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.
By Santi Cardona
Fogo de Chão (836 1st St, Miami Beach) is a Brazilian restaurant that follows the traditional concept of servers bringing skewers of meat to your table until you are ready to explode (euphemistically speaking, of course). The idea is that you have a card with two sides, and you flip the card to a specific side depending on whether you want the servers to offer you more meat or not. This style of restaurant is very popular in Brazil and is known as gaucherras; they offer a buffet-esque experience where you pay one price and eat as much as you want.