Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

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1728 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Join us at Fogo de Chão® San Diego located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, perfectly situated to serve San Diegans and visitors as they enjoy the sights, sounds and festivals held in this exuberant district.
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria) that has been setting the standard in Brazil for the past 36 years. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill and carve tableside each of our cuts of meat like Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more. In addition to the main dishes, enjoy our gourmet Market Table, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Guests can also choose to enjoy lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.
We also offer semiprivate and private areas that can accommodate parties up to 130.
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fathers Day and pre surgery meal with my favorite men! Fogo is our go to spot for the carnivores in my family. I had the sea bass which was again outstanding. We all shared the tres leches cake for dessert- OMG! Best ever!! MUST remember not to eat for a week before dining here!! We look forward to the next reason to eat at Fogo de Chao...

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was very friendly and professional. The only thing is that we had to ask for certain things a few times/took long.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very friendly. Drinks were good. It seemed to take a long time between courses of meat being brought to the table. This location seemed much smaller than others I have visited across the country. Overall ok but not the best in the chain I’ve been to.

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WK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been here several times, lunch and dinner. This visit was not as good as our previous ones. The service was slower, they didn't have the cuts of meat we wanted and I was bummed that I had to pay $20 for my 7yo to eat beans and rice and bread. Usually, the manager comes around and greets us....not this time :(

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HM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!!!!!! What an excellent experience and incredible food😊

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

I felt like I walked into an all you can eat casino buffet when I went here.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to celebrate!

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SD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Everything was amazing per usual!

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PL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This one is my fav. I know there are other locations but they are not the same

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m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, the experience was great, my daughter had an ear to ear grin the entire night. It is definitely a special occasion dinner because it is a little pricey.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!!!

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating at a Brazilian restaurant expensive but good, would come back again

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SW
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an anniversary dinner and had delicious food and then they brought us a strawberry cheesecake that was to die for, as well! Great customer service and friendliness by the staff. We enjoyed our first experience there!

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EF
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for lunch with family. 3 of 10 meat options and the soup were good. The rest was NOT. Chicken was dry, pork was salty and dry, bacon wrapped steak was like chewing gum, and salad bar was amateur. Overall—disappointed.

Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve went somewhere else if I was properly warned. Dessert and Service were great.

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P
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was great however for the price the food was meh.... I originally wanted to go Rio de Gado for dinner but at the last minute changed my mind as I had read reviews that Fogo had better choices and quality of meat. However this was not case... Rio is actually better and has more flavor with better cocktails. Fogo drinks were watered down. Fogo only has a better ambiance but that’s were it stops I’m very disappointed.

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BF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience from start to finish. Food is great, service outstanding. Really made a special occasion even more memorable.

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DD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Place was very loud and not laid out very well. The servers all had an attitude a lot like New York. We

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was great and the food was exquisite and delicious!

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BW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent and they are great about accommodating my husbands dairy allergy.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Great service and amazing food. Love this place

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S
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening. The service was prompt and attentive. The quality of the meat wasn't where it's been in the past, but it was still quite good.

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SV
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and tasty for the b-day. Look forward to it every year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation and was forgotten about.

Was super busy and seemed understaffed. Hard to hear table conversations.

Food was awesome.

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C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and great service. After telling the waiter we were celebrating our son’s graduation from college, he told him to select any item on the desert menu on the house. Nice touch that was greatly appreciated.

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RS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent as always !!! Even though restaurant was very crowded because of graduations

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AN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we have to say I was really impressed with everything. Service was great and the food was even greater. Planning on going back soon.

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FG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Salad Bar way far to be brazilian. The meats was good but the food very poor and cold. Terrible beans , they have a tag as “feijoada” not even close. Terrible “farofa” and 60 bucks. not worth it.
I don’t recommend.

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Our server was great, friendly and informative. My husband and I had a wonderful and delicious dining experience

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and they come around often to press you with meats. Never had to wait long for anything.

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JB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place especially when you’re celebrating any special occasion. Food was great, all meats taste very good.

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JY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just OK, their competitor Rei do gado is slightly less expensive and has more to offer.
They also put us in the far corner and it was over crowded to the point that it was almost pointless to go to the salad bar.

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JP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time going to a Fogo De Chao and I totally enjoyed our time at our family gathering, I’m glad I picked this restaurant for this special occasion.

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SP
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was the first time no food server asked how we'd prefer the meat cooked, which resulted in many well done cuts. Disappointing, as we prefer rarer meant, but excellent nonetheless.

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VH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fogo never disappoints! Went for brunch this time, even better!!!

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife loved it ! It was definitely the place for a perfect romantic dinner

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DW
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal with friends.. Great assortment of food.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons 16th birthday dinner

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y
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Ambiance and food was really good. However, they’ve switched to electronic billing and it was supper problematic for our table of 6. I took about an hour after dinner to figure out our bill

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SI
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. It wasn't very busy so we got extra attention from the staff including taking requests on meat which has never happened when we've gone on weekend evenings. Highly recommend for dates and business lunches!

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