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
113 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (78)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (58)hot spot (28)romantic (28)great for lunch (19)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (8)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 208 reviews are from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego reviews archive.
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Unique experience...
    Flash
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Took an out-of-town guest here for lunch. Come hungry! Good food, excellent service, but a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • 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.
  • Great Food, Excellent Service
    steve1c1a
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    What a great place for an our of the ordinary dinner. We went with a group of 8 and it was fantastic. The servers were incredibly attentive and the food was incredible. Sometimes you feel like to have to keep up with the gauchos as they come to your table with one delicious item after another. For those who have never experienced Brazilian barbecue, have an adventure and give it a try. I guarantee you will come back to did it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Picanha and Bottom Sirloin
    Beto
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Two of the best cuts I have ever tasted: Picachna and Bottom Sirloin. Save space for them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I eat here way to much!
    LilRedFishVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    On this trip, as one of the waiter was asking us if he could explain how it works, one of the meat servers and another waiter stopped by to say Hi, by name. Thank you Lupe and Leo!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Supero nuestras expectativas!! El servicio fue mas que excelente y la comida y postre riquisimo. Se Los recomendo a todos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat overload
    etLyannaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    i love going to fogo de chao and i almost always bring guests from other state/country here for a good brazilian steak experience. service is great, servers are always attentive to you needs and you can't go wrong with their salad bar. the ambiance inside the restaurant is nice very good too. will definitely recommend and go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cliff
    Cliff
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food and service .the salad bar was fantastic. The waiter and staff were all great with good sense of humors. I and my party will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat lovers
    swisha
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    If you're not a person who loves meat, stay away! I am indeed a carnivore & enjoyed every piece of meat i tried that hit my plate. The salad bar was good as well. There was so many selections. I just wish there was more hot side's to choose from. I will definitely be back for my next special occasion! And not to mention the service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasent experience
    Nina
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was very good great variety on meat. The service was excellent. The waiters can around continuously to make sure we had everything we needed. Brought over the different variety of meats offered and served you as much as you wanted. This was great because both my son and brother are big meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service yet again
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day can be a bear, but Adam and his crew certainly know how to make you feel like royalty. The service was excellent and attentive. And each morsel of meat was BBQ'd to perfection. Loved the addition of scalloped potatoes to the salad buffet. It is a treat to be doted on when you are out for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iamnana909
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    One of the best steak house I have been to! Will definatly come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Kcarroll
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We went with a group from work, entertaining clients and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We had wonderful service! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome 1st time
    hubbybirthday
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    we had so much fun ordering all kinds of meat they serve. I love that i dont have to call the servers to ask for meat. its all you can eat meat and with a flip fo the disk green for more meat and read to let them know i need a break. it was a fun and so much meat kind of night for my husnband's birthday. he was actually surprised with the free birthday lava cake courtesy of the restaurant. I have been to 2 other brazilian steakhouse but by far FGDC is my best choice, definitely ill come back. I love that every body has a smile in their faces from the front receptionist to our waitress sorry forgot her name, and to all the servers that brought in our meat. they are ohh so deliscious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated in Style
    Trish
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We decided to go to Fogo de Chao to celebrate my husband's bday. My 2 teenage son's enjoyed the place because the food was endless. I would definitely repeat again in the future
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat Galore
    OdysseusTheCat
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I can't say enough great things about this place. Just make sure you come with a good appetite. The servers were great, the guys with the meat skewers were great, the salad bar by itself was enough for a dinner, the variety of meats were great and just kept coming! We were so stuffed at the end if dinner , it was almost painful. Of course we had to try dessert. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brazilian Food
    NoriMay
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    All the types of meats were amazingly delicious. Their salad bar had a lot of variety and was very good as well. Lastly their service was great bc they were very attentive and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Viking
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The salad bar was outstanding and vary pretty to look at, the meats were good to outstanding, the lamb chop I thought was a bit strong. I think the sides could use some improvement.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great service
    JBogo
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I went to Fogo de Chao to celebrate my birthday this past Monday. The service was friendly and on point. I was never left siting with an empty glass of water or a dirty plate in front of me. You control the table meat service, so you have control over how much or how little you are being served. The salad bar is phenomenal, and there is a "salad bar only" option in case you wanted to bring vegetarians along. The wine list was lovely, and almost overwhelming (I don't know too much about wine), but the staff was very helpful in assisting us in choosing a bottle.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of food options
    91902
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We visited Fogo de Chao Brazilian for the first time. It was very nice inside and the staff were very friendly. The salad bar was very appealing and organized well. The side dishes were delicious. The meats were fantastic and full of flavor. We were in the corner and we still managed to have a good amount of traffic with the different meats. We were worried they wouldn't come by for a while, but the waiters were consistent and we had plenty of food. We had flan for dessert and it was delicious. For the two of us, our total came out to $130.00 without tip. Plan on spending good money, but also plan on eating a lot. Get your monies worth!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carnivore Dream
    IndulgeandDineVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Fogo de Chao never disappoints. Both the food and service are great! The salad bar selection is wonderful, note of caution; you're paying for the meat so don't over indulge on the salad. Although their mango and shrimp salad was amazing! Our server was very attentive and always checked on us. This is a great place to dine if you want to go eat at your leisure and enjoy mounds of deliciously grilled meats!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Carnivores!
    Rich
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    If you love meat in all its forms, this restaurant is a little slice of carnivorous heaven on earth. With between 10 and 16 types of meat brought to your table for the slicing you will not go hungry. For those with less meaty appetites their salad bar is first rate with a wide variety of options to mix and match, including excellent cheeses. They will bring a few sides to the table during the meal, but quite honestly the meat is the star of the show, and you will probably only sample the sides before diving back into the meats. Everything is all-you-can-eat, so starve yourself for a day (or three) before coming. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.