Churrascaria Fogo de Chão, which is well known in Brazil, is one of the best in terms of quality and service. It has been present in Las Vegas since 2012 and, what many still don’t know, in more than ten American states, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the taste of true gaucho barbecue in foreign lands.
Founded in 1979, in the southern region of Brazil, the Fogo de Chão steakhouse was responsible for spreading this model of making and serving barbecue; the skewer. running. With the great success of its service and the proposal to serve a salad buffet and excellent cuts of meat, the restaurant ended up gaining notoriety and opening other units in Brazil and the United States. There are a total of 28 steakhouses, 19 of which are in North America.
Both in its country of origin and here in the land of fast food, the company’s concern is to serve its customers with excellence, always characterizing its services with the best of the gaucho way of serving barbecue.
On a recent visit to Fogo de Chão in Las Vegas, the general manager of the local restaurant, Márcio Bonfada, told our team that Fogo de Chão’s differential in the USA is to bring all the prime cuts of meat offered in Brazil and still be faithful to the traditions and the gaucho way of serving and treating people your customers.
In Las Vegas, those who visit the restaurant can enjoy the taste of good old cheese bread and the traditional caipirinha de pinga. A total of 11 types of fruit and different combinations make up the caipirinha menu.The establishment is also proud of its wine cellar, which has 225 different labels and a stock of 4,000 bottles.
In addition to the 16 types of meat served in the restaurant, the buffet offers a variety of fresh vegetables, white rice, beans, vinaigrette and a delicious smoked salmon. Never if forget to ask the waiter, and it’s already included in the price of the rodízio, the portion of farofa with eggs, caramelized banana, fried polenta (hummmm) and mashed potatoes. These are exclusive recipes and should not be missed. It’s also worth trying one of their sauces
for meat, there are 6 types in all and the one that stands out the most is the Chimichurri. Prepared in-house, the sauce enhances the flavor of red meats.
With so many wonders to eat that faithfully refer to the Brazilian way of cooking and serving, it’s really worth setting aside some time to enjoy them “space” for the desserts offered by the restaurant. You know that creamy condensed milk pudding you always ate back in Brazil? It leaves nothing to be desired here, not to mention the chocolate delights and the papaya cream with cassis liqueur, which is a must!
With a area of almost 4,500 square meters, clients can book one of its eight private rooms and hold events of any kind and size, from 10 to 300 people. The Fogo de Chão steakhouse opens for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday and on weekends only for dinner, from 4:30pm.
• Fogo de Chão restaurants in the USA offer two brands of Brazilian beer; Xingu and Palma Louca.
• The bar offers a shot that costs $225 – Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII.
• One of the steakhouse’s most expensive wines is the Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998. A bottle of this specimen costs around $2,800.
• For groups of 6 or more people, the restaurant includes an 18% service charge in the bill.
• The house lemonade is Swiss lemonade with condensed milk.The steakhouse is located at 360 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas – NV 89169