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Agora Churrascaria

1966 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for Groups
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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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Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 222-9910
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ctscots (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and food as always!

vipFernando (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

Really really really good , 20 stars !

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 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.

Suzz86 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

good food!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 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.

OCDateNight (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 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.

JoseC (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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.

Jose C

KissaB (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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

AlvaroP (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 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

Mark (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Don’t Come Here! Screaming kids on Valentine’s Day. No waiter/waitress once seated. Manager helped wait staff make guests happy. Poor establishment. Go to Fogo De Chao!