REVIEW: Bacana Brazilian Steakhouse

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bacana Brazilian Steakhouse
3347 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (519) 948-3331

Type of Restaurant: Brazilian Steakhouse
Attire: Casual
Prices: $$ Affordable
Payment Options: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit/EFTPOS
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5 - 9 PM 
Friday: Lunch: 11:30 AM-2PM
            Dinner: 5-10PM
Saturday: 5-10pm
Sunday: Open for Special Occasions

Reservations? Recommended
Handicap Accessible? Yes.
Vegetarian Friendly? not worth it, unless you really want to pay $25 for rice and black beans.
Vegan Friendly? Nope.

Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Originality: 3/5
Atmosphere: 4/5

From my previous post, you would know that I successfully completed a one-month vegan challenge. Now it was time to celebrate and what better way to celebrate, than with a Brazilian Steakhouse. ;)

Some of my co-workers have been waiting for the one month challenge to be over so that we could go out to try Bacana's as I didn't know it even existed in this neck of the woods.All I can say is, it was well worth the wait.

This was my first time at a Brazilian Steakhouse and the staff were more than welcoming. We had reservations for 8pm last Saturday, and were well advised to park across the street, as MNSi Internet Services isn't so fond of Bacana patrons using their parking lot next door, no matter how empty it is.The Bacana staff were also more than helpful to explain how their Brazilian steakhouse works. 

Essentially, you have an open buffet of salad, rice, black beans, coleslaw, and potatoes all of which were really delicious to the point where it is difficult to pick a favourite. Then you have a building block type thing that is painted red on one end and green on the other. If the green is facing up, the meat keeps coming, served and carved by the gauchos (male servers) fresh from the skewer it was cooked on, right at your table. The selection of meat is always changing. On this occasion we tried an apple cider brisket, brown sugar marinated pork, sea salt steak, chicken drumsticks, bacon-wrapped chicken breast, sausage, and chicken hearts. Of all the choices, I would have to rank the brown sugar pork as a favourite as it was cooked perfectly and was very tender followed closely by the seemingly simplistic sea salt beef brisket which was incredible juicy with just the right amount of salt to make your mouth water for more.

By time 9:30 rolled around, we were the last table remaining. The music shut off and we got that this was our queue to wrap it up. We were caught a bit off guard as having worked in hospitality we are well aware that this is a hospitality faux-pas. Despite this abrupt end to a great experience, the service and food quality are definitely enough to pay this hidden Windsor gem another visit in the near future. 


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