Rodizio has been the hottest trend going in Northern New Jersey for the last few years. This ala carte style service with waiters bringing you sizzling skewers of spit-roasted meats to your table and slicing bits off with sharp knives directly onto your plate is a fun way to spend your Saturday evening. I had the opportunity to visit Solar do Minho Steakhouse a Northern Portugeuse-style steakhouse in Belleville, New Jersey last night (about a 40 dollar cab ride from the PATH train in Hoboken).
Here are some images of the Rodizio:
Some of the tasty delicacies consumed included chicken hearts, pork sausage, top beef filet, lamb chicken thighs wrapped in bacon, beef short ribs, lots and lots of chorizo sausage, and of course grilled pineapple to finish.
You need to pace yourself. The meat comes out fast, so resist the urge to gorge, slow and steady usually wins this race.
I believe the above shot was pork loin and some grilled ham.
The lamb (above) was quite tasty. I feel that the quality of the meats here was much nicer than some other Rodizio places I’ve been to recently, especially the ones in Manhattan. The general trend at these Rodizio spots is to over-salt the meat, but I didn’t necessarily find that to be the case at Solar do Minho. Also, the cost for Rodizio was only about 27 dollars per person, so the price tag was quite reasonable for Northern New Jersey.
The sides included white rice, black beans, fried bananas, and some thin cut French fries, and the sangria flowed like… wine?
We wrapped up with some super sweet deserts and port wine, very appropriate . Proof Positive! Solar do Minho 15 Cleveland Street, Belleville, NJ