Elk Grove residents already know, but now the word is really spreading on Elk Grove’s biggest secret: Little Brazil Steakhouse is among the best anywhere around, according to Yelp’s Best Steakhouse in Every State survey.

With so many culinary destinations throughout Northern California, it might come as a surprise to outsiders that the family restaurant has earned a top honor as a member of Yelp’s all-time list of top steak houses.

Located at 8698 Elk Grove Boulevard, Little Brazil Steakhouse is a laid-back yet fervent Brazilian eatery. It distinguishes itself with its Brazilian-style rotisserie meats, providing a one-of-a-kind steakhouse experience to its guests.

At Little Brazil, you’ll find family friendly service and offerings of delightful Brazilian-style rotisserie cooked meats and sides, catering to every palate. Embracing the traditional “pay what you weigh” system popular in Brazil, customers have the freedom to portion their meal as they desire.

During dinner hours between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., diners can select from their choice of the hot bar, cold salad bar and churrasco or Brazilian barbeque. Selections change daily.

Some of the Brazilian barbeque meats include boneless chicken thigh, garlic pork, sirloin, top sirloin, ribeye, garlic beef, lamb and pork sausage.

The owner, originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil, developed a strong passion for food from a young age while helping his mother raise six brothers and sisters.

According to Yelp, Ronan moved to Massachusetts at the age of 20. Over 22 years, Ronan honed his skills in the restaurant industry, gaining valuable experience at establishments like Paparazzi, Appetito, Athan’s Bakery, Kennedy’s Steakhouse and Somer’s Group, eventually becoming a kitchen manager.

Ronan’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to own two restaurants, Brighton Cafe and Ronan’s Deli.

In 2019, he moved with his family to Sacramento, his wife’s hometown. Always nurturing the dream of opening his own Brazilian restaurant, the perfect opportunity presented itself to Ronan in Elk Grove. That’s how Little Brazil Steakhouse entered the picture.

With a deep love for food and culinary expertise, Ronan personally creates each dish, hoping to share his passion for food with all his customers.

Make sure you dine here if you haven’t yet!


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