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 Hopea local charity dedicated to alleviating homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity in the area.

Designed in partnership with global design agency Innovation & Design in Architecturethe 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:

Full Churrasco Experience – The signature prix-fixe menu selection that includes all premium and classic cuts, plus the fresh and seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar and authentic Brazilian side dishes.
Indulgent Cuts – Guests can enhance their experience with a 20 oz. Wagyu New York Strip that is carved tableside on a Himalayan salt block to complement the cut’s intense marbling and buttery texture. A decadent, dry-aged 32 oz. Long Bone Tomahawk Ribeye or 24 oz. Wagyu Ribeye is also available to order for the table.

In addition to these options, the menu also includes the following:

Select Cuts starting at $38 – For a lighter meal, dinner guests can opt for continuous service of one fire-roasted cut in addition to the Market Table and Brazilian side dishes.
Weekday Lunch – Includes the seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar, plus family-style service of Brazilian side dishes for $18 per person. Guests may choose to add a single cut of fire-roasted meat or have the Full Churrasco Experience.
Weekend Brazilian Brunch – Includes the Full Churrasco Experience combined with Brazilian-inspired brunch items like Braised Beef Rib Hash and made-to-order waffle and omelet stations.
All-Day Happy Hour – Guests can enjoy $10 Brazilian-inspired cocktails, $8 glasses of South American wines, and $5 Beer all-day every day, in the dining room, patio and bar.Additionally, all bottles of South American wines under $130 are half priced all day every day.
Bar Fogo – The Brea bar offers an elevated experience with a warm, timeless design and dedicated bar staff designed to allow guests to linger while enjoying smaller, shareable plates like a Picanha Burger or Lobster & Shrimp Tacos.
Inclusive Menu Options — Guests can discover options for all dietary tribes from vegan to pescatarian and more. These nutrient-dense dishes include entrée alternatives to the Churrasco experience like Chilean Sea Bass, Seared Tofu & Black Bean Pasta and Cauliflower Steak, or indulgent appetizer options like jumbo shrimp cocktail and Seafood Tower.
Fogo To-Go & Catering — Bring the Fogo experience home with individual churrasco entrees, à la carte offerings, full-service catered events with on-site grilling and ready-to-eat or ready-to-grill options.
Group and Private Dining — Whether celebrating a special birthday or hosting a corporate meeting, the Brea location has a dedicated sales manager and offers customizable menus, beautiful private and semi-private dining spaces, and complimentary A/V equipment.