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“Carnivore heaven!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chima Brazilian

Chima Brazilian
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Ranked #12 of 1,321 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$49
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Located on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard just minutes from the beach, Chima offers a serene dining experience with a touch of exclusivity. The Fort Lauderdale location provides a chic dining experience from the minute you step foot into the captivating courtyard. The outside bar and courtyard provide an escape from the traditional happy-hour scene with our exceptional drink specials.
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Carnivore heaven!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Meat, meat,meat, and even more meat, this is not for vegetarians. Reservations needed or eat early or really late. Service has always been excellent, I have dined here four times. Salad bar is amazing, but this is a Brazilian steakhouse, you can load up on protein. It is a expensive meal but the opportunity to choose so many different types of meat a taste at a time is well worth it. If you have room for desert try the Flan one of the best I have tasted.

Visited February 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Above average assortment of quality meats. Service very good and attentive with skewars of meat in your face before you have a chance to finish whats on your plate. Never saw the swordfish or baby sirloin or filet mignon. What was delivered to the table was acceptable and cooked tasty without all of the over-salted meats in other Brazilian restaurants. The buffet is below par and not up to other competitors selections and the weakest part of this establishment. If you want desserts and drinks you will pay extra over the 55.00 per person charge. When all is done you are looking at around 70.00-85.00 per person. The location is peaceful and set back on Las Olas with 2 majestic ficas trees at the entrance. Away from the hustle and bustle and crowds on Las Olas near the beach. It is a worthwhile experience if you are a meat eater and can consume above average quantities you will get your monies worth. If you are bringing a date that is a nibbler or you do not have a big appetite then this is not a place for you to visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Awesome food experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Awesome food experience.
In sort it's a all you can eat steak-house, but very up scale.
The servers bring the steaks to your table in every possible combination and all types of meats.

Fantastic service, taste and value for money.
The side buffet was one of the best I've seen in Miami.

A must eat kind of place!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Purcellville, Virginia
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77 reviews
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“Meat heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Chima is the best Brazilian steakhouse in my opinion. I have been to Texas de Brazil and fogo and chima is the best in terms of service, meat options, salad bar, and side options. It is very expensive, closer to four dollar signs than three in my opinion. If you want to treat yourself to a wide array of great meat this place is for you!

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Ridgeway, VA
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“Was OK - but not worth the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We have eaten at several brazilian restauants and this one was ok. The salad bar was fine although had some unusual items on it. The side dishes were OK although my daughter really liked the potatoes. The meat like another poster mentioned, didn't have a ton of flavor. All in all we were a bit disappointed. I would recommend this if there are only 2 of you, but we had 6 (2 being children age 12) and with drinks, tax and tip $400 for a meal is just too much when it wasn't an outstanding meal.

The service was excellent, and they were great about bringing whatever meat to your table that you requested in a very timely manner. Oh and you need reservations unless going there very early.

  • Visited March 2014
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