Dining at the Mundo Churrasco takes preparation. Owner Shirley Roiter reckons the average customer eats more than a kilogram of meat. Come prepared with your elastic-waisted pants and a healthy appetite.

The restaurant is inspired by Brazilian cowboys (gauchos), who traditionally mustered livestock and cooked their meat churrasco-style, using long skewers.

Neatly dressed servers bustle between the tables, slicing sizzling meat off skewers at each table. It’s entertaining eating, and in keeping with the gauchos’ communal feasts, the restaurant is usually filled with large groups.

You can choose between 16 meats, from pork belly and Wagyu, to chicken hearts. Mix them with your selection of sides and use the traditional, warm, gooey cheese bread to mop up the juices. There’s also hot-cinnamon pineapple and crumbed banana for a touch of sweet.

If you want the real Brazilian experience you can order imported beers and the traditional Caipirinha cocktail that mixes the Brazilian cachaça with lime and sugar. Wednesday is live-music night.

Updated: April 30th, 2018

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