are no skewers roasting in an oven. The entire offering is buffet only. The salad fixings were fresh and the vegetables – plantains, yucca and zucchini were all extremely tasty.
But the “meat” offerings really disappointed me. There was sliced beef mixed with onions, chicken legs and fried Tilapia. All of them were extremely salty. I could only take one bite of the beef, which was the biggest offender. The chicken and fish had less salt, but were by no means very enjoyable. So, it is definitely a great place for vegetarians.
The restaurant seems to be frequented by many Brazilians, an indication to me that it is authentic. But, there was just way to much salt in the meats for me or my peeps to enjoy them. The price for the buffet is $7.99 per person, a couple dollars less than Picanha.
Driving home, we spotted yet another Brazilian Steakhouse, and took a peek inside. The smell wafting into the parking lot was beckoning us inside. This one had real skewers of meat roasting in the oven, a huge buffet including items like coconut cod fish. All for only a buck more than Sabor Do Brazil. “Damn, why didn’t we go here instead?”, was the consensus after our quick surveillance.
2800 Delk Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770 541 2625