Meat-lovers salivate over Via Brasil Steakhouse's tried and true Brazilian steakhouse in South Summerlin on Fort Apache Road and West Charleston. It is an authentic ‘Churrascaria’ that delights your palette with scrumptious and succulent meats served by staff on skewers. There may be other restaurant chains out there doing something similar, but Via Brasil is not “just another” Brazilian restaurant! The ambiance is relaxing and open – a great place five-star restaurant for families to bring their kiddies! The interior has a South American modern and trendy feel to it – open, vibrant, and welcoming! The moment you walk through the doors, you can feel the change of pace and are welcomed by a very attentive staff! My favorite part of the restaurant was the huge glass background waterfall -very elegant and tastefully classy but yet still dress in any manner that suits your mood!
Upon being seated, we were immediately served with warm Pao de Quejo (Parmesan Cheese Bread) with a special dip that I had a very hard time putting down – it was delish! I knew I had to pace myself, because there was a ton of great food to try! We appreciated how well thought out and detailed the staff were with us being first-timers at Via Brasil – they explained the traditions of the food and how it will be served to the table. They gave each of us round cards with green on one side (green for YES to more meat) – and they will start coming by for your selection. On the other side is red (meaning STOP) so you may get up and choose from their gourmet salad bar or just to rest.
Via Brasil offers a fixed price “Rodizio” dinner that features over 18 meats, 15 side dishes (freshly made and brought to you), and a gourmet salad bar with over 35 choices of delicacies (both hot and cold). Definitely come to Via Brasil hungry! Our children requested a special mac n' cheese with chicken nuggets meal made just for them! During our dinner, our son decided to try some of the steaks and LOVED it! You can special request ANYTHING to be made by the restaurant's chef with the “Rodizio” dinner. Anything!
I got to experience first-class service by their most attentive staff constantly asking me if I needed anything and were at times one step ahead of me and knew what we needed! The gourmet salad bar offers grilled Portobello mushrooms, seafood salad, beef carpaccio, fine cheeses, and many more. I also noticed that large families are easily accommodated in the spacious restaurant – family events and gatherings could definitely fit and are welcomed.
My list of absolute faves you should try!
Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon
Picanha (Top Sirloin)
…And if you want to end your dinner with a huge smile on your face, ask for their Cappuccino!
The prices were also very reasonable, and parents are always happy to hear that children ages 5 and under are FREE and children ages 6-12 are only $14.99! Don't forget to check them out on Facebook for up-to-date deals and specials!