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: 6197028464
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Barbecue, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Maria Kallenback
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please, complete a form in our website and send an email to us. A catering manager will check for an availability of your an event and will schedule at your convenience.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two extra rooms with a capacity of 30 to 100 people. Please contact the restaurant for details. Book your event with us and let us provide a unique service with a good quality.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve Gi 6197028464
  • 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.

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: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A Valet service daily starts at 6:00 PM.
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.
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Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)good for groups (72)fit for foodies (56)great for lunch (42)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (30)hot spot (19)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (13)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pleasantly surprised. Comfortable atmosphere, and although it might get a little busy, I still felt like my husband and I were the only ones in there! Which was nice because we were celebrating our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    First birthday together celebration. Cozy. Romantic. Delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our meal was fantastic. One of the best Brazilian steakhouses we've been to. I only had the salad bar but it was on par with the other Brazilian places we've been to, especially the spicy apple salad, which I could eat just about every day! We had a small hiccup, service-wise, to start with, but after it was brought to their attention, we were treated like kings. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring on the meat
    northwest1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Well everything from the food to the girl making the drinks ,The night was well worth walkING 12 block for ...the meat was to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Group Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I took my leadership team to here to celebrate the end of the summer season, and we had an excellent time. We got to try all 10 of the meats, even though a couple we had to request as they did not come in the rotation. The food was excellent and plentiful. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you like meat....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We made a reservation for my husband's birthday lunch. He loves to eat meat so he chose Rei Do Gado. Very friendly servers. Great salad bar with plenty of choices. The meat served was very flavorful and cooked to perfection. My favorite was the grilled chicken with cheese. They even gave my husband a little cake and a birthday song in Portugese. We definetely enjoyed it. If you like to eat plenty of meat, go see them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great !!!
    BrGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great !!! Everithing was very good, food, service, ambiance... And it is an opnion of a Brazilian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually Excellent; Today just good
    MWMIVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Things seemed to be off today at Rei do Gado. Food and service were good; but both are usually excellent. The salad bar was as impressive as ever, but the meats were primarily well-done, making it difficult to get the delicious tender meats cooked rare to medium-rare that I enjoy. The number of servers rounding with meat selections seemed to be lower than normal making for a longer wait for being served. Will I return? of course, hopefully this was just an off-day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding!!!!
    Lori
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I went to lunch with my boyfriend here for our 5th year anniversary,it was amazing!! They made us feel like we were millionaires,really welcoming. The staff was awesome with great customer service,we didn't wait on our food or drinks. Everytime one of the staff passed by they would ask "how's everything going?" "Do you need anything else?" "Do you have any request on any of our meats?" They were really on there game that afternoon....not like other places where they make you wait or even feel like your not welcome I really appreciate this restaurant for making my 5th year anniversary a special one!!! Thank you...we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing !
