Chamas do Brazil
4606 South Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76017
Chamas do Brazil
February 2, 2015
Chamas do Brazil is a Brazilian styled Churrascaria located in South Arlington. The focus here is meat, meat, more meat and maybe some salad and dessert wedged around yet more meat. All of this served in one of the nicer venues in the franchise dominated Arlington dining scene.
The salad bar is one of the better salad bars in the area. It matches well with other Churrascaria in the Dallas Fort Worth area. All of the usual suspects are here such as Caesar, Waldorf, Iceberg, Spring mix, etc… Hearts of Palm (a personal favorite), prepared salads such as carrots and raisin, soups, charcuterie meats and cheeses, etc… One could easily make a meal from the salad bar alone. This would be an excellent option for somebody visiting during the work week on a lunch hour.
The restaurant has a pretty wide range of meats available for service tableside. All of the typical meats one might expect are present such as picanha (top sirloin rump roast), picanha com alho (garlic) alcatra (top sirloin), fraldinha (bottom sirloin), sausages, bacon wrapped chicken, filet mignon, etc… They also serve lamb loin, lamp chops and the ever elusive beef ribs carved on a wooden carving board. During this particular visit they had BBQ pork ribs as well which I rarely if ever see at a Churrascaria. So the meat selections are wide and in almost all cases well prepared. My only disappointments were the sausages (off tasting) and bacon wrapped chicken (way too dry).
The only negative I have about Chamas do Brazil is the price for the dinner rodizio (i.e. your price per person for the all inclusive, all you can basically eat dinner). Adult pricing is $44.99 per person. That is top dollar for rodizio in the Dallas Fort Worth Churrascaria market. Granted the food and atmosphere here is the best rodizio Arlington has to offer but it isn’t the only option and others are better value on the quality versus price scale. Just my two cents worth of opinion.
Service was good throughout. Our waitress made frequent visits to make sure all was OK. The meat service was quick and regular which is always desired at a Churrascaria.
Chamas do Brazil has a basic but decent wine list available. It is presented on a tablet so you can easily search and sort as needed. Prices seem roughly 2 times retail, maybe 3 times retail for easy to recognize steak wines. The restaurant has a mixed beverage permit so they cannot allow BYOB under state law.
Reservations are accepted but walk-in is typically quick based on two visits. Parking is free self park in the strip center lot in front of the restaurant. Attire is casual: jeans and polo get the job done. Major credit cards are accepted.
Conclusion: Good Churrascaria and Salad Bar albeit a little pricy. I’ll still go back occasionally.