Sabor Do Brazil, Brazilian Buffet Review Marietta, Atlanta, GA


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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

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5 Responses to “Sabor Do Brazil, Brazilian Buffet Review Marietta, Atlanta, GA”

  1. Me, The JerBear says:

    First of all–you are a ‘restaurant blogger’ and you are complaining about the institution of tipping? Good luck with that. Most others in the industry will not be as kind with you about this as I will.

    Tipping is a social custom that started long before restaurants as we know them came about. People have been giving extra payments for all sorts of things for a very long time. It is not a law that you have to leave a tip when you eat a full service restaurant but it IS the law that they have to claim a percentage of their sales as income. The NRA has kept server pay at $2.13/hour for DECADES.

    The poorly thought out explanation that the word ‘tip’ is an acronym meaning ‘To Insure Prompt Service’ is wrong for at least two reasons. One: ‘ENSURE’ would be the correct word, not ‘insure’. Two: tipping occurs AFTER the meal and not before. This is a classic example of a backronym. (I’m not making this up, either. Feel free to look it up).

    Tipping is a social custom, and a great one in some ways I think. It lets you convey to your server, bartender, hair stylist, tour guide, etc your satisfaction with the job they did for you. If you really liked the level of service you received you can leave more than the customary amount (or less if the opposite is true). If you do not like leaving tips then YOU are free to NOT go to places where it is customary to tip. If leaving a 20% tip to a server who gives you decent service is such a difficult thing for you to do that you feel compelled to get on the internet and complain about the practice of tipping then you should only eat at McDonalds or Burger King. That way everybody would be happier.

    As a Restaurant Industry Employee Advocate I have spent a lot of time having this conversation. It is usually started by people who don’t tip anyway and generally treat their server like dirt.

    A great restaurant experience depends on BOTH parties involved-the server and the customer. When you come in to a restaurant with all those negative feelings about people in the service industry, those feelings will naturally come across to your server. This just creates a downward spiral that profits neither party.

    The next time you go out to eat just remember that the person bringing you your food is somebody’s brother, sister, mother, cousin, aunt, best friend. See how much ‘better’ the service seems to be.

    Dignity and Respect
    Me, The JerBear

    “If a person is nice to you but they are not nice to the waiter . . . then they are not a nice person”

  2. Elaj says:

    I love Brazilian steakhouses! Fogo de chao is my favorite though it’s expensive, but I went to another place kind of this one, buffet style with beefs on the skewers, but can’t remember the name.. What was the name of the one you saw after visiting this one??

  3. Asia says:

    I just went their today and the food was great but they need to hire new ppl asap..

  4. Malika says:

    I believe it was called “Carne Espeto”

  5. Malika says:

    Hello Me, The JerBear (since you didn’t leave your real name),

    Did you actually read what I wrote or did you scan the article? I’m not complaining about the fact that tipping exists or that a 20% tip is normal and customary. I stated that I generally tip 20% or more. Servers work hard and they (usually) deserve the tip. My complaint and the reason for the post was the fact that a restaurant imposed a 20% tip on my bill (we were a party of 2). Again, at that point it is NOT a tip and that is what I take issue with. I’m certainly not a cheap person, but just don’t feel that a restaurant should tack on a 20% service charge (when there is only a party of 2) without my permission.

    FYI – I don’t bring negative feelings into the restaurant and in fact, usually have a great time interacting with servers as I value their opinions on menu choices.

    To your point about server wages, you might remember that this is a free country, at least the last time checked. So, you are free to pursue whatever profession you like. Nobody forced you to be a server. Hopefully, you found out the wages before you chose that as your line of work.

    As for your quote “The next time you go out to eat just remember that the person bringing you your food is somebody’s brother, sister, mother, cousin, aunt, best friend,” Remember that the person who’s fries are getting cold as they wait for ketchup is somebody’s brother, sister, mother, cousin, aunt, best friend….

    Thanks for commenting
    Malika