Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum

4.4
335 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Our patio is now open for dining, but due to local requirements our dining room is closed. Your health and safety is our priority. Learn more about our 12 Safety Promises to our Guests on our website.

In addition, we offer Pick-Up, Delivery, and Catering of both fire-roasted and ready-to-grill cuts fresh from our Butcher Shop. Please visit fogodechao.com/location/irvine/ and call your nearest Fogo location to place an order.
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but our waitress disappeared after bringing our water and cocktails, was going to order another one but she never showed up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Customer service was superb!! However the food is overrated. Many cut of meats but the tastes were just ok. The best one is still the basic rib-eyes. Sides were bland. The desserts were great(Fried Polenta and fried banana, plus key lime pies).

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vipjaviera
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Thanksgiving

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DrWillR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Mini was a great waitress very attentive. Thank you Mini!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing

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Elizabeth
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Customer service was good, it was the food I was not very fond of. It needed some salt. Also, it wasn't that busy & took a while to bring out our drinks & even forgot one of our drinks. Overall, it was a good experience since we had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, but doubt we will be back.

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SKPark
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Servers tried to be attentive and were very nice but we would make a request and they would forget and we would have to ask again.
One of the attendants offering meat wasn’t so gentle while serving my friend and ended up splattering meat juice onto me which got on my top and in my eye and hair. Understand it was an accident but thought they would have at least offered more of an apology.
Food was good but we had to continue to ask for certain cuts of meat.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 3 days ago

Your requests should never be forgotten, as you should be receiving the best service. Our team truly hopes you choose us in the future, as we are sure we can earn your 5-stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter not around

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded 4 days ago

Attentive service is what we love to deliver, so we're sorry to hear we fell short. Please visit us in the future, as we'd love to make your visit memorable.

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vipcpadres
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Most of the sides orders were cold. The steak was fine but no hot vegetables were served or included with the meals. Salads are fine cold BUT vegetables which accompany the dinner are best and more flavorful when hot. When the vegetables were personally served they were cold so I did not eat them. Upon leaving I wanted to take those cold vegetables home so that I could enjoy them hot with my leftovers. The server and manager did not want to give me the cold left overs to go home. They were served so they had to throw them away. What a sinful waste of food. The only portion of our $140.00 dollar meal was enjoyed was the Plcahna steak. The rest was wasted ! ! ! In other words that was the most expensive steak that we have ever had ! ! !

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Husband and I were celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary, I personally felt as if we were forgotten considering where we were sitting their was a family to our left and a party of 10 to our right who were catered to, when serves would come around with meats they would visit those parties and would skip us. They would come a bit consistently after the manger came by to ask how we were doing twice and both times I meation we were waiting for meats. We got a bi frustrated and just decided to ask for our check, once we received our check the meat servers were coming non stop to the point they were lining up behind each other.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 19, 2020

Andrea, no guest should feel forgotten, so we truly apologize for making you feel such a way. It is our hope that you award us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s graduation.

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Raadius
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING. Service was AMAZING. The atmosphere was beautiful, yet very quiet. Definitely - highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great the food is good even though there have been some changes due to covid they made it work great

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EugeneP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to enjoy an exquisite meal, great location, and service was excellent!!! Highly recommend this restaurant and the experience I received!!!

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Michelle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Worst brazilian steak house experience. not worth price/quality. Poor variety of meats. The only good cut was the picanha. Servers left you
unattended for long periods. Long periods went by without gauchos going by our table which was in front if the kitchen exit even after making reservations. No physical distance in the area i was at. Saw a waitress eating out of a tray before serving it to a table.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 18, 2020

Our team is disappointed to hear of such experiences, as we should always be attentive and following safety guidelines. We hope you award us another chance to earn your satisfaction.

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vipSMU17MOM
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Interesting place. Not sure if what we experienced was their usual model. We were seated at a bare table, no set ups whatsoever. Waited about 15 minutes before my daughter called the restaurant to ask if we had a server. They brought some yummy cheese bread that was super hot. When I asked if we could please have bread plates and napkins, etc, it seemed like it was an issue. Super odd. Anyway, once the food started coming, it was good. They were very accommodating to our “blue rare” requests. Didn’t have any of the salads because I didn’t want it on top of my “meat juice.” Drinks were very good. Dessert was nice too. I had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse before so I didn’t know what to expect. Like I said, interesting place.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 17, 2020

We're disheartened with your words, as our tables should always be set up to welcome you. Please know, our guests deserve to experience our unique experiences always, so we hope you award us another chance to earn your satisfaction.

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JamesH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service excelled even with the covid-19.
Meats good though depends on how you like your meat cooked. You may have to ask if it's not to your meat wellness.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience, our first time and planning to go back soon, the service here was excellent! Would recommend friends and family here!

