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Tabocas Steak House in Lowell

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Tabocas Steak House in Lowell

Dinsdale45 | | Jan 9, 2009 10:25 AM

This little spot overlooking the river in Lowell has gone through about 6 ownerships/Brazilian restaurant themes in 10 years, but it has been reborn as a classy Churrascaria called Tabocas. The place has been extensively renovated and looks great inside. Apparently, there is a lounge downstairs and they plan on having live music (light jazz, I think, not Brazilian dance music). They have a rodizio at lunch and dinner to go along with a fresh extensive buffet. The meats were grilled to perfection and were not nearly as salty as some places I've been to. I sampled rib eye, prime rib, filet w/ bacon, chicken w/ bacon, pork sausage, chicken hearts, and lamb. You could easily get by with just the buffet, as they have about 9 hot dishes, including the obligatory feijoada, to go along with the many sides of veggies and carbs. We were there for a work lunch and didn't partake, but it looked like they had a nice wine selection, too. I'm not sure why so many places failed here, but most of the time they appeared to be chow lines for local Brazilian workers, who sat and watched soap operas or soccer on a big screen TV while they ate. I hope the slightly upscale effort works here, and I plan on spreading the word when I can.

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