Agora Churrascaria

4.7
2614 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2614 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrooksB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good, great, tasty, FULL FULL, stuffed, had to losen the belt lol

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place worth the drive and worth spending the money here . I love how they’re nice and don’t treat you poorly . For once I felt so comfortable to dine in a nice place and you can come casual .

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SueL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The meat selections were good and tasty. I was not satisfied with the salad bar options and tastes.

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DuskyDream
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We came for Mother’s Day and made our reservation well in advance. Unfortunately, the staff seemed to be spread quite thin. The service was not what we expected for the cost of our meal. It did not seem like the restaurant was prepared for the crowds. The sides were not as great as they could have been. The drinks took a long time to come out. There was a long wait time between visits to the table. We were not impressed with this visit.

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Rudyhboxing
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Skirt and Picanha Steaks. Don't forget the sausage. After a
2 minutes of dealing with waitress, we had her changed and we had a great great time and enjoyed our meal. I live in downtown L.A always look forward to coming to Agora Churrasqueria. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Understaffed and less meat choices, not a good experience nor worth the money

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BillB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How many times can I write EXCELLENT!!! The food, the staff, our waiter, all of it was just simply EXCELLENT! We have been here before - first time since all the C-19 stuff - but that does not matter at all.
The bill is a bit pricey, but totally worth it.

MB
MisterBig
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Loved Agora pre-COVID. Didn’t enjoy Mother’s Day as much with COVID rules. I’ll wait until COVID passes before coming back.

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MarvinP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It was much better when they had a buffet salad bar. The serving of salad bar items and drink was delayed. We didn't have a chance to have the best steak while a sausage guy came to our table three times. I believe we had an exactly same (or worse) menu with their lunch menu at dinner price.

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Chrissy
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dining experience as Always! Waiters were very attentive.
We got all of our requests including my fave lamb-chops and sit by the window. This is our favorite weekend restaurant to eat now! My bf loves this place so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and high quality food. Can’t wait to go again.

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DonovanT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

it has been 5 years since I have been to Agora's and now I know why. The food was flavorless and they never brought around the lamb or skirt steak. Will not go back.

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ShelsyT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! It was a crazy day but overall the manager/ owner made sure we were okay. But the food delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved this place and its servers
Thank you for a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience!

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Chrissy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and its becoming our weekend date restaurant! Great good, service, and ambuence. Couldnt ask for more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow. Waiter forgot our sides. It appeared the placed was understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing over all very professional people and I believe it was the owner was walking around serving food as well. Was able to have a quick conversation with him. And as we were leaving they brought out a free cake for my anniversary. The price is worth the service I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a fine dinning experience

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thetudors
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s really just three things one expects from a meal out: quality food, clean environment, and exceptional service. Agora well exceeds these expectations, adding a personal touch to their service and an authentic churrascaria experience, identical to ours in Rio. Well done, we look forward to future visits!

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KarinaF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant dinner, great food and customer service . Would highly recommend.

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RachelAnn
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was delicious! All the meats were juicy, tender and so flavorful. Definitely would return.

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Foodie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night. Food was awesome and the service was great

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IrvinM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a couple of time there and the food, service are as first quality I recommend this place anyone. Thanks Agora

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Chrissy
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late 15 minutes but they still saved our reservation. They made our dinner special by giving us the best seat and secluded.
Love the meat, drinks and service! My new fave restaurant.

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AprilS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for groups. Fresh food!!!
Great service. Very relaxing dining experience.

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Nilla
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Made a reservation that they did not honor, went for hookah, was told they weren’t serving any due to being short staffed, however, online it says they serve it daily.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mouth-watering steaks that melt like butter! Been coming here for 3 years and quality has never lowered. Best Brazilian steakhouse, hands down. Ask for Sunny!

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vipDebra
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious Easter dinner by far!

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Toni
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service, presentation was wonderful. As always, ate too much. This time the music seemed extremely loud. Would like to see it turned down a bt.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricy but nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. The server made sure we got everything that we needed before even asking.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! Everyone was great, wine and drinks were perfect, and there was an endless amount of meat! Great date night place!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the food to the service! I’m going back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience here, great service and delicious food. Will be coming back!

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BrianC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favorite restaurants in town. It offers a super friendly service and of all unlimited meats - all kind. Good place to hang and enjoy anytime. Also it is good to eat inside again after COVID-19 restrictions lifted.

CM
CatherineM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and great service and highly recommended

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KimberlyV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat all the different meats were amazing so much food for the money staff was very nice and on top of everything great Covid accommodations without taking away from the experience itself

SD
SimonD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I really wanted to like this place, ambiance is very nice at the door we were greeted by a friendly hostess but then things changed. Our waiter was super fake(LY) trying to be nice and at one point he make sure we know he is frustrated with us asking for standard missing Items on the table and his fake attitude got worst. Meat: the best meat we had was the picanha and Lamb chops, rest of our meats were either over or completely under cooked I mean how hard is it for a steakhouse to bring you a medium rare meat. I’ve been to many Brazilian steakhouses and I know my steak thesis not the place I’ll go back. I hope this is jus a temporary situation and not a permanent way of doing business.

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Agora Churrascaria is rated 4.7 stars by 2614 OpenTable diners.

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