RIO BRAZILIAN STEAK TRUCK
Market between 33rd and 34th
This is a novel, creative idea. Equip a food truck with a huge charcoal-fueled grill, install some rotisseries over it, and serve meat that’s been rotating on spits. What’s not to like here?
The folks who run this truck are a blast. Ricardo Barbosa, head chef, comes from Brazil and spent a few years at the great Na’Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse in Horsham. His business partner, Angel Mieres (also from Brazil) mans the front and tries to teach customers a few words in Portugese.
We ordered an $8 Flamengo Steak Sandwich, and salivated as Ricardo carved the top sirloin off the spit and placed it on a crispy long roll. To make it more fun, he added slices of pineapple which are also rotating above the open flame. The sandwich was tender, tangy and more than worth the eight bucks.
The chicken wrapped in bacon was also outstanding. As was the Brazilian sausage. Guzzle it all down with an imported Brazilian fruit soda called Guarana Antarctica, and you’ll enjoy the best lunch you’ve have in quite a while.
Rio Brazilian Steak Truck is a winner. I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins this contest.