Best for: Meat-lovers
Before our visit, we didn’t even know what a Brazilian churrascaria (pronounced chew-ross-ska-ree-ya) was. Now we do – endless skewers of barbequed meat and chicken carved at your table by passadores (waiters dressed like Brazilian gauchos), until you tell them to stop. Salad and dessert buffets are extensive, but the meat is the main event here. A Latin band and a feeling of being transported to Brazil make this one of the liveliest restaurants in the capital. Just make sure you have a very light lunch in anticipation and leave your vegetarian friends at home!
INFO: Dhs255 exclusive of drinks, daily, 6pm to 11.30pm, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 6888, www.ichotelsgroup.com.