While I was in
The night we went to Carretao we arrived around 11:00 pm. It was about half full so we were able to choose any table in the restaurant. We sat down, and we basically only had one decision to make: what did we want to drink. Then we got right back up and hit the salad bar first. It had everything you wanted to make a salad, had a variety of sushi rolls, pastas, rolls, etc.
Once we got back to the table, they laid down this round circle that controls if you want a serving of meat or if you don’t. One side of the circle is green, and the other side of the circle is red. Braziliansteakhouses have employees walk around with different cuts of meat, and if they see you have the green side up then they will cut you off a slice of meat. If they see the red side of the circle they just pass you by. To add to the already huge amounts of food that we had eaten the waiter also offered us french fries, cheese rolls, plantain, and rice.
By the time we got done eating, an hour and a half later, we almost needed to be wheeled out of the restaurant. I was so full. I do have to admit it was some of the best steak I had ever had! Here are the details on Carretao: