Welcome To Vila Brazil Restaurant

Hungry for a taste of Brazil? Then Vila Brazil is the restaurant for you! Vila Brazil offers a taste of home for those lucky people who grew up with the satisfying flavor of Brazilian cooking. Come to Vila Brazil to enjoy this country’s tender, juicy, mouth-watering meals again and again. Vila Brazil serves churrascaria as its centerpiece fare, and customers rave about the experience!

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  •   Until I went to search for this place to review it, I had no idea I was pronouncing and, consequently, spelling the name wrong. I ate here about 48 hours ago at the time of this writing, and apparently I've been telling people the incorrect name of where four of us went to gorge ourselves as we journeyed on a quest for the infamous "meat sweats" phenomenon. Therefore, humble Yelp reader, if you are reading these words, then you already know the name of the place is Vila Brazil. And for anyone else who was misinformed by me during that tumultuous 48-hour window, well, hopefully Yelp's SEO algorithm gets you here and we can all discover how good this place is by its actual name.

    Four of us, all dudes in our 20s or 30s, descended upon Vila Brazil last Friday night in a display of masculine gluttony and irrational decisions. A Fogo-esque place with non-Fogo prices on a Friday night? A salad bar with some different items not typically found at your EG Steakhouses or Texas de Brazils? Xingu beer in ice-cold glasses? It was possibly the longest car ride of all time due to the anticipation and excitement, despite only being about 30 minutes. We parked in the neighboring lot by some trucks and walked up to the corner spot in the strip mall, prepared for mistakes to be made in the pursuit of all-you-can-eat glory.

    After stepping inside, we kind of stood by the abandoned hostess stand until a waiter flagged us down and motioned us to a table. The place was relatively empty, but still kind of crowded. If you read that last sentence and thought "that makes no sense," you're kind of correct - despite the empty tables, the furniture might be a little too close together. I have no idea how the food runners and waitstaff navigate these narrow spaces between tables and chairs, because some of the seats are really, really cozy/cramped. If they took maybe two or three tables away and got some more breathing room in the dining room, it would help.

    We made an obligatory trip through the salad bar to at least create the illusion we might try to eat healthy, but it did not last long. However, our trip through the salad bar was tasty, and when you couple the rice with the house hot sauce, that stuff really comes alive. Having said that, do heed the staff's warning when they say that sauce is really hot. It's a shade duller than construction cone orange, but it will have you wishing your tongue was closed for repairs if you eat too much of it at one time.

    In no time we had our table placard switched from red to green so the parade of meats could begin. We only had one of these placards for the table, and a quick glance around the room indicated that was the norm. Kind of an anomaly depending on if you're on a date and one of you isn't eating while the other is still amassing plates of food, but we kept ours to green most of the night since there was a very real chance one of the four of us would be attempting to eat their weight in garlic beef.

    And oh, that garlic beef was legit. From sausages to bottom sirloin, chicken to a meat I'm not even going to attempt to spell, it was all good. Sure, there was not as much variety as some of the other Brazilian steakhouses you probably know and love, but what we had to try (three and four times apiece) was universally good. By the time the charred pineapple with cinnamon spice came by, I made room in my stomach between the remnants of my last Xingu and the oxygen that was keeping me semi-conscious.

    The team here was awesome, too. The guy that seated us got us started with a smile, and then another waiter took over for our table with an awesome disposition as he hopped from table to table. A waitress made sure our glasses were always filled with a speed and efficiency that made me think she might be part-ninja. The food runners could not have been friendlier. Really, from the general attitudes of everyone under this roof, you cannot help but feel welcomed and in a good mood when you come here. One guy in our group had been here a few times, but those of us who made this our maiden voyage felt like we were already family with the team.

    And truthfully, I'm already anticipating another visit at some point in the future. With a friendly staff, delicious food and a price that smiles favorably on my wallet, Vila Brazil is an easy place to recommend. (Especially now that I know how it is spelled when I'm making that recommendation.)

    thumb Alex S.
  •   We've been coming here off and on for over 10 years. We've moved a little distance away so it's not as nearby as some of the other Brazilian steakhouses now. But after eating at another churrascaria recently and having a bad experience, I had to go back to this one, namely to get the bad taste out of my mouth from the previous restaurant. Vila Brazil delivered the goods! We went on a Friday night and the food was fantastic! It was as delicious as I remembered it to be. There were pastels and fried polenta on the salad buffet as well as real Feijoada with farofa! You don't have to like farofa but if you want the genuine Brazilian experience, then real Feijoada with farofa are must-haves. Love their fried cauliflower - and I normally dislike cauliflower as a vegetable! Even the dessert flan is awesome! Paired with a cup of Brazilian café and it is heaven!
    What about the meat? Medium rare, well seasoned, slightly crispy fat edges with meat juices dripping with flavor! The chicken legs were juicy, tender but still cooked all the way through! Authentic Brazilian sausage - tasty and tender! The grilled pineapple was sweet with just the right amount of tartness and cinnamon.
    Another bonus? The price! $26 for dinner, $23 if you check-in with Yelp!
    Granted, it may not have the ambiance like some of the other Brazilian restaurants and their salad bar is not as extensive but they know how to cook! So if you are looking for true Brazilian fare with a true Brazilian feel, this is the place! Great place to also watch a Brazilian soccer game too! To Robert (owner) and the staff at Vila, Great job! Keep putting out delicious Brazilian food! Technically 4.5 stars because ambiance is not there compared to the other fine dining Brazilian Steakhouses in Dallas, but so what? In my world, taste is king and you deliver the goods!

    thumb Larry C.
  •   Came on with a party on 10 during lunch hour and the staff never even blinked.  Been to plenty of Brazilian Steakhouses, and this one is better than those that are much more expensive.  Would definitely come back again and recommend highly!

    thumb Thomas S.
  •   Fabulous. Full of regulars, no wonder. Eder, the new Manager, greeted us immediately. He was 19 years managing a much larger BSH in Grapevine. A true professional, noteworthy wine service. Wine list is only about 10, but we found a wonderful Malbec at a great price.

    Salad bar is less extensive than the more expensive places, but what they do have is all extremely good, fresh made, and flavorful. Staff is high tempo, not rushed. Meats have excellent flavor. Can't ask for a better dining experience.

    They just expanded into the suite next door, the decor is stunning, brilliant finish-out.

    Great vibe here; the guests seamed as genuine as the hosts.

    thumb Robert M.
  •   The most authentic Brazilian restaurant in the DFW are, Im Brazilian and after I go to this place I feel like I was back to brazil

    thumb Felinto V.