Churrascaria Barranco

Steak in Porto Alegre

Seasoned just so for nearly 50 years, this always-crowded temple of beef has no cowboy shows or endless skewers of speared meat, but it is where locals go for their carne fix.

The huge outdoor patio is packed with lively patrons savoring back prime cuts of Angus alongside selections from the nearly 300-label wine list while dodging the insistent salad carts. It's in Petrópolis, 4km southwest of Centro.