Best Brazilian Restaurant - 2012
Area Code 55 Brazilian Steakhouse
16375 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33162
If you are unfamiliar with the Brazilian restaurant style known as rodizio, you haven't lived the greatest joy of a carnivore. And if you haven't visited Area Code 55, you should hurry over there. Pay $19.99 for lunch or $29.99 for dinner and you will be treated to an all-you can-eat meal served by men circling the room with beautiful cuts of meat on skewers. There are chicken legs wrapped in bacon, top sirloin (picanha), top sirloin with garlic, flank steak, baby top sirloin, pork ribs, pork loin, pork sausage, and even roasted pineapple. It's all perfectly cooked — with crisp exteriors and juicy interiors. But that is not our favorite part. The all-you-can-eat salad bar includes soup, a half-dozen salads, all kinds of cold cuts, fresh bread, and many other delectables. This spread alone — without the beautiful meat — costs only $12.99 for lunch and $18.99 for dinner. Lunch prices apply Monday through Saturday before 4 p.m., so we encourage you to arrive early. You won't regret it. In fact, you'll leave saying, "Obrigado!"