Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make culinary discoveries at every turn, opened its newest restaurant in Brea on Monday, December 4th. Located directly across from the Brea Mall at 311 S. State College Blvd, this new location marks the third Fogo de Chão restaurant in Orange County and the 10th location in Southern California. As part of their introduction to the Brea community, Fogo will donate a portion of its first week of sales to Pathways of Hope, a local charity dedicated to alleviating homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity in the area.
Designed in partnership with global design agency Innovation & Design in Architecture, the new restaurant features an expansive dining room centered around an open churrasco grill. Here, guests can dine while watching gaucho chefs demonstrate the Culinary Art of Churrasco as they butcher, prepare, and grill different cuts of protein over an open flame. The Brea restaurant also showcases an outdoor dining patio, soaring wine cases, a marble seasonal Market Table, dry-aged meat lockers for in-house aging, a lively indoor Bar Fogo area ideal for all-day happy hour, and private dining spaces available for guests to reserve for any occasion.
“At Fogo, our commitment to crafting memorable dining experiences for guests encompasses more than just our restaurants; it includes supporting our neighbors in the communities we serve. We’re honored to collaborate with Pathways of Hope, an organization making a big impact in the Brea community and beyond,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Brea is an exceptional community for us to introduce our experiential dining concept to both new and returning guests, and we’re excited to continue our continued growth in the greater Los Angeles area.”
Leading the Brea team is General Manager Mari Chacon, who began her journey with Fogo four years ago as a Bartender in Pittsburgh, PA. During her tenure, Mari has ascended through various leadership roles, including Customer Service Representative and Assistant Manager. Mari and her team look forward to becoming part of the Brea community and providing over 100 local jobs for talented individuals committed to delivering an exceptional experience to all guests.
Fire-roasted meats, the core of Fogo’s experience, include guest favorites such as Bone-In Ribeye, Lamb Chops, and the house specialty, Picanha —the prime part of the top sirloin. Fogo Brea offers a range of menu selections and prices to fit guests’ needs for lunch and dinner, including:
In addition to these options, the menu also includes the following: