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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!
Good food good service worth the price !
Very clean and attentive personal will recommend to friends and family
Agira has always been a great to good, the food is good and the service is impeccable
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 :)
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.
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.
Overall average food. The salad bar needed better salad options. Need more seafood options.
They only served certain cuts of meat and kept bringing the same cuts when I asked for other meat.
You are lucky if they serve you the dinner only items, rib, lamb chop, or tenderloin once during 1 hr dining.
I have been here many times and as always the food and service was excellent.
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!
It was great until the servers just stopped coming around despite a green light to do so...
Birthday celebration, agora was outstanding for a birthday celebration.
Food was amazing ...the cheese balls are to die for I was super excited to go the expectation was meet .
Happy to have found this spot to take customers.
Food is delicious, but it is hard to carry on a conversation.
The meats server should come more often coming around the tables.
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!
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!
The meat was ok
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!!!
The waitress never show up to ask us how we were doing . Poor customer service .
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
Good dining experience overall.
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!
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.
Christmas dinner perfect place to celebrate with family.
Made reservations for a company Christmas lunch. We were a total of 13 guests. Churrascaria was very busy, however, the food was amazing and we always had a variety of meats coming to the table. My issue was with our server. After our initial drink order, we only saw her when she dropped off our drinks but disappeared for 40 minutes until we managed to flag someone else down and ordered more drinks. After 30 minutes of waiting for 2nd round of drinks, I had to ask someone if they can please call our server. As she came to the table, she then refilled drinks (this was the first time refills had been given) and we made her aware of the drink orders that had been placed 1/2 an hour earlier. (Apparently, the drinks had been sitting at the bar this whole time) She never had a bad attitude and was friendly, but her being busy should not be a reason for us to be ignored.
We have had prior company celebrations there and have never had a problem. I am assuming they might have been ill-prepared or understaffed. But not having anything to drink for about an hour is unacceptable regardless of the reason. She began coming around more once she noticed the discontent with the situation.
I would still recommend this place for celebrations and will probably book there again since this was the first time I experienced this issue. However, I will definitely make sure the manager is aware of what happened before I book again.
Our first visit. Came to celebrate an early Christmas dinner with family. We found everything to be fantastic: the hostess, our waitress, the servers with all the tender and delicious meat offerings and the buffet for the rest of the meal was plentiful and yummy. Wonderful dining experience. So happy my coworker recommended it!
My son Birthday.
Very Impressed! Great fun, excellent food, fantastic service. Everything about Agora was spot on, uniquely enjoyable (what a concept to have fun going out to eat). Would highly recommend for their food and service alone, but I have to comment that another diner fell ill, at first we thought he was choking, and the management and staff handled the emergency with such speed and skill we were amazed. God forbid that any medical issue should happen in a restaurant, but if it ever does to me, I hope it is at Agora. The manager gave the Heimlich maneuver like he was the Flash and they had the paramedics on the phone instantly and in person in minutes. Kudos to the Agora manager and staff and thanks for an excellent meal. We had a party of 8 and they didn't bat an eye. Our waitress and all the gauchos serving the meat on skewers were very attentive. Everything was delicious. Something for everybody. We will be back many times.
Agora is the BEST Brazilian Steakhouse/Churrascarisa in OC. Not doubt!
Tis the season for office holiday gatherings and this restaurant was very crowded. Things beyond their control like really poor parking wasn't taken into consideration.
The service was poor...the bus person checked on us more often than our server and the meat carvers made infrequent appearance and with little variety.
Management staff is on point!! plenty of employees working. Taylor at the front is on point !!
Love the concept and the food was pretty good. Lots of sirloin variations, but I think the filet skewers only came by once during dinner. Staff was extremely nice and attentive. Holiday season meant some big parties there - one of about 100 people that were extremely loud and changed the normally calm ambiance. Overall still a good experience.
Sunny is the best! All the gauchos are friendly and accommodating as well. Meats are amazing, perfectly cooked to your preference, and always coming.
We discovered this place via open table in February for Valentines Day. We loved the place, and even though it’s very far from us we made a return trip and again was worth the time and the money.
They’re food is delicious and they’re service is superb.
Made reservations and still waited 45 min till we got seated.
Our server was great, but it seemed the food selection was mediocre.