Review : Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers

You probably have been seeing a few new restaurants pop-up around South Florida with a bright orange sign called Giraffas. If you have, you should check them out.

Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers is a new ‘hybird’ restaurant concept from Brazil. It’s not fast food, but if you want a good steak without the wait, Giraffas is your place.

At Giraffas your getting fresh ingredients, budget friendly prices, and good food. Naturally with a name like Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers, Giraffas is known for their steaks and burgers. If steaks and burgers aren’t your thing, don’t worry. The menu has plenty of options including salads, chicken, pastas, and more. Giraffas is simple. Walk into the restaurant. Take a peek at their menu. Walk up to the cashier and order. Find a table and place your number. Good food comes your way next.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to give Giraffas a try and my experience was not bad at all.

After carefully looking at the menu, I opted for the steak they are known for the ’10-oz Grilled Picanha.’ The Picanha comes with one sauce and three sides for the awesome price of $11.90. Your sauce choices are Chimi churri, Brazilian Vinaigrette, Madeira, Black Pepper or Maitre D’Butter. Your sides to choose from are White rice, brown rice, black beans, Brazilian Farofa, grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, fries, haricots, quinoa or small salad. I chose the Brazilian Vinaigrette as my sauce and white rice, black beans and Brazilan Farofa as my sides. I figured I go big with something I had never had or even heard of before.

Overall the steak was good. Cooked just like I like it. The portion size of the steak was also good too. The white rice and black beans were just as you expect white rice and black beans to taste like. They were good too. Now for the Farofa. I did not like this at all. It was just weird to me. Felt like it was missing something. Maybe I was eating it wrong or something, but I did not care for it. If you don’t know what Farofa is, it’s Brazilian seasoned toasted manioc flour, eggs, bacon, onions, and parsley. It basically tasted like nothing. Overall the steak and rice and beans were awesome especially for the price. Next time I will trade the Farofa for something else.

We also decided to try the Quinoa and Greens salad. The Quinoa was pretty awesome. Some of the best I have ever had. Really enjoyed this light, refreshing salad. My only recommendation for the salad would be to give less lettuce or more Quinoa. We had a scoop of Quinoa on the salad with a huge pile of lettuce.

On top of the salad, we ordered the Chicken Entrecoxa, which is a 50z tender boneless chicken. The flavor on the chicken is excellent. Not only are the steaks good, but the chicken is too. For dessert, we went with the Petit Gateau. The Petit Gateau is a chocolate, lime or passion fruit filled cake with coconut or vanilla ice cream, or raspberry sorbet. We went for the chocolate filled cake. Overall it tasted good and was a great size for the price of just $4.20. It was a good finish to a good meal.

Some of the other sides you can get with your meal include brown rice, grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, fries, haricots, quinoa, or a small salad. Next time I am definitely going to try a burger. I couldn’t stop staring the person next to me, chomping one up. Oops.

Overall, Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers is great for both the food quality and the price. You can’t go wrong for the price.If you are looking for a quality steak for a budget-friendly price, Giraffas is the place to go to. Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers is definitely a good, budget-friendly restaurant. If you have a Giraffas in your area, go check them out. You will enjoy it.

Check out the full menu here.

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