Aipo & Aipim
Member Reviews (2)
- Aipo & AipimFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
My first time eating at a kilo restaurant (where you pay based on weight). Didn't take long to figure out the drill...you get a paper at the door when you arrive, choose between a hundred or so different types of food, then they weigh it and mark the price on your paper. Additional items ( e.g. drinks) are also added to the paper, and after you eat you pay at the door as you leave.
I was curious to try the churrasco meats, but didn't know what any of the names meant. So I tried one called Cupim, which turns out is meat from the back hump of a type of cow called a zebu. With a little garlic sauce, it was delicious. Also tried some picanha, which is a type of sirloin. It was fine, but nothing special.
With a little rice and beans and some fresh fruit, my small plate cost R$13, which is quite reasonable. Food here is $42/kilo, a bit less than the kilo store right around the corner from my hotel ($57/kilo). Overall a successful experience.