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
112 reviews since May 25, 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 (71)fit for foodies (55)great for lunch (43)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (29)great for brunch (20)hot spot (19)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (13)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Enjoyed both dining and atomosphere
    shan
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Until we arrived to the restaurant and being asked if we wanted just lunch or lunch plus TV, we realized what an amazing lunch it would be. Having Brazilian food while watching the first match of the Brazil FIFA. What a choice. the foot, wine and the game gave us a really good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MargieRVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was really excited to dine here. Service was slow and at times inattentive. Overpriced father quality of food. We asked 4 times for a particular meat before it was finally served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Come hungry!
    poppy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great restaurant for a group of meat lovers, especially if you come hungry. Extensive, foodie-quality salad bar, and numerous sides, including cracked crab and shrimp all you can eat. The main course is a series of skewers of different cuts of meat that is brought to your table and served directly. You can accept or decline any offering, or ask for more of one that you particularly liked. The beef rib steak and skirt steak were our favorites, and the grilled pineapple was to die for. The price for the dinner/salad bar is fixed, so the best value if you're hungry. Not a restaurant for light eaters! We had a special occasion family get together, and it was the perfect choice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all about the meat
    impbch
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Rei do Gado was my first introduction to Brazilian steakhouses. I've dined at Fogo de Chao (San Diego CA and Gaucho's (Livonia MI) since then, but Rei do Gado feels more like home. Each of the steakhouses does one or two particular cuts of meat, better than the other 2. Rei do Gado does not overly spice their meat and let's the meat true flavor come out. Best looking hostesses and bartenders by far work at Rei do Gado, bordering on distracting. Tables are closer together than Fogo or Gaucho's but easy to get around. The side/salad bar was best at Rei do Gado. I look forward to returning there one day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Yuki
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had my birthday dinner at Rei Do Gado, food and customer service were totally amazing, and they even gave me a surprise birthday cake. the quality of food was outstanding, all waiters/ waitresses were very friendly, live piano was really great for romantic atmosphere. I had really good time for my birthday dinner more than I expected. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meat was okay.
    diningSD
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Went here with my girlfriend and everything was pretty decent, but that was it. Just decent. The meat was seasoned okay on certain cuts, some were a little too salty for my taste. Some of the meats that I got were actually on the more cooked side. I'm sure they would cook it to your liking, but I did not ask, so I can't blame them there. Overall, it's a good place to go to if you like meat and you like to eat a lot of different cuts and types of meat in one seating. Other than that, if you prefer a specific type of meat, there are plenty of other places that can cook it better.
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 810 reviews are from the Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Service
    Southwesternkilla25
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The waiter keep talking to other people. We waited for long just to get the check and the card and he lost my card my wife saw someone got it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upper level
    PastorVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I love Brazilian steakhouses and this one was fairly good. The hanger steak and ribeye were among the best I've had. The chicken choices were limited, but the salad bar was excellent. Some of the other meats were to dry, but we came almost at closing and that can be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch time
    DavidThai
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great for lunch. Great customer service, attention to detail. The manager was in charge and it showed !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gastronomic Experience!
    1foodjeanie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This place is amazing! I always come here for special occassions and family celebrations. The service is fantastic, the staff is always cordial and accommodating. We came here to celebrate my son's college graduation. This is his favorite place. The meats are always cooked tender. It is so flavorful. Lunch is your best best for affordability. Where else can you taste a variety of meats for such a reasonable price? I wish I could go here more often. I would highly recommend this place for a business dinner. I would definitely bring clients here. Classy with excellent service. The salad bar has a unique selection. A foodies paradise. If you want to try a new food experience you have to try this place! It's worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good food
    etLyannaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    we love going to rei do gado because they always have good food and friendly staff. the service was just OK the last time we went there because I have to ask the server 3 times for cheese bread and there were small insects and fly flying around our table. even if that's the case i will still go back and recommend the restaurant to others because i believe that this is just an isolated case.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite place to eat
    Kenny
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Love this place best mussels and cold shrimp In town that's in addition to all the great cuts of meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our first experience and to celebrate Mother's Day was awesome from the start i.e. making the reservation, special group/room accommodations with Vivi, valet service, exceptional customer service oriented staff, wonderful ambiance, live music, accommodating attentive staff, plentiful side dishes, non stop meats, delicious foods all around, ethnic drinks, left feeling like a VIP and definitely filled your palate. A guaranteed return visit is forthcoming. Cheers...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best deal in San Diego
    MWMIVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The lunch special is the best deal in San Diego. There is certainly a great abundance of food, but beyond that, the food is of exceptional quality. The staff person who maintains the salad bar at lunch is amazingly attentive to every detail concerning the cold and hot buffet items. I'll be back soon.
