Rodizio Grill

Rodizio Grill in American Fork

Recently Rodizio Grill opened in American Fork and I took the opportunity to drop in for an early dinner.  Many of you have heard of this restaurant but because there are so many other Brazilian restaurants in Utah there is a good chance you might not have made it to this one yet.  For those of you unfamiliar with this style of eating let me give you the gist of it; You are seated at a table and large skewers of different types of meat are brought to your table, one at a time, if the meat looks good you ask for some, if not then you pass on it.  They will keep bringing food around to your table until you set a visual indicator (usually a Red and Green piece of wood that is at every table) that you are either done and want the check or you need a break.  It is kind of fun and it is a good way to try a lot of different types of meat.  There is also a salad bar available for those of you not looking to completely gorge yourself on beef, chicken, pork, and fish.  Now that you understand the basics of a Brazilian Grill, let’s dive into my experience at Rodizio Grill in American Fork.

I wasn't sneaky enough to get a picture of the meat skewers

As I mentioned the American Fork Rodizio Grill is a new location, open for just a few months.  It is a little out of the way from all the other restaurants in the area but it can be seen from I-15 and is right near the Cinemark, making it a nice spot to grab a bite to eat before catching a movie and there is a ton of parking.  We went in for an early dinner and we seating almost immediately, it was nice considering we were nervous about a possible wait.  The interior is not bad, a little darker then I like but not so much that it would make me uncomfortable.  The table and seats seemed a little on the cheap side but that wouldn’t stop me from going back.  They explained the red and green stopper and got out drink orders in, we flipped the indicator to green and right away meat skewers started presenting at our table, we took a few before going to hit the salad bar.  The salad bar had a lot of great looking food and we filled a plate and took it back to our table, as we sat down the meat started flowing again.  There were a lot of different styles of beef being brought around, a few types of chicken, two pork options, one skewer of Mahi Mahi with red bell peppers, and grilled pineapple.  I tried some of everything and was rarely disappointed, the Mahi Mahi was amazing and as always the grilled pineapple was the perfect sweetness to all of the salty meat skewers.  The salad bar was also superb and was actually one of the better ones I have had at a Brazilian Grill.

I have been to a handful of different Brazilian restaurants and after my experience at the Rodizio Grill in American Fork I can definitely say that I will be going back soon.  All of the food was great and while I think other Brazilian restaurants might have a bit better of an atmosphere the wait time and the quality of the salad bar outweigh the negatives of the furniture and lighting, after all, I was there for food and was happy with their service.  So if you haven’t tried Rodizio or it has been a while, try it again, there is great food to be had and lots of it.

Rodizio Grill:
www.rodiziogrill.com

The ChinWag Visited Rodizio Grill At:
American Fork off of I-15 and next to the Cinemark.

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