Fogo de Chao Open in Legacy West


Fogo de Chão  opened its latest location in Plano’s high-profile Legacy West development. The Legacy West restaurant celebrates the brand’s 40-year history by showcasing new ways to dine in an elevated setting.  Upon entering, guests will have a panoramic view of the dining room, an expansive Bar Fogo area including a covered outdoor patio, and a 16-foot bas-relief interpretation of Antônio Caringi’s famous statue, O Laçador, an embodiment of the gaucho culture of Southern Brazil.

Fogo de Chão also relocated its global headquarters to Legacy West, which includes a state-of-the-art test kitchen and bar to continue to focus on global food and beverage innovation.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of our flagship restaurant in Legacy West,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “While remaining true to our authentic Brazilian roots, this new location will be the launching pad for innovation as the Fogo brand continues to grow for years to come.”

The Fogo Legacy West culinary team is proudly led by Head Gaucho Marcos Nascimento.  Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he first learned the gaucho style of cooking from his father at the age of fourteen. His team of Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs personally butchers all of the meats in-house, roasts them over an open fire, and then carves each piece tableside.


The Fogo de Chão menu is anchored upon a variety of fire-roasted meats including favorites like Ribeye, double-cut Lamb Chops, and house-specialty Picanha, the most prized Brazilian steak. Fogo Legacy West will be the first location to debut a Churrasco Bar, which offers open-kitchen seating at the grill. The new restaurant will also offer a range of menu selections and prices to fit guests’ needs, including:

  • The Full Churrasco Experience – the traditional menu including all premium and classic cuts, plus the Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, imported charcuterie and cheeses, fresh vegetables, Feijoada (traditional black bean stew) and family-style service of authentic Brazilian side dishes.
  • The Dry Aged Experience – exclusively on Friday and Saturday nights in Legacy West, guests can treat themselves to premium cuts of dry-aged meat, all aged in-house for a minimum of 45 days.
  • Brazilian Cuts for $39 – featuring continual service of the most popular beef, chicken, lamb and pork cuts of Brazil, with the Market Table & Feijoada Bar and Brazilian Sides.
  • Select Cut starting at $29 – Guest chooses one selection of fire-roasted meat to accompany the Market Table & Feijoada Bar and Brazilian sides.
  • In addition to these nightly dinner options, Fogo will also include:
    Churrasco Bar: a first-ever experience, the new Churrasco Bar offers guests front-row access to the open kitchen and the churrasqueira grill.

Weekday Lunch starting at $15 includes the seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar plus family-style service of Brazilian side dishes. Guests may choose to add a single selection of fire-roasted meat, or have the Full Churrasco Experience.

You will also find:

  • Weekend Brazilian Brunch – A weekend feast with family and friends includes the full churrasco experience combined with the Market Table and special Brazilian-inspired breakfast items like Pão de Queijo Egg Bake and Braised Beef Rib Hash.
  • Bar Fogo – Guests can experience Fogo de Chão in a more casual setting while enjoying small plates like Braised Beef Rib Sliders, Churrasco Meat Boards, or fresh house-ground Picanha Burger.  A special happy hour offers $4 Brazilian Bites and Beers, $6 South
  • American Wines and $8 Crafted Cocktails in the bar and on the patio.
  • Seafood – Brazilian-inspired seafood options are available a-la-carte, including shrimp and lobster appetizers, Mango Chilean Sea Bass and a Seafood Tower.


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