Glendale >Food & Dining > Gauchos Village & Hookah Lounge
411 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA | Directions 9120334.152218 -118.255310
Neighborhoods: City Center
I'll pass... – After reading the reviews on this site (both good and bad), I decided to try Gauchos last night for my finances' birthday. I called earlier in the evening and was told that we could come anytime after 9:00pm. The exact words the gentleman that answered the phone used were, "We will have room for you anytime after 9:00". So we pull up at 9:37pm, the valet opens the door, takes one look at us and tells us the kitchen is closed. I ask him what time the kitchen closed and he tells me he doesn't know but the car before me left because they were told they could not be served. I tell the valet that I am going to pull up call the restaurant form my cellphone and see what they say. I call but get a recording which just upsets me more so I drive down the street to Don Cuco's. We were seated on the patio and had a great dinner. So why didn't they want to let in us at Gauchos? I have no idea. But I would rather drive to Fogo de Chow.
Lovely stuff, great atmosphere – I just heard of this place on the travel channel a few weeks ago and finally decided to bring my family there on saturday night, I have no regrets and didn't waste my money. The stuff was very friendly and the service was great, we had the "all you can eat buffet" wiith the Brasilian barbecue and it was delicious, the live music and the dancers were nice. We discovered a new cuisine and had a a good time, my family and i recommend this place!!!
excelent enviroment and food quality – I've been to Gauchos Village 4 times, and I feel like everytime I drop by the service and the food quality is even better. I go to brazil once a year because of my wife, and you can highly recommend this place as an authentic peace of Brazil in LA. We just love it, and the deserts are AMAZING!!!!
Meatlover's paradise – I've been going to Gaucho's Village since it first opened 7 or 8 years ago and I've never been disappointed with the food. I've frequented other Brazilian BBQs and this is on top of my list. The quality of meat is great. The caipirinhas are strong and generous, and the service is fantastic. If you're there for dinner, make sure you ask for the leg of lamb. It practically melts in your mouth. And you can't beat the price. And best of all, it's costs almost half of what you would pay at Fogo de Chao.
If you've never been to a Brazilian churrascaria, don't fill up on the salad bar. You'll be too full for all the great cuts of meat.
Great Service – At first we were skeptical about how this place can stand out above the rest of the trendy eateries in Los Angeles. But, as we were greeted by the warm, friendly staff and service with impeccable service, we definitely became converts!! The icing on the cake?? They surprised us with a most thoughtful, delicious dessert with a chocolate-drizzled message saying..."Happy Anniversary". Now, that's definitely a step above the rest!
What a Disappointment – We love churrascaria's and we eat out a lot we know when the food has no taste at all. We ate here for our friends birthady and we were overall disappointed with the meats they served. We felt that we overpaid for very bland and very dry meats and we tried everything they showed to our table. Even the Picahna (the Brazilian steak) was so bad very dry.
Terrific – we just love this restaurant! cant get enough. after searching for the perfect brazilian restaurant we found Gauchos Village. the service cant get any more welcoming, the caipirinha cant get better. go on a friday night and enjoy a live acustic performance by the bar before dinner. And dont miss the samba show - its amazing. the food, delicious. dont leave out the side of fried bananas (yes you read right) they are sooooo good.
made our glendale visit memorable – we stumbled upon Gauchos Village after watch the Travel Channel's show "All You Can Eat Paradise". the minute we walked in we were greeted by such hospitality. The staff made us feel right at home. The place is so warm, pretty, comfortable, it is hard to visually describe just how nice it is. the lighting is perfect, the tables are all set so nicely, the tv screen is playing brazilian artists and the atmosphere is welcoming and upbeat. The caipirinhas were perfectly made, even the passion fruit ones. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and we could have stayed all night at this place we had a hard time leaving. The staff were all friendly, professional, accomodating.. We loved the atmosphere, the food, the company, the sitting, the warmth. It was a true find that we were very lucky to walk into. I would recommend to anyone who likes good food, atmosphere and all around top notch service. As soon as you walk in you feel like it could be any lovely place in the world, Brasil, Portugal, fancy uptown establishment, chic downtown or really anywhere. So classy, fun, welcoming and the food stood up to the rest of it's marks. I hope they never change and just continue to prosper. We already miss the place and our time there. Thank you for making it so special.
Excellence – After walking down Brand we chose Gauchos Village . What an excellent choice . The atmosphere was clean an beautiful. The service , we were waited on hand and foot . What a terrific wait staff and the food , fresh cooked to perfection and tuns of it. The Samba show is amazing. Me and my wife highly recommend this place!
Good surprise!!! – We love the city of Glendale. During our last visit we stopped at Gauchos Village for some Brazilian BBQ. I loved the place it is beautiful, the food is very good the service was good too... server and hostess (Marcia) were very nice to us. The price was fair but what REALLY surprised me was the Mojito... The best one in town!!! A Brazilian restaurant with the best Mojito????!!!! what a good surprise!!! and they also have live music and dancers!!!! My girlfriend didn't like the dancers but I did!!! ;-) Cool place!!!
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