A favourite place of our is "Restaurante Churrasqueria - El Rodeo". A Churrasqueria or 'Churrasca" is a specialised South American type restaurant where meat is cooked over an open fire pit then served on long swords. They are thought to be derived from Brazillian 'Gaucho's' or cowboys who roasted beef over open camp fires.
Above we can see Beef Ribs cooking nicely. The meat is then cut directly from the swords which act as spits and make for ease of serving. You can have as much or as little as you like from each variety of meat.
Here is Ivan being served a delicious slice of Pork Fillet directly from the sword. A great variety of meat is served and you simply say yes or no when the waiter arrives. The cuts include, chicken, sausage, fillet steak with Roquefort cheese sauce, Ham and Pineapple, Beef in garlic, Pork in Parmesan, rare roast beef and many others.
All the meat is complemented by a mouth-watering 'all you can eat' salad buffet . Some people go just for the salad selection. It is a one off fee of roundabout 20 Euros for all of this outstanding food. Drinks are of course extra. It is worth bearing in mind that it is a good idea to be hungry when you visit! And when you think you are done, they bring around an enormous 'sweet trolley'.
No problem for Mike Booth, ex marketing manager of Club Olympus, pictured above with Ivan. We don't actually look as if we are starving do we?
It's also a great place to take larger parties as there is abundant parking and it is a huge place that is well geared up for handling large amounts of people. The cleanliness, friendliness and speed of service make "El Rodeo" a big hit and it is only a 20 minute walk or 3-5 minute car journey from Club Olympus.
We love this place and know that you will too. Ask any member of the Olympus team about how to get there and they will be glad to help.
Give it a go and give yourselves a treat!
See you soon!