Bring On The Meat at Fogo de Chão

If you like meat, then Fogo de Chao might just be paradise. Originally from Brazil, there are now 27 restaurants in the United States with the newest location open in downtown Los Angeles. Located at 8th at Figueroa, the it took over the space that was formerly Roy’s. It is a vast open space but after a meal here, you might feel like you need all that room to roll yourself out the door.

Fogo de Chao

Stop at the bar for a drink before heading to your table and get in the Brazilian mood with a fresh and tart Caipirinha.


Once you are settled in at your table, get ready to visit the gourmet salad bar. With over 30 items including fresh cut vegetables, imported cheeses, cured meats, rice and beans, you will quickly pile things on to your plate. But, remember this is just the salad bar.

Salad Bar

While enjoying your salad plate, you will see the gaucho chefs walking around with skewers of meats.

Gaucho Chef

As soon as you are ready for them to stop at your table, flip over the card at your table to GREEN for GO.

Green - Ready to Go

Suddenly you will be overwhelmed by meat! 16 cuts of delicious, flavorful, tender meat to be exact! Picanha (Top Sirloin), Filet Mignon, Beef Ancho (Rib Eye), Alcatra (Top Sirloin), Fraldinha (Bottom Sirloin), Costela (Beef Ribs), Cordeiro (Lamb), Frango (Chicken), Costela de Porco (Pork Ribs), Lombo (Pork Loin), Linguica (Sausage) and more are served as you like – rare, medium, etc. And, the meat continuously comes out of the kitchen. It’s hard to remember everything that is on the plate but it is all good.

Picanha (Top Sirloin) Linguica (Sausage) Fraldinha (Bottom Sirloin) Alcatra (Top Sirloin) Costela de Porco (Pork Ribs)

And if that is not enough, you also get sides of crispy hot polenta, roasted potatoes and caramelized bananas….which they keep refilling!

Crispy Hot Polenta Roasted Potatoes  Caramelized Bananas

When you have had enough meat, don’t forget to flip the card over to RED for STOP!

Red - Stop

But, it’s still not over because there is dessert. From crème brulee to chocolate molton cake and more, my suggestion is the Strawberry Cream which tasted like melted ice cream.Strawberry Cream

All of this food (not including drinks and dessert) costs $35 for lunch and $55 for dinner. Here’s what I say, “bring it on! let the meat coma begin!”

Fogo de Chao
800 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017