The Brazilian experience.
My visit here marked my first experience with churrascaria, brazilian steakhouse, a rodizio style dining. I have to say I had an excelent time!
Food: It's like a meat parade. Almost like every thirty seconds or so, a Gaucho (a brazilian Chef) would come by the table with a long skewer with glistening meaty goodness. All of the meats I had were great and I can't believe I consumed this much steak in one sitting...(wow!). On this particular night, it seemed like I had more than ten different types of steak
In addition to the endless parade of meats, there was a salad bar and hot sides buffet for accompaniments.
Service: Service was great. Our waiter was charming and slightly flirtatious with the ladies, beautifully capitalizing on Latin American stereotypes. I definitely had multiple caipirinhas the most famouse brazilian drink and a lovely dessert. (by the way, the capirinha here, is delicious! I must acquire the ingredients so I can make them at home.)
Also, in regards to the rodizio service, everyone is given a little card with a red side and green side and is instructed to put the green side up if they want some of the meaty goodness being offered and put the red side up if you want to skip this round. It's a fun concept, and one that's pretty common with rodizio places.
Downstairs there's is a very nice bar&lounge, where thursdays thru sundays bands are playing, people dancing and having fun.
I don't think Tabocas, or any rodizio place for that matter, is something I'd go to very regularly, but for a fun night out with friends, it's realy great place. Certainly something worth checking out in the Lowell dining scene.