Get ready for the Summer Olympics in Rio at one of Atlanta’s Brazilian restaurants

Cuts of lamb are roasted on brochettes at Fogo de Chão. / Photo credit: Fogo de Chão

Cuts of lamb are roasted on brochettes at Fogo de Chão. / Photo credit: Fogo de Chão

The Olympics start tomorrow, and if you aren’t getting on a plane to Rio, you might be feeling the sting of being left out. But there are plenty of gold medal spots around metro Atlanta that will get you in the Brazilian spirit before you tune in to see your country of choice vie for a top prize.

Bakeries

Brazilian Bakery Cafe

The menu includes several traditional dishes including pasteis, a fried pastry with different fillings, and tortas, Brazilian pies filled with chicken and other fillings, as well as a variety of pastries.

Brazilian Bakery Cafe, 1260 Powers Ferry Rd. SE, Marietta. 770-818-0088, brazilianbakerycafe.com

 

Buffets

Porto Brasil Restaurant

This by-the-pound Brazilian buffet that changes daily features dishes including beef with yucca, codfish with rice and tropical beans and desserts such as papya dulce and passion fuit mousse.

Porto Brasil Restaurant, 7887 Roswell Rd., Atlanta. 770-390-2280, portobrasilrestaurant.com

 

Sabor do Brasil

The menu changes daily and includes dishes such as fried yucca, roast chicken and traditional Brazilian side dishes.

Sabor do Brasil, 2858 Delk Rd., Marietta. 770-541-2625, 

 

Steakhouses

Chama Gaucha

Located down the street from Fogo de Chao is this Brazilian steakhouse that opened in 2015. In addition to the meat, look for strong caipirinha cocktails and baskets of hot-from-the-oven pāo de queijo, those steamy cheese rolls.

Chama Gaucha, 3365 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta. 404-842-0011, chamagaucha.com

 

Fire of Brazil

Another Brazilian steakhouse that caters to the downtown crowd and features several different kinds of meat and a salad bar with seafood salads, grilled vegetables and more.

Fire of Brazil, 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-525-5255, fireofbrazil.com

 

Fogo de Chao

The Brazilian steakhouse opened its first metro Atlanta location in Buckhead in 2001 and is adding a second in Dunwoody by the end of the year. Look for a variety of meats and a “market table” that offers up Brazilian side dishes and grilled vegetables.

Fogo de Chao, 3101 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-266-9988, fogodechao.com/location/atlanta

 

The Grill from Impanema

Choose from a variety of meats and a salad bar that serves up traditional Brazilian dishes.

The Grill from Impanema, 4055 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770-864- 1126, ipanemasteakhouse.com

 

Red & Green Steakhouse

In addition to the Brazilian steakhouse staples, this Buford Highway spot offers a hot bar with dishes from around the world and dessert options including Brazilian flan.

Red & Green Steakhouse, 5979 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta. 678-710-0888, redandgreensteakhouse.com

 

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