Have you tried Fogo Do Brasil in the Marina Casa de Campo yet? Well we have and we were very pleasantly surprised!
A vibrant yet casual atmosphere and a creative new concept are only two small things that make this place really stand out as a casual spot to enjoy a relaxed dinner with friends and family.
Fancy it is not, rather it nicely fits the need of a casual place to come for lunch, dinner or for drinks with friends – while still in shorts or a swimsuit after a day trip to palmilla. Have a couple drinks under the open air or head inside and enjoy the upstairs game area with TVs, ping pong, foosball, darts and more.
Fried Calamari at Fogo Do Brasil, Marina Casa de Campo
The prices are shocking. Fogo Do Brasil has clearly aimed at the local crowd of villa owners and residents who like the convenience of eating out regularly, but are put off by the “tourist pricing” that most establishments have embraced. Instead, Fogo do Brasil offers Brazilian and Italian fare at exceptional value… Ribeye for RD$850, Pasta at RD$450/$500, and the drinks are also great value too (Presidente beer RD$120, Chivas 12 RD$250, cocktails RD$250). Not to mention their unlimited Brazilian “rodizio” which includes 10 different types of meat and a salad bar at only RD$1,200 per person, that’s less than US$30 per person for a ton of food, and good food at that.
The owner, Mario Zary, explained to Casa de Campo Living that he wanted to create a place that was somewhere villa owners could come to regularly without breaking the bank.
All this is good and all, but now let’s talk about the food… Well first impressions coming from the bruschetta were encouraging as they were simply delicious. Then the fried calamari were very nice and plentiful with a great presentation. Now on to the meat… we ordered the pork ribs and ribeye, two items challenging for the best of places. So how were they? For the price, you can’t beat them with a stick! Delicious, bursting with flavor and cooked as ordered (yes, that is something to complement as it does not always happen).
We’ve since been back and although we are yet to personally try the Brazilian “rodizio”, a friend dining with us did – and he loved it. The friendly and efficient waiters brought out cut after cut of 10 different types of meat, each one presented on a skewer and then cut directly onto his plate.
Enjoying the “rodizio” at Fogo Do Brasil in the Marina Casa de Campo
So what’s our verdict? Good meat & great value. It’s as simple as that.
Fogo Do Brasil
For lunch they offer a Dominican meal of the day for just RD$150 (US$3.50), as well as an a la carte menu with Italian pasta and meats. In addition to their Italian menu, during the evenings the Brazilian “rodizio” is available and is just RD$1200 per person, including all you can eat from 10 different cuts of meat, served on a skewer (rodizio) and carved directly onto your plate.
Opening times: 10am to late
Location: Small plaza where Mistral used to be, Marina Casa de Campo
Cuisine: Brazilian and Italian