Agora Churrascaria

4.5
2263 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
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner, will definitely go back.

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LH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my boyfriend’s and mine’s first time at a Brazilian steakhouse and it was a great experience. I love how we can choose our sides freely and have as much meat as we want. This is an all you can eat place and one person and charged $56. You can sample a variety of meat ranging from beef, lamb, chicken, and pork. They have variety of sides from mashed potatoes to salmon and salad as well as cocktail appetizer. A tip for you all, don’t get a lot of sides, and to save room for the delicious meat! It will make sure you get your money’s worth.

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T
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carnivores will be in a dream world! And if you happen to be a vegetable kind of person the extended salad/soup bar is quite nice. Great service, fun experience and lots of good stuff to try. Best: lime flavored pork ribs...but hey if you don't like them, they'll bring 10 other things for you to try.

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KC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meats are consistently well seasoned and table ready when you sit down. Hot food and salad bar is extremely good; have been to other churrascaria restaurants and their bar is lackluster. There are better hot items HERE which is worth it!

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p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was excellent, however we had a 5:00 reservation and only were offered 8 different items, not the 14+that were told by our server and website, apparently the rest of the food was not ready till closer to 6:30. If you go here DONT go early, you will not get the full selection.

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, the meats are little bit salty although the rest of the foods like bread and salads were really good.

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

Went for our anniversary/Mother’s Day. Although busy, buffet was always full of great side dishes. The meat kept coming, and we were happy and full before we knew it. We love Agora!

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J
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. My go to for Brazilian bbq. Best Brazilian bbq in town. The lamb chops and leg of lamb are my favorites.

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MB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agora never disappoints! We love it!

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p
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Meats are not good at all salad bar was better

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HT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here a few times, always a nice selection of food. Service in the past has not always been the best, but this time it has really improved.

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DW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend for a birthday lunch and we were pleasantly surprised at the great quality of food value and importantly the mist outstanding service I’ve experienced in a long time. From our server to all three other servers coming by with the neat selections and the bartender as well. Everyone with a smile and wanted to accommodate in any way. I spoke to the manager Alex to acknowledge his staff. He as well was amazing. Outstanding in every way. Cheers to all of you Diane Wagner

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Went in for the first time for lunch, had a bad service from an Asian Male server. Maybe it was his bad day? Whatever it was, it wasn't pleasant.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Yes, the food was really good and everything was great. The only think is that our table in particular was darker than the rest (I think it was a burnt out bulb).

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, had to wait too long for meat servers to come round and for the bill, got the feeling diners in the back were last thought about

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to other restaurants that serve food in this style, and it's always delicious. Agora was good, but wasn't anything special. If you're in the area and craving Brazilian food, this place will satisfy.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Terrible table. Meat dry. All in all just not great.

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R
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited last year for administrative/professional assistant day and the ladies enjoyed their experience, they asked to go back. so we took them again and the service and food was great. Servers had great attitudes and were always asking if we needed anything else. Overall, I highly recommend the place.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and attendance of service! Filet was so tender.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
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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