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First Look: Texas De Brazil at the Saint Louis Galleria

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018



Texas de Brazil opened its first St. Louis-area location at the Saint Louis Galleria on Monday, March 12, bringing South American flair to the table with hand-carved meats and gaucho pants. The churrascaria, or steakhouse in Portuguese, offers 15 cuts of meat alongside a 50-item salad bar that includes seafood, pasta, cheeses and more.

For a flat $43, guests can experience interactive dining at their own pace by placing colorful tokens on each table green-side-up when ready for meat. Servers dressed in traditional gaucho garb, then carve the meat tableside right onto the plate.

Staying authentic to Brazilian culture, meats like beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage are cooked over a wood charcoal fire as opposed to a gas flame. “The concept originated in southern Brazil with gauchos, otherwise known as cowboys, living on the grasslands,” said Hannah Thompson, Texas de Brazil director of marketing and PR.

The full bar features wine and spirits with an emphasis on South American varietals and cocktails like caipirinhas. While beverages and dessert are an additional cost, children 6 to 12 eat for half the adult price and those ages 3 to 5 eat for $5. Those who want to forego the meats altogether can have unlimited salad bar access for $25.

The space that formerly housed Casa del Mar will seat 205 inside and another 24 on the patio. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Here’s a first look at St. Louis’ latest churrascaria:


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Photos by Caitlin Lally 

Caitlin Lally is a contributor to Sauce Magazine. 

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Texas de Brazil location will open in the Galleria

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018



Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil plans to open a new dine-in location on the first level of the Saint Louis Galleria, in the space that previously housed Mexican eatery Casa Del Mar.

According to Hannah Thompson, director of marketing and PR for the Texas de Brazil franchise, the churrascaria restaurant will offer a variety of hand-carved meats, including beef, lamb, pork and chicken sausage, and an extensive self-serve salad area. General manager Raphael Rybero managed the Tampa, Florida location before coming to St. Louis. Thompson said that the restaurant has tentative plans to open the last week of February or the first week of March.

For a flat $43, customers at Texas de Brazil get endless cuts of meat, which are carved and served tableside, and unlimited access to the salad area, which includes items like leafy greens, sushi, moqueca fish stew and lobster bisque.

The restaurant will have a full bar, but its beverage service will focus on wine with a heavy emphasis on South American varietals. Texas de Brazil will also stock its own private Chile-based label.

“The Saint Louis Galleria offers a dynamic mix of retail stores and restaurants that will provide a bustling environment for us to thrive in,” Thompson said.

Thompson said Texas de Brazil appeals to wide variety of diners. “[We want people] to take in the experience as they will, and dine at their own pace,” she said. “We just hope to bring something that’s a little different. It’s a very festive environment, where you can spend lots of time with friends and family. It’s a great experience with good quality food.”

Texas de Brazil will seat 205 diners. The restaurant will be open for dinner service only for the first few months of operation, but it will add additional hours in the future.

Photo courtesy of Texas de Brazil

Laura Kern is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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