Gaucho-dressed waiters bring you a continual supply of marinated meats that are grilled on skewers. They slice off a small thin slice that you handle with tongs.
If you want to rest for a few minutes just turn your table marker from green to red. That will give you time to digest until the next onslaught.
Just what kinds of meat will you encounter? How about Maminha, a sirloin tri-tip steak that is a specialty of theirs. It is a moderately-marbled piece of beef that is best sampled medium rare.
Bife Com Aho is basted with house garlic rub. Picanha, sirloin culotte, is another tender bite.
Not only will you find beef but other meat flavors abound. Frango Com Bacon is a staff favorite and features tender chicken breast that is wrapped in bacon. The dueling flavors of both kinds of meat are memorable.
Linguica is a Brazilian sausage that is also used in the stew available at the salad bar. Select fish offerings are also wheeled out by the gauchos. Leave room for the grilled pineapple that has just the right amount of sweetness.
Speaking of salads, the salad bar offers a dizzying array of greens. Turkey, pastrami and cheese are paired into one selection. Strawberries are the star of another. One that you won’t want to miss is the hearts of palm.
Hot side dishes are plentiful. Homemade cheese bread is constructed with yucca flour and a blend of cheeses.
Collard greens and bacon are blended together for a southern-inspired dish. They even have a beef stroganoff that is delicious.
Brazilian polenta features lightly fried cornmeal dusted with parmesan cheese. Cinnamon-glazed bananas are another traditional item that offer a nice blend of sweet and a little spice.
Everything is all-you-can eat except for the desserts which are an additional charge. If you have room you might want to indulge in Torta Brigardeiro, a chocolate mousse torte that is made with four types of chocolate. It is served a la mode with sliced bananas and whipped cream. Another treat is the three-layer chocolate cake made with warm sauce, bananas and whipped cream.
There is a full selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Caipirinha is a signature drink that is a collection of fresh limes and distilled liquor made from sugar cane. The list of Brazilian wine and beers is extensive and includes red, white and sparkling picks.
This spot is becoming very popular for groups. It is a blast to watch everyone eye the meat skewers arrive.
The full dining experience is about $37.00 at dinner and $27.00 for lunch. If you only want the salad bar and sides lunch is $20.00 and dinner is $22.00. Either one will fill you up in grand style.
Rodizio Grill, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., #2950. Henderson. (702) 781-5000. www.rodiziogrill.com.