By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 27, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, the new Brazilian-American steakhouse at 2550 N. Mayfair Rd., will introduce its churrasco and rodizio-style dining to guests beginning at 5 p.m. tonight.

The restaurant occupies the Mayfair Mall outlot building that was formerly home to McCormick & Schmick's.

Recognized for its unique blend of Brazilian culture and Texas hospitality, the Wauwatosa churrascaria is the first Wisconsin location for the largest Brazilian-American steakhouse brand in the world.

The restaurant, which seats over 300, offers an expansive salad bar featuring over 50 hot and cold selections including Brazilian specialties like Moqueca (fish stew), smoked salmon and creamy lobster bisque. On the carnivorous side, diners can choose from a variety of freshly grilled skewered meats including lamb chops, filet mignon and Brazilion sausages, all of which are carved tableside by costumed gauchos. Pricing is $42.99 for adults ($24.99 for salad bar only); children ages 6-12 eat for half-off; children ages 3-5 eat for $5 and children under 2 years of age dine for free.

Other features include an open kitchen where meats are grilled over charcoal, a wine cellar featuring private label wines bottled exclusively for Texas de Brazil by Santa Rita Vineyards in Chile, an intimate lounge and both private and semi-private dining areas.

Texas de Brazil is open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and features a special bar menu and drink specials including $3 domestic beer, $5 house wine and house cocktails, and $7 martinis.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.