Boi Na Brasa
70 Adams St.
“Bull over coals” is what the name of this restaurant translates to and if you have had Brazilian BBQ, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Rodizio as it’s called is pretty much a non stop meat buffet with the bonus that you do not even have to stand up from your seat. Servers walk around with giant skewers of chicken, beef, and pork only to expertly slice and serve various cuts of charcoal roasted animal. If authentic is your thing, then definitely check out Boi Na Brasa: an excellent Brazilian BBQ in the heart of Newark’s ironbound district.
Rustic and laid back churrasceria
Brasa is located off the main strip Ferry St. Because of that, it is less crowded and more low-key eatery; perfect for the eaters that crave meat without waits, bustle, and crowds. It is a no frills authentic Brazilian BBQ joint.
Fried bananas, fries, yuca, rice & beans, and salsa. DEE-LISH!
Crispy salty pork ribs
Succulent chicken legs with ends chopped off for easy marrow access
Medium-well beef and chicken
Slices of top sirloin (Picanha)
Perfect pink picanha portion.
Guest eater Fred champed the meat and Modelos.
Happy eater and server. Need I say more?
I will cut to the chase and offer sure tips to be a veteran rodizio eater.
1. Skip the salad bar at any place that serves Rodizio. No matter how tempting it looks, avoid it at all costs. It is there as filler.
2. Order yourself a drink, a caipirinha is the perfect accompaniment for any BBQ meal.
3. Pace yourself and dig in; the meat is non-stop but comes in waves so don’t go overboard and save yourself for the best cuts.
Despite Brasa being a smaller eatery, it definitely serves quality rodizio in a laid-back atmosphere.
Excellent service from the friendly Brazilian waiters.
BYOB, and they will gladly provide the ice, glasses, and pour.
The salad bar. Despite tip #1, usually they make it look as appetizing as possible but here it looked below average.
Craving more cow despite bulging stomach and beef & beer belches.
Unassuming but necessary sweet fried banana.
For your alcohol shopping needs check out Oporto Wines and Liquor down the street (178 Ferry Street). Ask for Alex and say that Bruce Lee sent you. He will definitely take care of you and maybe even offer some gifts on the house.