Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: (619) 338-0500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, South American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: G Street and 6th Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered during lunch and dinner, with limited metered parking street side.
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego
Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), is an authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service.


We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)good for groups (59)fit for foodies (54)romantic (25)hot spot (25)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • CN92131
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    our 1st time at the Restaurant - the salad bar was great, the steak were above the average, chicken breat was a little too dry. Overall it was a nice place for the family to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant for Picanah
    KatzVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The salad bar Is great and the Picaña Is excellent! Great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service!
    MissTran
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    One of our top go to spot! Quality food and friendly service. Ambiance was fun and they also give u a complimentary Bday cake. Reasonable price. We love it here :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding!
    jdh3
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I took my wife there for her birthday on the 18th of November! the hole place was outstanding! the food was some of the best I have EVER had! we loved the fact we didn't even need to get up nor was there 1 single water. we loved that we could ask any person there to help out and they went above and WAY beyond to make sure everything was perfect! we will be eating there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very ok evening
    foodiefan
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    food was outstanding and restaurant was very impressive. it was very loud and the table next to us was completely out of line in their conversation. would have been a very nice night if not for loud ambiance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than expected
    LJFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I'm a fan of churrascarias, but I've been burned at some less than stellar implementations. This was our first visit to the San Diego branch of Fogo de Chao. We took our daughter for a celebration and the restaurant did not disappoint. When they heard it was our first time there, we got the basic tutorial on how it works. Even though we knew this, they were pleasant in repeating a routine I'm sure the servers have done thousands of times. I couldn't decide between a couple of wines, so our server brought me both to try. Very nice. The salad bar is over the top, with cured meats, cheeses, grilled vegetables, chicken salad, rice and black beans. And, oh yes, lettuce and other salad fixings. I made it my meal. Meats were excellent too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun place to eat
    Stacyde
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Dinner service was excellent and we had a chance to try all of the options. The waiter even confirmed before we left that we had a chance to try everything we had wanted to! Salad bar is excellend and there fried polenta is amazing, and this comes from someone who is not a polenta fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant par excellence
    Fcs227
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were so pleasantly surprised by this find. From the food, to the ambience, to the service. Everything was just very good to outstanding. Staff were very attentive to our needs and requests. The food ranged from very good to excellent. A definite "we'll return" for me and my wife.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change of Pace
    RandyJVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent change of pace place but a bit expensive. The wait-staff keeps buzzing while the servers carve the meats right there in front of you. Beef, lamb, pork, and chicken are on the Brazilian style BBQ menu. For us the lamb was the best by far. The salad bar is extensive but don't eat to much from here. The BBQ meats are the star and its all you can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a must for carnivores
    meatloverVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I come at least once a Month. My favorite server (Tiffany) and gaucho (Jason) were working that day. While my card was green my plate was never empty, filed with my favorite cuts of beef. Hands down the best Brazilian steak house!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Waneda
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This place offers the best of service and fine dining. I enjoyed their dinner and dessert menu. Would come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish there were more locations!
    XmanVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    After looking for a decent "steakhouse" via my phones AI, this gem popped up. I've taken friends to the Vegas location and was elated to repeat the experience with friends in San Diego. Boy! I was NOT disappointed! Even on a Monday night the crowd was energetic, the food was delicious and the service was top notch. My only complaint is that there isn't a location closer to home!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo is always good!
    mber
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All the meats are outstanding! The salad bar is wonderful and the service is beautifully attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weekend Dinner
    MRLeanSteak
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Meats were medium rare. Variety of meat very good. I prefer lean and selected cuts and occasionally had too much fat. Salads were very good with very good variety. Do not fill up on the salads. AC was blowing on some seats so watch seating selection to avoid getting cold. Leasurely dinner. Some noise but could talk and not feel like I was loud. Very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Been there several times and the service is always beyond excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    rdouberVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Really enjoyed this place, awesome food, great service. Will come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat lovers dream
    Fun4foodie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The meat is amazing. Salad bar has a huge selection to choose from. It's a bit loud and you might wait a bit for the type of meat you want. Other then that it's delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went to dinner for a birthday celebration. I thought it was fun having the servers come to your table with every type of meat you can imagine. I was not expecting the salad bar but it did have a lot of variety. The wine was delicious, the meat was delicious, and the service was really great. We went during restaurant week so we got a free desert, which was awesome and also unexpected. The server overheard that there was a birthday at the table and went out of his way to get us a desert with "Happy Birthday" written on it. Great touch!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    amazing
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Incredible restaurant. Food was delicious service was great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No mention of anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was disappointed that there was no mention of my anniversary, I specifically mentioned it to add to the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!
