Review from Jay Marks

I love when new restaurants open up in the Flower Mound area, and I especially love when something unique and different comes to town! Something like the new Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House that just opened its doors last week in Lakeside DFW! This week I had the chance to sit down and visit with the whole management team to learn what makes Carvao different from other Brazilian steak houses and what they’re looking forward to bringing to Flower Mound Foodies.

Owner, Paulo Novaes, might be one of my new favorite people – he is a 15-year resident of Flower Mound and is passionate about a lot of things which have all ultimately led him to discover his dream of opening his own Brazilian restaurant. Paulo is a native of Brazil and has spent the past 40 years perfecting his own Churrasco-style recipes (mostly as bragging rights to his friends to prove his food is better than theirs). And even Carvao’s chef who has 30 years of experience working in Brazilian steak houses agrees that Paulo has come up with some great recipes! So, I’d say that’s quite the compliment!

Paulo has also worked hard over the past couple of years to surround himself with only the best and most experienced staff, including two managers who have decades of experience in the Brazilian-restaurant business between them. As we mentioned before, his chef has 30 years of experience. And he also brought in wait staff from all over – New York, Florida and Brazil – to work for him.

What else makes Carvao so unique? Well, they are the only Brazilian steak house in Denton County who prepare their food using a charcoal grill, something they say gives their food a unique and delicious taste. In fact, “carvao” actually means charcoal in Portugese, so it’s clearly something Paulo and his staff think makes them stick out from the crowd.

They also pride themselves on continuing to innovate and create, always trying to stay modern and serve their customers in the best way possible. For example, they have a private room which can seat up to 100 people and which can easily accommodate your multimedia needs with all the latest technology, including Apple TV. This would make Carvao a great option for a business event or a wedding rehearsal dinner – just saying!