By Melanie Galarce
Ofa (1929 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach) is a local eatery with outdoor seating and a full bar, serving contemporary Brazilian cuisine. Located in the popular Sunset Harbour neighborhood, its modern and funky decor is reminiscent of the cool, relaxed vibes of Rio de Janeiro. Similarly, the Ofa menu offers an eclectic take on Brazilian cuisine that’s far beyond the steakhouse parillada that you might be accustomed to.
If you haven’t been to a Brazilian steakhouse in Miami we’ll let you in on the lowdown. The process is simple, pay an upfront fee per person (usually anywhere from $30 to $60, depending on the restaurant and meal options) and then you’re off to enjoy a gluttonous journey of unlimited amounts of food. You have options to explore at the salad bar, a myriad of servers will make their way to your table offering several cuts of meat, and then you’ll have a plethora of sides to go along with the monstrous amount of food already on your plate. Once you feel like you’re ready to roll out of the restaurant, you’ll venture to the dessert table because you’re too far in to call it quits, and quite frankly, what’s another 5 pounds at this point?