You know you have found the best Brazilian restaurant in Scottsdale when you see the signature purple tower of Fogo de Chão. Even before you step inside, you can see the mouth-watering meats roasting over a fire pit (churrasco). This is the gaucho (Brazilian Cowboy) way of preparing a meal. The main menu features 16 cuts of meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.
If you are looking for a fantastic dining experience that never disappoints, you’ve come to the right place. You won’t find a better authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse anywhere north of Brazil.
The gaucho chefs perfectly spice and grill each of the 16 cuts of meat. You can choose any or all of the 16 meats and eat as much as you want. Just to give you an idea of the delectable delights that await, here are a few of the offerings.
• Picanha – signature steak made from prime cut of top sirloin
• Filet Mignon – the most tender of cuts
• Cordeiro – lamb chops or leg of lamb
• Frango – chicken legs or bacon-wrapped chicken breast
• Costela de Porco – mouthwatering baby back pork ribs
While you should come to this Brazilian restaurant for the fabulous filet Mignon or the fantastic baby back pork ribs, don’t ignore the gourmet salad bar. There is more than enough variety to make a complete meal. In addition to all of the fresh vegetables to make a wonderful salad, you’ll also find a wide selection of imported cheeses and cured meats. Here is a small sample of what the more than thirty items you will find at the Fogo de Chão salad bar.
• Smoked salmon
• Shitake Mushrooms
• Artichoke bottoms
• 24-month aged Parmesan cheese
The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch costs $29.50, but if you only want the salad bar, the cost is $22.50.
Dinner is served seven days a week. On Monday through Thursday, the hours are from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On Friday, dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. On Saturday, from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm, and on Sunday, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The cost for dinner is $49.50, but if you only want the salad bar, it is $22.50
Children age 7-12 eat for half price and children under 6 eat for free.
The Dining Experience
All you have to remember is green means go and red means stop. Diners are given a two-sided card, green on one side and red on the other. Turn the card to green and a gaucho chef will arrive at your table side and serve you as much steak, chicken, lamb or pork as you can eat. When you’ve had enough, turn your card over to red and the flow of food will stop.
The Fogo de Chão is located at 6300 N. Scottsdale Road, only five minutes from the Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites. You can drive over yourself or get a free ride over and back on our shuttle. Even though the cost to dine is not cheap, you definitely get top-notch service, and all of the fabulous food you care to eat. You’ll enjoy this five-star dining experience!