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Date
Tue, 4/24
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11:00 PM
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Agora Churrascaria

4.5
1994 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday
Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday-Sunday
Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 222-9910
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
McArthur
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Agora Churrascaria is a Brazilian Steak House, where waiters, dressed as Gauchos, move from table to table carrying skewers of meat, from which they slice portions for their guests. Every guest is given a green and red-sided circular chip to control their fixed price, continuous tableside service.

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4.6
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Salad bar was ok.
Service. Was ok.
No rush to return

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was delicious and the service was excellent. Wondering why it didn’t count for restaurant points, but had nothing to do with the food or table service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is my husbands ‘go to place’ for birthday. LOTS of food. For myself I usually go meatless, just because there is so much meat, and enjoy the salad bad. It has great different options to go with.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I went to Agora to celebrate a new job offer with my close friends on a Thursday night. The selection of meats were superb, the salad bar was amazing as well as the sides.

I frequently select Agora as my go-to spot for celebrations and special occasions but I must say tonight the service was very lackluster. They brought us the check while one of my friends was still wanting to get more food and they never offered refills. We each got one beer and shared 1 bottle of sparkling water--no tap water was provided nor dessert or coffee.

This was a very disappointing celebration and I will think twice about selecting Agora over other churascaria choices in the LA/OC area.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

All new people truly enjoyed everything. We will be back and bring back many more people. Who does not want to stuff their faces with meat?

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took the guys here for a bachelor party. We had a ton of fun. Awesome food, amazing salad bar, good drinks. Go hungry and plan a good night out. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

If you seat near the window it will take several minutes for the meats to be served to you.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome example of class, quality, and service. Buffet and salad bar are both great, and the meat cuts are all quite tasty. Food will exceed your expectations. The staff is friendly and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

superb service! thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was great and very attentive with the customers. Had the best experience by far

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Salad bar is one of the best. The selection of meat was outstanding (especially the picanha). It’s a meat lovers paradise.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had expected more variety in the meat offerings. The meat was also well done, which maybe in that area is what the restaurant clientele prefers. However, it wasn’t what I preferred. Overall, I don’t think I would go back. The meat servers that served us however were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

All the quality meats you expect. A great value. My clients went home satisfied.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always enjoy the abundance of food they offer. The salad bar has many options and always kept clean and fresh. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoy variety of meats.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Solid food, great service, fantastic ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The ambiance and service were both excellent, and the food was very good. One of our party was a vegetarian, however, and the options for her were extremely limited. The addition of some kind of hot vegetarian entree would be very helpful.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Our reservation was missing from their system and the server wasn't as attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The waitress we had mentioned that there were several types of meats prepared in 14 different ways each but we only saw about 4 different meats. We had our green cards up but we barely got presented any of the cuts and were pestered when we clearly had them on red. The meats we did get to try were a bit dry and the chicken especially tasted like it had severe freezer burn. Not impressed overall and glad we had a 100$ gift card to help pay the damage. Would not go here again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Drove over an hour to eat. Was pleasantly impressed. Great service and great food. It is expensive but the meal is so good. Will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was a very pleasurable dining experience. Meat was coming around very often and the quality of the meat was great. The manager(?) came around and was very friendly. Overall, a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was pretty good, service was quick. We had a 5pm reservation for a family dinner where our parents were meeting for the first time. The waiter accidentally spilled a glass of water on my sister but the staff was good about clean up and the management even offered a free dessert and complimentary drinks as an apology. The meat was tasty and the salad bar had a lot of variety. I would definitely go back for a special occasion or even just for a date night dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We were greeted by the hostess and were quickly seated. We were even asked if we had a preference of a seat by the windows or salad bar! Our server explained how everything worked since it was our first time dining. The food was very delicious and well worth the price. We will definitely be returning to enjoy another meal!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The meat was delicious and staff did a wonderful job

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a party of 9 was seated and everything was exquisite! Our server Chanel was adorable and friendly she made our first visit wonderful! The staff was knowledgeable and observant to each of our needs. The salad bar was divine, and the meat selections were absolutely wonderful! Thank You Agora! I can’t wait to host another get together in your beautiful Restaurant. 5 delicious stars.

