Chima Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review | Don’t Eat Here Until You Read This!
There is a dizzying array of places to choose from, so some researching will have to be done in order for you to find the type of dining experience you are looking for. You will find New Florida taste treats-seafood straight from the sea and field-fresh fruits and veggies.
The restaurants range from tiny cafes to expansive al fresco waterfront dining. An abundance of quaint bistros, ethnic enclaves and top-rated steak and seafood houses bolster the Fort Lauderdale area as a world-class destination for pleasurable culinary exploration.
We’ll begin our series of dining experiences with one area at a time. Let’s start with the famous Las Olas Boulevard. There are a number of restaurants on this lovely, tree-lined street. Many have been in the area for years, and are well-known, established eateries.
Chima is beginning to settle in as one of the most sought-after dining experiences here. The high-quality food, service, and general overall atmosphere has become a favorite among locals.
The feel is laid-back elegance as you are walking down the street, peering into the many one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and of course, restaurants.
The al-fresco experience awaits you as you will see, there are many tables set up outside so the diners may take advantage of the Las Olas lifestyle, the great weather, and people watching.
One of the first places you will want to see is Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Guests will find a most unique dining experience at Chima. Churrasco is the Brazilian style of barbecue.
“Churrascaria” and “rodizio” are the hottest buzzwords in today’s restaurant whirl, where the booming Brazilian population has pioneered and popularized its traditional steakhouses featuring a non-stop parade of gaucho-clad servers bearing giant skewers of meats directly from the rotisserie grill to the tables for slicing to order.
Beef in all its cuts is the headliner, but there’s also skewed sausage, pork, lamb, chicken and even some seafood on the side.
Preceding the parade is your own participation in round-tripping to the salad bar, a too-modest name for all the display of freshness and national specialties on the Brazilian buffet plus smoked salmon and soup, along with such traditional side dishes as black beans and rice, mashed potatoes and a great variety of olives.
But before attempting the huge salad bar, you should salute your good fortune at being able to be in the Pampas of southern Brazil with a classic “caipirinha,” a cocktail made with squeezed sugar cane liquor and lots of lime, sometimes with the infused additives of coconut, passion fruit and strawberry.
Desserts are well prepared a mousse made with passion fruit or a slice of rich cheesecake, Key lime pie or tiramisu, and the wine list is extensive.
The up-scale restaurant, with it’s incredible architecture indoors as well as out is so inviting and warm. The decoration is magnificent, with a linear, simplistic-contemporary Brazilian style. They have a very extensive modern art collection as well.
Relax outside where you can sip on an aperitif before dining, and enjoy the gigantic Banyan tree over your head, the music faintly sounding in the background, as you prepare for a wonderful meal.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301