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Espadas Brazilian Catering is opening a Mesquite storefront to serve to-go dishes later this summer. Co-owner Raul Almanza told What Now Dallas they are still waiting on the health inspection and plan to train staff before their grand opening at 601 Pioneer Rd., Ste. A, in Mesquite, hopefully sometime in late August.
Almanza and his brother Joaquin Almanza have been working out of a commercial kitchen for catering and to serve guests lunch every Sunday at the La Pulga de Seagoville flea market in Seagoville. They will continue to offer full-service catering and Sunday lunch service in Seagoville, but they will now begin to offer to-go menu items to guests.
The authentic Churrascaria, Brazilian barbeque, restaurant offers a wide array of meats and sides to diners. “We’re having plates with some sides, different types of steaks, a couple of sandwiches—traditional from Brazil. At the same time, we’ll offer a family package,” Raul Almanza said.
Some Espadas Brazilian Catering menu items include Brazilian picanha steak, ribeye, filet mignon, lamp chops, tomahawk, chicken wrapped in bacon, Brazilian sausage, and more. Sides include black beans, white rice, garlic mashed potatoes, and Brazilian cheese bread, which features yucca flour, milk, and parmesan cheese.
A variety of salads are also available, as well as roasted pineapple. Almanza recommends trying the Brazilian lemonade. “We make it from scratch every day.”
They started testing their Brazilian dishes on friends and family during COVID and decided to start the catering business. The brothers have over 20 years of experience cooking Brazilian dishes. “Not a lot of Brazilian places offer this kind of service, so that’s why we came to this idea. So far, people love it.”