After a long day trip to the exquisite ruins of Palenque, Mr Wasabi was feeling a bit famished, asking what he wanted to eat he suggested ‘meat’. As Tobasco is known for their beef. After doing a quick google search we headed off to Rodizio, which is a Brazilian BBQ restaurant.
As we walked in, I immediately saw the number of fairy lights dangling from the ceiling which I thought looked a bit ‘tacky’. Most of the patrons were locals and we were the only foreigners there. Which is a good sense of not being too ripped off with touristy prices.
As we took our seats, these small paper tokens were provided to use which informs the staff whether we wanted food (green side) or not (red side).
We had ours on green by default and not to long staff members started to arrive left right and centre offering us a variety of BBQ meats on large skewers in which you can opt to have as much as you wanted.
Meats that were on offer were chicken, pork, beef, sausage, giblets etc. Mr Wasabi and I decided to get a selection of BBQ meats to try. Some were tastier and succulent than others, but you never know what you are going to get until you try it.
The standout items for me was the chicken with parmesan crust, the grilled pineapple with cinnamon (one of my favourites and is always on my ‘to get’ list when having a brazilian BBQ). There was this pork that melted in your mouth, but I could not remember which one it was as I was inundated with so many choices at the time that I just said ‘yes’ to everything.
In the middle of the restaurant lies an island consisting of salads, soups, cured meats and cheese, bread etc. Since arriving in Mexico I found it far and few to have green vegetables, so took the liberty to feed myself with greens.
Just a note, drinks and desserts are at an additional charge. We were stun by this, as we were unaware of this. A good experience for those who have a stomach to eat $370 worth of food. Food is tasty and has a good selection at the salad bar. Good selections of meats in which the waiters come round to you, though you can always wave them down if you want more.
Location: Paseo de la Choca, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico