Churrasco Phuket - The South American Steakhouse
by Peter Schares
Brandnew place, just opened before Chinese New Year. Located at the busy Jungceylon Mall in Patong, opposite the Irish Pub. Really well cooked and reasonable imported steaks - they actually managed to bring out a truly rare tenderloin steak, which I found is truly rare to find in Thailand. Big salads and lots of choices of side dishes.
One highlight is their great Cuban music (including lots of tracks from my favourite Cuban guitarist Eliades Ochoa) and professionally done Caipirinhas. Wine list a bit short, but a pretty decent and affordably priced selection of Argentinian & Chilean wines.
Service is a bit chaotic (OK, they are new ...) but super friendly and helpful. They had a very busy night and still went out of their way to keep us happy. So if you want to have good piece of meat in one piece, after all the Thai food, go there. Recommended.