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Fogo de Chão Awards

Carnivores can get their fill at this exotic, classy Brazilian steakhouse.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.


Fogo de Chão, Houston, TX

Fogo de Chão Restaurant Review:

This spacious and handsome Brazilian steakhouse decked out in light wood and limestone originated in São Paulo, with its first stateside outpost in Dallas. Go light on the salad bar with its tempting offerings, for the meat is the real star of the menu. Waiters dressed as gauchos carrying huge skewers of protein whirl around the tables for an all-you-can-eat affair for one set price (children are half price and those under 5 eat for free). Each diner is given a two-sided sign: the green side indicates "bring it on" and red conveys “give me a break.” The meat is skillfully cooked, each sliced precisely the way you like it. Ten savory cuts include the house pride, picanha, tender rump steak with a rich garlic flavor, but all should be sampled. Enjoy robust pork sausage, chicken wrapped in bacon, filet mignon, and the pork loin, sizzling with flavor and crusted with Parmesan. Side dishes brought to the table include cheese bread and yucca. Still hungry? Head back to the salad bar for black beans and rice or grilled asparagus. The wine list is fine, but we suggest you add a real glow to the experience with a caipirinha, a sweet-tart Brazilian cocktail.

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