9929 - 109 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1H6
T: (780) – 756-7030
Mark wrote in to tell us about Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse"
They serve a one price dinner which they call “rodizio.”
Basically, you get unlimited cuts of meat, and access to the salad bar. What they do is give you a disc, with a red and a green side on it. If you desire meat, leave the green side up, and it comes until you flip it to red, which signals stop. They serve beef, pork, lamb, chicken, done in different style - basically, if you wish, you can get stuffed to the gills!
Basically that is the only option for dining there is - it's really a one-plate dining experience - which is unusual, but very unique. The servers come around with skewers of meat, and carve you the meat off the skewers right at the table for your plate. Very professional and courteous staff at Pampa as well.
I wish I could tell you a bit more about the salad bar - it was good - some unusual items, but I really went only once to the salad bar, and was taken in by all the delicious skewers of meat coming by us!
The set price for dinner was $45 per person, so after drinks and a tip, it came to about $150 for the two of us. This probably does seem pricey, but for me at least, I've not had such good cuts of meat for a long time, and now when we go to a regular restaurant that serves steak, it's purely second-rate for me in comparison.
Their website can give you far more information in general than I could, it's here:
Personally, though, I'd recommend it to anyone as being gluten friendly (my wife was able to eat all the cuts of meat with no ill effects afterwards) and I really enjoyed it. To me, the only flaw I found with Pampa is that most other steak places are just pale in comparison!
Well, just to add to the salad bar, I had asked Pampa about that as well and here was their response on Twitter:
@gfreeYEG You bet! All our meat is gluten free and there are only 2 or 3 (out of about 40) items on our salad bar that contain gluten :)You can follow Pampa on twitter at www.twitter.com/yegPampa