Dinner in Brazil tends to be as unique and diverse as the country itself. Typical meals include arroz e feijão (rice and beans), a churrasco (grilled meat which can be chicken, beef, or pork), vegetais (vegetables which consist of carrots, celery, yams, etc.), farofa (buttered manioc flour used for sautéing), and a wide range of tropical fruits (usually mango, passion fruit, papaya, guava, etc.). Unlike the United States, Brazilian dinners are eaten relatively late in the evening and are still respected as a family activity. Eating at fast food restaurants is rare during dinner time mainly because the idea of rushing such a vital meal is uncommon. Brazilian restaurants replicate this social norm by generally serving in a “family-style” manner, which consists of serving large helpings on communal platters.
Victoria - "I never expected to see sushi in Brazil, much less have it be extremely tasty! I had some common kinds, such as California rolls, as well as some kinds I had never seen before. We saw sushi a few times over the trip and all of it tasted great!"
Darius - "Dinner was a lot like lunch. The servers would bring appetizers out that would keep us busy until they brought out the main course. One of my most memorable dinners is when the group went to this Brazilian pizza restaurant where they had about 100 different types of pizza. Two of my favorite pizzas were the shrimp pizza and the breakfast pizza."
Ed - "Dinner here was backwards. There were not too many big meals. The best part about dinner had to be the buffet at the Othon Palace, which was great. I would go back just for their sushi."