We went to a super fun Brazilian dinner at Rodizio’s Grill to celebrate the end of our Expedition Earth week on Brazil! The kids were so brave trying all kinds of new things!


Sorry for the poor quality photos, these were taken with my iphone! I’m sure the waiters thought I was nuts taking pictures lf them each time they brought a new item by.

We started off with a yummy fried banana appetizer. They were so yummy my daughter asked why they eat dessert first in Brazil!

If you’ve never been to Rodizio’s before, you have to give it a try! They don’t have a menu there. Instead they offer a yummy salad bar, then waiters walk around with skewers of all kinds of different meats and Brazilian treats to try.


One of the kids favorites was the grilled pineapple. We also tried bacon wrapped turkey, various sirloin style meats, grilled mahi-mahi with red peppers, roasted pork tenderloin, grilled tomatoes, garlic filet, Brazilian pot roast, and the least favorite of the bunch grilled Chicken Hearts with Lime. My husband was the only one brave enough to try it.


We also drank Guarana juice. The Guarana berry only grows in the Amazon basin of Brazil. They are used as a dietary supplement and effective stimulant. And if I’d known at the time that the Guarana berry contains twice the caffeine as a coffee bean, I’d NEVER have allowed it! Oops, oh well, it seemed like a fun idea at the time.


Then there was the dessert, a yummy Carmel covered ice cream dessert surrounded by a super moist chocolate cake and grilled bananas. That’s the Teeny Tot doing her best to get more. She literally started screaming for joy when she saw it!


And with our bellies full of more Brazilian cuisine then we could handle, we waddled off to our car bidding fair well to Brazil!

Click here to see the rest of our Expedition Earth Brazil week.


  1. I was born and raised in Brazil but now live and homeschool my sons inthe US. We LOVE rodizio, of course. And u should have tried the chicken hearts! It really yummy! Ok, I'll admit they do look pretty gross, but yummy none the less… :)Thanks for posting pics of your great adventure!

  2. That sounds amazing. I'm going to see if there is anything like that around here.They sell meat on a stick, in laymen's terms…LOL. The Asians call it something else that I can never pronounce correctly or remember. Meat on a stick is delicious!

  3. Oh, Erica, I wish I lived near a churrascaria. I think I wouldn’t be homesick nearly as much, lol I’m from Brazil and moved to the US in 2008. A little jealous that you guys got to drink Guarana. I can’t find that anywhere here. Giant Eagle used to have it, but I haven’t seen that in a long time. If you ever get the chance too, you should try the Antarctica brand. It’s not as sweet as a lot of the others, lol


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