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Savoring the Brazilian Steakhouse Experience at Rodizio Grill Orlando: A Feast for the Senses

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Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving for more? Look no further than Rodizio Grill, the Brazilian steakhouse that promises an unforgettable dining experience. From succulent meats to vibrant salads and decadent desserts, Rodizio Grill offers a feast for the senses that will satisfy even the most discerning palates.

Inception and Inspiration:

The origins of Rodizio Grill can be traced back to the bustling streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil, where Ivan Utrera, the founder, was born and raised. Growing up surrounded by the rich culinary heritage of Brazil, Ivan developed a deep appreciation for the art of churrasco - the traditional Brazilian barbecue.

Inspired by his upbringing and armed with a vision to share the flavors of Brazil with the world, Ivan set out to create a dining concept that would capture the essence of Brazilian cuisine.

Thus, Rodizio Grill was born - a place where guests could indulge in an authentic churrasco experience, complete with succulent meats, savory sides, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Expansion to Orlando:

In 2007, Rodizio Grill made its mark on the Orlando dining scene with the opening of its flagship location on International Drive, known for its bustling tourism and vibrant atmosphere. Situated in the heart of Orlando's entertainment district, Rodizio Grill Orlando quickly became a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike, seeking an immersive culinary journey through Brazil.

The Orlando location was carefully designed to evoke the spirit of Brazil, with warm, inviting décor, lively music, and attentive service that transports guests to the streets of Rio de Janeiro. From the moment you step through the door, you're greeted with the sights, sounds, and aromas of a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

A Legacy of Excellence:

Today, Rodizio Grill Orlando stands as a testament to the vision and passion of its founder, Ivan Utrera. With its commitment to quality, authenticity, and hospitality, Rodizio Grill continues to delight guests with its immersive dining experience and unforgettable flavors of Brazil.

The Rodizio Experience:

Upon entering Rodizio Grill, guests are greeted with the sights and sounds of a bustling Brazilian steakhouse. The aroma of sizzling meats fills the air as servers circulate the dining room, offering an array of grilled delicacies. From tender filet mignon to juicy sirloin, each cut of meat is expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection.

selection of meats on skewers

But the feast doesn't stop there. In addition to the savory meats, Rodizio Grill boasts a gourmet salad bar featuring an array of fresh greens, artisan cheeses, and house-made side dishes. Whether you're craving a crisp Caesar salad or a tangy Brazilian vinaigrette, the salad bar offers something for everyone.

And let's not forget about dessert! Indulge your sweet tooth with a selection of decadent treats, including Brazilian flan, chocolate mousse, and creamy cheesecake. With such a tempting array of desserts, it's impossible to resist.

Rodizio Grill operates on a unique dining concept known as the Brazilian rodízio style. This style of dining is characterized by a continuous service of a wide variety of grilled meats, typically served by passadores (meat servers) who move from table to table with skewers of meat, slicing portions directly onto the plates of diners. Here's how the Rodizio Grill dining experience works:

Arrival and Seating:

Upon arrival at Rodizio Grill, guests are typically greeted by a host or hostess and shown to their table. The dining area is often designed to evoke the ambiance of a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, with warm lighting, vibrant décor, and lively music. Check out the Rodizio Grill menu.

dining room at rodizio grill orlando

Salad Bar Selection:

Before the meat service begins, guests are invited to visit the gourmet salad bar. The salad bar offers a wide variety of fresh salads, vegetables, cheeses, bread, and other side dishes. It's a chance for guests to fill their plates with appetizers and sides to complement the upcoming meat feast.

salad bar rodizio grill orlando

Meat Service:

Once seated, guests are given a small token or coaster, often colored green on one side and red on the other. The green side signals to the passadores that the guest is ready to receive meat, while the red side indicates that the guest is taking a break or has finished eating.

The passadores, dressed in traditional gaucho attire, circulate the dining room with skewers of meat, each offering a different cut and preparation. These can include beef, pork, chicken, lamb, sausage, and sometimes seafood. The passadores stop at each table, presenting the skewer and slicing off portions directly onto the plates of diners who have their green token displayed.

passadores at rodizio grill orlando

Guests can sample as many cuts and varieties of meat as they like, and the service continues until they signal that they are satisfied by turning their token to the red side.


Alongside the grilled meats, guests may also receive accompaniments such as rice, beans, fried bananas, and traditional Brazilian sides to complement the meal.

Desserts: After indulging in the savory meats, guests have the option to order desserts and beverages to complete their dining experience. Rodizio Grill typically offers a selection of Brazilian-inspired desserts, such as flan, Brigadeiro, and papaya cream.

Rodizio Grill offers a variety of dining options to suit every budget and appetite. Prices typically range from $24.99 to $48.99 per person, depending on the time of day and location. Be sure to check the specific pricing for your desired location, as prices may vary.

Orlando Pricing:

FULL RODIZIO (Unlimited Brazilian Sides, Gourmet Salads, & Rotisserie Grilled Meats)

Lunch Menu: $36.99

Dinner Menu: $48.99

UNLIMITED GOURMET SALADS (Unlimited Brazilian Sides & Gourmet Salads)

Lunch Menu: $24.99

Dinner Menu: $29.99

CHILDREN: 7-11 years all day - $13.99, 3-6 years all day - $7.99, 0-2 years - no charge with paying adult

Holiday prices may vary.

Hours of operation:


Dinner Menu: 5:00pm-9:00pm


Lunch Menu: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dinner Menu: 3:00pm-10:00pm


Lunch Menu: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dinner Menu: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Hours listed are opening times and last seating times.


9101 International Drive # 1220

Orlando, FL 32819

With locations across the United States, chances are there's a Rodizio Grill near you. From bustling cities to quaint suburbs, Rodizio Grill brings the flavors of Brazil to communities coast to coast. To find the nearest location and plan your visit, simply visit the Rodizio Grill website.

Club Rodizio:

For those who can't get enough of the Rodizio Grill experience, consider joining Club Rodizio. As a member, you'll receive exclusive perks and discounts, including birthday rewards, special offers, and priority seating. Club Rodizio is the perfect way to elevate your dining experience and become part of the Rodizio Grill family.

Rodizio Grill offers more than just a meal - it's an experience. From the moment you step through the door, you'll be transported to the vibrant streets of Brazil, where food is more than just sustenance - it's a celebration of life. So gather your friends and family, and prepare to feast like never before at Rodizio Grill. Your taste buds will thank you!

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