Fogo de Chão - Albuquerque

4.5
164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room and patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
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ScottF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a meal. Atmosphere great and service was outstanding. Far better than Tucano’s.

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RichardM
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always an amazing service. Love che caipirinha!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing. Definitely worth the money

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JT is by far the best server I’ve ever had

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ShariN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse! High quality meats..... market bar is excellent. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The experience wasn’t bad for the most part. Everything was clean and we got seated and served quickly. I wish they would enforce a dress code and next time I’ll specify not to be sat around kids if possible .. i have 3 teens of my own and I’m a teacher so loud children were the last thing i was expecting to deal with in this kind of atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a neat restaurant! We've never had an eating experience when they just bring you different meats and slice it table side for you. They had all their different meats coming out one after another. We've never had Brazilian food either and it was so good! Can't wait to visit again

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CarolinaR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was terrible. We ordered some drinks and water at our arrival; the waitress had to be reminded to bring our drinks and water. We also ordered side dishes that arrived after we finished eating. The waitress didn't offer the dessert menu. There was a fight inside the restaurant, and all the waitresses stopped serving, just watching what was going on. —no fruit selection-. When I made the reservation, I stated it was my son's birthday we had to remind them of the event. I made the reservation for 13, but only 12 of us attended. When we got the bill, they charged us for 13 meals. We had already talked to the manager who gave us a discount for the inconvenience, so we just let it go. The quality of the meats was good. I wish they could solve their lack of customer service.
For the price they charged, I expected better service. Therefore, I will recommend the place based on their food only.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went as a family of four for my birthday. The food was great overall but some of the slices of meat were over cooked and dry. There was a cold draft every time someone came into the restaurant because of where we were seated. It was a fun experience trying the different meats, but we sometimes had to wait awhile before the next server came by our table. The market bar had many great options and the yucca and plantains served warm were delicious!

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vipJEMO
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great to see this restaurant in ABQ. The food is great. The service was not impressive nor was it terrible. The price was steep for not providing superb service. It could have been impacted by the many guest and not enough staff. She meats were slow to come around and the salad bar ran out of cheeses, papaya and meats.

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Char77
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve is a special occasion for us so we picked Fogo de Chão. Our expectation was met with great service and food.
We will be back with family and or friends. Thank you for a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overpriced. Although it was New Year’s Eve service was slow at the end with our server. Meats were all overdone. Quality of meats were tough. Chicken drumettes were dried out. Salad bar was OK. For the price I would not dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Only minor thing of note was the noise but I don’t know how that can be avoided in any busy spot on a full NYE night. We give us 5 stars!

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vipTinaS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were ignored all evening for meats. Poor service!

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vipPatriciaH
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Our second visit on New Year's Eve and expected a Festive Evening instead got a rude waiter. food was overpowering with garlic and the Market bar was poorly stocked. Won't be back for some time if ever!

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EllenC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great but until the very helpful customer service manager started to assist us, service was disappointing. Young servers unfamiliar with wine choices and availability. Waited an hour before getting a wine for our dinner. The open space of the restaurant and it being New Years Eve made it a noisy dining experience and not relaxing.

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DezirayP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Been to a lot of Brazilian steakhouses, first time at a Fogo de Chao and will be the last and only time. Visited on a night that we drove 9 hours to visit family that lives in Albuquerque. We pretty much paid 200 dollars to eat a salad bar. We were there for an hour and a half and only three choices of meat came by so the whole time we were there we each only had three small cuts of meat each. Servers seemed to not care that we had our cards up and we’re waiting and would a lot of the time just walk by our table and seem to avoid us. Ordered some type of seafood platter and the crab was inedible. We finally got tired of waiting for better service and left very unsatisfied. Will not ever visit a fogo de chao again, we will stick with Texas de Brazil and others we have loved so much and had great service at.

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PaulG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service at the bar and you can get the salad bar for $15 instead of $30+ there. Tenderloin skewers are a pass.

