Fogo de Chao Brazilian BBQ in Philadelphia, PA

Fogo de Chao
1337 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

the front

We arrived at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night and the place was packed! There were people waiting outside front. I thought, luckily, I have a reservation. But nope, we still ended up waiting for a table.

salad bar

If you’re going to an all you can eat brazilian BBQ buffet, why waste time with the salad bar? I did stop by though to get this picture and to get some cheeses to adorn my meats with. I couldn’t believe how many people were in line for salads.

cheesy bread

the cheesy bread is orgasmic here!! We may have not gotten our money’s worth in meats but we definitely did in cheesy bread. The bread always came out hot and the cheese inside was still soft. Every time our bread bowl got empty, a waiter would quickly notice and replace it. Probably their ploy to get ya to fill up on bread instead of the meat, but I don’t care! If I had a last meal on earth, this cheesy bread would definitely be on the table.

the roasted banana

oh my gosh this banana was such a warm welcomed break from the meat. The banana was sweet and warm. We had 2 other side dishes (fried polenta and mashed potatoes) which aren’t worth mentioning.

green for go!

Green means business! It was a whirlwind of service. The service was so quick. And they were great about everything, when I started to get full, I started to look out for the filet mignon and garlic beef, and a waiter asked me what I wanted and I told him and next thing I knew, both of these meat servers were at my table!

meat server

 

 

1st meat plate

My first meat plate consisted of bacon wrapped filet mignon and beef ancho which is the prime part of the ribeye. The meat was tender and very flavorful. And what’s awesome, is that they bring their meat skewers to you and ask you for your preference in degree of done-ness and they cut it for you on the spot.

2nd plate

This plate had some lamb, pork loin, pork sausage and of course some more bacon wrapped filet mignon. I unfortunately did not take a picture of my other plate because it had gotten kinda unappealing-looking with all the meat juices everywhere, but I must say that the garlic steak was amazing!  All in all, this was a great dinner for a special ocassion.

 

 

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