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Agora Churrascaria

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2011 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday
Lunch 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday-Sunday
Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm
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(949) 222-9910
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Cross street
McArthur
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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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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was much better than the other times I have been!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Even I made a reservation, stuff made me wait outside, the bar needs more food for in my opinion, the deserve should be in the bar for anyone to try it, the food was ok, I was expecting more, the servers everytime they served the meat 🥩 the spill the meat juice on the table.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

There were no vegetarian/vegan options. A salad bar will not fill one up. In this day and age, management should consider adding vegan/vegetarian food.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The worst experience I have ever had at this place. I have been here before this time the food took forever the gauchos were taking anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to come around complained to manager and nothing changed they just gave us free dessert for my kids. For the amount of money that we pay. It was bad never going back again

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have to be honest, I wasn’t blown away. I was much more satisfied with Texas De Brazil in Irvine.

Our table was near the front door, almost in the walkway. Our server took his lunch break shortly after seating us, which isn’t a big deal. However, our replacement server wasn’t very attentive.

The salad bar was pretty good. But, Texas De Brazil did have a much better variety of salad bar choices.

As far as the meat goes, it was good, not great. Some of the meat was dry, and over cooked. A few of the cuts were pretty bland. It wasn’t that the food was bad, it’s that Texas De Brazil so much better. I did try to have a small sample of everything, but I can’t really say any of the choices would bring me back.

Ultimately, I don’t think this is a bad place. I would go back, but I wouldn’t go out of my way.

For comparison, Texas De Brazil did blow me away. Their service was great. The bar and overall ambiance was better. And then the food was amazing. Every cut of meat I tried was phenomenal. Considering both are the same price, and in the same general area, it’s an easy choice.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for Mother's Day Brunch. The food and service was excellent. Fresh tasty meats and a delicious Salad Bar topped off the day. The wait staff is attentive, polite, and non-invasive. The food was plentiful. No complaints from us.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was very pleased with this place. Meat was seasoned well and tender. Service was swift and attentive. The place was clean and organized.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and food

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent authentic Brazilian Restaurant, Great Food, Friendly and Professional Service.
Suggestions, may be a little be extra options for kids,

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Carnivores heaven! Agora is Brazillian barbeque style restaurant and the meat just keeps coming. The lamp chops was our tables favorite, along with the beef ribs that melts in your mouth. The filet mignon was delicious; plus veggie bar is like a secret garden of freshly prepared dishes. Cheesecake is exquisitely silky-smooth to the palate. I could have eaten all night Agora doesn't disappoint. It's worthy of Zagat ratings.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Big disappointment thanks to the non-existent service from our waitress and limited choices of meat.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The absolute best food, hands down. The service was also great, with attentive and helpful people across the board. I love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

As always, the meal was marvelous. I focused on only beef (picanha) and the cold salad bar. Looking forward to my next reservation in June.
**Didn't get to sit with my preferred server, Estoban, as his shift didn't start until well after I arrived.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Thank you to friends

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This was my first time dining here after several years. I figured i’d try it again after my boyfriend said he wanted to go eat steak for his birthday. After reading a few yelp reviews i was a little hesitant to go, but we did anyway. The service was great. The salad bar options were good. I think if there was more seafood, like crab legs it’d make it a better value. We got to have almost all the meats we wanted. Some of the servings of meat were huge so you can get pretty full fast. I’d come again but not often. Only because it can get pricey after also having wine too.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This is my 4th or 5th visit in last 2 years and I noticed that every time the food is served with a super fast speed. This sometimes becomes an issue because the food on the plate gets cold as one is still eating and at the same time don't want to say no to new dishes. Sometimes it is annoying because you cannot even remember the name of the meat you really like. I would strongly suggest to have food available at a station where same service guys stand and you get what you want at your speed. Just last time I remember that we loved the lamb chops the best but they never repeated to come so we requested them and it took 20 min to cook them. Meanwhile we ate what was just coming as a second choice which we should have skipped. The style of food served at tables with turbo speed kills your appetite too as you are eating so fast and only meat. Give customers a check card during serving so they can remember and tick what they like to be served at the time of serving. Just my 2 cents

