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Eating my Way Through Tokyo: Barbacoa

This past Monday, I took eating my way through Tokyo to another level! Monday’s are my favorite day of the week  because my husband has the day off. We usually go into the city and spend the day exploring. This week, we didn’t do much sightseeing but we did A LOT of eating. We enjoyed lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, followed by cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery. Magnolia Bakery was founded in  1996 in New York City. After appearances in Sex and the City and the Devil Wears Prada, the popularity of the cupcake haven surged. We visited the Tokyo location and enjoyed lattes and red velvet cupcakes. It’s always nice to have a little taste of home, so I wasn’t at all worried about the calories! We spent the afternoon walking  around the Omotesando area before heading over to Shibuya for dinner at Barbacoa.

Magnolia Bakery Tokyo

Cupcakes at Tokyo’s Magnolia Bakery

Barbacoa Grill is a meatlover’s dream. The Brazilian steakhouse with multiple locations throughout Tokyo specializes in churrasco style food. Churrasco is a style of cooking that originated in South America in which beef, chicken, pork are cooked rotisserie style. Well known Brazilian steakhouses in the United States include Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil. Here in Japan, Barbacoa is the best of the best when it comes to this fare.

Barbacoa Grill Shibuya

For 5200 yen per person (around 42 USD), Barbacoa offers an all you can eat salad bar and nonstop meat service for 2 hours. When your Barbacoa chip is flipped to the green side (red means that you’re full or need a break), waiters bring out beautiful meats on rotisserie skewers and slice them right on to your plate. I tasted multiple cuts of beef, roasted chicken, and rotisserie cooked sausages and everything was cooked perfectly. My favorite dishes were a garlic and herb crusted steak and the grilled pineapple. It was a great dinner and we are likely to go back often during our time here (my husband is an athlete with a hefty appetite, so all you can eat is right up his alley).

Barbacoa Tokyo
Brazilian Steakhouse Tokyo

Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse? What were your thoughts?

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