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Fogo de Chão Bringing Endless Meat Parade to Downtown's Financial District

The all-you-can-eat chain quickly moved into their new downtown digs.

Brigham Yen
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Prepare to turn those disks over to green — lots of meat is on its way to downtown. Initially spied by Brighman Yen, downtown's very own Fogo de Chão is officially serving up meat by the swordful, as of December 28.

It's a quick about-face for the former Roy's space, which folded almost a year ago after spending the better part of a decade in the Financial District. Plans for the Fogo move-in were announced in September, and now here we are in January with the option to gorge ourselves on Brazilian churrasco meats to our arteries' content.

The 8,000+ square foot space is obviously built in the vein of the chain's other outposts, though this location offers a glassy front and cantilevered overhang at the entrance. It's a more appealing entryway than the Beverly Hills option, at least, which features a gigantic blue-tiled tube to welcome visitors.

Wine, naturally, is a big component of what Fogo de Chão wants to do downtown as well, with a splashy wine rack centerpiece that hopes to soon be filled with bottles of various vintages. A full liquor license, though, is apparently still pending.

Fogo de Chão
800 S. Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90017