Restaurant: Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian Barbecue
Date Visited: December 17, 2010 11:45am
Location: 100 – 5920 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary (Across from Chinook Centre)
Hours: Lunch and Dinner, see times on their website
Contact: 403-454-9119 http://www.brazilianbbq.ca/ Online Reservations available on website and at www.opentable.com
Price Range: $16.99 to $35
Overall Rating: Rating Scale (1. Yuck, 2. I’m eating it but won’t order again, 3. This is good, 4. This is really good worth recommending, 5. OMG I need to facebook and tweet about this and can’t stop thinking about it)
- Much better location than their old one, larger and great set up
- Food is always fresh and hot
- Additional buffet included and has many selections
- Friends that have been to many different Brazilian Barbecue’s, they say this stacks up to the competition, including ones in Brazil
- Impeccable service
- Easily one of my favourite restaurants
Gaucho’s has to be one of the best places to eat in Calgary. Today YYC’s Best Eats took out the Virgin Radio Morning show team 98.5fm, Marc, Dani and Fuzzy for lunch. The food is outstanding and it’s everything a meat eater could ask for. The food is perfectly seasoned and very tasty. The different sauces are a great accompaniment to the food. If you like hot sauce, they definitely have one of the best.
If you’ve never been to a Brazilian BBQ before, the rodizio is something everyone should try. They have the chefs coming around constantly with different swords of meat that looks amazing. In my opinion the Picanha is out of this world, rump steak with simple sea salt on it. They have many different meats consisting of beef, lamb, pork, and chicken that come around with all types of great flavours.
There is an accompanying buffet with these meals, which include many different types of salads, hot dishes, with one of my favourites, rice and black beans. One of the absolute bests of this restaurant is their Mandioca Frita, which is cassava wedges sprinkled with Grana Padno cheese, sea salt and oregano, add some hot sauce to this and you have a winning combination
If you’re looking for the best drink in the house, you must get the Caipirinha, which is a hand muddled lime, blended with cachaca (a sweet sugarcane liqueur). I could drink a hundred of these. It’s sort of like a jacked up mojito.
If you ever need anyone to go with you to Gaucho’s don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the Virgin Radio Morning show team, we’ll never say no to this meal!
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