I have always wanted to check out Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria in South Coast Metro, so when I was invited to a media tasting last week, I was excited to visit. The restaurant offers a variety of slow-grilled churrascaria meats, salads and side dishes.
This eatery opened last year and is close to South Coast Plaza and I was excited to check it out. It has modern decor and a cozy bar in the corner.
They have a happy hour mid-week so my husband and I ordered a strawberry and mango caipirinha. They offer a nice selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, and beer. Our caipirinhas did not disappoint and were delicious and refreshing.
The Churrascaria is set up a little differently than some of the others I have been to in that it is all served buffet style. You can choose from several options and go through the buffet line where you will find fresh seasonal organic salads and side dishes to go along with your servings of the slow-grilled meats.
There are several options for the buffet. You can order dinner for $26.95 for all you can eat or you can choose the one time through for $15.95. The lunch buffet is $ 22.95 with a power lunch special during limited hours Tuesdays through Thursdays for $15.95.
For the main course, the Picanha (Top Sirloin) was perfect, as was the Tri-Tip and Skirt Steak. The meat dishes I had were SO GOOD, I did not even add the Chimichurri sauce that is available. The menu also features other meats such as pork ribs, lamb, salmon, and chicken.
I sampled a few sides with my meal including the Broccolini with grapes, the Feiajo Jalo (pinto beans with onion and garlic), the Ratatouille and the Biro-Biro rice. All were delicious side dishes that I recommend you try if you visit.
We truly were very happy with our meal and decided to share the Passion Fruit Mousse. It was a nice way to end our meal.
Silva’s offers catering and private event service as well. Be sure to bookmark this page and check them out.
Tips on Visiting Silvas Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria
Note that this eatery is located behind the Von’s as some of the map apps will have you wondering exactly where this is once you are in the shopping center.
It is a family friendly restaurant, but if you are planning to go on the weekends, I suggest making reservations as it is very popular. Silva’s does offer a kids menu.
Check out their happy hour Mondays – Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Silva’s is located in South Coast Metro
3672 S Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704