In some restaurants the waiters, are dressed in a typical gaúcho outfit, they go from table to table offering a large variety of meat to each customer. In Brazil gaúcho is how we call those born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, where this process of roasting the meat placed on a skewer over pits of open fire began.
Once you sit by your table you will receive a disk which one side is green, the other side is red. While your disk is turned with the green side up the meat will keep coming... if you wish to stop, just turn the red side up.
If you wish for a specific type of meat, you can ask the waiter, you don't need to wait until they bring it.
Here are the best steaks you will find:
- Picanha: a prime cut of the top sirloin
- Alcatra: top sirloin
- Filet Mignon: the most tender cut
- Costela: ribbs
- Linguiça: pork sausage
- Cordeiro: lamb
- Vitela: veal
- Frango: chicken
- Porco: pork