Thanks to Tucano’s at the Riverwoods in North Provo, many of us have gotten a taste of some truly delicious Brazilian-style grilled meat.
Despite the fact that Tucano’s is a sort of all you can eat buffet, this tantalizing taste is often just enough to whet the appetite and will have you coming back for more.
Only problem is that Tucano’s is a little pricy and isn’t exactly the type of place that you want to be going once a week for lunch.
However, Braza Express is a financially more thrifty alternative and will keep your wallet feeling full and your stomach as well.
The slogan of Braza Express is that it is fresh Brazilian food served “The Brazilian Way.” This means that you get a serving of rice and beans, then your choice of a side, a salad, a roll and a serving of delicious grilled mat.
Although the menu is somewhat divided between types of meat, i.e. chicken and steak, you can mix and match to suit whatever you’re craving for that day.
Because the meats are slowly grilled, they’re never tough and always full of flavor. I got the barbecue chicken and was so pleased to find out that it not only melted in my mouth with juiciness, but it was also packed with enough flavor that it didn’t even need the hot sauce I was planning to throw on.
If you’re a red meat fan, you’ll be happy to know that the steak is even more succulent than the chicken and is seasoned with savory flavors like garlic to bring out the richness of the meat.
Although the sides might sound boring in comparison to the meat, they’re not to be overlooked. The rice and beans are different from something you’d get at a mexican restaurant and have a more garlicky taste.
Another option you get to choose from are delicious and exotic sides like cinnamon sugar fried bananas or fried and seasoned yucca. If you think this sounds a little heavy, remember that your meal comes with a salad too so you don’t have to feel too guilty.
Located at the bottom of the Zions Bank building right on University Avenue, Braza Express is easy to access and shouldn’t be missed.