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Brazilian Churrascaria in Torrance

Ernest | Mar 3, 2001 03:20 PM

By Brazil 1-Churrascaria, 1615 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance
M-F 11:30-9:30, Sat.-Sun. Noon-9:30 310-787-7520

Rodizio-style (all-you-can-eat with a buffet). Most of the buffet items were good to very good. They had proper black beans with plenty of manioc powder and greens to add. Their stewed plantains were very good, and the ravioli-like dish, though greasy, was still quite tasty. They have a proper Cafe Zinho (Strong Brazilian coffee) and the usual Guanabana soda. I ordered the chicken only, which was very tender and moist with a wonderful charred exterior. They had some leftover sausages so were giving that out as a bonus. They were the best thing there. Great flavor, not too greasy, with a juicy interior, and nice crackly skin. Having just been in Brazil, I would say that this place isn't as good as some of the big-deal Churrascarias in Rio such as Porcao and Barra Grill, but for a small mom & pop operation it comes close. I've heard of two other churrascarias in L.A., one in the Valley and the other in Chino Hills. Any good? My favorite in the L.A. area before this place was Ginka Brazil in Anaheim, but they are no more.

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