Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse

Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.reidogado.net/
  • Phone: (619) 702-8464
  • Hours of Operation:
    *Lunch Special* Mon - Fri, 11am - 2pm

    Lunch: Daily 11am - 4pm
    Dinner: Sun - Thurs, 4pm - 10pm & Fri - Sat, 4pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Lucas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two beautiful dining area each can accommodate up to 125/150 people, fully A/V equipped with screens and piano bar. Semi/Private room is also available for up to 25 people.
    Group packages are available with drinks & dessert option. Please contact the restaurant and our private events manager will assist you with details. Book your event with us and let us provide a unique service with a good quality.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve Gi 6197028464x
  • Entertainment: Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse is the perfect setting for private dinners, receptions, business meetings, birthday party, rehearsal dinners or just a great party. We have live entertainment every night and samba dancers on Fri & Sat. Also, karaoke is available for private & group parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: A trolley station is located on B street.
    A bus stop is right across from Rei Do Gado.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service available daily from 11am.

    Guests can also park at Horton Plaza Mall with 3 hour free validated parking.
A word from Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse
The churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives it a taste unmatched by any other. Guests of Rei do Gado will encounter an unlimited buffet of typical dishes and salads. We also have live entertainment every night and samba dancers on Fri & Sat.
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Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (92)special occasion (92)fit for foodies (71)great for lunch (59)romantic (44)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (27)great for outdoor dining (23)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (8)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Ive taken my husband each year for his birthday 2 years now.. and he loves it! We have gone to up scale steak houses in SD and SF, Cambria etc this place is always amazing!!!! We love this place♥♥♥ they sing you a birthday song as well with a Brazilian trumpet. ... and a chocolate slice of cake mmm..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A festive night out
    lvCbad
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to celebrate a night out with our son, a reservist, who just returned home from a 400 day tour to AF and his lovely girlfriend who patiently held up the home front. He had heard from a battle buddy how delicious Rei Do Gado was and how fun the Brazilian Steakhouse experience is. After months of MRE's (canned food) and his mouth watering for some real food, off we went. We loved it from the moment we entered until we left. The atmosphere is festive and lively with Peter "Keyslayer" Robberecht playing masterfully on a grand piano. A beautiful girl even danced around in a beautiful feathered costume. Miraculously, neither too loud or intrusive. A seafood/salad bar are incl. in the delicious and sizzling 20 cuts of meat. PERFECT!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers paradise
    Desbybel
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    all you can eat meat to your table and side dish bar. Carnival dancer, specialty bar tender in a cage dancing cage, live pianist. The downside is that the meat is not seasoned very differently so most tastes very similar. There is so much meat! It's all cooked rare which is not my favorite. Good food overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Loved every minute of it, service could not have been better. Price was a little high for our taste, but absolutely awesome restaraunt!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steve
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good brazilian style restaurant but not as good as Fogo de CHau or Texas De Brazil.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    DiningOutDiva
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner. 9 people in the group. We all had a great time. There were two kids in our party. The guys made sure that the "picky eaters" had the meat they wanted. They even came back several times to check on the kids. The staff was courteous and patient. They separated our bills the way we needed it. (Warning: Gratuity will be on each check.) Dinner was a little pricey but well worth it. The adult beverages were well made. Bring your appetite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Archie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It is a very nice buffet not run of the mill, but should be hotter(not kept worm). Meat was outstanding the best😃 but pricy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat, Meat and more Meat
    katy101VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went there for birthday dinner. Food was good. Meat was done well but for me after the first 2 or 3 tastes of the different brochettes it all tasted the same. For me, it would have been a better experience if they would roast or broil or however the meat is prepared, with different types of seasonings. Lamb was the only one that really had its very own flavor. All the cuts of meat were very good quality. Salad bar was good, lots of different types of salads. Shrimp was good, crablegs were a little dry. Come hungry!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Carnivorous Paradise
    VegansNeedNotApply
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    So many so choices, so much time :) Was seated promptly upon arrival and service was top notch. Two things I recommend: avoid a lot of starches and only have small servings of each meat in order to sample everything. 2 hours later and I could have taken a nap in one of the booths!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible table- nightclub next door
    SanDiegoFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We heard great things about the ambience and food at RdG so we were looking forward to eating here. We were seated in a section off to the side of the restaurant- indoors. We could no longer hear the piano playing, or the music that was in the main restaurant. Instead- it was a bit of radio music and then there was a large TV on the wall with a basketball game playing. WHY?? As if that wasn't already uncomfortable- there is a nightclub next door that started playing club music and...this is no exaggeration... our feet were vibrating from the bass, as well as our drinks and our whole table. We had to endure this for the next 45 minutes. Why weren't we warned about this? I would have never wanted to have this experience. It was awful.
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  • Good Brazilian restaurant
    naparoseVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Lots of food, great salad bar. Come with a big appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special outing
    disappointedeaters
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Disappointed with the hot sides. Collard greens were undercooked and bitter.Cold green asparagus good-white was mushy. Nice array of olives, beets, other cold veggies. Excellent cold shrimp with outstanding spicy horseradish sauce. Meats were yummy. That's what they are known. I would go back to taste the meats we passed. Pricey drinks.Great staff.Live music- well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Roberto
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went there for my daugther's birthday and we're so glad we did. Ana Paula (our server) was so kind, the food was great, wish we had a Rei do Gado in Tucson, Arizona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding restaurant !
    luvmeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is an outstanding restaurant. The food was wonderful and the music was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Diego Restaurant week lunch...
    KuyaMonster777
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Took advantage of a great lunch deal. Atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Food served hot and each cut of meat was amazing with its own distinct flavor. Friends with me who had never tried Brazilian churrasco vowed to go again sometime. Minimal wait and our party all had a good time even though it was a shorter business lunch meal. Best to skip breakfast and maybe even lunch if you come here for dinner. Easy to over-indulge but worth it. You can go running or hit the gym later if you feel like you're cheating. Always a great time here...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you are a meat lover!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The meats are out of this world and the buffet choices are fantastic. No way to leave there hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Memorable
