Fogo de Chão - Albuquerque

4.6
114 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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  • Happy Hour: All Day, Every Day!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    So good, it lasts all day. Enjoy $4 Beers, $6 South American Wines and $8 Brazilian-Inspired Cocktails. Plus, half-price South American bottles of wine under $100.
  • Happy Hour Bites

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Discover what’s next at happy hour with curated bar bites at a special price. Available Monday-Fridays from 4:30-6:30 PM in the bar and patio.
What 114 people are saying
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AubreyN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Waitress ignored us all night. We never received out sides. Only meat.

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RichardM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Servers weee great. Devin… JT we’re all great attending

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had 6 people. We had a 7:30 reservation but did not get seated till 8:15. That was my only bad thing about the evening other than that our servers JT, Nicky and Devon were amazing!! The food was great and the ambiance is good. Would go back!!

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DBd4
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was good and food excellent. So glad to have a nice restaurant in Albuquerque. It was packed tonight. Really appreciated the complimentary valet parking.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening from being seated by the hostess to our dessert ‘to go’ as we were all so full and happy!!! Excellent staff all of them; and there were many….all pleasant and efficient. Don’t hesitate to try a special shot or cocktail from the beautiful girls with their awesome roaming drink carts. Gorgeous salad bar and well seasoned delicious meats and sides!!!!!
We will return to enjoy this lively and excellent restaurant again and again.

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BerdelB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The price is just too high for what you get. Now you can make up for that if you eat a lot, but otherwise the guality of the meats just doesn't come through. Some of the beef was good but others were tough. While they have some options, they to are very pricey.

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lmm816als
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I like the experience and have eaten rodizio before. There are some tweaks I would make at Fogo de Chao. I didn’t find the caipirinhas to have the alcohol content a cocktail should have. After two drinks each, we should have been feeling it and we weren’t. I don’t like the idea of pillows in a restaurant. It feels as though it would be a problem if food or drink would spill on them. There were crumbs of food from previous diners on our seats. Great attention was paid to the Market Table. We thoroughly enjoyed that; however, a cleaning rag used to clean up a spill was kicked under the table instead of removed. We were continually offered the same cut of sirloin numerous times all the while waiting for the pork offering of ribs and the bacon wrapped chicken. We had to ask our server a number of times to have the opportunity to be served the other meats. Kudos on the garlic sirloin, bacon wrapped chicken and pork ribs- all were delicious! Top sirloin was tough. All in all, we would return for the service and quality of the food.

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GuillermoE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent food, service and environment.

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LeslieW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Beautiful location and employees very attentive! We’re definitely coming back again soon and will highly recommend!!

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Mrfoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Our waitress Rosemary was attentive and engaging. It was an amazing thanksgiving experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thanksgiving was super busy. I gave a 4 star only because the place was packed and it was very hard to hear conversations at our table. Another thing that was disappointing was a lot of servers, strolling meat people and even kitchen staff were not wearing mask appropriately. Why wear a mask if your nose is exposed or even your mouth and nose. Even the manager was not wearing his mask correctly 🤢

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

Lovely Thanksgiving meal!

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

Thanksgiving with family. The Fogo staff made it special and enjoyable. Danni remembered all our favorite cuts and sides. She made us feel right at home. All of the servers were very attentive despite how busy it was Kristi, Matteo, and Rosemary worked well together to keep our glasses full and wisk away the dirty dishes as we feasted.

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MunaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The meats need a bit more spices so they aren’t so
Bland. I’ve dined at other Fogo de Chao locations around the country and the food tasted much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was good, many options for all. The service was good but like everywhere short on servers so the table server was a bit overwhelmed. The only disappointment was with the salad bar, unlike most large city locations is was good but did not have the depth and luxury of others I have visited. Still all and all my favorite place to dine

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vipMNoonan
New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can summarize my most recent visit as "Extremely accommodating". We had a Sunday brunch reservation for 12:30. Upon being seated immediately, after noticing the complimentary warm muddled wine and apple cider, we were surprised to hear from our server that they didn't have iced tea available. We were offered still or sparkling water or hot tea. I asked if hot tea was available, could it be poured over ice? We were pleased to then be served multiple glasses of iced tea. When visiting the Market Table, we found the fruits to be in abundance, very fresh and juicy, although the cheeses were limited and some needing to be replenished, while the sweet and spicy bacon had not yet been prepared for Sunday brunch. I mentioned this to our server and fresh bacon, hot off he grill was delivered, along with two delicious servings of roasted pineapple. Beverages were refilled often, and we were checked on by multiple people, in addition to our server. It was a great repeat experience and highly recommended!

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joeyg
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not often I find a restaurant I immediately love. This place has it all. By far the best salad bar in town, fantastic drinks and perfectly cooked meats. A little pricey but well worth it. Fantastic and friendly wait staff. 10/10

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vip2SteakLovers
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

My husband and I had been looking forward to havi g our anniversary dinner here, but now wish we had gone to Vernon's for the price we would have gotten mush better service, food and ambiance. Food de Chao is not a good place for a romantic date. Far too loud. It's difficult to hear your dinner companion as well as the staff. The salad bar was okay, but the meats were way too salty or had way too much garlic. We waited 15 min before they brought us any meat choices and then they kept bringing us only the lesser meats. Not once did we see a ribeye or felt mignon. Our waiter told us we could aks him to tell staff to bring us what we wanted but once the meat started coming to us, we didn't see him again until he brought us the check. We will be going back to Toscanos when we want Bazillion Steak.

