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Agora Churrascaria

4.5
4.5
2542 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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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 2,542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. OR

    OscarR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food was fantastic. The ambience was wonderful.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    The price is too high .

  5. p

    pablote

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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'....

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. K

    Kg2413

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food and the service.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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 😤

  14. 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is so good. All you can eat, best Brazilian food.

  17. U

    Unhappy

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They did not give us a dinner menu when we arrived so we did not know how much dinner cost and what was included. I found out when I got the bill that it was $61 per person. The only menu they gave us was the drink menu. I was very disappointed with the salad bar...no fruits or desserts! The other items at the salad bar was minimal. I asked them about the lamb chop and the rack of the lamb and it did not become available until over an hour later...I was already full by then! I thought there would be salmon as an option but the only salmon that was available was cold at the salad table. They didn't even have any mussels...It was not worth the cost! They even charged for hot water! It was Mother's Day weekend and they didn't even have anything special for the moms...so lame!! I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

  18. KT

    KimberlyT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We came on a Wednesday evening and booking on Open Table was easy. There were plenty of open reservations and the service was excellent. Our drinks were continuously refilled, all meats were constantly brought to the table and the side bar always filled. I saw a bunch of other large groups so they were obviously accommodating for gatherings and special occasions.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food and excellent service!! I would definitely go back

  20. GO

    GgirlOC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Didn’t feel like the price of the meals were worth the money spent. The meats were a bit too salty, buffet food items weren’t as special as before, and overall it lacked the luster of a fine dining establishment. Disappointed on dinner.

  21. BB

    BrazilianBest

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Agora is an authentic Brazilian churrascaria! The food is amazing and staff is super friendly! It is the perfect place to have a great time with family & friends! An excellent experience!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was super nice and attentive. Loved the hostess, the manager and our server.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    We had reservations for 7:30. We got there on time and was told we could only eat for 1 hour due to them closing. Although the food and service was amazing, we felt extremely rushed and had I known we would only have an hour, I would have gotten an earlier reservation time. Definitely felt like we were unable to relax and truly enjoy our experience

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    Went in for my sons 18th birthday dinner , we’ve been here before always had a great experience. It was pretty busy we were seated immediately and explained how all goes , great! That was pretty much the last time we saw out me waitress, my sister had to ask for a manager 3-4 times , not once were we asked if we needed anything extra to drink, we would try to waive the waitress down and no luck , we asked for ice probably about 4 times through the meal course we didn’t get it until again we waived another manager Dm down and we’re assisted. My mojito took about 30 min to come and when it came it was non alcoholic. I had to send it back and wait another 30 min . We were a small party of 7 but I feel she was too focused on her other table . We last saw the waitress when she came to charge us . She seemed to not be having a good day. Maybe in the future we will try again. I get it normality is kicking in .

  25. HD

    HappyDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, festive atmosphere, excellent service. What more could we have wanted to celebrate a family member’s 93rd birthday?

  26. O

    Olive715

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful dinner. Our waiter Esteban was really nice and attentive.

  27. CL

    CeciliaL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an awesome place for good meat, services, wine selection and customer services. From the front staff to the servers, bust boys, meat carvers to the managers, we are treated as VIP’s all the time.

  28. M

    Mitch3

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    staff are very helpful and entertainer. Food selection is pretty good.

  29. EP

    EvaP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We loved Agora although with first seating I feel not all the different meats were ready. Service was spot on. Plates were removed right away and our waiter was always checking in on us to be sure we were ok. We went to the Spectrum after that had another Churrascaria and their price was $43/pp and looked pretty good. We may try that place next.

  30. GH

    GinaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was worth every penny of it! We will go again!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Meat was very well prepared and side dishes okay. Service was excellent. I would go back.

  32. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We've enjoyed Agura for many, many years. This was our first time dinning here again from the last couple of years. The food options were a little lacking. NO CLAMS, NO MUSSELS, NO COOKED SALMON, for example. That was a big let down. The meats were pretty good. The leg of lamb was excellent.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our server, Patricia, provided an excellent service. Very attentive to our needs.

  34. TI

    TINAQ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Some meat were overdone and over seasoned. Service was good but can be slow at times.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server greeted us immediately right after being seated by the hostess. The servers were excellent. The meat just kept coming non-stop and especially our favorite cut…the picana. We never got so full so fast because there was never a moment we were waiting for the meat to come around. We go to Churrascarias all the time as a family and it usually takes a couple hours to feel like we were served our money’s worth because of all the down time waiting for our preferred meat cuts to come around but not here. It only took about 30 minutes before we all tapped out and had to flip our coasters to red. Even after the red, servers still kept coming around offering slices of meat. The food was delicious and I am definitely coming back.

  36. AS

    AlvaroS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Dinner with the family. Would recommend to others.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect ambiance for a nice conversation. Every cut of meat is cooked to perfection, freshly prepared, you'll be sad you can't fit more. Service was excellent and staff was attentive

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Meat was juicy and nice. But they don’t come very often. You have to ask for meats to come.

  39. BT

    BeaT

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Food was fine. They boast serving 15 different cuts of meat, but during the almost 2 hours that we were there, we were served only 7-8 different cuts. I had to ask for the short ribs; and Pepe brought it for us. He was the most friendly of all gauchos. The picanha and filet mignon were the best. The waitress was unattentive. It took a long time to get the dessert menu, to place the order and to get the dessert.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, the staff was friendly and attentive. The side dishes were plentiful and well prepared. The meat selection was not as good as my last visit, but all tasted fantastic.

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 4.5 stars by 2542 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 57 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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