Gauchos Village, a quietly successful Glendale Brazilian barbecue spot has a fancy new dining room just a few blocks away from its original location down Brand Blvd. Opened this week, the all-you-can-eat affair has all the classics, from chicken hearts and picanha, to pork ribs, tri-tip and sausages.
As typical of these types of establishments, there's a wide range of salads and hot foods from a buffet. Though most of these are filler to keep you from eating the good stuff (aka meat), there are common finds like cheese bread (pao de queijo), vinaigrette salad, heart of palm salad, and more. Prices run about $20 for lunch on weekdays, $24 on weekends, $33 for weekday dinners, and $40 for weekends, which come with some live samba dancing entertainment. There's also por kilo, or by the weight-based take-out at just $9.95 a pound, which makes this a solid grab and go spot for Downtown Glendale office workers.
135 N. Maryland Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206