World renown Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has expanded its Southern California market with its first Orange County location at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Last Thursday, I had the honor of attending the ribbon cutting and getting a first look and dining experience at this Irvine location that is grand opening tomorrow, Monday October 14th. During my visit, dinner guests are treated to a Feijoada Bar (stew) and the Market Table filled with specialty and seasonal salads and dishes, antipasti, charcuterie and fresh fruits and veggies to accompany the churrasco  - fire-roasted seasoned meats like picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb & pork chops, that are sliced off huge skewers and served table side by roving waiters. There are various seafood options too. I couldn’t capture the true, tasty essence of it all in my video and photos, so you’ll have to head into the restaurant starting this Monday 10/14 to experience it for yourself! Fogo de Chão has weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and a happy hour! 

Fogo de Chão's first restaurant in Orange County is located in the heart of Irvine Spectrum Center, a premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination in Southern California. Upon entering the restaurant, guests have a panoramic view of the dining room featuring an open kitchen window to showcase our gaucho chefs at the churrasqueria grill. The main dining room is anchored by a white Carrara Market Table and our signature bas-relief interpretation of Antonio Carigni’s O Lacador statue, the embodiment of the gaucho culture. The Irvine location also features a contemporary bar with lounge seating and California design influence, elegant private dining room and expansive patio with al fresco dining options.


623 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618
Irvine, California



  • SAT - SUN 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM


  • MON-FRI 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


  • MON - THU 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • FRI 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • SAT 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • SUN 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR - at Bar Fogo and on the patio, featuring $4 Brazilian Bites & Beers, $6 South American Wines and $8 Brazilian-Inspired Cocktails

  • Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Fogo de Chao Serve or No Serve Coasters
Fogo de Chao Large Meat SkewerFogo de Chao Served Side Dishes
Fogo de Chao Market Table Sides
Fogo de Chao Meat Pieces on SkewerFogo de Chao Cut Meat on Board
Fogo de Chao Cut Meat Pieces on DisplayFogo de Chao Cut Larger Meat Skewer
Amanda Standing in front of Fogo de Chao Irvine Spectrum Center