Fogo de Chao - San Antonio

4.2
1763 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overpriced and side dishes are being pushed to deviate customer from the main course - meats.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Food was good. Service was horrible. We reserved and got there a little early. We were sat down, given water, went to the salad bar and a server didn’t come back to our table until 25 mins later. Then they didn’t take our drink order until another 15 mins later and that was only because I asked who our waiter/waitress was and told them no one has taken our drink order. The waiter/waitress was attending all other tables and people who got there after us were getting drink orders and clean plates. Even the servers would go to al the other tables and ours was skipped several times even though we had the card with the green side up. Texas de Brazil is way better than here.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded 3 days ago

We apologize for keeping you waiting, as our team should always be making sure our guests are being served in a prompt and efficient manner. Your feedback is valued, and we hope you'll consider giving us another chance, as we'd love to make this up to you. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wasn’t the experience I’ve had in the past.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on September 4, 2021

We should always be serving you spectacular experiences that meet your expectations, so we apologize for missing the mark. We hope you will consider giving us another chance, as we are confident we can earn your support. Thank you.

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DaleG
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat downtown! If you have a chance to go, Elana (customer service) provides EXCELLENT customer care and Ivan (Gaucho) provides EXCELLENT rotation of the variety of meats! If you don't see what you are looking for, just ask, they are always happy to help!

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kevink
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There salad bar has doubled in size. Fresh good selection

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NoeG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time with the family!! Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 31, 2021

Our cuts should always be exceptional, so it's disappointing to hear that we let you down. We'd love the chance to make this right, so we'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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eln125
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We tried out Fogo de Chao for the first time last night. After waiting for at least 10 minutes to be acknowledged after my husband joined me and waiting almost 20 minutes to get drinks we should have taken that as a warning sign. My husband and I are understanding that many restaurants are struggling post COVID, especially with help. Finally one server went to check on our drinks and I believe a manager came by and apologized for the delay due to a large table ordering drinks. Understood but that should have been communicated much sooner that it was. We were served mashed potatoes while we were having salad so by the time we were ready to eat the potatoes they were already cold. We were brought another "fresh" one but it was still cold. The meat was disappointing. Medium rare meats like ribeyes should not be difficult to cut. We did like the top sirloin and the pork ribs. My husband specifically asked for lamb and said it didn't even taste like lamb and was also tough. The amount of money we spent could have gotten us a significantly better meal anywhere else. Maybe it they were having an off night and it isn't usually like this. However, it is extremely unlikely we will ever return to find out.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 31, 2021

Our cuts should always be exceptional, so it's disappointing to hear that we let you down. We'd love the chance to make this right, so we'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly. Thank you.

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vipQuincyB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow and variety of meat rotation was very limited. Not my typical FdC experience! Probably short staffed due to COVID - who knows.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 25, 2021

Quincy, providing attentive and efficient service is our aim, and it concerns us to read that this was not reflected during your visit. Your comments will be discussed with our team, and when you're ready, please visit us again, as we are confident we can earn your full satisfaction. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Server wasn’t really attentive. Hopefully next time we get a better server

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipChriss
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I have been a fan of FOGO for many years.... This was the first time back to one since the pandemic. The experience was awful. From the service to the food not the same any more. Save your money and go to any of the other Brazil type steak house. They now have an upcharge menu... spend more money and you can get better meats... Service was horrible as well. It will be a long time before I even think about going to a FOGO again.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 20, 2021

We want you to continue to love your experiences with us, and we apologize for not living up to your expectations this time. We strive to deliver quality meals and amazing service, and we hope to have the chance to regain your support. We'll be reaching out via direct message soon. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal. Awesome experience and delicious food.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 19, 2021

Thank you for sharing! We hope to have you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a well rounded server. The Manager made our dining experience ever better than past experiences. Food was amazing. Sad they ran out of lobster. Great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was good.

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MireyaC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente la comida y el ambiente, el servicio de lo mejor en San Antonio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always amazing! Servers were on top of it making sure we had everything we needed from our preferred cuts of meats, down to the sides and drinks. We were happy to see our favorite Manager Amber still there after many years. It is clear that she prides herself on keeping Fogo - Riverwalk in tip top shape, and does a great job of doing so!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Granddaughter’s birthday

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DavidH
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the food was great, drinks were good, overall positive. Dining room was very crowded and noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top notch

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vipMarioB
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

buen servicio, variedad de alimentos y cortesía en la atención de meseros

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We have always been a fan of Brazilian steakhouses and Fogo in SA was our first experience years ago. First time back in a while on vacation. The gouchos went to every table except ours for the first 30 minutes we had our green coaster up. The only one that stopped by had pork ribs that were terrible. Complained to the manager and all of the sudden we were VIPs and everyone came by. Food was ok from then on but it was pulling teeth to get anything which isn’t what you pay for here. Even left without a drink refill we had asked for. It definitely settles the debate in my head with Texas de Brazil or FdC. Was hoping for better but left disappointed.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 6, 2021

Your expectations should always be met, and we are sorry for disappointing you. Attentive and efficient service is our goal, and we hope you will consider returning, as making this up to you is important to our team. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No muy buen servicio, comparado con otros Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 5, 2021

Sus experiencias con nosotros siempre deben ser mejores que las anteriores, por lo que nos decepciona leer que esta vez no obtuvimos su satisfacción. El servicio atento es importante y esperamos que considere regresar, ya que nos encantaría compensarlo. Gracias.

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ScottH
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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AngieJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 2, 2021

We can't wait to have you back in! Thanks for the Fogo love, Angie!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Overall it was ok but we had to wait longer for the food then expected at least 15 mins

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JacquelineP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Maybe was just my luck but our table was not that clean when they gave it, incomplete cutlery and our drinks took more than 25 min to arrive. So, service in general for that day sucked. The rest was fine

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Would not come here again. I am not sure if it is due to lack of staffing or untrained staff, but the service was horrible. The first half of our meal we were only offered the same 3 meats (wrapped in beacon variety). We asked for beef options and they didn't come to our table until we were mostly full. It took them a good 20 minutes to bring out out desserts and we had to ask 2 different waiters, twice, for our check. Another 25 minute wait. The location is beautiful but the staff made our first experience at Fogo de Chao our last one.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on August 3, 2021

Samantha, we apologize for your service falling short during your visit as we always want to deliver amazing moments. We will be in touch with you via direct message to address this matter.

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LydiaD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went to celebrate my birthday and supposedly to receive a free dessert so when the chuby lady came to ask us to retire the plates we ask about the free dessert and she ignored us.so bad service.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on July 27, 2021

Lydia, delivering exceptional service that meets your every need is what we're all about, so we're sorry to hear we missed the mark. Please don't allow this to deter you from visiting us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Unique experience, great staff, very loud environment

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Didn’t have a good experience at all. Me and my wife dine at all the Brazilian restaurants in town and this was our first time dining here. Was not impressed.

Was like being stuck on a Sales floor. I was constantly worried about who I mad eye contact with in fear of them coming over trying to sell me something. If I wanted expensive shots, I would ask for one, not have to say no three times.

Our waiter basically forgot about us for the whole time except to tell us the wine we wanted wasn’t available, and then brought me the wrong beer.

Whole evening was ruined and for the price we paid, I was not happy.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on July 26, 2021

We love to deliver fine-dining experiences, that are worthy of your 5-stars, so it's disheartening to hear we missed the mark. We'll be sure to send you a direct message shortly, as we'd love to discuss this further. Best.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Water never got refilled. Didn’t bring my mashed potatoes until reminded that she offered them. They were all out of plantain. Waitress was polite though. They were busy so I give her the benefit of the doubt. I’d come back because the few other times I was there it was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing like always but the service was lacking a bit this time. Since it was a busy day I felt like my table was almost forgotten about, but it’s understandable since everyone seemed in a rush since there was so many people. Although we did get what we wanted when we asked the waiter.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your experience, as we always want to know how every guest's visit went. We apologize for the service you received and we truly hope this doesn't keep you from visiting us in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and great service!

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vipJimM
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had reservations and was sat at table back in corner and out of the main flow of traffic. Seems like a good place but not so. Servers seldom made it back there. Had to continually ask for service. Only saw about 2/3 of the meat selections after 2 hours.
Also, on wine list be sure they bring out what you order. In my case they substituted a different vintage that should be cheaper yet were charging the same price. Not cool in my opinion. If you’re out post the new year and price on your wine selection.
Overall waiter was very good and tried his best. Not one of my best experiences for sure.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio
Responded on July 19, 2021

Jim, delivering top-notch experiences that meet your every need is our priority, so we're disappointed to hear we missed the mark. We'd love the chance to welcome you back for a better evening. So when you are ready, please join us again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated three birthdays. We always enjoy having dinner with you. The food is amazing & so is the service!

FAQs

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 227-1700.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio is rated 4.2 stars by 1763 OpenTable diners.

Fogo de Chao - San Antonio 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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