Agora Churrascaria

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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PC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun experience. Party of 7 adults & 2 kids.
Sonny was our table host & he was excellent.
All of the wait staff was accommodating.
So many protein options & all cooked to perfection.
For the price of dinner I was disappointed there were
no “desserts” included.

c
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....every single time without exception.

Y
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son for lunch to celebrate his birthday. Everyone was very nice. Our server Luiz was very attentive and friendly. All the gauchos were also very attentive and bringing meat cuts constantly. The salad bar was excellent, although I would have liked to see some type of soup or cream.
Overall, we loved the food and had a great time. We'll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with great hospitality, the food was great, servers were great. I wouldn’t mind visiting again

MO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very informative of everything on the menu and made some great food suggestions! All the food was fresh and delicious- an amazing astosphere

DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant, service was off the charts, and the food/Steak was fantastic.. Pretty pricey, but we will be back. :)

BC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a client out for dinner a couple months ago and they loved it. I came back to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and she loved it! The waiter was very polite and friendly. So was the entire staff. They make you feel very welcomed.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Not a lot of selection at the Salad bar like Foco De chao. Meat was good. But tell me why I was offered Leg of Lamb three times, the chicken leg 4 times. And the meat variety once each.
The meat was really good. May have to drive a few more minutes to go to Foco De Chao next time.

TT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a surprise early birthday dinner on Sunday Feb. 16th. and our server was Mario. Neither one of us had been to a Brazilian Steakhouse and my guy had been talking about Picanha steak for well over a year. As a culinary professional with 10 years in the industry, it was very important to me to choose the right place for our occasion.
After reading many reviews of various restaurants from Los Angeles, West Covina, and Beach Cities, I finally made my decision on Agora Churrascaria and made a reservation for Sunday night at 6:30. After driving 70 miles I was so happy that there was no overly large gaudy sign to ruin my surprise. His eyes lit up upon our entrance and filled with excitement while taking in the atmosphere. We walked in the door and were immediately seated by the kind host. The restaurant was buzzing but not overly packed. A few guests at the bar and occupied tables in each section with gauchos bustling from table to table. We sat in the back corner of the restaurant behind a stone pillar which provided some privacy to our evening but also close to the salad bar. Mario came over shortly after sitting down and gave us a general breakdown as to how the system works. I highly suggest thinking about what you are going to put on your plate before eating or else you will be unable to eat what you really went there for.
The salad bar was divine, the cocktails were balanced, service impeccable, and hospitality ever so courteous. I preferred the cold items at the salad bar instead of what was on the hot side. Mixed greens, tomatoes, artichokes, cured salmon, shrimp cocktail, blanched veggies, marinated veggies, sauces and assortment of vinegars, oils, and of course the chimichurri. The skirt steak, tri tip and picanha were my absolute favorite. However, we were so full that we were unable to try everything. Dessert portions and presentations reasonable with price. Thank you for a memorable evening!

CZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Superb food! And such an amazing experience! Thank you to the chef and his team as well as our waitress Rachel!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is excellent but for us the service made this a truly memorable dining event. All the servers are attentive, beyond courteous and ensure all needs are met promptly and completely! The manager came over 2x to ensure we had an enjoyable experience and to confirm we had no needs to be met.

As for the food!! OMG! All meats were done perfectly with multiple levels of doneness on each spit. The Brazilian Black Beans are a must for pairing with steak and the Greens, chicken, lamb and Tri-Tip are excellent as well! DEFINITELY going back ASAP!

HB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service worth the price !
Very clean and attentive personal will recommend to friends and family

RM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agira has always been a great to good, the food is good and the service is impeccable

DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Every staff member was attentive and professional. Food was great, if you’re a meat eater. They also had a variety of food that you can get. Will recommend you family and friends and definitely be returning :)

LM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! So many delicious options! The salad bar alone is amazing, but the meats are so good! Our table favorite was definitely the garlic sirloin.

