Agora Churrascaria

4.6
2154 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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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you guys. Great experience. The services was excellent as always. Very nice and friendly staff.

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IC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Agora for their amazing salad bar for lunch midweek! Strange to say for a steakhouse, I know. There are two options for lunch: hand-carved meats and salad bar or just the salad bar on its own. We opted for just the salad bar since we are not huge meat fans. The Salad Bar is a perfect fit for fresh, clean eating and seafood delicacies. For $24.99 you enjoy amazingly fresh salads, charcuterie, house-made smoked salmon, grilled salmon, beautiful cocktail shrimp, tasty mussels and best of all some great home-style Argentian comfort foods.

They get a full five stars for service that is top-notch and their amazing cheese bread.

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RB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner value. Great business meeting venue in OC!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved our server! She was very kind and made our anniversary feel special

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IR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the right place to be for that perfect celebration.

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JA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora was amazing as always. Took my 21 year old son there for the first time. He loved it. My wife chose the vegetarian meal and thought it was wonderful! Hopefully we can go again soon!!!!! Highly recommended for special occasions!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and excellent food.

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CB
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food!

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We liked the food. It tastes good!
The service wasn't great; we saw our server a couple of times before the meal got underway, then not much after that. We had to wait what seemed like a long time for our server to even ask for the check.
As a couple we were seated at a table very close to another couple, which means we could hear their whole conversation, and they, ours. I wasn't a fan of that.
The price was high for what we got. I think we'd enjoy somewhere else better for less. All in all, it was a nice experience, and one that we may take friends too if they're in town. But we're not going to come here again soon.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful restaurant, great service, lots of fun and full bellies.

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OT
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The meat service staffs are very professional and sweet!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my companion’s birthday and the food, service and ambiance was incredible.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation for 8pm but the restaurant failed to tell us that they close at 9. Around 8:30 we had only eaten 4 of the supposed 14 meats. They began to tell us that we needed to wrap up our meal and if we wanted dessert because they were closing the restaurant in 20 minutes. It is definitely fine to close early on Christmas Day BUT they shouldn’t have booked an 8pm reservation without telling people in advance. It was a very expensive meal for what it was. Would not return.

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. 2nd time here and this time with 2 small children under 10 (on Christmas night). Staff worked extra hard to make us all feel welcomed. We all had a great time and can highly recommend this restaurant, especially for meat lovers.
The steaks were all cooked perfectly, lamb was fantastic as was the ribs chicken etc. Salad bar and the other sides were all well prepared and a there was large variety of dishes to choose from.

Hint - Take your time, we sat down and within 5 minutes had been offered 15 different meats / steak cuts before we'd even gone to the salad bar. When you arrive, order the drinks and go get your salad and sides. the waiters will continuously walk around the tables with different cuts and types of meat. If you miss one it will come around again before the end of your meal. Don't be worried that you'll miss out because you will not.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I arrived 5 minutes before my reservation, hostess was overwhelmed borderline rude. My table was ready 30 min after my reservation time.
Food was not as good as usual, bern there many times and never experienced anything like it. Looks like they were completely under staff. If it wasn’t because i been there before i would never come back.

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OT
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrated Christmas Eve. We were seated towards a corner and had to ask for the meat servers to come by our table several times. The waiter was very friendly but one complaint was that when he refilled our water glasses, he rested the water pitcher on the edge of the glasses so we assumed he was also resting the pitcher on the edge of others before coming to our table. Very disgusting!

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JE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome quality meal, as always. Even on a packed Christmas Eve it was still a great experience.

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l
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service terrible ,food ugh,

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JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Agora many times and it never dissapoints great food and the wait staff are the best. I took a date and she loved the place it was her first time. I have lived in Brazil so I'm familar with this kind of restaurant and its every bit as good as those in Rio. Thanks for making this such a great dining experience. Jerry Roland

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M
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Agora was the absolute best experience. The food is excellent. I know of no other salad bar as fresh as at Agora. The meats are delicious and the portions were endless until we finally said "stop." This is by far the best dining experience for the price. We will be returning very soon.

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DL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miles is a great waiter and gave us such a great experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service even with large groups. Be sure to taste Lamb.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant. Given the large number of holiday reservations the noise level was high but not bad. Our server was overwhelmed and rushed so the service was not up to par. She had a very large party that was monopolizing her time. The gauchos were spot on and kept the hot meat coming. The food was amazing as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic! I definitely plan to come back in the future. Did they just say bacon wrapped fille!

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Table far ,close to the wall.Food server take
care other table , forget our table. Need
to remind them many times.Nobody pick
used dishes.We have to put new dish over
used one.

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MF
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an excellent experience.

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VA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There is not a lot of choices to their salad bar. Steak are good but some are too salty.

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NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and the staff was all very friendly! This restaurant is about an hour away from my house but I would definitely drive here again! Best Brazilian we have had!!!!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We had our first serving of all you can eat meat of the skewer. We were told there was going to be 14 different types of meats, I only saw 6 the entire night. This was after telling the waiter that we had been sitting idle for 15-20 mins after the first round of meat. I started to wonder if this was the strategy, eat and little and let that fill you up before bringing out any more... The is a steak house and I had more sausage and chicken than anything else because that's what they kept offering to our table... I don't think Ill be returning.

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HU
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience,
My reservation was at 7:15 and didn’t get seated until 7:30 even though there was an empty table for the longest time and we were seated at the same table that was available since we arrived. We arrived at 7:00 by the way. The meat servers will take a long time to go to our table. My side orders got cold while waiting for the meat servers to go to our tables.

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time meet as Christmas Party and Birthday Party together as a small group. All of friends loved this place. Great food, Good Atmosphere, Noisy level was moderate, also perfect for kids as well. The Brazilian Flan was fantastic also as Tiramisu cake. One of the desert was on the house for birthday occasion. First time tried the coffee (Latte, Mocha, and Cappuccino) and it was good. We definitely will come back for next special occasion as a group. Thank you for your services.

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is seasoned right. The staff is always friendly.

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MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I've been to this restaurant 4x times in the last half year, I count it towards the busy holiday season. It was very noisy, service was okay, but not very good as usual, .... some beef was still far away from medium, it was just to raw ....

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal here. The portions were ample, the servers were quite friendly and the mojito was great!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was lacking. Most cuts of meat was dry & over-salted.

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IH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic however the food tend to have too much added flavor lost meat itself flavor.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing customer service

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L
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had reservations for 7 of us and we got there a little early. Saddled up to the small yet elegant bar and tried one of their signature rum cocktails, which happened to also be on their happy-hour menu. So good and only $6! The rest of our party arrived and we were seated in a comfy little alcove that gave us some privacy. Salad bar was loaded! Lots of side dishes alongside the salad bar complimented the meats very well. The meat chef's just kept bringing every flavor of meat you could imagine and all of them were delicious! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and never stopped smiling! What a great time and meal we had!

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DF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early business dinner here on a Tuesday evening. Everything about this place was just what you hope for in a Churrascaria. The salad bar items were plenteous and fresh, there were a number of hot side items to choose from as well, and the selection and quality of the meat was excellent. We had great service from start to finish, and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lots of variety

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