Chima Brazilian Steakhouse coming to Dr. Phillips

Chima combines traditional Brazilian rodizio and excellent service with an elegant setting.

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The Dr. Phillips community is acquiring a new restaurant. 

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is named after "chimarrao," a traditional drink of  Brazil that symbolizes hospitality and friendship. 

According to the steakhouse, legend has it that in South Brazil traditional "gauchos," cowboys, would consume a diet that consisted almost entirely of beef. The meat was seasoned, placed on skewers and slow cooked over a wood burning flame. Historically, gauchos were known for their generosity and hospitality.

The first Chima restaurant originated in Uberlandia, Brazil, located in the state of Minas Gerais. In 2003, the Silva family introduced a new style of dining and superior service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Chima combines traditional Brazilian rodizio and excellent service with an elegant setting. Today, the steakhouse has four more additional locations,  including the one on its way to Dr. Phillips.

Chima's menu includes items such as a peach pomegranate frisee salad or eggplant salad from the salad bar, angus picanha and baby top sirloin from the meat section, and dessert options such as cheesecake and apple strudel. 

The steakhouse will replace the Bonefish Grill at 7830 W. Sand Lake Road.

The restaurant is predicting a spring opening. 

For more information on the steakhouse, click here.



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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