Fogo de Chao - Austin

4.4
1278 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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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
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
  • Staff temperature check required

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Mom will love Mother’s Day at Fogo®. Join us for Brunch (11am - 2pm) or Dinner (2pm - 9pm) & Mom receives a $25 Dining Card. Dinner price all day. As always the Fogo Churrasco Experience for Children 6 & under is complimentary. Children 7 to 12 are half price. To-Go package is also available.

What 1278 people are saying
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JOHNC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Wife loves to come her for special occupations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. Do not come here if you want fine dining, or even the bare minimum of decent service. The waitress “forgot” to bring us our sides, we waited for over 30 minutes for the meat to come around, the drinks were horrible, and the server was just plain incompetent.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on April 13, 2021

We're disappointed with your review, as our team should always deliver fine-dining experiences that earn your love. We'd appreciate the chance to deliver you a better time, so please visit us when you are ready.

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vipJoAnnP
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I don’t know if it’s new management or what the issue is but the service has gotten terrible
we waited well over 20 minutes for someone to wait on us to get us a dessert order. Then we had to wait longer than 20 minutes for the desert which made us late for an event we were in Austin for.
We specifically went to this restaurant because it is mostly self service and quick service and was very disappointed that we never got refilled on the cheese bread or the polenta and no one took our dirty plates from our table. Very disappointed and we’ve been eating there often on for eight years

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on April 13, 2021

JoAnn, we can assure you that our standards have not changed, as you deserve the amazing experiences you know. We hope this doesn't keep you away, as we'd love to make this right in the future.

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AndyT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and people. Bathroom was horribly not clean.

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MichelleN
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

There wasn't much space between tables, our waiter pulled down his mask to talk to us, and we didn't receive one of the chips to signify to gauchos that we were ready for more offerings or not. Overall, it was an overwhelming experience, I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my youngest SD for her 18th birthday. Both the food and service was incredible. It was awesome that they had fish entrees for pescatarian/Lent observers. They even wrapped up to bones from the fire roasted ribeye for us to bring home to the pups. They made everything wonderful and very special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No words to describe the flavor of this place... absolutely fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The best meats were lacking in return visits. The yard bird was flowing freely, both of my guests raised the same issue. Also disappointing was the salad bar in comparison to Texas de Brazil, very light in offerings. In comparison to Capital Grill & Bob's Steakhouse, I would not return.

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vipFoodFan
San Diego
121 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never expected such good service, i was truly amazed and surprised on how good the service was, they were on to of us making sure we were happy and well taken care of.
The food is what I’d expect huge salad bar with all the good stuff and then the meats...
This time I only had the filet mignon which was perfect the first one and not so much the second, but it was my fault for eating so much.
Keep it up you guys are doing the reopening just right!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Meet service was terrible few . Service isn’t the same anyone same goes for the meet quality

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 26, 2021

The quality of our cuts is and has always been top-notch, so we're disappointed to learn you feel otherwise. Please visit us again, as we are sure to exceed your expectations.

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Fine1
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable family celebration. Food was great and not just the awesome meats! Leave room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Salad bar was very bare. And I felt we waited a while before meet was brought over

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for the feedback! We hope your next visit is up to the complete Fogo standard.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic!!! The service was very nice, but it did take a few waiters coming by to check on us to get my wife wine refilled. Also to order dessert(4 waiters each time). Granted they were busy Saturday night. Also there was a group of about 10-12 guys at one table shouting across the table being very loud. I couldn’t even hear my wife who was sitting next to me at some times. My last thing that made me sad was that they did away with the flags(coasters) colors to say if yo want more food or not. I know it was a small part that they did, but it made the experience that much more meaningful to me as well. Hopefully they bring it back one day. Overall not the best experience, but still a good one.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family outing

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vipJoeB
Central Texas
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slow to get initial service; quick dump of options so requires ref to online menu (none provided); things forgotten after order. Food bar selection was very limited for this type of restaurant, compared to others. Only saw less than half of the to-table meat options the entire time there. These were small serving/slices. Ordered shrimp cocktail also, not fresh shrimp of course, and only six for $21...

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 18, 2021

It's always our hope that our guests find great quality food and service here, so we're saddened to read your comments. Your feedback is valued, and we'd be truly grateful for another chance to better meet your expectations in the future.

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vipValentinM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was poor. When You ask for a drink or a special meat, they would take for ever to bring the drink refills. The meats never came. We had to ask several waiters for dessert. They were quick to give you the check even before getting the dessert. We had 4 waiters ask if we were ready for the check. We told them not until we get the desserts. They still brought us the check. Overall a bad experience. The place was not even busy when we got there. Houston location is a lot better.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 18, 2021

We're sorry the service you received wasn't up to par. It's important to us that we offer attentive, efficient service, and we'd be deeply grateful for another chance to earn your confidence in our location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food!

