“Texas de Delicious”
A random query about the fiery flambeaus (tiki torches) outside Texas de Brazil in Miami was the start of something special for Ryan Chin, owner of Texas de Brazil, Trinidad.
For many Trinidadians, the thought of simply seasoned, still mooing cuts of beef served on a sword like contraption, might be overkill. Never fear, there’s a plethora of fresh salad options and other a la carte items to choose from.
The salad bar offers up imported New Zealand goat cheese, a wheel of Parmesan, smoked salmon, chilled spicy shrimp, and a freshly made Brazilian salad that is clean and crisp. The rich red mosaic walls, exposed wooden beams and the startling cobalt goblets seamlessly fuse both masculine and feminine qualities; which creates a low key, smouldering sexy vibe.
Chin’s commitment to maintaining authenticity to the cuisine is evident by the specially trained staff – seriously, they even went to ‘Meat University”! – who were flown in directly from Brazil to ensure that the meats are properly carved.
The headliner is a cut of beef known as the picanha (top sirloin). However, locals seem to be enthralled with the succulent New Zealand leg of lamb. It’s marinated over night and seared to perfection and it comes with head Chef Sherwyn Corian’s house made chimichurri sauce and mint jelly.
To end your sure fire marathon eating event, try the signature papaya crème – a blend of fresh ‘paw paw’, vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of black currant liqueur. Meanwhile, sweet lovers can rejoice over the decadent chocolate mousse cake, Bananas Foster pie, and caramel flan to name a few.
The superb staff at Texas de Brazil is welcoming and accommodating and the atmosphere is a perfect marriage of masculine and feminine chic. Whether you go for the fabulous food, or the decadent drinks and desserts, you won’t be disappointed.
- If you rather your cow or lamb done-till-dead, they can cater the ‘doneness’ to your liking. Just be sure to ask!
- Seafood lovers will be happy to note that an a la carte lobster and shrimp option will also be available in addition to the regular menu.
- Chef Corian, who was sourced from New York, and Chin also decided to introduce a Trini-style Sunday Lunch menu to further entice local customers.
- Tip: Ask your server for a bit of the chimichurri sauce on the side; it conjures up flavours of a good ‘mother-in-law’– a Trinidadian spicy condiment made with finely chopped hot peppers, carrot, onion, green mango, garlic, chadon beni (cilantro) and the juice of a few limes (you can stop drooling now!)
Fiesta Plaza MovieTowne Mall
Invaders Bay, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Phone: 1 -868-623-0022
Hours of Operation
Lunch – Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 3pm
Dinner – Monday – Sunday: 5pm – 10:30pm
Prices – Lunch
Salad Area only – 165
Full Lunch – 199.99
Salad area only:$250