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Porto Alegre

260 E. Colorado Blvd. (Marengo Ave.) Send to Phone
626-744-0555 | Menu
This handsome churrascaria at Paseo Colorado offers a huge appetizer buffet and a parade of spit-roasted meats carved onto your plate.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Porto Alegre Restaurant Review

: Paseo Colorado's Porto Alegre capitalizes on the popularity of the churrascaria, the Brazilian barbecue-steakhouse concept that appeals to Americans’ super-size-it mentality. This restaurant is a sibling of Green Field (West Covina, Long Beach), a churrascaria that originated in Queens, New York. The attraction here---once you’ve picked through a massive salad bar and appetizer buffet---is a parade of spit-roasted meats carved right onto your plate. The meats (rib-eye, fennel-laced Brazilian sausage, bacon-wrapped filet mignon) keep coming until you turn a marker on your table from green to red, at which point you are undoubtedly too stuffed even for a serving of flan. We favor the filet, lamb, picanha (a classic Brazilian cut) and a particularly flavorful skirt steak. For those looking to limit their red meat intake, crispy-skinned quail, chicken legs, bacon-wrapped turkey, pork loin and duck are also presented on the sword-like skewers. Although it pales in comparison to Beverly Hills’ more upscale Fogo de Chão, Porto Alegre is one of L.A.’s more handsome churrascarias, with plenty of polished wood and white linen.
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