What Makes Wagyu Beef So Special?

At Fuego Diablo, we take great pride in offering the absolute best beef around; many of our customers tell us that our products provide the greatest steak experiences possible, and we hope that’s true of each and every steak that leaves our headquarters. At the same time, we’re zealous to get better and better all the time, to constantly be stepping up our steak game—and in a couple of weeks, we may finally outdo ourselves: By mid March, Fuego Diablo will be offering Wagyu beef, by any objective measure the best and the rarest steak in the world.

You may or may not be familiar with Wagyu beef. Wagyu itself refers to the particular type of animal. You may also know the term Kobe beef; this refers to Wagyu that’s raised in the Kobe region of Japan.

But truly authentic, Japanese Wagyu is about more than just the animal and its geographic locale. Wagyu beef is produced through an old-world breeding method, one that can only be described as extravagant: Rather than being allowed to roam and graze, these cattle are penned and fed generous diets, rich in specially chosen foods, beer, and sake. The flavorful beef that results receives the highest, most distinguished grade of any beef in the world.

This beef is so hard to come by that it is almost impossible to get it in North America. In fact, most of what is called Wagyu beef here is technically American Wagyu—that is, Wagyu that’s been cross-bred with Black Angus, or some other local breed of cattle.

Make no mistake: This is spectacular beef in and of itself, and Fuego Diablo will proudly be carrying some American Wagyu beef in our Reserva collection. The absolute best of the best, though, will be our authentic Japanese Wagyu—produced from all the traditional breeding methods, not cross-bred with anything at all. It will be pure, it will be delicious, and it will be exceedingly, exceedingly rare.

We are excited to offer this one-of-a-kind indulgence—and hope that it does, indeed, provide you with an extraordinary steak experience.

Matt MacQuarrie
Matt MacQuarrie


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