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
112 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)good for groups (65)fit for foodies (40)romantic (33)notable wine list (24)hot spot (21)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 186 reviews are from the Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Great for date night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I like this restaurant for special occasions, love the food, it's a bit pricey so we only come here on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Rogue
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This is the second time coming to this place and both times the meat was bland and even a bit gamey. I'm assume it's because the meat was not too fresh before they cooked it. The chefs need to taste the meat before it is served. Plus there was a long delay before another round of meat servers came by. I waited about 10-15 mins. Texas de Brazil is much better, too bad it's all the way in Vegas. Not planning on going back. Maybe I'll head back to Rei do Gado.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Protein Heaven!
    CathieVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    If you're in need of a protein boost, this is the place! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful lunch
    vikkie
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The service was simply the best we've ever received during lunch! This place is outstanding, from food to service to decor. Waitstaff really know their stuff, and easily memorize your preferred meat after the first round. Everyone was prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious! We've had both lunch and dinner, and the food has always held above and beyond standards. Quality of the meat is delicious, juicy, and flavorful. Salad bar is fresh and has plenty of options. Will be coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would give more than 5 stars
    SDdiner
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This was our 2nd time here (birthday celebration) and it was even better than last time! The cocktails are amazing (try the Ketel / citrus one or super fruit), great choices on salad bar (don't fill up), even the cheese bread is melt-in-your mouth delicious. But of course the meats are the highlight - bacon wrapped filet was our #1! And to top it all off, free birthday dessert (and kids ate free)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice find in San Diego!
    BrentEileenAlex
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First of all, as soon as you sit down you will be greeted by a server who promptly explains the process, so for first-timers this is very helpful. The first pleasant surprise was the really cool salad bar that you can start with immediately...lots of great choices and very unique, but take it easy, because you have lots more food coming. This brings me to the first pointer, SHOW UP HUNGRY! This is a very nice restaurant with first class service and quality, so it isn't cheap. If you show up with a healthy appetite, it is an excellent value. Side note: Not a good place for the vegan/veggie crowd...this place serves real food (meat). Steak, chicken, pork, sausage..all the good stuff. Great food with world class service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    Iluvphood
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Hands down one if the best dining experiences I've ever had. The service was impeccable, the food was amazing. Premium cuts of meat ranging from beef, pork and chicken. The salad bar had an array of options to choose from. The ambiance of the restaurant was romantic. I would dine there again in a heart beat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty to eat
    mike
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The steaks were tasty and the sides were never ending. The salad bar had a variety of choices . It was all good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Denisman28
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    First time dining here at those restaurant and have been to Brazil before and dined at a place like this and the service was excellent. I really cannot say enough good things about the service they were on their game. Very polite yet attentive to all our needs job well done with the service excellent. Five stars great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place reminds me of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This place reminds me of the great qualities of dining in fine restaurants in Mexico and South America: very, very good food, and exquisite service. You feel pampered and cared for in this restaurant. The food is excellent. This is a great spot for business and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!
    AsiaNoel
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food and Service was amazing! It was a little Pricey with the dessert and dinner for 2 a little over $150 not including tips and we don't even drink Alcohol... Otherwise it was a great experience. will Be back again but Maybe Lunch time when its half the price...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Meat selection was great but the cost was a little extreme. Expect to spend $150 with drinks. Dinner alone is $100 without drinks. Salad bar was fresh but not exciting. Good place if you want something new otherwise Head to the butcher shop or other steak house.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    FRG76
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    There is no question, the best Restaurant in San Diego Down Town. People there are so friendly, they also give you your space for having a great time for dinning. Classy restaurant, fresh and elegant environment. Authentic flavor, perfectly grilled,... all cuts, whether it is lamb, pork, steak, chicken, they are all seasoned the right way. You won't regret this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth it
    itsCHEL
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This place came highly recommended and it definitely didn't disappoint. Our overall experience from the ambiance, food and service was excellent. Just make sure to bring your appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meat
    diner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Fogo de Chao is the carnivore's dream come true. While not cheap, every penny you spend is well worth it; the quality and selection of meats they offer are beyond expectation. The salad bar is also excellent; notably, their asparagus is surprisingly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frequent Customer
    HanselNGretel
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I am a frequent Fogo customer and was given a little trouble when I presented a coupon that was emailed to me by Fogo for my birthday. The staff was very polite but it made me feel so awkward in front of my date when the waiter said he had no idea where I got such a coupon because he had never seen one before. The manager was called to my table and he asked me to forward my email coupon to the restaurant probably to make sure I wasn't trying to cheat them out of $25. Other than this slightly awkward ordeal, everything else was fantastic as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Service was very slow. I've been to other locations. I've always enjoyed myself, but this location disappointed a little, which was too bad because it was the first ever visit for my companion. Food was pretty good, but the sides (polenta, potatoes) were brought out barely above room temp.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all the way. Service
    irmechanic
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent all the way. Service was second to none. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you love meat, this is the place
    Adamant1
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great food, excellent salad bar, very good wine and cocktail selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better steakhouses in San Diego
    ChrisD
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    If you have a craving for a good steak dinner and you like your steak med-rare, DO NOT go here unless it's fully seated. Even then..it's a risk. We went early and almost every cut served was dry and well done. The two stars are for the salad bar, which was very nice, and the service. The challenge with that is you don't go to Fogo de Chao for the salad bar and at this price point good service is expected. This was my 3rd visit to this location since it opened. With each visit the experience has progressively gotten worse. Based on this last experience, I do not think I'll go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic