Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum

4.5
432 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 on our 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
What 432 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ve noticed when I go that later the meat selection and speed is not good. When this place is busy it’s excellent. Every time I’ve been in there when it’s slow it’s been disappointing. I will absolutely still come back, hope it gets better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always had a great experience at this Fogo’s location whenever we come here. The service is impeccable and they make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the experience. Yes it was a little loud, but it was on a Sunday and it was only outdoor seating, but we appreciate that they extended their outdoor seating area to behind the restaurant as well and with canopies for shade. We definitely can’t wait to come back again.

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vipWhittneyJ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food is delicious!

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vipChesterS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I normally have the best service at this restaurant and it’s other locations in SoCal, but on this past visit it was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have had in a long time in any restaurant. My main concern was the hostess was very unprofessional.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We came to celebrate birthday but it was 20 min to be seated, no meats came out for 20 min at a time, and the server kept spilling the tray in his hands on us - salad fell on us and corn fell on my husband. I never got a birthday dessert because we were there already for 2 hours, we needed to leave. The dessert was also not offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Even with covid restrictions. Service was pretty good. No complaints.

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vipDelicious
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management was accommodating and thoughtful, table service chefs were prompt and professional, food was delicious and very well seasoned, and overall, we had a lovely experience.

Thank you and keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday overall great

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Khamsay
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow. Asked for chimichurri sauce several times & disk t receive it till halfway through our meal. Also asked for the sausage serval times and didn’t get it till the end of the meal, disappointing. The food it self was good.

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vipGisellaP
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my husband’s birthday here. We had a great time! The service was great. Because of covid, there wasn’t a buffet of the cold food but the servers were pretty good of serving them to you. There wasn’t a lot of meat selection in my opinion. There were times when we had a wait and then they all came altogether. I also thought we were closely seated right next to the other table. But otherwise service was really awesome!

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Christopher
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch experience with attentive wait staff.

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vipMiriam1126
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value for your money! Great service! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was ok, but the service was not there. Took a long time to refill drinks, and a long time to serve the meats

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 23, 2021

We're sorry to keep you waiting throughout your meal, as this should never be the case. Our team would love a second chance, so please visit us again.

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vipDYAN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for my birthday. Disappointed as we paid a ton of money for the four of us and the food was just mediocre.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 23, 2021

Dyan, we don't take your disappointment lightly. Birthday celebrations should always be memorable, so please allow us the opportunity to make this up to you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valebtines

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BenT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great food, quick service, professionally kept dinning hall, professional attitude, tender & abundantly premium choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its so good food and customer service special Eva

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

worst experience ever

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 19, 2021

We are truly disappointed to read that our team delivered you the worst experience, in your opinion. We hope you award us another chance to earn your satisfaction.

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JonathanE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!!!! Love the Service!!!!! Loved the Garlic Stake and the cheese bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch was phenomenal, the cuts of meat were immaculate. The service provided by everyone was superb, there wasn’t a moment where we felt we needed a refill or a choice of meat. We left with our stomachs full and our hearts happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

They need to bring back blue cheese, basil dressing and pickled onions ):

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and made the experience great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was my first time dining at this place and took my family for experience and to be honest I feel like staff were not very attentive. The whole experience was not all experience it felt like we were waiting for a long time for food and we got missed several times.. server would ask what is needed but no one would bring it after a 2nd or 3rd person.

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Matiola
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was good. There is no access to a salad bar because of the situation with covid , and the waiter was bringing the same 4 salads to our table, so the variety of salad bar options were very limited. But the meats were exellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AbrahamC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Not worth it with the covid restrictions. You are stuck waiting between sides and cuts.i should have waited till after these restrictions.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 18, 2021

Abraham, we have tried our best to ensure that our safety protocols do not affect your experiences, so we apologize for missing the mark. We hope this doesn't stop you from a future visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Eating inside would have been preferred like others we noticed but since they worried about unacceptable guidelines put more heaters outside.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 17, 2021

We always want to impress our guests, so it's disappointing to hear we fell short. It is our hope that you choose to award us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Dinner with my love

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vipNickP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner date for Valentines day. Very glad we could sit inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience and excellent service. Staff are all around ready to provide help it a delicious and safe way.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

When it gets too busy the meat stops coming around. So you sit there waiting until they remember for like 15 mins. After about 45 mins they try to kick you out by asking if you want dessert or the check. Food is good. Service sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner, service was really as well as the food

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, the staff is very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be coming back

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not what I expected. This is nothing in comparison to my experience at the Vegas location. Sub Par Orange County experience. I understand it’s covid, but we were seated outside in the corner of a tent which seemed to be the “kiddie” area. We were a party of two, looks like they seated larger parties inside. No ambiance, my menu was a crumpled up piece of paper. The service was on and off, had to wait for mashed potatoes and bread quite a bit when requested. Meats were so so, but the meal was not worth the price. I can go to Vegas and eat at a 5 star restaurant for less than $62 a person. I won’t be back.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on February 17, 2021

Mitch, we are disappointed to hear we fell below your expectations, as we never want to let our guests down. We truly hope you return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Without a doubt go for the Churasco experience.

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AngelW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be eating here again. Everyone was so nice and the service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was delicious

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CarlaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt rushed when salad, potatoes, etc. were brought out all at once. By the time we were ready for the meat entree, the potatoes were cold. The rolls were not hot. The meat selection was wonderful and tasty. We were given a birthday dessert, which was lovely. It made the meal extra special, and that was appreciated.

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 398-1500.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum 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.