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Brazilian Barbecue in Boston

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It's Barbecue Week on Eater Boston, and although we've been focused on American barbecue — smoked meats galore — the word comes up in other contexts as well. Brazilian barbecue generally refers to a wide range of meats grilled on skewers; often, it's served in the rodízio style, where servers continuously come to the table with skewers of meat that is sliced right onto diners' plates.

The Boston area features a few solid options in the rodízio realm, and there are also some Brazilian barbecue buffets for those who prefer to have all the options laid out in front of them. Whichever you choose, go hungry: Brazilian barbecue is guaranteed to satisfy even the largest appetites.

From picanha (the beef rump cap) to costela de porco (pork ribs), feijoada (beef, pork, and bean stew) to farofa (toasted cassava flour), fill your Brazilian barbecue cravings at these spots.

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Fogo De Chão

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After launching in Brazil in 1979, Fogo De Chão eventually expanded to the United States in 1997, debuting in Boston in 2012 with a big, beautiful Copley Square location. For the full experience (servers with endless skewers of meat), which includes the market table (an elaborate salad bar) and feijoada (a beef, pork, and bean stew), you'll pay $36.96 or $39.95 at lunch (weekday vs. weekend) or $51.95 at dinner. (There are lower prices for children.)

A wide range of meats will make appearances as the servers come by — top sirloin, ribeye, beef ribs, lamb, pork sausage, and more. But those with smaller appetites can opt for just the market table and feijoada, skipping the all-you-can-eat meat parade.

Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine

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This no-frills East Somerville restaurant is primarily a takeout spot, featuring an inexpensive pay-by-weight buffet with the meats sliced to order off the grill. The selection varies, but you're likely to find various cuts of beef and chicken, sausage, and other meats. There's also salad, sides, and dessert. There's a bit of seating if you want to stay to eat.

Midwest Grill

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The main experience at Midwest Grill, which opened in Inman Square in 1993, is the rodízio option, where servers circulate throughout the restaurant with skewers of meat, carving whatever you'd like onto your plate. The price also includes access to a salad station and hot buffet. The skewers include pork loin, kielbasa, chicken hearts, lamb, and more. Prices range from $14.95 for weekday lunch to $24.95 for weekend dinner, with lower prices for children. Diners have a card at the table that is green on one side and red on the other; keep the green side up if you want servers to keep bringing you meat.

For customers who don't want the rodízio experience, there are several seafood entrees available, or there's the option to just get food from the salad bar and hot buffet.

Midwest's bar is a lively spot to watch sports, especially soccer. There's also a location in Saugus.

Oasis Brazilian Steakhouse

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Around since 1989, Oasis is the place to go in Medford for hearty portions of Brazilian-style meats. Try the buffet (the food is priced by weight) or explore the large menu, which contains dishes like the brazuka — a giant skewer of your chosen combination of five pieces of beef, chicken, pork, and/or sausage, with rice and beans, roasted cassava flour, fries, and salad on the side. (There's also the brazukinha, or "mini-skew," which comes with two pieces of meat instead of five.) As of early 2014, Oasis has an adjacent bakery as well.

Oliveira's Steakhouse

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Located a bit outside of Union Square in Somerville, Oliveira's offers two Brazilian barbecue options: a pay-by-weight buffet or rodízio service with servers coming by to slice meats off skewers. The latter includes food from the buffet as well.

Head to the bar to watch soccer, UFC, and other sports.

Panela de Barro

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This pay-by-weight Waltham Brazilian buffet has been open since 2000. It features a wide range of sides and meats, and there are specials for each day of the week — on Tuesday, for example, there are beef ribs and fried chicken, while Friday is fish stew day. There are also a lot of desserts, including brigadeiro cake and passionfruit mousse.

Fogo De Chão

After launching in Brazil in 1979, Fogo De Chão eventually expanded to the United States in 1997, debuting in Boston in 2012 with a big, beautiful Copley Square location. For the full experience (servers with endless skewers of meat), which includes the market table (an elaborate salad bar) and feijoada (a beef, pork, and bean stew), you'll pay $36.96 or $39.95 at lunch (weekday vs. weekend) or $51.95 at dinner. (There are lower prices for children.)

A wide range of meats will make appearances as the servers come by — top sirloin, ribeye, beef ribs, lamb, pork sausage, and more. But those with smaller appetites can opt for just the market table and feijoada, skipping the all-you-can-eat meat parade.

Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine

This no-frills East Somerville restaurant is primarily a takeout spot, featuring an inexpensive pay-by-weight buffet with the meats sliced to order off the grill. The selection varies, but you're likely to find various cuts of beef and chicken, sausage, and other meats. There's also salad, sides, and dessert. There's a bit of seating if you want to stay to eat.

Midwest Grill

The main experience at Midwest Grill, which opened in Inman Square in 1993, is the rodízio option, where servers circulate throughout the restaurant with skewers of meat, carving whatever you'd like onto your plate. The price also includes access to a salad station and hot buffet. The skewers include pork loin, kielbasa, chicken hearts, lamb, and more. Prices range from $14.95 for weekday lunch to $24.95 for weekend dinner, with lower prices for children. Diners have a card at the table that is green on one side and red on the other; keep the green side up if you want servers to keep bringing you meat.

For customers who don't want the rodízio experience, there are several seafood entrees available, or there's the option to just get food from the salad bar and hot buffet.

Midwest's bar is a lively spot to watch sports, especially soccer. There's also a location in Saugus.

Oasis Brazilian Steakhouse

Around since 1989, Oasis is the place to go in Medford for hearty portions of Brazilian-style meats. Try the buffet (the food is priced by weight) or explore the large menu, which contains dishes like the brazuka — a giant skewer of your chosen combination of five pieces of beef, chicken, pork, and/or sausage, with rice and beans, roasted cassava flour, fries, and salad on the side. (There's also the brazukinha, or "mini-skew," which comes with two pieces of meat instead of five.) As of early 2014, Oasis has an adjacent bakery as well.

Oliveira's Steakhouse

Located a bit outside of Union Square in Somerville, Oliveira's offers two Brazilian barbecue options: a pay-by-weight buffet or rodízio service with servers coming by to slice meats off skewers. The latter includes food from the buffet as well.

Head to the bar to watch soccer, UFC, and other sports.

Panela de Barro

This pay-by-weight Waltham Brazilian buffet has been open since 2000. It features a wide range of sides and meats, and there are specials for each day of the week — on Tuesday, for example, there are beef ribs and fried chicken, while Friday is fish stew day. There are also a lot of desserts, including brigadeiro cake and passionfruit mousse.

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