Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum

4.5
485 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

Featured specials

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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 485 people are saying
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vipAndrewP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love coming to this place. always a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

When we were there it was loud. We had a server come by to offer my wife another carving of meat and she said yes; however, the server never returned. When we left the restaurant, my wife said she would not like to eat there again. I agreed, it was not a great experience for us, but, in fairness, we prefer a more quiet relaxed atmosphere.

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ShakeelA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good will recommend and visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Menu shows salad bar at $15 but was double. Caipirinha was $8 but got charged double and was a birthday celebration but different from other restaurants they didn’t care. Not going back for sure! There are better Brazilian steakhouse out there, like Agora for exemple.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded a day ago

We truly care to deliver wonderful birthday experiences, so we're sorry you feel this way. We'd hate for you to go elsewhere, so if you are willing, visit us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for the first time for a birthday and it was a lovely experience! They were very understanding that the rest of our party was late but the food was delicious the experience is worth the price! Can’t wait to come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for this 5-star review! We hope to have you back in soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The up-selling is a bit over the top with waiters coming by the table with trays of shrimp cocktails several times., the whiskey cart and the constant push to order additional items off the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as was the service. The salad bar setup was a little awkward due to COVID.

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ShahinA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasant experience eating at Fogo de Chao

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vipRichey
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot to indulge your meat-a-saurus appetite! We selected the market option which includes a bar with unlimited salads and chilled sides as well as a continuous flow of meat cut custom for you at the table. In addition to the cold sides, they delivered some mashed potatoes and some bread to our table. Everything was delicious and the service continuous since they had all the people coming with the different meat options. I would highly recommend for a special occasion or if you are hungry!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, don’t really bring the premium cuts often but when they do it’s awesome.

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ChrisG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and great service. They had sanitizer and plastic gloves to use at the buffet area yet some people ignored them which was a little frustrating. They should have someone serving instead of allowing people to serve themselves during these COVID times.

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Elbert
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Not a good value having spent $200 for dinner. Meat wasn’t very flavorful and was generally tough. Not at all the experience I recalled from previous visits to location near SNA airport.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 6 days ago

Your meal should always be spectacular, Elbert, so it's disappointing to hear that we let you down. We'd love to deliver you the experience you know and love, so visit us down the line.

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JonathanB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuts of meat , a bit salty but overall very good quality .

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vipstephenm
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely Easter dinner.

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MaryD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fabulous server wonderful Easter experience.

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CyndiC
Heidelberg
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food was amazing! The service was excellent too!

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vipLouis
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great selection at the salad bar (non meat) and great selection of meats. If there was one change I would make, it would be add fish similar to what they do, as add-on, but at a lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sunday Easter Brunch - Had 11AM reservations for 2 and was seated within a few minutes of checking in. Holiday Brunch is full-price (dinner) price all-day. The brunch hours were still brunchy selections that includes an omelette creation station + all-day happy hour (if you consider that worth the up-charge); otherwise, idk how this compared to proper dinner hours with the same $$.
Our server was pleasant; however, we would have liked if he checked in with us more often as there were a couple occasions where we made special meat requests through other servers/staff.
Market Table is open for self-service again! They keep a hand sanitizer and a box of food service gloves with instructions to guests to please utilize them.

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AlbertM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for big eaters! They have the buffet with all the sides and the guys come around with skewers of meat non-stop! Dinner menu for all you can eat is around $60 but definitely worth it! Great service and the staff is super attentive. Capped off the meal with a nice caipirinha, ok two caipirinha to wash all the food down, it was just what I needed! Overall great experience!

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vipluv2eatalot
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing variety of meat and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a Brazilian steak house and it absolutely blew my mind. We were lucky that the market table opened up recently and I was blown away by the selection; grabbed plenty of veggies, the waffles tasted amazing, and the tomato was top notch as well. Wish I had taken it easy in that area so I could enjoy more cuts of meat, but couldn’t resist. As for the meat, the ribeye, lamb, and top sirloin were my winners that day, and I appreciate how quickly the meat was coming out. Would definitely go again; Fogo set the bar high.

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vipBeauL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waitress Bo was very attentive
The food was great! Gauchos serving the meat were also very attentive. We had a great time!

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vipDiscerningDiner
Orange County
336 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here and the food was good, It was wonderful to be able to have indoor dining again and a very special treat to serve ourselves at the salad and cheese and charcuterie bar. I didn't care too much for the meats brought to the table as they were a little dry but there are other things on the menu that I would try next time. My dining companion was brought the wrong entree but they apologized and offered to change it and when we said it was okay they gave us a free dessert. Very nice place and we will go back.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not a bad location. Food was great, ambience was nice.

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vipMona
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

First time here with my husband, had been excited about going there for so long. The customer service was not what I expected. I was disappointed in the way they presented the menu to us. I couldn't decide what I wanted to have besides the Market Table and kept being asked when long and behold the waiter asks me "you do eat meat right" after that I just asked for the chicken breast from the Select Menu. They kept pushing me to get the "FOGO EXPERIENCE" which I was clear in stating I did not want. They brought the mashed potatoes in the middle of the meal and never brought the polenta and plantains until I asked at the end of the meal. The waiter said" oh, I never brought them?" We waited 20 minutes for my husband to get a piece of filet mignon well done. I asked the waiter if I could please take my chicken since I only took two bites out of it $32, he said you're not allowed, but let me check.... he never came back to answer me, someone came and took it away. As I exit the restaurant I hear a waiter say his table is rocking it! Because they are ordering a lot of drinks, well at least we ordered four drinks and I did tip them. No attention to detail or follow through.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on March 30, 2021

We're truly disappointed to read that our team delivered you such an inattentive experience, Mona. Our guests deserve a wonderful dining experience, so we hope you award us another chance to earn your satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s was ok but I think from what I’ve heard vs how my first experience was definitely think it’s over hyped ... especially because half the meat I got was basically tar tar I’m not saying it has to be well done but medium would suffice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Took awhile to get different types of meat. When we did get meat it was the middle and rare. Ended up paying $130 for the salad bar.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on March 30, 2021

Our team should be consistently circulating around with our variety of cuts, so it's concerning to learn we kept you waiting. We hope to make this up to you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place great food and drinks ! Cant ever go wrong going here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Retaurant, will be back again with family and friends..