    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.
  • Wonderful Experience
    erikamarron
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Loved Rei do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse and my family and I can't wait to go again. Delicious buffet! -great quality of the meats and salad bar. Service wonderful and friendly. Such a pleasant atmosphere, the piano/guitar player was great and he sang beautiful and relaxing brazilian songs - we just loved it.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for lunch not dinner
    PwyFireCapt
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I wanted to love this place but couldn't... There is z constant source of meat, which is good. But, half if it is so dry it's not worth wasting the room in your stomachs... But, you have to try everything to find out which cuts are worth it. And by that time you're stuffed. Dinner for two with three drinks = $135. Not worth it in my opinion. The service was great though. The ambience was terrible. Looked like a cheesy scene from some 70's mob movie. Giant tv's playing sports, gogo cage, piano player (who was quite good), and a " Brazilian dancer?" Again... The service was amazing, but the rest of it was rather awkward...
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    MDDiner
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Great food & good service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bee
    Lg63
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    There was a bee in my food and I told the server once he didn't hear me and came back with the same bowl of salsa with the same bee in it he just refilled the salsa and I told him again he said sorry and came back with another bowl he didn't take off a drink at 10$ or half a meal at 42$ he was the main server for a 97$$ meal you would think something would have been done other than the bee and a few servers that ignored me it was a nice place.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Delight!
    Thrilled
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Fabulous food! What a selection!! Dining outside was a complete surprise - absolutely delightful! Service can't be beat! Loved the singing for our daughter's birthday celebration! Couldn't have had a better time. Well done!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience and food!
    summergirlten
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went to lunch on a weekend afternoon. The staff was friendly and very responsive to our requests. The salad bar had a great variety of delicious food & the meats that were on the buffet were moist, tender, and flavorful. The cheesy bread, which we did have to ask to have brought out, was one of the best I've ever eaten in my life. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    Pete
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I organize an outing to Rei Do Gado about once a year for myself and my coworkers. It's always phenomenal. Can't say enough good things. The food is amazing. The service is top notch. If you leave here hungry, it's your own fault. Top things to try on your first visit: bacon wrapped filet mignon, prime top sirloin (trust me on this: sirloin isn't my thing, but it's amazing here), and ribeye. As a piece of friendly advice, their weekend lunch price is just over half of the dinner price. They add a few extra cuts, and more premium items to the salad bar for dinner, which is totally worth the price, but if you just can't justify the dinner price, lunch will never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go hungry, leave stuffed
    Anniversary4two
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Amazing the second time around. We have started making up special occasions to come back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely not exceptional
    suchasushilover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Visually, the restaurant was mostly appealing, save for the mojito girl on the stand that looks like something straight from a strip club. The pianist played an entertaining selection, but for the most part it was too loud for a dinner setting. Some of the food was "good", with good flavor, but for the most part the meats were greasy and unappealing. The best thing I ate was the snow crab legs. Exceptionally sweet flavor. But that's not what I go to a steakhouse for. Overall, the experience was good, but definitely not worth the $450 tab for 5 people, dinner and drinks. At $48, the buffet/meat selection was way overpriced. The most I would value it at considering quality would be $29, so they missed the mark.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • carnivore's paradise
    Bobbyzee
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Experince was amazing, meat was full of flavor, salad bar a lot to choose,fish and crab was exemplary,service was very good maybe because it wasn't busy... Would go again when I'm in town...
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lover place
    shan
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The steak and meat provided here is super. Always try small piece first, the repeat those ones you like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Fun!
    Thorne
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I thought Rei do Gado was the perfect place to take my spouse for their birthday! It was very festive with the samba dancing and the really cute girl making the caipirinha cocktails. We had never had cachaca either, and our introduction was quite lovely! The fresh seafood at the salad bar was remarkable, as was the quality of the meat served. If you like meat, this is your place! Paleo heaven! Service was friendly and we were made to feel right at home. We are not from San Diego, so I was really looking for a place that would knock it out of the park, and this did it!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A meat lover's place
    shan
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I can't imagine that little slice of all different meat really made me only ate salad for next two days. I will go back again aiming at the garlic flavored meat. Those are so yummy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.