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What Is A Churrascaria Restaurant?

What Is a Churrascaria Restaurant?

Churrascaria is the Portuguese and Spanish name for grilled meat. A Churrascaria is a traditional Brazilian restaurant where meat is cooked Churrasco style and served in a Rodízio style. 

  • Churrasco is a type of South American cuisine made up of barbecued meat. It’s heavily influenced by Brazil, as well as Uruguay and Argentina.
  • Rodízio is a type of restaurant that offers all-you-can-eat food options where meat is served tableside and cut from skewers.

Terra Gaucha Chef cutting meat

About Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Terra Gaucha is an authentic churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse in Florida with locations in Tampa and Jacksonville. The name Terra Gaucha comes from these Brazilian Cowboys known as Gauchos. These Gauchos are notorious for cooking skewered meats over an open flame after using rock salt to season the meats. Terra Gaucha Gaucho chefs take the time to select, butcher, season, and cook every single skewer so that it is just right for you. Then, the wonderful chefs come over to your table to carve off any meat of your choice.

Terra Gaucha holds great pride in continuing this practice of seasoning and cooking skewered meats over an open natural wood flame combined with our traditional rodizio-style dining to cater your needs while dining with us.

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