    Sara
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was a loud atmosphere, but that was totally OK! Great food and service. I was sooo full when I left. It's a high end buffett style. You never ever felt like they were rushing to get you out or like you needed to leave. If I could of ate more, I would off stayed all night ;) Totally going back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meatless in SD
    Tink
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hostess was very nice and we got seated right away. Good thing since we were going to the theatre after! Salad bar was not impressive at all. We waited a very long time between each server. Seems like perimeter tables were getting served but others were not. We mentioned this to the table hostess who was very nice and then we seemed to get more attention and food. All in all, food was not as plentiful and meat was very salty. I don't think it was worth the $100+ for 2 people. Oh, and it had no ethnic ambiance whatsoever. More like a big cafeteria feel. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review of FDC
    Mena19
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything from the salad, meat, to the dessert was delicious.The meat was prepared and cooked to perfection. The house drink was the best combination between a margarita and a mojito! I was in heaven. The salad bar was refreshing and amazing. Overall great food, service, and environment. I will definitely recommend FDC and return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite.
    2meatlvrs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A warm greeting when you enter is just the start to a wonderful experience. Loved the atmospher, the meat selection, it is all about the meat. I loved the selection of meat you could have. As long as the green disk is showing they stop by your table with more meat. The salad bar was pretty good. It is a little expensive but worth the price you pay. My wife, my daughter and I came for Resturant Week and enjoyed the experience. We would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring Your Appetite
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent for Meat Lovers! Nice ambiance....glad I tried it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Thanks for a pleasurable experience. My guest and I really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent everything all around!
    Chesca
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Amazing servers, food, and atmosphere! Loved the salad bar! Even great to eat for vegetarians and of course those meat lovers! Great pick for restaurant week!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty as alwas
    blingmommaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have been before and enjoy it every time. I defiantly get plenty of incredible tasting beef. Always to my taste which is med rare. My friend who went with me was dreaming about going. And we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was very good, some meats were a bit over cooked for my taste. Service was great, the whole crew...from hostess to servers to food handlers, all worked as a TEAM. We were there at peak dinner time, and it was impressive to see that all the staff were so highly energized and in sync in working together. Their teamwork is truly amazing to watch. This is excellent place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a try during restaurant week
    tilcowsVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you've never tried Brazilian churrascaria, this is worth a try during restaurant week when you save a few bucks. The lamb & beef cuts were good, but the pork & chicken were dry. There isn't much variety of meat as other churrascaria. The tables are way too close. If you're looking to have a conversation, this place isn't for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Fantastic restaurant...come hungry and be ready to eat. Food is constantly coming to the table with all different cuts. Gourmet salad bar was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Brazilian Food
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I love any and every type of Brazilian food I have tried and this place is no different. They definitely offer variety and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Goodmeatlover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food, great service.........a little noisy but great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Authentic! Quality, attentive, professional service and dining experience. I'd give it 10 stars!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good experience
    LocateMyNextHome
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was my birthday, this restaurant is awesome! Good experience! I went with my girlfriend, and the service was impeccable from the very start to the end. The food was delicious, so many meats to choose from, and all you can eat. I will be going here often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good steak for my family
    AC13273
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Forgo De Chao are 5× better than other steak place I been too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service Good Food
    WhatsThatSound
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything from the chicken salad on the salad bar to the scalloped potatoes complimentary with the meal was excellent and the only problem was a few cuts of meat were so fatty I couldn't eat it. I have never had better scalloped potatoes in my life. Glass never got half full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pick your seat! no salad bar?
    Dawn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We'd enjoyed dinner here with 3 other couples last December. We loved this place! Food and service were exceptional. We brought another couple back for dinner last night and still had a wonderful evening; however, perhaps based on where we were sitting, the noise level was exceptionally loud. At times we couldn't carry on a conversation. Granted, it was a Saturday night in the Gaslamp but we had a few rowdy tables of men (perhaps bachelor parties?) celebrating and no one within the restaurant staff asked them to quiet down for the sake of the other diners. Detracted a bit from the night but still a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little something to be desired...
    Babymomma
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I wen here for our anniversary and we were both slightly disappointed with the quality of food or lack of. One of our biggest complaints was that we had to request higher ticket item meats such as the filet because the servers were walking around with chicken and lamb. When the filet did come to our table it was a tiny piece of meat on a stick. Fresher ingredients are to be desired...we were surprised to see things like powdered Parmesan cheese at such a high end restaurant. It was an overall pleasant experience but we were left wanting...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A meat lover's paradise
    Baw0929VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food at Fogo de Chao is always excellent! Just don't fill up on the amazing salad bar or cheese rolls first!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.