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vipJimB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointed in the ambivalent service from the main waiter. We were celebrating an anniversary, of which they were advised of at the time of reservations, yet no one even acknowledged it. Will not return

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 10, 2020

Our team should always acknowledge what our guests are celebrating, Jim, so we're sorry for missing this. It's our hope that you visit us in the future, as we will be sure to make this right.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line meats, first quality service!

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vadims
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was just plain horrible. Needs training.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 9, 2020

We're sorry to hear your opinion of our team, as exceptional service is what we love to deliver. It is our hope that you visit us down the line.

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viprdrsj
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Upon our arrival, we were warmfully greeted and surprisingly from our old friend from the Beverly Hills Fogo. For the last 10+years we have frequented the BH store with the best of memories. Our experience was exceptional, service, food, and made to feel special. Vitor, Jimena, Marco, Francesca, and all the others provided a wonderful experience. We will be returning as weekly regulars for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

compared to other Fogo de Chao for example in San Diego. The experience was very mediocre I'm sorry because Fogo de Chao is usually extraordinarily good. So sorry, but, I’ll try one more time

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 20, 2020

Your experiences should always be spectacular, so we're disheartened to hear otherwise. We would appreciate another chance, as we're confident we can regain your support.

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Annie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Covid protocols were followed, but it would have been nice to know all market bar offerings. Only a few things were brought out, but if you knew what else there was, you could request them. Service was great!

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 6, 2020

We apologize for this inconvenience, Annie, as we should always take the time to describe our unique ways of dining. We hope you visit us again, as we are sure we can earn your complete satisfaction.

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vipFish4food
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service yet! Everything hit and fresh. Lots of staff and great attention to detail!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress could not speak proper English. I had her repeat numerous times and made the menu very confusing.

Extra things added to our bill when we paid.

I requested not to have pork brought to me and they brought it 4 times and I told them to please not bring pork to me.

I asked for medium steak and received rare meat that was still bleeding

Wagyu beef had great presentation but did not taste like wagyu

I do not and will not ever come back here

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on November 20, 2020

We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced, as we always want to be sure to accommodate every request. It is our hope that you don't allow this chance to keep you from visiting us down the line.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Although still under Covid restriction, restaurant staffs did an excellent job providing great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing, the food is exceptional. The only thing I didn't like, they almost forced us to add another ribeye plate on top of our full experience, which made it unnecessary too expensive.

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vipMegatron
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was amazing!!! The service was next to none and the food was delicious! My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary and the staff treated us above first class. Thank you so much for this amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and staff were awesome! Food was amazing as always. Their Covid standards are great. I felt safe and well take care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Night out, employees were very friendly and corteous

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a little pricey but worth every dollar! Came here for my 6m anniversary, it was my first time trying this place and I will definitely be coming back.

Meat was amazing and juicy. Service was exquisite and really fast!

Total time spent was under or about an hour. Parking is free :-).

Thank you to our amazing servers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and i have to say very friendly staff. Excellent service even during these times. Definitely will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had to ask numerous times for things. The sever didn’t care too much. I had mentioned on here about a birthday but I guess it didn’t matter

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vipMasi
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Be advised ladies: Outdoor patio was a bit cold as they must run their fans. Service was excellent and you cannot beat the overall value!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franchescha and Kimberley were the greatest servers. Service was 10/10 as always. My friend and I and had such a great experience we’ll be coming back every week. My new favorite spot.

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DONS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were so disappointed by our experience. I love Fogo, but this was first time at the Irvine location - and it was the worst experience at a restaurant I have had in awhile. They placed us in a corner table which was completely ignored by waiters and servers alike. We had to flag down someone repeatedly to be served drinks, food, etc. All of the food served was cold. Sadly there are taco trucks with better service and food. We will be going elsewhere in the future.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on October 20, 2020

Hearing you left disappointed is saddening, as we always want our guests to leave happy and wanting more. We hope you come back, as we are sure we can deliver a 5-star visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for 4 peoples birthday and they kept bringing around the lower quality meats. To spite several requests we never saw the lamb, filet, rib eye, or New York. It was like a bottomless bacon wrapped chicken and sirloin dinner... very disappointing.

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on October 26, 2020

We understand your disappointment, as our guests should always be served the cuts they desire. We hope to make this up to you in a future visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor selection and very slow delivery of meats especially beef A birthday celebration not near to the standards of previous Fogo experience and quality Very disappointed

Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum
Responded on October 16, 2020

Your birthday celebrations should always be wonderful, so it's saddening to hear we missed the mark. We hope you award us a second chance and visit us in the future.

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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 4.4 stars by 335 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.