Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/
  • Phone: 4082447001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winchester Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose
Our first location in Northern California will be part of the Santana Row entertainment area. Fogo® will be a great complement to this vibrant shopping, dining, hotel and residential district, certain to be a regular spot for both visitors and locals alike.

The restaurant will showcase a beautiful dining room with seating for 250 guests, several private and semi-private dining areas, outdoor seating and lively bar. The interior of the restaurant will reflect a mixture of Northern California and Brazilian modern design.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Jose reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)good for groups (110)fit for foodies (79)hot spot (47)notable wine list (36)romantic (35)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Simply Outstanding
    brontyman
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    If you are a meat lover this is your heaven! There are multiple selections of skewered chicken,beef, and pork. The servers make every effort at finding exactly the temperature of the cut you want. My wife is a medium well done person and each serving was exactly that. Try the salad bar because it will exceed any salad bar you've tried before. It is as exceptional as the meat servings. There are sides that come with meal and while great in their own right but the Brazilian cheese biscuits is something you will tell others about. This is a great meal! Run don't walk to try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Quality
    Moedavis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food. The meat was outstanding. The drink prices are "Santana Row" high. Service was excellent. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was Terrible
    Kensington
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Requested side dish refills from three different waiters and never got the side dishes refilled. Spoke to the manager which was very apologetic and he said that he will speak to the three waiters and rectify the problem. Manager made it up to us for this lack of service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service & value!
    aVUonFood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been several times to Fogo in Santana row. The service is fantastic, staff is v polite n charming. Salad bar has good options but we focus mostly on the meats. Good rotation of all their varieties. Your server will be happy to get more of what you like too. Use the parking garage next to restaurant. Cute bar with v good cocktails, wine list has lots of variety and isn't over priced, wide price range. My favorites are the cheese bread, garlic steak and top sirloin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    MikeSrVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Best addition to Santana Row in years!! Have love them in LA; glad to see them with a presence in NorCal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Ado About...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had been looking forward to dining at Fogo de Chao's Santana Row location for some time now, perhaps before it opened for business because I had a wonderful experience at their Atlanta location. Unfortunately, not all of the food lived up to hype that was based on my fond memories. Instead of being big hits, the complimentary sides were definite misses for me. The cheese bread was airy and flavorless, the bland "garlic" mashed potatoes had not even a hint of garlic in them, and the bananas were just barely ok. The meat ranged from exquisite, such as the parmesan pork, to mediocre as some cuts of meat were under-seasoned to outright failure where the garlic rubbed steak had way too much fat and way too little meat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousness
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved it first time. Loved it second time back. Food is fulfilling and staffers are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food and service was outstanding.....a little expensive but for special occasions is great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cant get enough of this spot
    LmaoVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Pampas 100 times both location of Espetus but none compare to FOGO! The service is unparalleled in the food industry at any style of dining. The quality and cuts of meat offered are the highest quality and make this spot the best of breed no doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meats but pricey
    none
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nice addition of a Brazilian churrascaria to the San Jose dining scene. We were sitting outside so it was relatively quiet but inside was noisy. The meats were good and there was a lot of variety. The servers were coming by at a good pace so we were never without something in our plate. The salad bar was nice but we had just tiny bit of salad to leave room for the meats. We had caipirinha but at $15 a piece that was far more than expected. The main meal was also for $55 per person which is higher than what I would have expected to pay for the quality of the meats (good but not worth $55).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experiance
    Omegaflt
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent service and recommendations from the staff. Food was good and the experience for my friend (Who had never been to a Brazilian Steak house) was wonderful. Bit loud but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious !!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This place was delicious ! On top of that, the service was great! Really no complaints at all. Come hungry!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A perfect evening!
