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Belcampo Goes Casual With Their Newest West Third Chop Shop

Easygoing eats are the order of the day.

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.

Belcampo Meat Co. has nearly hit for the cycle in Los Angeles, having first landed a single location at Downtown’s Grand Central Market, then doubling up with a full-fledged restaurant in Santa Monica. Now comes the triple threat, with today’s arrival of Belcampo’s West Third Street minimized butcher shop and casual eatery.

Since 2012, the Northern California-based brand has been raising and butchering their own organic cattle, operating meat shops and restaurants alike. Some are counter service-only burger and salad spots; others are more high-end chophouses, complete with a full bar. At their latest West Third location, Belcampo is opting for something decidedly different, focusing on heavy takeaway business and smaller butcher shop footprint.

Inside, there’s a quick service cooler for premade items that can be snatched up on the go, while anyone wanting to linger can dine on the well-known Belcampo cheeseburger or their grilled chicken sandwich. Simpler morning options like breakfast bowls and an egg sandwich with sausage and cheese help to keep the flow moving even in the morning hours.

As for decor, the place is a slicked-back ode to days gone by, with a fast casual vibe and clean lines throughout. An old school Mt. Shasta mural looks like a logo from a glass milk jug in the 1950's, while funky details reminiscent of old neon signage point customers into and around the restaurant. Seating in the 1,100 square foot space is limited to 22 stools that let you hover over rough-cut wooden tabletops, while big glass windows up front let in plenty of light.

Belcampo Meat Co.’s West Third location opens today, with plans to keep 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. hours Monday through Friday, with shortened 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hours on Sundays.

Belcampo Meat Co.
8053 West 3rd St.Los Angeles, CA 90048