Try the icy, sweet caipirinha, the house specialty made from cachaça (cane sugar rum), lime, and sugar, then delve into steaks, grilled meats, and empanadas, as well as lesser-known Argentine favorites such as matambre, a flank steak pinwheeled with spinach, carrots, and egg.
3411 Glenview, 512/323-5177
This locally owned Brazilian steak house boasts a relaxed, fine-dining atmosphere and the only Brazilian wine list in town.
10000 Research, Ste. B, 512/892-1225
This South American newcomer is already attracting regulars. Meat lovers will swoon over the parrilla gaucha of sausage, steak, and pork ribs.
4800 Burnet Rd., 512/458-1100