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Agora Churrascaria

4.6
4.6
2544 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 222-9910

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriel Bocchese: (877) 889-5549

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Cross street

    McArthur

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,544 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Being the restaurant with less than the 50% occupied our reserved table for 3 was set up in a table for 2. I asked to be changed to a bigger one. At a certain moment I had to wait for a long time to be served with more meat. So I had the impression of being overcharged for the service and food that we had.
  2. B

    Buddy

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food are both amazing …👍🏻👍🏻
  3. JV

    JuneV

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was just Ok and the service was just ok! The cheese balls were cold when served and pretty tasteless! Didn’t even taste the banana as it was a regular banana (which i hate) and not a plantain! the meat was way too seasoned and salty and either so rare or well done and we were only offered like 4 different kinds even though I knew there were other kinds being offered at other tables! We will not be returning !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great buffet options
  5. JA

    JAMIH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our waitress did not open the bottle of wine. Not sure if she was busy, forgot or didn't want to open it for us? We had to ask other waitress to open.
  6. JB

    JBinOC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was very good. We've been here several times, and we noticed the salad bar seemed to have fewer items than previous visits. Everything was very good, there just seemed to be less to choose from. We'll definitely be back, though.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    My family and I including friends have been coming to Agora for years but yesterday was our first dining on a holiday ‘fathers day’ there was little kids everywhere and they were loud. I have never experienced my Agora dining with kids around before so it was knew to us. Service was ‘alright’ we kept getting the same pass around and there were some meats that did not get offered. I had to ask our waiter whether or not they were serving filet mignon and as she said yes, she had to go flag down a guy twice … 15 minutes later, I finally got the cut , paid and left. I understand the shortage of employees right now at restaurants and fast food chains, but they did not seem to have this issue last night.
  8. N

    Nichole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Sloooooow service from waiter and from the meat carvers. So expensive. Bad meat. And I’ve been sick all day since!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lots of delicious food! Meats came out slow in the beginning but we were sat in an adjacent room with little traffic. Once section got fuller meat was non-stop
  10. MR

    MinaR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We came in to celebrate Father’s Day. The restaurant seemed adequately staffed. It was very loud, not at all what we have been used too on other occasions. The salad bar was ok, it was refilled as needed but the flavors seemed rushed not at all what is usually there. The meet choices were disappointing, our table was constantly skipped for larger tables and many items we never saw. Our waitress was nice and kept our drinks always full. An incident which really bothered me was when the table behind us was being cleaned a glass crashed to the ground and sprayed the surrounding area with glass including my back, my daughter and a section of our table. There was no immediate reaction from management. They worried more about the empty table than us . It wasn’t until a waiter noticed that I was fishing glass out of my daughters hair and skin that somebody ordered our plates changed. No apology of any type, a manager came by later to ask if we wanted to move ???? Why at that point would we want to move. I guess if I had made a scene we might have been acknowledged. After they cleaned the surrounding area I figured we would have at least have the meet choices scone by our table more often but they continued to bypass us . It was not the memorable experience I was expecting.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service
  12. ML

    MauricioL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been taking my dad here for Father's Day for may years. It might as well be Christmas morning for him. Excellent food and service.
  13. C

    Carlos

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an awesome experience will be back
  14. N

    Nick

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food tasted amazing, our drinks were never empty and our server made excellent recommendations. The manager made sure to stop by and make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Agora is a family favorite. We usually come here for either Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. Or for one of my parents’ birthdays. The best quality of food that’s outdone only by their quality of service.
  16. AS

    AmandaS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great! Our server was fine. Not super friendly and didn’t acknowledge that there was a birthday even though it was stated in the reservation
  17. GP

    GisellaP

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great time here!!
  18. S

    Socalanee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had high hopes of this place cause of the reviews. For the price point, there should definitely be better salad bar selections. Looks like it lacks there. Also, some of the meat is inconsistent. Some where very tender, others were tough. The food was just okay.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jacomo and his crew were just outstanding during our visit. First, the food was absolutely delicious!! We wanted for nothing and the gauchos were so accommodating. The salad bar was well stocked with great variety. It's been years since I've been here and the food and the service are just as good as I remember. We watched Jacomo the manager make it a point to stop by every table to not just greet guests but to tend to anything they may need. He and out waitress were most welcoming and our experience was definitely worth the drive from San Diego. We will be back for sure.
  20. s

    salvadorg

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente fue la primera vez que visitó un amigo ese lugar y todos los cortes fueron de su agrado.
  21. YK

    YogeeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food choices. All the items were to liking & the crew was very friendly.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The location. The staff. The food! We brought our friends there for the first time and they were instantly drooling over the food. The service was extremely friendly! I always enjoy coming here.
  23. LJ

    LumberJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value if you want some meat. Garlic beef and lamb chops are amazing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 28th wedding anniversary
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place
  26. GS

    GabrielS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I went with my wife, my brother, and his girlfriend as we were all craving a Brazilian Steakhouse and none of us had been here before. It was very easy to get a reservation same day and the restaurant was not very busy on a Friday night, which we first thought was potentially not a good sign. It took a while for us to get our drinks ordered but once that happened we all started at the salad bar and were very pleased with the food that was available. Everything tasted great and seemed very fresh. The meats began to arrive after our salad bar journey and overall we were happy with all the meats, with the flank steak and Picanha being the best. Why 4 stars then? The service could've been better. Our waiter was solid for the most part, but a bit inattentive at times, which was frustrating since the restaurant wasn't incredibly busy. What really brought down my rating though was the service by the meat deliverers. They kept coming back with the same meats after we requested specific ones. After making a specific request for a 4th time, we finally got what we wanted, but it shouldn't be like that. Would I go again? Yes. Hopefully the service will be better next time.
  27. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We have been here multiple times and our most recent visit revealed that they have definitely reduced their quality. Out of the 7 meats offered to us, only one was worth mentioning (tri-tip). The rest were chewy, tough, and in some cases slimy. The previous time we were there we were brought bacon wrapping filet and other high quality meats. Even the lower cuts were wonderful. I guess times are tough and quality suffers. I would not say it was worth the price anymore.
  28. OR

    OscarR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was fantastic. The ambience was wonderful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The price is too high .
  30. p

    pablote

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding, as always. my favorite place to eat, by far! my ONLY issue is the chairs seem a bit rickety for my 1200 pound frame, but other than that, this place is a National Treasure..... Disneyland has NOTHIN' on this place as the 'happiest place on earth'....
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice experience. Great for a date night or any celebration.
  32. K

    Kg2413

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time, our favorite place to eat.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the service.
  34. ER

    EveR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, ambience was great, service was a little slow but it was Mother’s Day so it was expected. Overall a great experience and would definitely return.
  35. AG

    AnthonyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and attention to detail was excellent, we definitely will be back again and again and again lol
  36. WB

    WhiteBeefyStallion

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun dining experience with the family. Take it easy on the side bar and salad bar so you can eats more meats. Will be back
  37. KN

    KristenN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great mother's day dinner here. The food was good and we left stuffed. We felt we def got our $'s worth.
  38. L

    Luis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    They only thing I didn't like I have a table close to the kitchen and 60% of the kitchen people bump my chair I was frustrated 😤
  39. RH

    RonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, the waiter spoke Portuguese and the atmosphere was friendly even though you were very busy for Mother's Day.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Agora Churrascaria is rated 4.6 stars by 2544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Agora Churrascaria

1830 Main Street Irvine, CA 92614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McArthur

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 222-9910

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Gabriel Bocchese: (877) 889-5549

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