Pampas Grill @ The Farmer's Market

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6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA, USA - (323) 931-1928

Pampas Grill @ The Farmer's Market Los Angeles Reviews

breezejen breezejen
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Brazillian BBQ at the Original Farmer's Market Aug 27, 2009
Pampas Grill

The Pampas Grill is a Brazilian style BBQ at the Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. Located on Fairfax and Third, the Farmer’s Market is a world famous landmark of restaurants, food stands and fruit and vegetable market. Pampas Grill is hard to miss. It’s the part of the food court where the line stretches around the corner of the actual restaurant. The food is served in a buffet style and it is priced by weight. Salads and cold foods are served first, followed by warmer foods such as rice, plantains and stroganoff. At the end the charbroiled meats are served. You have a many choices from. The different types of beef include sirloin cap, top sirloin and garlic. You can also get chicken, lamb and sausages. You also pick how you want your beef or lamb cooked, rare, medium or well.

The cost of the food varies. If you want a plate full of meat, it’ll set you back about $13.95 a pound. If you only want the buffet food, that will cost you $7.95 and if you want a mixture of the 2 it will cost you $8.95 a pound. So, my recommendation would be to get a small amount of buffet food and top it off with the meats, it’s much cheaper that way (and they do subtract the weight of the plate). My favorites are: the cheese bread, the garlic chicken, the chicken stroganoff, plantains, garlic beef, top sirloin and sirloin cap. A dinner for 2 usually cost about $18, that’s if you don’t mind sharing a plate. Go to Cost Plus (at the entrance of the parking lot), get a bottle of your favorite red wine, find a spot where you can hear the live music and you are set. All of the tables are outdoors so you can enjoy the atmosphere with all the people milling about and having a good time.

The only negative about this place is that, at times, the cooking of the meat is very inconsistent. You may ask for something medium and you’ll get a cut of meat that’s a little overcooked and dried out. I’ve also gotten meat that was a little bit too rare for my liking. Also, I’ve gotten cuts of meat that are too fatty and too gristly. Overall, the food is generally good. The stroganoff and the cheese bread are always good, so they always winners. For the most part I’ve had more good experiences than bad at this place. When it’s on, it’s top notch, even when it’s not as good, it’ still pretty darn good. So I’d definitely give this place a thumbs up especially if you are craving some great pieces of meat.

After dinner walk around the Grove. Peruse the shops and enjoy the ambience of it all.
Brazilian BBQ
Waiting in line at the Pampas Gril…
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