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GloriaM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great salad bar! Meat selection ok ( a little raw for my taste) but over all we had a great experience.

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Lovefood3
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, serving of the meat could’ve been quicker. Salad bar lacked options compared to other Brazilian Steakhouses in the area. Meat also lacked flavor. Overall I probably will not return.

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vipdiner
New Mexico
113 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good times and really good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the full experience with the buffet and table service if different meats. You will not be sorry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at Fogo. Love the food, ambience, and service.

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RickS
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busier than I thought it would be on Christmas but food great and service very friendly and attentive.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This is my second time there in two months and service was really bad. The waiter never came around with our second drink refills. Check never came, had to flag down someone to pay and leave. The meat is really good, but the service lacks. If you order the churrasco experience (all you can eat meat) they will come to your table for 10-15 mins and then stop. Then they say can I take your plates!? It is not all you can eat! It is better to just order a cut of meat like tomahawk ribeye, least you get your fill and take bone home to dog. overpriced for churrasco expericence.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience to enhance our holiday. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We were especially pleased with the way the restaurant handled my soy allergy. The manager gave me a list of the food items that I needed to avoid (which were only a few of the non-meat items.) Then she assigned a server to bring me specially prepared meats that were not prepared with soy. The meat was delicious and the server, Tiana, was very attentive and friendly. She worked so hard to make sure we had the best experience. All of the servers and staff were friendly and helpful.

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IdaS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The experience would have been so much better had we not been sat right next to the bathrooms. High traffic area of people coming and going and so gross!!!

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Satisfied65
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankful for the sacrifices made to be open on such a solemn holiday of the year, Christmas Day! The staff made it a very joyful, wonderful, blessed and enjoyable day of feasting and celebrating.

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BrendaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff was outstanding very friendly and attentive. Food was great.

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MargoD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas and Yousseff were amazing. Everything was better than we expected…the wagyu was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We asked for differently cooked meats multiple times and didn’t get them. We also never saw anything other than beef and lamb almost the entire time we were eating. Disappointed and probably won’t return. Beautiful place, with lots of potential.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lettuce was empty on the salad bar, hard to track down our waiter, we had to remind our waiter where our bar drinks were & out of the 14 items we maybe got half that took a while to get an item. At one point an item came over, the gentleman served ONLY one of us, LEFT, then SERVED A BIGGER TABLE BESIDE US.. WTH??? Then after the meat was almost gone he came to our table to serve the rest of our 4 top. We tried to get the pineapple twice but it never came so we left. I guess that’s how you get patrons out by making them WAIT & WAIT& WAIT. I know there will be excuses but if that kind of money is going to be spent…you should be on your game. The best thing I could say is decor/ambiance was wonderful!

I don’t mind spending over $350 for amazing food but this place was not it. I was very excited to try this place but unfortunately it’s a big disappointment.

This may not make it on your comments and if it does, I’m sure it will be something on the lines of “We apologize” or “we sincerely regret”… blah, blah,blah. People was to be satisfied with the amount of money they spend and when they are not, it s very hard to attempt to make it right. You already have my money😒

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service is great and the ambiance is great but the food just leaves something to be desired. It really lacks seasoning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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RickS
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered Fogo recently and now becoming a regular customer. The food is wonderful, and the service is unmatched. You must go with a healthy appetite!

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zero Complaints. Fantastic Experience. Highly recommend no matter the configuration of our friends or family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

More expensive than tucanos for the same experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salad bar was weak and the delivery of the accents like bananas, bread and potatoes were late to the show. Food was good, manager was friendly and seating was quick.

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vipDinner
St. Louis
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Table not ready upon arrival. Left hungry. Nearly impossible to get gaucho service. Never had water refilled. Meat all served overcooked in spite of repeated requests for rare. Our 9th visit. We aren't likely to return.

FAQs

Fogo de Chão - Albuquerque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 396-7200.

Fogo de Chão - Albuquerque is rated 4.5 stars by 164 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.