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walletpain
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wife’s birthday. Service was slow, meat selection was limited, kept bringing the same thing over & over. Never got my mashed potatoes. Glass stayed empty for some time. It was ok.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 16, 2021

You should always be served a variety of cuts, as that's what we are all about. We apologize for not delivering a wonderful birthday experience, and we truly hope this doesn't keep you from our establishment in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Fogo de Chao! It was amazing. The food was great and the staff were very friendly. My boyfriend and I had a blast celebrating his birthday. We can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All meats were great! Waitress just waited a bit too long to get us started on the buffet. Overall, good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was mediocre. There weren’t many side options. The ambiance was amazing. And the servers were very attentive.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on March 17, 2021

We never want our meals to be described in such a manner, as we take great care to craft everything to your liking. Our team will be sure to serve you a better meal next time.

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vipMarynaD
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables are socially distanced gloves are provided for the salad bar. Service was impeccable as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selections to choose from. Very tasty! Enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I read a review that this location didn’t seem as good as others- and I’d have to agree. The meat seemed quite a bit drier and not as well seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Every part from salad, appetizer, drinks food and dessert was phenomenal and delicious. Servers very nice. It did take forever to get our drinks and dessert which was disappointing, like it felt we were forgotten or something but not something to fuss/make a scene about. Other than that, it was delightful.

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JonathanQ
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow bar service. Very good meat. No water.

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SandieK
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch! The food was amazing and very fresh! I’ve been to other locations in other cities and this Austin location has been the best experience by far!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Had a great time and fantastic service. Thanks!

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MaraC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The selection was wide from their appetizer/ salad bar to the meat and sides. It was quite overwhelming for people going there on their first time so we appreciated the mechanics being explained to us. Would suggest that servers of the meat have a better knowledge on the meat and have general descriptions to make it easier for people to re-order their favorite cuts. Since it’s pandemic times and the noise level is kind of high would suggest that the servers speak louder and clearer so we can hear them through their mask. Also, it was a little bit chilly inside as well.

Overall it was a great experience with great food! They have great precautionary measures such as gloves and wearing masks. We appreciate our server and cashier person, Otilio, and Alfredo. Will definitely come back again! Thanks for a pleasant Valentine’s dinner. They also gave us complimentary $25 gift card for our next visit as a part of their Valentine’s promo which was a welcome surprise!

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for this feedback, Mara! We are thrilled to hear you had an overall great experience at our Austin Fogo. We truly appreciate you taking a moment to let us know about your experience, especially during these times. We hope to serve you again soon - cheers!

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KarenD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was pretty good but overall value for the price was low. The service was fine except the wait staff checked up on us almost too much. I also think having the green/red cards would help indicate to the staff that we were not wanting any more meat instead of having to say no thank you 10 times. We also ordered a bottle of white wine that was served room temperature, which was probably the most annoying aspect of the meal. They forgot to offer us the sides until 3/4 of the way through our meal. Other reviews were right in saying the inside of the restaurant is very plain. It is interesting becaues I have memories of going to a Fogo De Chao in Philaedelphia when I was a kid and it was so memorable because of how extravagent the experience felt. Would not recommend wasting your money on this location! Plenty of other better restaurants in Austin.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on February 17, 2021

This is disappointing to know, as we never want to hear that our team members didn't deliver a great, attentive experience. Please don't allow this to keep you from visiting us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Valentine’s with S/O

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vipGeneR
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very difficult to enforce COVID-19 protocols in a place like this, though the Staff did their best with what they could to make it as safe as possible. Most of the cuts of meat fried (about 12 of the 18) were honestly not seasoned enough with salt and pepper making them kinda bland. The Garlic and Parmesan flavored meats were seasoned well. Any of the beef asked for at Medium were done a bit more and dry as if they’d been cut without resting. The cuts asked for Medium Rare were Ok.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on February 17, 2021

Gene, it's disappointing to hear your cuts were bland, as we love to serve you flavorful cuts every time. Thank you for your feedback, we hope you award us a second chance in the future.

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vipToofdoc
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Te food always comes fast and furious and never disappoints. The meats are always cooked to perfection. The service was a bit slow this visit- not sure if because it was mid-week or short on staff.

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StevenN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Special birthday dinner. Great ambiance and outstanding service. Food was good -- great salad bar; nice side dishes; "all you can eat" meat. Great variety of "gaucho style" roasted meats. Meat quality was variable (some very tender, some a little chewy, frequently well-done), but always very tasty (great seasonings). Service is so attentive it is almost overwhelming. Made up a nice "birthday dessert" for my diabetic brother. Overall, a very enjoyable experience. I will always return for special occaisions.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was amazing staff was very friendly and accommodating will definitely come again

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate your feedback, especially during these times! So happy you enjoyed your dining experience and felt safe. We can't wait to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Everything was going great except for when we were offered espressos, and they were cold.

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on January 28, 2021

This is disheartening to hear, as your espresso should never be served cold. We look forward to your next visit, as we know we can do better.

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MagdyA
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual.. We enjoyed our family brunch.. Thanks FOGO

Fogo de Chao - Austin
Responded on February 8, 2021

Great food is what we are all about at Fogo de Chão Austin, Magdy! Thank you for your positive rating and feedback.

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AshleighT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was attentive even though they were short staffed. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Service was so efficient and the mangers were hands on. I loved it here.

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 472-0220.

Fogo de Chao - Austin is rated 4.4 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Austin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fogodechao.com/gift-cards/.

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.

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