Gluten Free Options at Midwest Grill in Cambridge

Midwest Grill is a Brazilian BBQ, Churrascaria Rodizio restaurant, and the only one in the Boston/Cambridge area.
Churrascaria is a cooking style, which translates roughly into Barbeque, and describes a restaurant that serves mostly grilled/BBQ meats.
Rodizio is a style of restaurant service in Brazil where one pays a fixed price and waiters come around to the tables with food – usually meat – several times until you’ve had enough.
Midwest grill was my first Rodizio experience. Piece of advice, go VERY hungry! There is also a buffet, included in the fixed price, which has white rice, yellow rice, beans, stews, vegetables, fried plantains, meatballs, lasagna, and it goes on. I wouldn’t fill up on a lot of this. I did sample the two stews, both pork, one with chicken, and surprisingly I really liked the pork stew. When you are seated, you are given a card to indicate to the waiters whether or not you wanted food or you where done/needed a break.

Brazilian BBQ Pricing

Lunch    Monday – Friday       $13.95
Lunch    Saturday – Sunday    $14.95
Dinner   Sunday – Thursday   $21.95
Dinner   Friday – Saturday      $24.95
The service here wasn’t that great. It was pretty slow, as it was 8pm on a Sunday night, and I was shocked. We had to ask for water three times before my boyfriend got up and poured it himself. I was also surprised at the length of time between each ’round’ of meat.
The quality of the food was very good! I enjoyed most of the meats – sirloin, pork loin, sausage, lamb, chicken hearts, ribs, kielbasa and grilled pineapple. The only seasoning used on the meat is salt, so they are 100% safe and free of gluten.
We also ordered Guarana, a popular, you guessed it, guarana-flavored soda in Brazil. It tasted like a more sweetened version of ginger ale.
Location: 1124 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139
second location in Saugus, MA


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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.