Fogo De Chao in Minneapolis

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645 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone » 612-338-1344

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Welcome to Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun), a dining experience like no other. Sit back, relax and enjoy the truly unique steakhouse atmosphere from Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil. Our featured meats are seasoned to perfection and slow-roasted over an open flame to capture their individual flavor. The savory cuts are presented on skewers and carved tableside by our authentic Gaúcho chefs, at the guests' request.

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The story of Fogo de Chão began in the mountainous countryside of Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil, where its founders were born. Growing up, the brothers were immersed in the centuries-old Gaucho culture, a rich blend of traditions from European immigrants and Brazilian natives. An important element of this culture is churrasco, the Gaucho way of roasting meats over pits of open fire for delicious barbecues, always present at every festive occasion, especially family gatherings. The young boys would learn how to grill the meats the Gaucho way from their fathers, becoming the caretakers of a culinary tradition passed down from generation to generation for over three centuries. In 1975, the two Gauchos left their homes in the heart of the hill country and went to Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul's state capital, also known as the Churrasco capital. There they worked their way up starting first as waiters, then as assistant churrasqueiros, and finally as churrasqueiro chefs, all the while developing the Fogo de Chão concept. In 1979 the first Fogo de Chão opened its doors in Porto Alegre, combining the best of the centuries-old culinary tradition of churrasco with a focus on exceptional customer service. In 1985, encouraged by the success of their restaurant and frequent requests from out-of-state customers, the partners expanded their business to São Paulo, Brazil's largest city. By 1987 Fogo de Chão had established a respected reputation in the city's restaurant scene and opened its second location in São Paulo. In 1997, in response to the continuous requests of their loyal American customers, the brothers exported their concept to North America, opening the doors of the first U.S. Fogo de Chão in Dallas, Texas. After years of challenging work and dedication to excellence, the founders have opened locations in several major U.S. cities. However, the dream of the two Gauchos is not over yet. They still have their hearts set on expanding, and continuing to draw from their passion for sharing their culture and preserving the authentic, centuries-old Gaucho way of preparing meat.®

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Business Hours at Fogo De Chao

Monday 11:30am - 2pm / 5pm - 10pm 
Tuesday 11:30am - 2pm / 5pm - 10pm 
Wednesday 11:30am - 2pm / 5pm - 10pm 
Thursday 11:30am - 2pm / 5pm - 10pm 
Friday 11:30am - 2pm / 5pm - 10:30pm 
Saturday 4:30pm - 10:30pm 
Sunday 4pm - 9pm 

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