On Friday, January 31, Rodizio Grill will open its flagship location in Orlando, Florida. This location marks the brand’s fifth restaurant in Florida.
More than 20 years ago, Brazil native Ivan Utrera opened the first Brazilian Steakhouse in the U.S. “Rodizio Grill is my love letter to my homeland of Brazil, as well as everyone who enjoys family, friends and abundant food,” says Utrera, Founder of Rodizio Grill. “I am beyond excited to bring our concept to the most desirable location in Orlando and be part of the vibrant dining and lifestyle scene. Our unique spirit of fun, adventure and ‘alegria’ [joy] delivers a truly authentic Brazilian dining experience that is not only memorable, but unlike any other.”
Located off International Drive at Pointe Orlando, Rodizio Grill is in epicenter of Orlando’s primary tourism district, just minutes from major theme parks and within walking distance of Orange County Convention Center and other renowned landmarks including WonderWorks’ famous upside-down building. Highly regarded as the coveted site in Orlando, Rodizio Grill’s newest location at Pointe Orlando will become a celebration destination and family favorite for residents and visitors alike. With seating capacity of 500, the restaurant has seven private and semi-private banquet spaces available to host corporate events.
Established in 1995, Rodizio Grill was the first Brazilian “churrasco” steakhouse in the United States. Nearly twenty-five years later, the brand remains known for its playful Brazilian spirit, authentic menu offerings and family-friendly atmosphere. The unique concept features rotisserie grilled meat, expertly seasoned and carved tableside by traditionally dressed Gauchos. While the meats are the main attraction, they are complemented with an award-winning gourmet salad bar, marked by original salads, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, and authentic hot side dishes. Rodizio Grill’s reputation hinges on its unparalleled selection of real, fresh-pressed juices, homemade Brazilian Limeades, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list featuring a variety of Brazilian imported wine and beer. At the end of the meal, guests can enjoy a selection of exclusive, homemade Brazilian desserts. The whole experience comes at a competitive, affordable price so the whole family can celebrate together.