    trvler1914
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Came here to celebrate my son's birthday and the performance they gave was awesome! The steaks were very juicy and tenders and the selection at the buffet would have been good enough on its own. However, the seating in the area is very cramped. Other than that, everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twags
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This was my 4th visit in last few years I really love the food, but have to save up to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful dining experienced
    Annie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food, love the ambience and thank you for doing something special for my son.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    Mandy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food didn't justify the high price of each meal. The sides were rather bland. The meat was cooked to perfection but there was a very long wait between rounds of meat and they kept circulating the same meat options. The music was very loud and it was hard to hear table conversation. I've been to other Brazilian steakhouses that were much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd anniversary dinner
    Sketchysk8ter
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We made reservation at 730pm. The place was packed so we had to wait for 20 mins. Once seated, the atmosphere was elegant with a live piano player playing hits of the 80's to 90's. I forgot the different meats we've got but I know it was damn good. The salad bar consisted of different types of salads. The spicy apple salad was pretty good. There was a Brazilian dancer performing for the restaurant. It was entertaining to see the culture of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinning
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took My a husband for the first time during Restaurant Week it was great they had so many different selections and did not hold back like a lot of Restaurant do during Restaurant week recommend this place to everyone..food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary night out
    hiddngem
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The place was recommended by a co worker as a pretty good place to go and a dinning experience I found both to be true and the evening turned out to be a very enjoyable night the service was great and the FOOD oh.... yeah the food was excellent my wife and I enjoyed the food and will be sure to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surf AND Turf!!!
    maej
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great variety at the buffet. 2 soups, crab legs, salmon, clams, mussels, salads, potatoes, veggies, bacon, cookies, fruit, and these great bread-ball type things. The meat variety that comes by are delicious, seasoned perfectly, and great variety. There was some entertainment as well, a sexy dancer that came around. =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    BMan1008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My guests and I really liked the flavor of the meats. I wasn't able to enjoy the salad bar because a lot of the things I enjoy were replaced with Seafood and they told us that we wouldn't be able to eat that unless we paid $25 more per person. Since I walk with a cane, it was impossible to go to the salad bar at all from where I was seated. I had requested to sit near the window due to my disability, but they were not able to accommodate me. It would've been nice to have been told before they took away the salad options instead of after. Our reserved table wasn't ready for us until 20 minutes before we finished our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't compete with Fogo De Chao
    ptarantino
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    All the meats at Rei Do Gago tasted similar and Fogo De Chao is simply superior.
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  • Good salads
    Jude
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everyone knows that the meat is excellent, but the side dishes are also abundant and excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You dont get to taste all meat.
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went there for restaurant week. Its my 2nd time, but waiter thinks its our first time. Weve been served chicken, pork and sausage multiple times, but good meat didnt come to us. We had to request for top sirloin, but we didnt get till they noticed that were not leaving even after 2 hrs sitting there. I felt like they served it finally just so we could leave and they could accomodate other people. i was facing the so i could see the servers walking back and forth. I have seen the good meat pass by 4 times, but never went to us. After requesting, it took us more than an hour to wait. I doesn't make sense. Went there with group of ten and were charged 18 percent gratuity automatically. They should at least did half of the job done right.
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  • meat lovers paradise
    harvestbunny
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There is good variety here and if you don't fill up at the salad bar then there will be room to try all the meats offered. Meats were tender and flavourful; only thing out of place was cheesy chicken which I think was a bit bland. Service was ok either super cheerful ones or the occasional few with attitude that don't appreciate customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was amazing. thanks!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodJunky
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great food at a great price. I would recommend this place to any foodie!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There was a line to get in but thankfully we had a reservation. Everything was delicious. The staff was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends
    Luv2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent Service and amazing food. We had a great time.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food ever.....EVER!
    REALtalk
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything that was served to us was incredible. I never knew food could taste this good. The small cheese "bar" was fantastic as well as the salad bar. The atmosphere was great for my girlfriends birthday dinner and was very romantic. Live music was very appreciated and all the staff were very friendly. I recommend this place highly, do your self a favor and make reservations you won't leave disappointed. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat!
    Luv2grub
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Took my bf here for his birthday and that man was soooooo happy !!!! Great for meat lovers and if your hungry you literally walk in and start eating ! Fun too :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it!
    foodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I took my fiance here for his birthday and he was in aww of the food and vibes. Would recommend for anyone wanting to do something special for their significant other.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gabi
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    AWESOME food! AWESOME service! AWESOME staff!!! Our group of 8 had a wonderful time and we left planning our return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The waiter was very friendly. The food was amazing with various types of meat to try. They have a wide variety of food selection at their salad bar (i.e. baked mussels, crab, salad, seafood soup, etc). The meal from restaurant week included a dessert as well. You can choose from creme brulee, cheese cake, or peanut chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    Carnivore1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very good service with the meats didn't go much time without meat on plate. Some of the meat was little overcooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not as expected...
    GailMarie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went for "lunch" on a Sunday during Restaurant Week and with a reservation. We were seated immediately. The meat servings began well, however, after 2 different offerings, it was repetitious for a while; then a few more were offered and then back to the beginning. We had to ask for some of the "11 different choices" that they showed on the menu but never did get to them all. The salads\fruit on the buffet were good, as well as some of the side dishes. The fish stew was very good. We did enjoy it, but I must honestly say that it was not as good as the "competitor" Brazilian Steakhouse that we went to last year. There selections were far superior.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic