I\’ve been to Fogo de Chao many times and have even made a visit to Grapevine\’s own Boi Na Braza where I consumed enough animal flesh to make Ingrid Newkirk to spin in her self-righteous grave, if she were dead, which she is not. But I had yet try Texas de Brazil which is closer to my current home than Fogo and Boi.
Since all of these restaurants are basically the same, I can only really review my overall experience rather than specific dishes.
Well, the first thing that bothered me about my visit (remember, I\’m a complainah/hatah) was we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated at 7pm on a Sunday when more than half the tables were empty. Really?
We were finally seated — outside. I liked this. It was a beautiful November evening (all hail global warming) and TdB has an outdoor option that Fogo does not have. I then ordered a bottle of Penfold\’s Bin 389. After some time I was presented with a bottle of Penfold\’s Bin 407. I was told that they couldn\’t find the 389. Really?? They are similar wines, so no foul. But it is surprising.
The parade of skewered meats began. Everything was delicious. Meatwise (is that a word?), everything worked except the chicken parmigiana. My bad really. What am I doing saying yes to chicken here?
Overall, if you\’re in a meat emergency and live south of LBJ, this place will do. But if you\’re planning a trip to a churrascaria, I think Fogo is a slightly better experience.
2727 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas TX, 75201