    Gratitude
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I brought friends to the restaurant on Saturday. They too have found their new favorite restaurant!!! Perfection from start to finish. Thank you Helio, Jerry and the rest of your great team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    dineforfun
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great salad bar, great service & excellent food. We were immediately seated & given an overview of the menu. Variety of meats were available. Dessert was also great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner visit
    Jazzy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We took my son for his 28th. birthday to the new location, we enjoyed everything about this restaurant , the food, restaurant itself, and the service. The only minor issue was the location for our table, it was next to the kitchen and the servers were tagging my chair every time they enter or exit the kitchen. I brought my constructive criticism to the management and I hope they do something about it. I will defiantly visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor meat quality
    Tintin
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    All meats have the same taste: salty, fat and dry. Completely overpriced menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    RonSJCVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food here is simply outstanding but you have to be a meat eater to truly appreciate the quality and variety of meats offered. The restaurant itself at this location is a bit boxy and under decorated for a high end establishment like this. The tables are fairly close together offering limited opportunity for private discussions. The prices are a bit on the high side especially for add-on items and salad-only meals. That said the service and food are first class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great service, quality selection of salad bar, meats, alcohol and dessert. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place
    rokn1500VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun energetic. Salad bar is great. Tons of meat. Appetizers are marginal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    mhaataja22
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fogo de Chao is one of my favorite places. I've been to several locations throughout the states. San Jose location has superb service, staff is very knowledgeable about the wine list, very fresh salad bar and the meats are prepared with perfection. Additionally, I tried the chicken hearts. I've had them at other places before and don't care for them. However, Fogo prepared them exceptionally well. So much that I actually liked them!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of meat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Came here with a party of 6-8 people. Our "servers" were great and on top of everything. If we requested a specific kind of meat, it was brought over almost immediately. The salad bar seemed a little smaller than other Fogo's we have been to around the country but we didn't mind that because we really only cared about the meat and wine! Definitely an experience, be prepared to feast and to be given way too many options to choose from! Don't forget to turn the card over when you need a break to breath and sip some wine! And definitely take it easy on the salad bar! No one in the party was disappointed and everyone got something they wanted to try. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring a good appetite
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The salad bar was great, I could have filled up on that alone. The beef was excellent, very tender and flavorful. My only complaint would be not much chicken options but to be fair we got full quickly so we didn't try everything. Next time I go I need to bring a good appetite ;) Oh yeah and it is pricey so eat up to get your money's worth. Just don't expect to eat anything for 24 hr after 'cause you will feel full for at least that long!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to my taste
    kbloodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We found the meat to be over-done in some cases (particularly the over salty Parmesan pork) and just not that flavorful in all cases. The best things were the warm cheese puffs and the salad bar offerings (especially the smoked salmon). The service ranged from friendly to bothersome and (in one case/wine service) unpleasant. Overall, we felt rushed (in and out in exactly one hour) -- it was not the warm/relaxing environment we were expecting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you are a meat lover this is the place. All the meats were cooked perfectly and the servers were at your table within seconds of flipping that coaster... We all had a desert and it was not great. We found ants on two of the deserts and they were running around. So maybe a little ant problem in the back. In any case not that big of a deal. They comped our deserts due to this mishap!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOTS of Excellent FOOD!
    ANNEVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were curious about Fogo de Chao and how this restaurant worked....very fun, great service, expensive but worth it. My hint would be to not fill up on all the yummies before....this way you have more room for the incredible meats!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food, a bit chaotic
    Stubl4VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food is great and service is great. I think there are too many tables packed into the space so it feels a bit chaotic - not much space between tables, LOTS of servers moving through the restaurant serving meats. You sort of feel like things are coming at you from all sides. We enjoyed the experience overall, but it was a bit overwhelming in multiple ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service
    Deepankar
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had gone to celebrate wife's birthday and was not disappointed. Very nice location. The lamb, chicken and meat was excellent. The service was really great. They even got lamb chops done the way I liked. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible
    DCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wow. The food is amazing; the service is amazing. They are incredibly accommodating -- if you want something well done or blood rare, they'll go grab it for you. The food is expertly flavored - they don't over do it with seasoning because they let the rich flavor of the meat shine through.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Birthday and I am so full
    Luv2luvme
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is my husbands favorite restaurant. All the meat is fabulous. It is cooked to perfection. We will keep coming back and love the other locations too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food were outstanding
    Marlene
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went here for a celebration dinner with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the gourmet salad and sides bar. You can make a meal from the various vegetables, cheese, olive and pepper dishes. We loved the artichoke bottoms! The meat dishes came out hot and were delicious. My favorite was the leg of lamb and lamb t-bone. The leg of lamb tasted like it had a lemon-mint marinade which made the lamb pop with flavor. The South American and California wine selection was abundant. One of the meat servers took special care of us and brought us the cuts of meat we wanted to taste. Overall our group had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2Sadness
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Not a lot of choices in meat and salad bar. Did not enjoy much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth it
    AnnaEmmet
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a very nice time. There were over a dozen types of meat and they kept coming. The service was terrific. We got seated right away and the food immediately started arriving. My advice to anyone going for the first time is to go hungry and go sparingly at the salad bar. Save room for the meat,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Explaination of menu and non-meat choices had to be asked for...little to no information given to first-time guests..we had to stop several servers. staff to understand procedure.....no attempt was made to explain pricing system or alternatives to meat
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  • I love beef!!!
    Djburnz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and service! I had reservations 9:30pm however they were able to seat us at 6:30pm. I wish the seafood was included. Great bread balls.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fogo Houston, TX
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was great as usual, and the service was really good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Lean
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very nice staff and service. We liked the restaurant and loved the food. Our waiters were helpful and made the birthday fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but pricey
    RonM
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food selection is very good, make sure to hold back from eating to much at salad bar. The meats that they serve are ok, heavy on the salt. You can eat until you explode. Desserts are good but expensive.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come Hungry
    GetInMyBelly
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good and ot is all you can eat. The meal is expensive but worth it. The mixed drinks are a complete rip off. $15 for a tiny mixed drink is ridiculous. Stick with beer. My wife and I both had a meal and 1 drink each. Our total bill was $180.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serious Carnivore Experience
    RoadWarriorVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent salad bar...but don't eat too much green stuff. Save room for the almost never ending waiters with swords of beef, chicken, pork...etc. It all tastes great. Just remember to bring your wallet, it is not inexpensive
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a great dinner here for my husbands birthday, food was excellent, service was attentive and even though we were too full for dinner and we wern't going to order dessert they knew it was my husbands birthday and they brought out a decadent piece of chocolate cake and wrote happy birthday on the side of the plate. I only wish they put us a quiter more secluded spot but that was really just a personal preferance we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic