A look at the past
about the history of Rodizio...
Born on the XVIIIth century, the "gaucho" is a cowboy from the south american prairies, their origins related to the historical and social economic conditions of the cattleing from Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil and Uruguay in a natural geographical area. The word "gaucho" comes from the quechua language “huachu”, which means orphan, outcast or wanderer. The spanish settlers transformed the word to “guachos” and in southern Brazil “gauderio” o “gaúcho”.
Between 1835 and 1845 the Farrapos Revolution kept the "Rio Grande do Sul" territory independent from a brazilian nation still taking shape; Only ten years before, the "Farroupilha Revolution" had declared the indepence over Portugal. It was common for youngsters coming from current regions of Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay & Uruguay to find a job smuggling cattle & leather between those still blurry borders.
“All along those windy prairies, the legendary "pampas", the gaucho with his horse still takes good care of the cattle and sheep which made "Rio Grande do Sul" rich for the first time." As they had no food preservation means, the gauchos would gather after slaughtering a cow and they would cook all the meat portions on a wood fire. Juicy, tasty slowly cooked meat in order to keep all their juices inside.
The first football league champion of Brazil, happened in 1935, two years after the proffesionalism in brazilian football. The championship final was held on november 17th, Parque de St. George, abroad game. Its result was 2 - 0 against Corinthians. Goals scored by Raúl Cabral Araken Guedes and Zahra. This way, Santos FC won its first Paulistao Championship.
Legend says one confused waiter started mixing orders at some steak house. Those who ordered ribs got chicken, those who ordered tenderloin got sausages and so on. Amongst general confusion, guests started to get really mad at the poor waiter, so in order to save his neck he started to serve all guests with a portion of all meats served at that place. Anger became joy among all clients who happily accepted the gesture. This way is how Brazil got their own internationally serving sytem.
Restaurant Rodizio Papalús opens in Lloret de Mar;
Unique environment sorrounded by lush gardens, guests' parking place, terrace, wi-fi and a gorgeous swimmingpool for you to enjoy on warm Costa Brava summer days.
And the most colorful shows & ambiance during the night.
Our Grill, Our Touch
Carnes, Ensaladas y Un extenso buffet
A Gastronomical Journey
Dining inn Rodizio Papalús Restaurant you are experiencing Brazil's history. Taste the unparalleled brazilian grill and the home-made salads and starters.
Enjoy a good wine or have a gordeous caipirinha at the bar.
Rodizio Papalús is not only a restaurant but a culinary adventure where you will discover new exciting flavours.
Get confy, sit down and dine like the legendary gauchos from the last century, enjoy the delicate taste of the best "churrasco" and brochettes prepared with best quality meat over a slow cooking grill.
Best brazilian and mediterranean flavours
In Restaurant Rodizio Papalús you will enjoy an extense selected salad and starters buffet, with fresh quality ingredients to take your senses from the mediterranean to the brazilian latitudes.
Our experienced multi-cultural chefs love their trade and the language of flavours, and that is their gift for you every night.
Get ready for the brazilian grill, churrasco, meat, steaks and tenderloins served the traditional sword way. Cooked over a slow fire and served directly onto your plate. Between paradise and gluttony.
Tender, tasty, lush. We serve best sheeps' shoulder and legs, just cooked. And our sheep comes from Chile! How about that?
Straight from the oven, with vegetables, tasty, delicious.
What a cute and delicious animal. We have the most tender threads, grilled on our slow fire. Ham, bacon, sausages, chops... We even serve piglet! Adorable!
Spanish people say "Pork is used throughout" but maybe they should say "Pork is enjoyed throughout".
What would argentinian and brazilian cuisine be without this beautiful animal? And this is why we keep a starring role for it in our restaurant. Veal "Picañas", sword served, straight out from the grill to your plate. You can't miss it.
A healthy quirky fancy are these fajitas. Prepared with peppers, zucchini, carrots, onions... Sautéed vegetables and then carefully grilled on the oven so its crunchy and delicious.
Delicious salmorejo shots. A mediterranean vitamins dose ready for you. Garlic, sun-ripened tomatoe, peppers, cucomber, bread, virgin olive oil and salt. A summer essential, from humble origins and always delicious. With shaved ham, fresh, for you.
Fresh, daily delivered, from Blanes harbour. Cooked on delicious green sauce, garlic and parsley, white wine, and our patient and loving stove. From the mediterranean waters to your palate.
A spanish classic. taste our goat cheese and caramel onion montaditos, slightle oven gratined. Sure you love them. Or how about our catalan cod montaditos, with raisins, pinions and a tender caramel onion.
Who doesn't like Paella? More mediterranean flavours in our warm entrées. Fresh from the day, with Costa Brava seafood. And oww! How delicious we cook them!
Another temptation for starters. If you enjoy it, here's an irresistible sushi selection every day for you. If you still haven't tried, what are you waiting for? com and try them!.
Prepared in our kitchen. With seafood and deliciousn marisco y una deliciosa bechamel sauce, grilled in the oven. Delicious warm temptation en among our warm starters that we cook for you.
Prawns and shrimps! from Blanes port to your plate, with minced garlic and parsley. What a warm starter! Sure you can not stop sucking your fingers and its heads.
A short but carefully chosen selection of wines and champagnes to accompany your meal at Rodizio Papalus. From elegant whites to full reds to accompany our meats. And a bit of cava or champagne? ideal to round up your dinner or celebration.