Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum

4.5
552 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
What 552 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. It only surprised us when waitress was asking if we want “full experience” for my little kid!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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LuisO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Best meal ever! Definetly get the Wagyu ribeye.
Some people go there and try to go on budget or a diet.....bad idea.

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Stacy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place to celebrate occasions. Truly enjoy this place! The food and service has been great the last couple of times I have been there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Service as usual!

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Elbergotas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Everything was great except that for 70 dollar full experience I felt like I wasn’t offered enough of the meats......!!!!!! But don’t get me wrong the food and the drinks tastes great. But for $20 at a buffet I can end up 10 times as full

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 5 days ago

You should be served all of the cuts that are part of your chosen experience, so we apologize for this inconvenience. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to regain your support.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fun! For first timer! Really recommend!

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OscarC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Mediocre service. Had to repeatedly ask for meat service. Got passed up several time. Waiter vanished decided to take a break and not advise who we ask for service. Buffet was terrible. No cups or spoons for soup. Missing a lot of variety of food compared to other Fogo that I have visited. Some of the meat were served cold.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 5 days ago

Oscar, we should always be circulating around with all of our cuts, as our mission is to ensure our guests are able to try everything they crave. We'd love the chance to make this up to you, so we'll be in touch via direct message. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 5 days ago

This is disheartening to learn, as we always want you to be impressed with our attentive and professional service. We'd love to deliver you an amazing experience, so we hope you're willing to award us another try.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good services and good taste

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was below average. Meats were not as I was expecting. Salad bar was extremely below average. Service was average. My expectation weren’t too high to begin with, so this was a huge disappointment. Everyone keeps hyping up the experience especially on Yelp...I solemnly swear- the “Experience” is something I would never consider experiencing again.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 6 days ago

We always want to meet and exceed your high hopes, so it's troubling to hear we were not up to par. When you're willing, please award us a second chance.

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LIANL
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!
Weekend brunch was amazing!

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Feisty000
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful even during mothers day weekend. We were seated indoors, everything felt comfortable. Salad bar had sanitizer and disposable gloves for all to use. Waiters and waitresses were all very quick and got us food faster than we could eat it. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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vipSamuelC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, meat started to come out super quick, much quicker than last time! Everything was pretty on point today. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the beef ribs which are usually amazing!! The cebollas/chili toreados were a little less spicy than usual, but my gf liked it better that way hahah.

All in all, great experience.

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JamesL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood get together

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great wine. We booked another one for Mother’s day and my birthday! Can’t wait! Yaaaay! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ti dinner excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing at this location!!!

JJ
vipJJ1980
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not worth the money, service sub par. Will not recommend.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on May 3, 2021

Our service should always be fantastic, so it's disappointing to hear we let you down. Our team would appreciate the chance to do right by you, as your opinion is everything. We will be in touch shortly via direct message. Warm Regards.

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vipRosanaJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come ready to indulge from the buffet-stle market dishes to the sides to the main table-side meat service to drinks - and dessert too! Well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome!!!! Had the meat sweats!!! I thought I was going to have to get carried out by 4 men!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening at the restaurant in Irvine Spectrum. The service was excellent, many thanks to the staff. The foods was delicious. Something I didn’t was that they served wagyu rib eye and New York stripe separately. We order the 20 oz New York $tripe and it was melt in your mouth delicious. A little salty, but the meat was superb. Also had a Louie the 13th Cognac and it was such a smooth and strong and pricey drink. After having that top shel cognac, we tried another brand and the difference between the two were noticeable.All I can say is that I splurged that evening. But

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

Your praise and kind words truly mean so much. Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to let us know about your experience. We cannot wait to serve you again!

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Spectrum
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome salad bar, great service, meat parade was good, a little pricey but good for once in awhile

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vipbarini
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier and Mario were amazing supporting our special family meal. The food was amazing as always and the service even better

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience here was great on a Sunday evening, we all had the all you can eat experience.. everything tasted delightful and we were very satisfied with the service and easy booking with open table.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible dining experience

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on April 21, 2021

Hearing this is disappointing, as we never want a guest to have such an experience with us. Our team will be in touch with you via direct message, in hopes of making this up to you. Thank you.

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Rock
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was slow to come out and often undercooked. Not that tasty either. Maybe they were training a new chef?

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on April 21, 2021

Providing five-star food and service is always our goal, so our team is disappointed to read your comments. Please consider giving us another chance to impress you, as we'd love to provide you with a dining experience that's excellent in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse ever!!
I will definitely come back again and recommend this place to my friends and family.

God bless and Stay safe!!!

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Christal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for all you can eat Brazilian BBQ. Everyone who works here is always kind and attentive. The meats are very good when you get the right cuts cooked at the temperature you request. The market table salad bar is always very fresh although the variety was not as good as the last time I was here. If you join their email list, they’ll send you offers occasionally and on your birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was best ever

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

Thank you for this review! We can't wait to have you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for dinner and loved it! Great food great service defiantly will go back!

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vipGuillermoF
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. I definitely want to go back and try the full experience. The sides at the self help station was very diverse in options from soups, salad, and roasted vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They need to bring back bleu cheese and pickled onions the food is not the same without it

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vipAndrewP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love coming to this place. always a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on April 14, 2021

Providing great experiences is always our focus, so we're sorry we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you very much for giving us a try.

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ShakeelA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good will recommend and visit again

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 552 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.