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Texas de Brazil

11750 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA 22033
703-352-4111
www.texasdebrazil.com

CUISINE Brazilian, Buffet

PRICE $$$$ (Over $31)

HOURS Open for lunch, Friday, dinner daily, brunch Saturday and Sunday.

DELIVERY No

TAKEOUT No

NVM AWARDS None

NEARBY METRO None

SPECIAL FEATURES

Lunch
Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Prix Fixe
Accepts Credit Cards



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NVM Review

(June 2009)

By Warren Rojas

Although this Lone Star State-born churrascaria most likely attracts more vehement carnivores than vegetarian converts, they do manage to accommodate non-meat eaters with what they identify as their "light" dining menu.

The scaled-back tier ($29.99 at dinner/brunch; $17.99 at lunch) excludes any interaction with the skewer-wielding gauchos shuffling about with nearly every manner of grilled meat ($42.99 at dinner/brunch; $19.99 at lunch), but does afford patrons full reign of the dozens of worldly delicacies housed on the central dining island.

Savory amenities include: sun-dried tomatoes, tongue-teasing manzanilla olives, marinated mushrooms, grilled red peppers, black pepper-cured salami, steaming feijoada (Brazilian pork and black-bean stew), orzo salad, artichoke hearts, aged cheeses (including manchego and a mammoth, chip-your-own wheel of Parmesan), smoked salmon with Creole mustard and potatoes au gratin.

"It's a lot of food. You won't go away unsatisfied," one staffer pledges.

My plate runneth over.

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