The hedonism of Rio’s Carnival and the debauchery of Fat Tuesday may be seven months away, but you're not one to wait.
Especially when you can get your Brazilian fix with sizzling, juicy meat and powerful cachaça-infused cocktails at Brickell’s new Brasileiro Restaurant in the Four Ambassadors Hotel & Suites.
Your itinerary: cruise by the trippy illuminated walls, hit up a cozy table for two on the bayfront view patio, and get the night going with caipirinhas almost as massive as the amounts of food you're about to experience.
Once it’s time to order make no mistake, you're going for the traditional all-you-can-eat-‘til-you-burst juicy, meaty rodizio, with servings of skirt steak, filet mignon, Brazilian sausages, and leg of lamb wrapped in bacon.
And if your date is looking for something light, make her night with the help of crispy skin snapper served with goat cheese malanga mash on the side.
Maybe get some extra mash on the side for you, too. After all, when in Rio...
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Parking: Valet; street
Scene: Hungry, meat-loving, caipirinha-sipping downtowners
Best bets: Bacon-wrapped lamb; crispy skin snapper; Brazilian sausages
Hot seat: Outdoor patio with bayfront view
Nearby: Truluck’s; Waxy O’Connor’s; Azul at the Mandarin Oriental