JY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The selections and quality of the food at the salad bar/appetizers and the meats from the servers walking from table to table was amazing!! Cheese bread basket was always refreshed with warm biscuits and was delicious. Waitress was attentive and we wanted for nothing the entire meal. Only thing that would have made this 100 percent would have been a larger table for dinner. It was a small round table and not much extra room for plates and glasses. Other than that it was a fantastic St. Valentine's dinner.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been now, three times to Agora. I've loved it every time. This was no different. I only rated the ambiance less than perfect as the music played was overly boisterous, and reminiscent of a dance club or college frat party. The lamb was perfect. Especially the chops. Had they been on the fire for even a few more seconds, it would have been too long. I look forward to dining again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall average food. The salad bar needed better salad options. Need more seafood options.

f
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They only served certain cuts of meat and kept bringing the same cuts when I asked for other meat.

JN
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You are lucky if they serve you the dinner only items, rib, lamb chop, or tenderloin once during 1 hr dining.

BF
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and as always the food and service was excellent.

JK
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. I could make a full meal out of just the salad bar! But then the meats start coming, and all my resolutions to be good go out the window. Great place for a date, dinner with friends, or a business meal. One of our top choices in the OC area!

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was great until the servers just stopped coming around despite a green light to do so...

K
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, agora was outstanding for a birthday celebration.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing ...the cheese balls are to die for I was super excited to go the expectation was meet .

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have found this spot to take customers.

J
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious, but it is hard to carry on a conversation.

N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meats server should come more often coming around the tables.

LO
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our second New Year’s Eve dinner with you! We appreciate the large table being ready for us at our reservation time for the second year in a row! Very nice service too! From the greeter, the waitress and the meat servers- all had smiles on their faces and nice personalities!

TS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Of course, New Years Eve is probably one of the busiest nights however, our waitress, who was very nice and helpful when she first introduced herself, was non existent for most of the dinner. I wanted to get a glass of wine but never had the chance. I could have asked a Groucho but never did, thinking she would return. Food was excellent and our friends that we brought along loved the food!

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The meat was ok

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going there the last five years for our anniversary and I found everything excellent. The meat service was very good and the service that we received was superb. We will be back!!!

PK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress never show up to ask us how we were doing . Poor customer service .

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Variety of food was excellent, Flavor was exquisite on the steaks even though the lamb was disappointing dry. Salad bar was great they had everything that would complement the meats. The Brazilian flan was delicious as well as the chocolate mousse and Tiramasu cake’s. I was charge a adult plate of $60 for a child under the age of 10. The customer service/waiter was nowhere to be found so our table was ignored during the entire time we were there. Our table was not cleaned or maintained properly as we tried to enjoy the varieties of meat and salad buffet table. Our server was sunny and he served everyone except our table so it was very disappointing he did provide a complimentary dessert sadly it was flan which I am not a fan of and agreed he ignored our table and was very apologetic and a kind man to acknowledge his mistake

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good dining experience overall.

RO
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Too expensive!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner was so enjoyable at Agora. Our server was Sunny (second time we've had him) and he is great! If a specific cut of meat hasn't been offered, be sure to request it from your server. Favorites were the short rib, skirt steak, sirloin and filet mignon. We recently visited another local churrasco and felt the salad bar offerings at Agora is superior due to the seafood (shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels and baked salmon.) Make sure you come hungry!

JL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was good as usual. Slow start tho.. We love the Manager. He is 1st Class. Just a couple of notes: Reception Guy in front saw we were all waiting for the doors to open but was not courteous to let us know he had unlock the doors for us to go inside out of the rain. There is always one person in the staff that doesn't belong there. Pork ribs were super dry this time. The meat choices had to be sought after and not readily available. At the end, our gift certificates that were issued were not honored. We were told December did not count even though nothing on the certificate stated so. The explanation "We have lot of reservations in December".....but how does that prevent us from using a valid gift card? Valet in the front is super courteous.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner perfect place to celebrate with family.