Restaurants - Restaurantes (Hes-tow-ron-chees)
Most restaurants are pay-by-the-gram buffets (Prato Feito). These buffets
are always complete with meats, fruits, rice, beans, vegetables, cheese,
seafood and many types of drinks.
I usually paid about R$7 for a pay-by-the-gram plate. If you want to
eat alot, ask for Prato Livre, or Buffet Livre, which is All-you-can-eat,
I paid R$10 for Prato Livre.
Grab a plate and silverware, Fill your plate up then go to the weigh
station, They will be waiting for you to place your plate on the scale.
If you want All-you-can-eat, say "Prato Livre", if you're
not that hungry, and you don't think you'll eat very much, it would
be cheaper to just put your plate on the scale and pay by the gram,
this is called "Prato Feito". They will ask you what you want
to drink, drinks are usually R$1 to R$2 each. They will mark this on
your receipt. You pay at the cash register after you're done eating.
Don't loose your receipt (comanda) or they will make
you pay up to R$200, if you don't have the money, they will call the
Pay by the gram : Prato Feito (prah-tow fay-tow)
All you can eat : Prato Livre (prah-tow lee-vree)
Pay Later Receipt : Comanda (co-mahn-dah)
All-you-can-eat buffets are common in Rio.
Rice and Farofa Flour
Brazilian fine wines
Brazilian Chefs working
Brazilian Chefs preparing the meat.