Yelp released their 2019 Edition of their Top 100 “Treat Yourself” restaurants in the country featuring restaurants in the $$$ and $$$$ range. We were mega proud (and unsurprised) to see that Tampa’s own Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse ranked in at number 2!
It’s one of our personal go-to’s when we want to celebrate life’s special events. You know, like a birthday or graduation or for making it through Monday.
First-class service at the steakhouse
As their second location (the first is in Jacksonville), Terra Gaucha is a traditional churrascaria — and speaking from personal experience, the service is first-class.
Their Gaucha chefs bring the full rodizio experience of fire-roasted meats to your table-side to slice off perfectly seasoned pieces of meat for you.
Tall skewers of prime cuts and sirloin can be a bit overwhelming so Terra Gaucha also provides a meat brochure to help you keep the dishes straight.
Eat your fill for under $50
For $44.95 during dinner hours you can eat your fill of the all their Brazilian barbecued meats, the hearty selection of authentic hot side dishes, and the bountiful gourmet salad bar.
Pro tip: Go during lunch. It’s only $28.95 for the full rodizio experience. Cheaper options are also available for those who are content filling up on the salad bar alone or want to opt for just the salad bar + the seafood options.
Pair your meal with a classic caipirinha, or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list.
We know it’s going to be difficult, but make sure you save some room for dessert. We ordered the Creme Brulee and the perfect boozy cocktail pairing of Licor 43 shaken with espresso.
What’s your favorite spot in Tampa to treat yourself? Let us know in the comments!