Brasilia Grill

A Newark, NJ Restaurant Review

Brasilia Grill


Brasilia Grill

99 Monroe St.
Newark, NJ




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Brazilian Gaucho BBQ

Price: Moderate

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

thumbs up Well prepared Brazilian Gaucho BBQ served in huge, all you can eat portions at a reasonable price

 thumbs downInterior is huge with a cafeteria style ambiance

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Budget conscious BBQ diners with large appetites

Not Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional Portuguese dining with high end ambiance

Recommended dishes: When available, The Rodizio de Churrasco, an all you can eat skewered grilled meat, sliced and served table side; The Paella Valenciana with a Combination of Mixed Seafood, Pork, Chicken and Yellow Rice; and The Grilled Skirt Steak - Fraldinha Grelhada.

Liquor: Full Service Bar with an extensive South American wine list .


Restaurant Review

The Brasilia Grill is your typical Iron bound Brazilian restaurant without any distinctive features to set them apart from the other restaurants.


The interior is huge with a large salad bar in the center of the dining giving it the feeling of a cafeteria.


The food is well prepared; People come here for their good selection of BBQ meat dishes served in huge portions at a reasonable price.


The style of food preparation is traditional gaucho BBQ from Rio Grande do Su region in southern Brazil. (Gauchos are native cowboys of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.)


Traditional Gaucho BBQ cooking uses embers of charcoal to roast their meats on long skewers.


Vegetarians beware, this place is for the meat lover.


The menu items are available in both traditional rodizio style (fixed price, all you can eat), ala carte entrees, and buffet style dining 


Dining is available in the main dining room ( fixed price) and in the bar area with high table tops, where lower priced  ala carte items are available


The place is also popular for wedding receptions, birthday parties, and baby showers.


There is a fully stocked sports bar with a good selection of cocktails and South American wines.


The service is friendly, though often times slow


There is free parking in their private lot.


(updated: June, 2015)


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