Agora Churrascaria

4.5
2241 reviews
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Steakhouse
Agora Churrascaria is a Brazilian Steak House in the "Rodizio" style, where waiters, dressed as Gauchos (local ranchers from the South), move from table to table carrying skewers of meat, from which they slice portions for their guests. Agora serves 12 different cuts of meat, including beef, pork, lamb and chicken. The restaurant prepares each cut as it has been for centuries: seasoned with rock salt to accent the individual tastes of each cut, and slow-roasted over an open flame. Upon being seated, every guest is given a green and red-sided circular chip to control their fixed price, continuous tableside service. The green side signals the Gaucho to "bring it on," while the red side stops the service. For additional servings, guests simply flip the indicator back to the green side. In addition to the succulent meat selections, Agora offers an outstanding hot and cold salad bar, comprised of Brazilian and seafood specialties as well as a variety of tempting side dishes.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Today is all about you, mom! A charming Brazilian dining experience, complete with a classic white carnation. Dinner menu served all day 11am - 9pm (Prix fixe $54)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner menu served all day. (prix fixe $54) In addition to the regular fixed price menu, Agora will be offering the following: Baked ham with pineapple glaze and a complimentary mimosa.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 2241 People Are Saying
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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food great service and awesome location. I could not ask for more. The flan dessert is to DIE FOR

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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a
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed. I brought my Homestay student from Brazil. We liked to go back again.

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TD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed - we've been to Agora several times but this time it was extremely busy. Our table was a bit hidden so we didn't get as much visits from the servers. I asked for more well cooked meat and never got it. It was not the best experience this time. Usually it's outstanding!

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l
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PACE YOURSELF!!!!!
Great service!!!!!
Very accommodating!!!!

Don’t fill up on the bread they bring to the table or the spectator buffet that is very fresh and memorable. You are there for the amazing meat!!!! So go and enjoy this place!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meat choices; cozy retro restaurant vibe with ambient space for disabled persons. The salad bar is enormous with lots of side choices and appetizers. Waiters are quick and responsive. Slightly pricey but worthwhile with the quality food and knowledgeable staff along with it.

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HA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff is doing s a great job friendly polite !! Service seems to be much better !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night, the meats were savory, juicy and delicious. The staff was really welcoming and entertaining.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food! Our server Lindsey was the bomb! Really happy I celebrated my Bday there.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Salad bar and sides are always good. Service was lacking and seemed like forever between the meat selections passing by our table. Overall 3.5 stars

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L
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service, Ambiance outstanding. Will highly recommend.

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SR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This place has changed dramatically. What used to be a positive experience about 3 years ago has turned into the most negative experience a restaurant can be.

The rounds of meats take forever to come and the server called me "ridiculous" when I complained. Worst attitude by a server and awful food and long wait times for the meats. I am never going back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the salad bar, hot food bar and the variety of items available. I would have liked it more if there was grilled pineapple.

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R
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

All the proteins served were exceptional, but the self-serve buffet for all the accompaniments was way below par! Fresh but poor quality shrimp and salami were especially noteworthy. I was shocked that it was $360 for four of us including tip. not a good value!

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SR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super fun anniversary at Agora -- lots of delicious meat, kind and informative waiters -- great food. Will go again!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first impression of this restaurant. Awesome service

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T
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Some of the meats were over cooked and dry. Price too high for the level of quality. Will be looking elsewhere.

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MK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was very bland. You're supposed to flip red or green for the food servers. They ignore the protocol and try to force feed you too quickly so that you fill up and leave. Next time we'll go back to Fogo de Chao. Better food and less expensive!

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my wife for her birthday with a visit here and she was extremely happy!
A bit pricey but overall a great experience with great food and ambiance, the servers are professional and extremely courteous.
If you have never been here, I would highly recommend this place fr a visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meats were good and the cheese bread. The cocktails were decent. Only complaint is that the salad bar felt homeless. Fogo has a better section.

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JW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service was some of the best I have ever experienced. I will be dining there again.

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RW
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter Nicolas was excellent! All the terrific meat servers as usual. The hostess was very friendly and courteous. Food is just perfect as always!