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MarcusM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional great quality Brazilian style steakhouse. Excellent meats, cold buffet and side dishes. Nice and comfortable, great location, appropriate for any occasion.

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RiaA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday celebration

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on March 29, 2021

We love celebrating birthdays, Ria, so it's disheartening to see we fell short of your complete satisfaction. Please visit us in the future, as we'd love to make your visit memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was amazing except that the take long to bring you the meat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were seating on the outskirts outside of the restaurant. High noise and a lot of distractions from the outside foot traffic. Mind you, there was plenty of seats inside and we had scheduled a reservation a week in advance. Regardless, the food was excellent and the service was very accommodating.

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AxeS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great to go out after a long Time, Great service, and good deals on alcohol but the food was Meh.

I dunno if it’s the Irvine location or Fogo De Chao I general(my last visit was in the one in Manhattan) but you can beat better Brazilian bbq in other places in OC

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on March 26, 2021

We appreciate you visiting and sharing that you received great service, but we're saddened that you didn't love the food you received. It's our sincere hope that you'll consider giving us another chance to thoroughly impress you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my boyfriend’s 26th birthday and his first time at Fogo de Chao, overall it was a good experience. We did have a 5:15pm reservation, I am 37 weeks pregnant and upon arrival at around 5:11pm, the hostess told me it would be a 10 minute wait for our table... I would’ve wished that I was standing outside for over 30 minutes waiting for a table. I think they need to have some sort of accommodations for long waits, even with a reservation, some sort of bench or chair offered would have been nice. I don’t think I was seated until around 6:00pm. I was shaking because I was so hungry, especially at 37 weeks pregnant. But thankfully there was food ready for me to eat at their market/salad bar. I ordered shrimp cocktail for my appetizer and we ended up getting the Full Experience meat service. I also loved their cheese bread although after the first basket, it took another hour to get a fresh cheese bread basket. Unfortunately we ordered their caramelized bananas, asked about them 5-6 times to different servers and we never received the order. We did enjoy the complimentary creme brulee for my boyfriend’s birthday. Over all we would definitely come back, but I would probably bring a snack and a chair next time. It’s not easy being 37 weeks pregnant, and standing outside for over 30 minutes

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vipdsoumph
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I love, love, love Fogo. Im regular at the Irvine and LA location, I don’t enjoy the Beverly Hills location so I don’t frequent that location. And I’m a regular at the location in Minneapolis, MN.

I completely understand that indoor dining just reopened but I dined here twice while outdoor dining was allowed and the market table was being served by servers.

Today’s experience was horrible, I made reservations on open table as always. I checked in to my reservations at 2:02pm and waited 20 mins to be seated, typically i get seated within 5-10 mins with reservations.

We got seated on the patio, which I preferred because everyone that was seated inside the restaurant looked squeezed into the dining area surrounding the market table. Walking into the restaurant to get the market table items, it seemed stuffy so I was much, much happier that we were seated outdoors.

Our server was Bo (shown on our receipt), she seemed new, inexperienced and overwhelmed. We had to ask for our sides, refills, didn’t interact much with our server, we had to get her attention many times, the card reader wasn’t reading and we kept having to ask for assistance until we finally just got a paper receipt printed.

This is one of my favorite restaurants but today’s service seemed just unorganized. We had a toddler with us and all that was brought for her was silverware, we had to ask for a plate and we didn’t even get clean plates. I feel awful for writing this review when I know I’ve written good reviews. We had to ask for a high chair when we got seated.

It was frustrating today, we asked for the dessert menu and it never came. I had a coupon, and she wrote the code down but wrote it down wrong ... I mean, how was it written down wrong when I expanded the numbers. There was so many missed selling points our server missed. Was never told about the brunch menu, but I read it in my emails when it was sent to me.

The food was amazing as always but service with our server wasn’t good.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on March 25, 2021

It is disappointing to hear we didn't live up to you expectations, as we always want to deliver you the service that you know and love. We look forward to making this right in the future.

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vipYayi
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Meats were great as always. I also love the cheese bread! Omelettes need more ingredient options. Management needs to re-think the restaurant’s Covid-related logistics for getting in and out the omelette station/salad bar. The line was very long! We wasted too much time in line and also waiting for our omelettes... until a server finally offered to bring them over to our table. We didn’t have the best experience, therefore the 3 stars, but we would like to go back when better logistics are put in place.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 7 days ago

Yayi, we appreciate your feedback, as our team welcomes any suggestions for improvements. We look forward to your next visit, as we know we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrates my birthday. Great place to eat. I am definitely coming back. Their meats were great and flavorful but what really will have me coming back is the strawberry cheesecake! DELICIOUS! Better than Cheesecake factory. Definitely want more! Service was 5 stars and our waiter Ivan was super friendly.

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 485 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.