Agora Churrascaria

4.7
2550 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 2550 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLynneO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from Mario. Was extremely attentive to our large party.

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YoungJedi
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service are world class although a bit pricey.

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RayM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent, great service through out the entire dinner.

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love4alex
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first on thanksgiving for my husband and I, we have not been here in years. It did not disappoint from the beginning to the end and keeping up with social distancing. I’m seeing a new tradition in the making. The food was awesome especially the skirt steak.

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Nashorn
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had our 2020 Thanksgiving meal at Agora. The food was superb as always, with my favorite being the skirt steak. Wait staff were great and never left us wanting for anything. We ate outside and since we were there at 3pm and it was as good as the weather can get for late November, we were still warm and comfortable. In case it gets cool, Agora has heat lamps everywhere so you can stay warm. My only complaint is, through Open Table anyway, you cannot choose between sitting inside or outside. As we were led to our outside table I asked why we couldn't eat at one of the empty tables inside. I was told that I would have had to request an inside table. Still overall a great Thanksgiving meal.

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Don2
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff. Taylor checked up on us making sure we had everything requested.

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service added to the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was excellent
will definitely be back.

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RobertW7
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, enjoyed all different cuts of meats. Food keeps coming and staff were just very hospitable. Will definitely come back for more delicious food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it, it's our favorite date night restaurant. The service and food is aammmaazziing.

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eduardoR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was not the same due to the pandemic. However, it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brazilian BBQ in all of SoCal. Family owned. No corporate junk.
Clean family recipe and great quality of meats.

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DianneW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Started off slow for service but we ended up ok. Food as always was fantastic.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was expecting a wider selection of meats. I did not like staff constantly stopping by and asking if I wanted more sides, seems like they are instructed to stuff you full of salad etc. to stop you getting meat. But overall, very good food and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous!

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RicardoN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service! Even got a free desert, to go!

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JesseD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is great, lots of choices to have brought to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - nothing else to say

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GailL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Be hungry when you come , food is fantastic and endless!! Our server Istaban was exceptional! Had good sense of humor, very welcoming and had great service!!

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MyBrokenJeep
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We have been many times before and absolutely love the food and always have the very best service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! They have the best steaks and lamb chops.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service.

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BrandonR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Decently Nice restaurant. Food was pretty good. Seems like Covid is sucking the life out of the place. I paid $190 for 3 people (NO alcohol) BEFORE tip. They also charged me $3.50 for soda water. Kinda weird. You could honestly go to maestros for about the same price. I would probably chose somewhere else and either save some money, or get a better value at a high end restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and staff are very nice and attentive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding! Food was delicious. Ambience was great.

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KenA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Wonderful people.
Very nice experience.
We will be back soon.

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FortHay
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Agora competes with Texas de Brazil nearby and has the same model and food. The rodizio's all you can eat meats were very good, varied, high quality and not overcooked. The traditional buffet for side dishes must now be ordered under stupid COVID rules and that is were they fall flat. We were a party of four and at $50+ per head limited to three items from the buffet per table ! That should have been at least 12 items. More offensive still, the items we did get came in such miniscule quantities as to be insufficient even for one diner. The traditional feijoada and farinha, for example, the national dish of Brazil, came in a tiny bowl and dividing that into four left about a spoonful for each of us. At these prices, they really need to re-think their policy on black beans and mandioc flour. The background music was annoying American caterwauling, rather than a soundtrack of some of the superb Brazilian music that should have been. The service was very attentive and good. The flan dessert is good (not overly sweet) and I had an Ypioca cachaca that was smooth and a very good espresso.

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vipWilliamM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as usual. Sonny was our server again and he was attentive as he always is.

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vipRobertR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were amazing.

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ChrisH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In true Brazilian fashion, the meat was varied and tasty. It never stopped coming.

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AntonyG
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

food was good as usual, but service was slow. Also selection of meats was not as good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!!!!

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vipgrizz
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only show up if you are hungry . The meat kept coming out faster than we could eat it . Which was what I like . From the hostess to the busboy and everyone in between was phenomenal

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Honestlyslpeaking
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service sas incredible the best I have ever have. The food was delicious bmmy only complaint is that the meats don't come around too often my plate had no meet for a while but thats it. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience

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vipDarthTater
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

All of the steak options brought to our table were sirloin. If you are going to charge the prices you do, you should offer better cuts of meat.
Also, if your restaurant closes at 8:00, do not accept reservations close to closing time and rush your patrons through their meal.

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MayaneRawell
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best brazilian bbq in Los Angeles!!! Great food!!

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MignonneV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. The service and Manager are fantastic! SO excited that they reopened with COVID occurring. Perfect social distancing and the service was outstanding in providing exactly what I wanted from the salad bar. Will be back very soon!

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vipGilbert
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Agora customers for more than 10 years new approach to food serving and price makes
it expensive with much lower food quality. We may not come back until food goes back to "good old days"

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Great service , excellent food and wonderful ambiance. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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Agora Churrascaria is rated 4.7 stars by 2550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.