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GA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, good food, nice ambiance and good parking.

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IC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service paired with an amazing salad bar. We enjoyed just the salad bar on its own for lunch. $25 without the meat service. There are so many seafood and other great options in the salad bar, we did not miss the meat at all: salmon, lox, cocktail shrimp, prosciutto, tuna salad along with a full salad and hot entree section.

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s
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meats to select from in all ranges of doneness, thank you! Our waiter was difficult to understand though and hovered too frequently. I could tell he was trying, but we just wanted to eat peacefully. Good salad bar, great cheese rolls!! Manager touched our table, so that was welcoming. You need to be hungry to appreciate the full experience and understand to use the tongs when necessary!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here during OC Restaurant Week. Overall, I thought it was a decent value. Service was quite good. Food was great for the most part, though some meats were a bit burnt (the ribs in particular). Ambiance is nice. Didn't think it was too loud, but necessarily super quiet either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Agora. The staff were supper friendly. Will definitely be coming back!

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager stopped by table no less than 7x...Waiter was fully attentive and anticipated every whim....Absolutely superb service. Food quality was spectacular...every cut better than the last.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Disappointed. I’ve been here before and but my boyfriend hasn’t . This was one of the Brazilian restaurants I highly recommended my boyfriend to try. It was OC restaurant week so I thought it be the perfect opportunity to take him. Our server was a bit condescending, and quite unfriendly. It was to the point where we didn’t even feel comfortable asking out waiter for anything. The poor service killed our experience. The support staff was very nice though. The bust boy got us new plates and got us bread with out us having to ask

As for the food we were placed in the dining area to the side of the main dining area. The meat man didn’t come by as often and when they did it was the same types of me we already tired I think we only tried 6 of 16 different types that night.

Total experience was disappointing, sad that my boyfriend didn’t get to enjoy the experience like I has in the past.

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Y
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The variety of meats was impressive, but aside from the Prime Rib and Garlic Beef, the rest were basically tasteless and there were not any sauces to dip them in other than the one on the table. We were not acknowledged after being seated and had to ask someone to send the meat servers over even though our cards were turned up as green.

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J
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food.

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AS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service, nice location...overall a fantastic experience.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Savory and absolutely juicy cuts of meat. Agora Churrascaria really did impress. Clean presentation and nicely appointed interior.

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RW
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was good as usual,besides this water. I had him waited on my party twice in the past,he’s the least favorite one in this restaurant. No matter it’s party of 3, or just myself, he always brought drink(s) to my table the last,even my party was always the first one he got. This time I got my hot water when I fished half plate of my cold dishes,and my coke arrived 23 minutes afterward. Never offered refills unless I asked and another 10-15 minutes wait. If not because the bus person took such good care of me,I would leave no tip at all. I still left 20%tip for the sake of the bus person.
When I paid my bill with cash,he never brought my change back until I asked and it’s almost $20 change. All I had was dinner for one,and coke. You figure it out. He told me he thought that’s all his tip. Really?!
I think he’s lack of respect to females and Asian. He loves his business men customers. His name is mile(?). I hope I will never had to be tortured by his cold abusive attitude when I dine here.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to eat at a Brazilian steak house. The food was excellent and the variety offered was extensive. Our server was quite friendly and answered all of our questions. A manager came by several times to ask if there was anything we needed and what meat would we like, if we hadn’t been offered it yet.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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J
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a meat eater, this is the place for you. All of the cuts of beef are delicious but, my favorite cut is the Fillet Mignon. It's perfectly cooked and ever so tender.

The service was outstanding which was unexpected for an all you can eat restaurant. Our server was constant refilling our waters and when she noticed that we were sitting and waiting because our cards were still green instead of red, she asked us if there was anything specific we were looking for. When we told her what we were waiting for she went to the kitchen and let them know and shortly afterwards the two items we wanted came out.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meat they serve is top notch and the service superb

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and amazing food! Totally worth the price

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing... as usual! Service was A+ and the food is always perfect (make sure you try the skirt steak ;)

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad bar. Very authentic feel. Knowledgeable server, all food served had spectacular quality.

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