I’ve been noticing an increased Brazillian population spike here in OC (a good thing) and this restaurant confirms it.
Brazil Cali Grill in Costa Mesa.
Buffet by the lb with choice of grilled meats.
The picanha and tri tip are excellent. Very tender and flavorful. The picanha had that silky texture that you usually don’t get in the churrascarias in the US. The linguça was too salty and didn’t taste like the stuff in Brazil.
Owners and cooks are kind and speaking full blown Portuguese.
It’s $8.65/lb for the buffet items only, $9.85/lb for combo buffet and grilled meats, and $15.95/lb for meats only.
A customer walked up and asked for picanha only and the guy working there recommends he take a small scoop of something from the buffet so it lowers his cost. Great people and I hope their gentle ways don’t backfire.
Below plate of 3 choice of meat totaled $14 which included 5 slices pichana, 2 slices tri tip, and the linguça.
Can’t wait to come back and try the other cuts (pork ribs weren’t ready).
Feijoada available Wesnesday and Saturday.