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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
This is a relative newcomer to the Aruba restaurant scene and a very welcome addition!
It's a South American churrascaria specializing in meat! Tons and tons of it. More specifically this is a Brazilian type eatery and well worth a visit. But please, come hungry!
For thirty bucks (the price when we visited and it has probably shot up considerable since then) an all-you-can-eat spread is brought right to your table. You start out with a very nice salad bar. Lots of choices including deviled eggs, rice dishes, soup, etc. Then you wait for the onslaught of meat purveyors.
You'll find a little gizmo on the table that resembles a seasoning salt shaker. Only it's painted over. On one end you'll find green paint. On the other side you'll see red. When you're ready for the frenzy to begin, set the gizmo upright on your table with the green side on top. Then brace yourself for a treat!
The first server to arrive might have a sword loaded with chunks of fillet mignon fresh from the charcoal fire. He carefully "unskewers" one onto your plate. The next guy might have a spear loaded with rack of lamb. Other servers will invade your table with such tasty items as herb marinated pork loin, top sirloin, even roasted pineapple--which is great. And of course you'll be tempted with chicken, too.
The trick is to sample of a couple of meats then quickly turn your gizmo upright with the red side showing to slow the parade down. Try a bunch of items and then re-load on the ones you like best.
You'll be tempted with some super rich desserts at here, too, but I'd wager that you'll probably be too full to do it much damage.
This is a great place! Everybody is very helpful and eager to explain how everything works. Vegetarians could survive nicely on the salad bar alone.
Amazonia is located across the street from the high rise hotel zone in Palm Beach. They're located at J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 374 just across the street from the Hyatt. This place is so popular that I'd make a reservation by calling (297) 5864444. Parking can be a problem although many people are within walking distance from the high rise hotels. They have a web site here.
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