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vipHappyDiner
New Mexico
56 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So fun! The waitstaff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our server, Mateo, was accessible and loaded with information on the choices.

The meats were varied and perfectly seasoned and cooked. The cold chooses were so many I didn’t bother to go look.

Be ready for a great night of fun and food.

Enjoy!

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NM2018
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All was terrific. The only exception was that a server was wearing a bedazzled mesh face mask. It served no purpose. When mentioned, she was antagonistic and confrontational.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and experience was excellent. It was worth the price for the quality of the food, drinks, and service.

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TrishM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for fish, sea bass was wonderful. Good cocktails and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere, modern and cool. Next time will just order entrees since it’s too much variety with experience. Valet is nice too.

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DonaldF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was fantastic. The food was not impressive. It seemed all they brought to our table was different variations of sirloin, no variety. Maybe an off night but i'm not willing to drop $60 to find out. I'll pay much less and go to Tucanos next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived and used the vallet to the moment we walked out of the door, we were met with an exceptional amount of hospitality and care. The food was excellent and beverages were unique. One could make a meal alone at the market table, but clearly you go for the out of this world meat selection. The atmosphere is exciting and an army of hosts, servers and managers are prepared to meet all your dining needs. We had a pleasant time and an adventurous meal. Bring an emergency wheel chair, it's too easy to over indulge. Expect a high end price tag, but I promise, it's worth every penny.

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JacquiB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Staff very attentive, food great and hot. Beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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vipdchgb
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch. Staff was attentive but didn’t hover. Salad bar was terrific with so many choices.

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vipMichaelV
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was AWESOME!! Thank you so much for the EXCELLENT service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to try this new restaurant out for our 22 Wedding Anniversary. We absolutely loved it. My only complaint…not even really a complaint, but disappointment is that we didn’t get to try all the different meats. Next time we will just have to slow down and take our time there.. we still left full and very satisfied with our experience. The manager even gave a us free dessert for our anniversary. We will definitely return for another date night.

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vipDLSK
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband wanted to come here for his birthday. My daughter and I had the salad bar and cauliflower steak. The salad bar is great and enough just by itself. The cauliflower steak was not cooked enough but the manager took care of us very well regarding this. If you order it ask for it to be fully cooked. Service was very good.

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Sheila
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Honestly, pretty disappointed. We had to remind servers for water, missing drinks, and a missing dessert. Servers took plates when green was displayed and had to get bring another plate and fork. Even when remembered, service was slow. Sea bass was over cooked. I rarely complain but when the bill is $350 for 5 (which I expected)…I expect more than average service.

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vipg2InAbq
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fago de Chão seems like an ordinary restaurant where you might have a decent meal. Ours was more one of a fine dining experience. First, the food was excellent. I like meat toward the rare side and the staff remembered that - coming by quickly with the same offering, cooked to my liking. My wife had only the salad bar and it too was excellent with great offerings.
With all of that, you might think it was the highlight of our time there, but the service staff was exceptional! They came by often enough to check nothing was needed, but not often enough to be annoying. Jared Snyder came by a couple of times when it was clear we were stuffed - just to check on our meal and the service. Like the experience you would expect at a fine dining restaurant.

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AlexisM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went for a lunch date with my husband. Delicious as always.

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vipElena
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, since I don’t eat red meat I ordered the sea bass and it was tasty and perfectly cooked!! And the meats my family ordered were excellent.
Outstanding and friendly service! Our server, Stephanie was very helpful with the wine and super attentive. Amanda and Chris were also great. Have to mention Elias and Lucas, very respectful and nice.
The wine prices are superb!
The ambiance, the music. It was a good night and for sure we’ll be back and recommend it to our friends

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vip5052495967M
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding food, and the best service we have had in a long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing. Cloe was attentive and accommodating.

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Gman
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was absolutely fantastic!

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Dick
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were oustanding. The crowd chatter was a bit too much....clientel were all much younger.

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vipSKabq
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!! Food and service were both amazing. Definitely a special occasion place as they prices are high.

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LMed
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The bar and dining room were beautiful. Unfortunately the service was so horrible at one point we even laughed out loud. Will not go back.

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VRNGRREED
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was our first time there. Was a bit crowed and host staff seemed overwhelmed but still managed to help folks. We had a reservation but didn’t get seated until 720. We sat on side patio. Beautiful area has a heater and perfect weather. The wait staff was awesome and attentive and explained different unique items and also had some. Grilled pineapple sent to us. Great service with meat servers and was always available. Only thing is maybe cool the meet a bit more. Most was rare at best. Sitting a outside we avoided the Blaise and hustle of inside. This place is a nice getaway and would highly recommend

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 4.6 stars by 114 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.