    Abeeee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went to the place for my four months anniversary with my gf and it was amazing with all the variety of food and service was very nice and a great table I got and thanks for the flowers on the table I requested during my reservation. I would definitely say that this is the best restaurant I've ever been 2 :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    asm1967
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everybody was great. I really enjoy the food and the out door fire table. I love the seven daughter wine. This is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and too expensive
    Meatlover
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everybody was friendly but the service was poor,. We sat at a corner table, our little sign was on green but the "meat guys" kept passing us or had no more meat left to serve. I asked for the chicken hearts but never got it. We asked for plates, but they never came and I had to get up and get them from the salad bar myself. The salad bar is ok. Crab legs not too fresh. They ran out of fried bananas but no one refilled them. For the price you pay there you should go to Fogo de çiao that has a much better, food, salad bar and service. I thought I try something new. I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Be prepared to eat a lot!! It's a delightful, fun time and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great service. The waiters were constantly bringing food and the bar host was fantastic. Unfortunately some of the meats lacked taste or were just dry. Get the skirt steak for sure. It was my favorite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was amazing. Fantastic service. We had an incredible time. We will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 365NightOwl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Amazing selection of meats! Carvers arrive at your table throughout the dining experience. The filet mignon wrapped in bacon was a favorite!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasant time
    machitotaco
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we were greeted at the door by a beautiful girl server was great and on point food was awesome and the atmosphere was on dot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,ambience and service
    Mike
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, ambience,service and a wonderful experience. I being here many times and always had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rei De Gado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    if you are a meat lover, you MUST go here. I took such a friend, and he could not remark enough how great everything was. Also, the service is outstanding. The servers, bartender (in the cage), and all the circulating servers, are extremely attentive and pleasant. The "salad" bar -- waaaay more than salad, is outstanding as well. You simply cannot go wrong here. Just be prepared to eat and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Friends
    tweezy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had 3 girlfriends join me for dinner at Rei do Gado and we loved the food....the salad bar was so excellent we nearly filled up on that. The only disappointment was the bar tenders inability to make a decent "dirty martini". There was great entertainment, a lovely girl danced the Samba in an amazing costume and her smile threw off a thousand watts of brilliance....great fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and good food
    Vero
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I always like the food here. Come hungry cause you have a large variety of food for your plate... Great for special occasions and to take friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time ever going to this awesome place! Enjoyed every second of my dining experience. Highly Recommended, Great Food & Great Atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the resturant
    ApacheWarrior
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic, I love Brazilian Steak Houses and this does not disappoint. A little on the pricey side at $42 and the bar drinks are nothing to write home about but overall a great find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for Premium
    Meatlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had lunch with Premium option and had a wonderful variety. Salad bar selection was good, meat was frequently offered but the fillet mignon was overcooked on second round, RDG will need to improve this. Overall is worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Fun!
    rbtmharris
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Make your reservation now...excellent food, excellent service...go hungry!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brazilian steak dinner
    smacias21
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This Brazilian lunch had a little twist compared to a traditional one. The endless meat allows you to get belly full and feel the need to walk it off after . Their meat was very tender and delicious. Also make sure you try their little red peppers from the side bar; they're hot but give you that spicy taste you want .Overall it was a great experience and would recommend anyone who is looking for something different .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place is awesome. If you like alot of different meats. When I left I was so stuffed. I recommend this place. Great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Meathead
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    For meat lovers and lovers! Don't fill up on the all you can eat salad bar crab legs and jumbo shrimp! I didn't know that meat could taste so good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    One of the better steakhouses in San Diego. Gives you the most bang for your buck. Excellent food & service for such a great price for lunch and even for dinner it's a great deal for what they give.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the impeccable service. I cannot wait to come back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rei do Gado
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Absolutely love this place! The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner
    paulie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The served meat was excellent. Salad bar was OK. Should have included dessert as opposed to a separate menu. Service was excellent. Wine list was all inclusive of different types of "good" wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat Eaters Delight
    Meatatarian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for the food and was very happy with the quality and service. Loved the Brazilian dancer and the piano player that entertained us as we ate the spectacular food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Deal in SD
    MWMIVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Amazing quantity and quality of food. The salad bar is more than a salad bar, it really is a full compliment to the delicious meats served by the waitstaff. In addition to great food and service, the staff as well as many of the patrons are great to look at . . . HOT!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • santastic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, good athmosphere, very nice live music..... We and our guests enjoyed every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    SDDiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Amazing place that everyone needs to try...bring a big appetite
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We went here for lunch and it was pretty good. Next time I go it will be for dinner. The lunch menu is good but the dinner menu has a better selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Fogo De Chao
    DaygoNiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    If you like good food at a great price, this is the place for your. Succulent meats matched with the best salad/hot food bar in the city. Eat til you can't eat no more, what a great time with friends. The waitstaff was awesome and parking was easy in Horton Plaza. I definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly service
    firsttimer
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It's fun to have waiters come to the table with skewers of meat to choose from, and the beef is delicious. So are the salads. Highly recommended for a special occasion with a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.