Kiana Slabaugh
Corona, CA

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Server was absolutely great, friendly but also very real and genuine .. he might have been newer to the restaurant, younger looking dude but 100% great

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent service and food as always!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great service. Several of the meat dishes were amazing; others were over cooked. Wine selection could be better. Caipirinha was the best I’ve had outside of Brazil!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent , excellent , excellent ..... ask for Violet and Omar , Esteban .

Really really really good , 20 stars !

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

1st time here and from the time we arrived was made to feel really welcomed. Our waitress was very nce and asked if we had been there before. I told her this was my first time (my wife had been there before) and she was really attentive and explained their setup. Our water glass was never empty, the meats came around frequently and one of the servers even asked if there was a specific meat we wanted to try. A restaurant employee (think the mgr on duty) even came by during our dinner and asked how was everything. Overall. Had a great experience and would def come back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was great. The only thing I didn’t like about this place is that it is basically buffet style. I figured a place this pricey, the food would be served to you.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was amazing just like last time we were here. Waitress and waiter were very friendly and attentive to our needs. Food was delicious! I would recommend their flan for desert.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

good food!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything is good, except it was on Vday, and our table obviously was last min set up. Missing the decorations on the table when all other tables have it.

the table is unbalance, tilted to one side on the other.

other than that, it was good.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We tried Agora Churrascaria for the frist time for Valentine's Day; after hearing so many positive reviews. The holiday menu/prices were not a worth it, suggest eating there on non-holidays. The buffett items were good, however nothing to special. Obviously, you go to Agora Churrascaria for the meats; the meats were as good as advertised. For meat lovers, go light on the buffett items and enjoy the great variety of meats served table side by the gauchos. Fair warning, show up hungry as you will want to sample every meat option - several times!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Was seated right around my reservation time even though the place was packed. Service was very friendly, the hostess' were trying their best to accommodate all of the guests. Even though it was very busy the service was very good.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been trying to get to this restaurant for some time, but with family and work, we never had the time. I decided to make reservations for Valentine's day. Yes I know it's the busiest time of the year for restaurants. So I knew what to expect. When we showed up to our reservation there were alot of people waiting. We checked in and went to the bar to grab a drink. We were finally called 10 minutes after our reservation time, which were arrived 15 min early. Yes that's 25 min waiting to be seated. We sat in our table and waited for someone to wait on us. Finally I flagged someone and she got our waitress for us. We ordered the champagne that came with our set menu and I ordered a glass of wine to accompany my dinner. Which I never got. The meats were amazing but it took the gauchos a really long time to pass by. I think a restaurant like this should be prepared to handle a busy work load. I don't think there is an excuse for mediocre service. The ambience was good. But I wouldn't come back. Maybe my expectation was too high. I expect to get what I order and some attention from our waiter/waitress to see if we are taken care of.

Sincerely,
Jose C

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was an incredible night. An amazing experience. We got engaged, our server walked up as it was happening and was very genuinely excited with us

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was horrible. We literally sat at our table for over half an hour without ever being served anything. Our waiter never bothered to ask if we wanted anything else to drink (which we did) - nobody came back with any meats just absolutely nothing. Waiter took him 20 minutes to bring a stock dessert (it was pre served flan) and then 15 more just for the check. Service started fine then we were totally ignored for the rest of the evening. Would NOT recommend

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a GREAT Churascaria!!! I have always enjoyed eating here. I recently ate at one of their competitors and was very disappointed. We dined here on Saint Valentines Day. Yet the restaurant was able to keep up with the full restaurant. The food bar was great as usual. I enjoy the Feijoada, smoked salmon, etc. The meats were plentiful, cooked to perfection and tasted FANTASTIC!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, the sirloin cap is the best! Great service always! This was our 10th Valentine’s Day there.

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