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: 6193380500x
  • 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
112 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)good for groups (65)fit for foodies (40)romantic (33)notable wine list (24)hot spot (21)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • Chow Down!
    Marky
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Four of us dined at Fogo de Chao the other evening. I have eaten here before but the other three diners had not. We had a great time enjoying the food, surroundings, and each others company. I told them that if the food tasty too salty then to ask for pieces cut below the outer parts. Unfortunately my wife and the couple we dined with still found some of the choices too salty. We all agreed that the House Specialty was our favorite. The service is impeccable. I will probably return again but I cannot guarantee the other three.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm steak
    streakme
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I love all the different varieties of meats, fresh off the grill, sliced at your table. Simply awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service and Great food
    louweee
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner at Fogo de Chao. The servers were very welcoming and friendly. Everything was explained, from the drinks to the different cuts of meat. All you can eat salad bar and food was definitely a plus. I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thanks but no thanks
    foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The frenetic pace of the servers combined with the noise level made this a rather uncomfortable dining experience. I have been to many Brazilian BBQs but this restaurant seemed most concerned with getting you in fed and out in record time.... by comparison the same restaurant in Beverly Hills is elegant and sophisticated. I intentionally made an early reservation to avoid the rush...felt like I was at home town buffet with a price tag I cannot recomment it....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Great Service
    CDIIVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Friendly staff and very attentive service. Our server Doug was great! He was sincere, attentive, and friendly. The salad bar is not your ordinary salad bar - lots of different cold salads, meats, cheeses, marinated vegetables - hearts of palm was my favorite. The varieties of meat served were all tasty, the house special being the best, and all served by attractive gauchos. It is a bit pricey, but worth the experience if you haven't been to a churascaria and want good meat but something more than just a steak. The servers were all willing to accommodate our requests - when we wanted to try the filet they immediately went back to the kitchen and brought some out for us. That is good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner at Fogo de Chão
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Thank you so much guys for making it an unforgettable dining experience. I love Fogo de Chao. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great carnavour spot
    devil
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    there is a salad bar, which is food for the real food, and then there is the meat that is brought out, nice variety, attentiveness to the customer's preference on the meat doneness, great service, very courteous, and did I mention the awesome meats? just great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    Chuyanoide
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Delicioso, muy buen servicio, todo de primera calidad, hablan español, ambiente ameno.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different favorite every time
    Brian
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I like that they offer several varieties and cuts of meat (which is the main reason to eat at a Brazilian steakhouse, right?). The tenderness/taste of each kind varies each visit (this time, the filet mignon was far and away my favorite, while the chicken tasted much better my last time here). I also liked how the waitstaff made sure we were happy with the variety of food that was coming to the table, and if we wanted a specific cut or kind, they would bring it to us right away. Parking was difficult as there was a baseball game and it was a Saturday night, but the restaurant isn't too far of a walk from Horton Plaza. They have valet parking, also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a SPECIAL treat!
    FoodLovr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We don't dine out a lot, and chose Fogo because the type of dining experience sounded interesting. We wanted to take another couple with us, our treat. It was a very pricey dinner for four people (just over $50 per person for the dinner) even though we didn't have any alcohol. We did each have dessert though, which is above and beyond the $51 or so for dinner. But the food was AWESOME. I could have just gone back repeatedly to the salad bar with all it's great greens, extra veggies, many gourmet cheeses AND some wonderful meats as well. But the staff warned us to SAVE ROOM for the dinner, and I'm glad we did. The service was excellent and all the food was great. Expensive, but great for a SPECIAL treat, at least for my budget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    wineanddine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food great service but go hungry! The variety was amazing and the meats cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat eater's paradise
    TimG
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    All the salad and grilled meat you can eat. Food was well seasoned, wine was great, and all of the servers were friendly and on top of their game. Great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to eat
    latefordinner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Service was top notch. Excellent location. Food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Om nom nom
    Amythyst
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    If you love meat, this is the place for you. The salad bar is awesome, but the meat is where it's at. Sixteen different cuts of meat (including some pork and chicken, but mostly beef). Succulent, delicious food served by pretty people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    BeefAncho
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was our 2nd visit. 1st visit was the week prior for our anniversary. Oscar was great and food was excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    FoodAddict
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A great salad bar coupled with a huge selection of meat dishes all expertly prepared. Well worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Foodie626
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great Brazilian steakhouse experience. Very friendly staff, took requests and brought meats out quickly and piping hot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat extravaganza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Really fun and yummy dining experience. Had no idea before we got there what to expect so was a great surprise. Huge and varied salad bar and really fun tasting all the different kinds of meat. All were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OCnative714
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was excellent food, but a bit loud. The service was amazing. Everyone worked as a team. When my wine glass got a little low, a server was right there ready to pour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    chaz1218
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This place is great. Went there for the first time and awesome and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gas lamp gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We found Fogo De Chao to be a great place. The salad bar had a wide choice. The service was great and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    ChrisL
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brazilian BBQ is my favorite cuisine, especially for eating out! This place nailed it all around. Location, Ambience, Food and Service. What else can I say? If you are a fan of Brazilian BBQ, this place is a must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    FoodHawgs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took my husband here for Father's day! It was a great dinning experience. The service was exceptional and the concept takes you away from the usual dinning experience. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good
    YumFood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was a good experience, but I found out I do not enjoy the Brazilian Steakhouses style of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but no so great????
    litzthecool
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I have dinned at these restaurants before in another state but this one I wasnt really impressed. Food was great but service was not so great. We had empty plates most of the time just waiting for another meat to pass by but we didnt get to try all the meats their unfortunately. oh well still had a good time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Green All The Way
    Marky
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was my first time to Fogo de Chao and I was looking forward to the dining experience. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. The waitress was very helpful in explaining how you order your food. The process is very easy. My son and I started out at the well stocked and visually appealing salad bar where we both decided to try something new. After this we started ordering the from the waiters who come to your table with one of 16 different meets. The food was delicious and the variety of meats was grand. I enjoyed them all. My only taste discomfort came on the very first entree that we were served and it was rectified on future servings. It was very salty because we were the first to eat. The outside of the meat is salty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience, if you like meat
    Meatatarian
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service was very good and food was tasty. Thanks for a fun and filling evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service and Food
    DLW81
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Servers were so fast with the food.... almost too fast with how quickly I got full. I have tried one other Brazilian restaurant and did not take well to it. This was world's better and the selection and quality were great. Go hungry and ready to eat and you will get more than your moneys worth.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an amazing
    Ibemkee
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Graduation celebration dinner. We love this restaurant. The meats are amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    eyeluv2eat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This place is well worth it! The service was extremely good. The food was even better. Just make sure you go on an empty stomach lots and lots of food will come your way.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummmmm
    blingmomma
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    what can you say but BEEFFFFF yummmmm, they would like me to say more the beef is cooked to perfection the salad bar is great. but the Beef can't get enough wish I could eat more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat Galore
    run2eat
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    For meat lovers......a definite must. Sicteen different meats to choose from. Great food, never a wait to get your plate refilled and plenty of choices. Everything had dynamic flavors and service was truly outstanding. Make sure you and our guests are ready to eat when you arrive and dont fill up on the salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.