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It was my birthday yesterday when we came to Agora @ 11:45 a.m. The gal at the front desk greeted us so sweetly and then wished me a Happy Birthday. She was so pleasant and kind.
She ushered us to our table and there we met our server, Christian. He did a wonderful job in servicing us and caring to our needs. Each of your gentlemen who served us with the different entrees, were so pleasant and attentive. It was a delightful lunch and I hope that I will be able to return in the near future. Thank you, and your awesome staff, for such exemplary service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Salad bar was ok.
Service. Was ok.
No rush to return

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It was delicious and the service was excellent. Wondering why it didn’t count for restaurant points, but had nothing to do with the food or table service.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is my husbands ‘go to place’ for birthday. LOTS of food. For myself I usually go meatless, just because there is so much meat, and enjoy the salad bad. It has great different options to go with.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I went to Agora to celebrate a new job offer with my close friends on a Thursday night. The selection of meats were superb, the salad bar was amazing as well as the sides.

I frequently select Agora as my go-to spot for celebrations and special occasions but I must say tonight the service was very lackluster. They brought us the check while one of my friends was still wanting to get more food and they never offered refills. We each got one beer and shared 1 bottle of sparkling water--no tap water was provided nor dessert or coffee.

This was a very disappointing celebration and I will think twice about selecting Agora over other churascaria choices in the LA/OC area.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

All new people truly enjoyed everything. We will be back and bring back many more people. Who does not want to stuff their faces with meat?

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Took the guys here for a bachelor party. We had a ton of fun. Awesome food, amazing salad bar, good drinks. Go hungry and plan a good night out. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

If you seat near the window it will take several minutes for the meats to be served to you.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome example of class, quality, and service. Buffet and salad bar are both great, and the meat cuts are all quite tasty. Food will exceed your expectations. The staff is friendly and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

superb service! thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was great and very attentive with the customers. Had the best experience by far

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Salad bar is one of the best. The selection of meat was outstanding (especially the picanha). It’s a meat lovers paradise.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had expected more variety in the meat offerings. The meat was also well done, which maybe in that area is what the restaurant clientele prefers. However, it wasn’t what I preferred. Overall, I don’t think I would go back. The meat servers that served us however were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

All the quality meats you expect. A great value. My clients went home satisfied.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always enjoy the abundance of food they offer. The salad bar has many options and always kept clean and fresh. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoy variety of meats.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Solid food, great service, fantastic ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The ambiance and service were both excellent, and the food was very good. One of our party was a vegetarian, however, and the options for her were extremely limited. The addition of some kind of hot vegetarian entree would be very helpful.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Our reservation was missing from their system and the server wasn't as attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The waitress we had mentioned that there were several types of meats prepared in 14 different ways each but we only saw about 4 different meats. We had our green cards up but we barely got presented any of the cuts and were pestered when we clearly had them on red. The meats we did get to try were a bit dry and the chicken especially tasted like it had severe freezer burn. Not impressed overall and glad we had a 100$ gift card to help pay the damage. Would not go here again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Drove over an hour to eat. Was pleasantly impressed. Great service and great food. It is expensive but the meal is so good. Will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It was a very pleasurable dining experience. Meat was coming around very often and the quality of the meat was great. The manager(?) came around and was very friendly. Overall, a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was pretty good, service was quick. We had a 5pm reservation for a family dinner where our parents were meeting for the first time. The waiter accidentally spilled a glass of water on my sister but the staff was good about clean up and the management even offered a free dessert and complimentary drinks as an apology. The meat was tasty and the salad bar had a lot of variety. I would definitely go back for a special occasion or even just for a date night dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We were greeted by the hostess and were quickly seated. We were even asked if we had a preference of a seat by the windows or salad bar! Our server explained how everything worked since it was our first time dining. The food was very delicious and well worth the price. We will definitely be returning to enjoy another meal!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The meat was delicious and staff did a wonderful job

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