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
109 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (74)good for groups (69)fit for foodies (53)great for lunch (43)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (31)great for brunch (26)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (13)notable wine list (13)scenic view (6)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasant time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Fun and delicious
    arizrain
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There were four of us in our party ranging from 35 to 55 years old. We all really enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    kimmysue
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Perfect special occasion restaurant! Abundant food with an amazing salad bar! Unique experience...everyone should give it a try. The service was absolutely the best we have had anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • É boa pra caramba!
    jessstuVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great meal and service, brought back many memories for my father who lived in Brazil many years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Dion
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Went on fourth of July. Had to choose the "premium lunch", which was amazing. They were out of chicken hearts (which were upon request) when I went. All the other meats tasted great. We requested the pineapple skewer towards the end of our meal and were accommodated quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I always have excellent service and a good experience every time I go. I tell everyone about the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for good food
    Greatfoodsd
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have had stake in many places, but this place is the best. I was welcomed by the waitress and she was great..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Buffet the way to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    First timer, try lunch buffet which includes salad bar is enough. Staffs are friendly. For less than $20 bucks, this is the way to start your day
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sao Paulo West
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fantastic dinner. Wonderful experience. I felt like I was transported back to Sao Paulo! Vivi was the perfect hostess and Casio was excellent. Everyone smiling and service beyond compare. The ambiance was warm friendly and genuine. The people made the experience. Oh, and the food...Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    tula
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food. Great service. Filet mignon is the best. New favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value for lunch
    luvagooddeal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great place for celebrating birthdays. Variety of food was excellent. Service staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    HAMMER619
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I've been wanting to dine here for a long time and found the perfect occasion, our 10th anniversary. My wife loved it. I was enamored with the salad bar and then absolutely fell in love with the selection of meat. The flavor of the meat was excellent. The filet mignon wrapped in bacon was one of our favorites. The hanger steak was great too. The price point was spot on too. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it! My Fav
    Gem6can1
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I came for my 53rd birthday celebration with my mom and girlfriend, which was her first time. She was very impressed and I was just plain Happy! Thank you for everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    Terrie777
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food is amazing whether you go for lunch or dinner, we are never disappointed. Service here is GREAT! I do truly appreciate great service. Another thing I really like is that is causal. We can go in jeans and or dressed up after an event and you will comfortable either way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique style and fabulous food
    Cathyfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect from this experience but my husband, a very picky eater, recommended we go. So I knew I was in for a good time, at least. And it was all that and more! My only tip is: arrive hungry. Have a light, early lunch the day you are having dinner at Rei Do Gado. You don't want to have to turn down any of the various barbecued-meat offerings. We had chicken, pork, lamb, and about six different cuts of beef. They were all tender and had a smoky undertone that enhanced the flavor. And the side-dish bar was also pretty amazing. My fellow carnivores and I appreciate the occasional chance to indulge without guilt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    CPie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent--excellent--excellent! Words cannot express how wonderful the food, service and atmosphere are! Come one, come all, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.