Fogo de Chao - San Diego

4.2
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$31 to $50
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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.

While our dining room is temporarily closed, we are actively taking Pick-Up, Delivery and Catering orders and have Ready-to-Grill-Cuts available for purchase. Please visit fogodechao.com/location/san-diego/ and call your nearest Fogo location to place an order.
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Celebrate Easter at Fogo, Sunday, April 12, from 11 am-9pm. From fire-roasted meats to Brazilian brunch recipes, there’s something for everyone. Dinner price all day.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

What 1962 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.3
ambience
3.9
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Worst prices i have ever seen. Way too expensive and you dont know it until the check comes. I will never return and i’ll make sure everyone i know never comes here

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on March 17, 2020

We are disappointed to read your words, as it's imperative that every guest enjoys their visits. We hope you choose to visit us down the road, as we are sure we can earn your 5-stars.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was mediocre. Some cuts are too dry. Most meat that was going around is sirloin, and I believe that is the cheapest cut. Service was horrible. It was very difficult to flag a staff down, and even so, they do not accommodate your request. You can get a way better value for this price dining elsewhere.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded 7 days ago

We never want to hear that our cuts are mediocre, as we take pride in serving you quality cuts. Please know, your opinion means the world to us, and we hope to be able to make this up to you in the future.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our 1st experience at a Fogo de Chao Restaurant and overall it was Good. The meats and variety of food on the bar was all good. Although our server somehow got lost for us, there were others who stepped in when we had a need.

d
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as usual just I went with a few others who didn’t want the premium meats. I paid for the premium and I don’t know if it was because the others or what but I was overlooked quite a bit. I enjoyed the food I did get but at a certain point I just got frustrated and left.

Q
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday lunch here. The food was excellent and the service attentive

RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was slow and terrible from our waitress. We had ask no less than 3 times for anything, from drinks to side dishes (which we never got during our 1.5 hours there). Several of the meats never made their way to our section despite our asking specifically for them, even thought we saw other areas with plenty of them as we walked to the Market Table and on our way out. When meats did arrive, we were asked how we liked them cooked. If we said medium rare, the response was always “this is closer to medium, is that ok?”. They were closer to well done every time. I have never in my life had chicken so dry. I’ve eaten at a Fogo De Chao before and it was excellent, so I don’t know if it is this location that is awful, if it was just a bad night, or if the chain is just doing down hill, but it certainly left a bad taste in my mouth, both literally and figuratively.

Fogo de Chao - San Diego
Responded on March 12, 2020

We pride ourselves in serving our guests cuts that meet their satisfaction, so it is disappointing to hear that we fell short. Your opinion is of the utmost importance, so we hope to earn your 5-stars in the future.

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JN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We often go to this restaurant when we are celebrating something. We were there last week to celebrate my son's college graduation. We were put at a table kind of in the middle of the restaurant and next to a family with babies. I wished that we had asked for another table, so our bad. The food is excellent, however, we were offered beef filet only one time towards the end of our meal. That was disappointing, because we had asked for it several times. Our waitress was not overly friendly. At the end of the meal, just before she brought the check, she mentioned that we were celebrating something, but never asked any details, nor offered a special dessert like we have received in the past. We enjoyed the evening, but did not leave with a glow like we have other times. Maybe we will look for other special occasion places. They are very busy, and so don't have to fawn over their customers.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food is worth every penny!!

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Fogo San Diego misses the mark by burning all of their meats and overcooking then every single time. Servers think they do you a favor by cutting very thick pieces of meat over your plate- seems that they don’t know what a churrasqueria is. Too bad that it’s not at the same level of the other Fogo in the US and a far cry from Brazil.

t
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I used to frequent Fogo de Chao, but over the course of the year, the service has declined rapidly. There seems to be a lack of servers and gauchos during the lunch hour. The meats are either served rare, or well-done. During the lunch hour, the gauchos no longer ask how we like the meats cooked. It took an awkwardly long time for our server to get around to us and get us our check when we were finally ready to leave. I have been to many Fogos over the country. This one has unfortunately become one of my least favorite locations to visit.

SB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very disappointed. The service was not good - had to ask for things (like water, bread, potatoes) multiple times. No one cleared our dirty plates - I finally took them to someone. The meat was all tough and overcooked. We usually enjoy Fogo but not this one.

F
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have enjoyed Fogo in a couple of different cities and this was my first trip to the San Diego location. It was by far my least favorite. The food was not as tasty and it felt more like a factory than a dining experience. It may have been due to the post-Valentine's day aftermath but will definitely come back for another try.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, I would go back for sure. Only negative is we had to ask for the filet 3 different times and it took about 45 mins to finally get it. When we finally got it we were so full it wasn’t as enjoyable.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service!

D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There was over an hour wait... after showing up for our reservation time! Service was rude, the food was poor, and it wasn’t the experience my girlfriend and I wanted or expected.

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They Overbooked and Everyone with Reservations had to wait 45min to a Hour.

BF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My second bad experience at Fogo. Had a reservation at 8 pm but sat down at 9:30 pm. We stood in line 20 minutes just to check in for our already confirmed reservation! Then stood by a crowded bar for another hour to get a table. the service was terrible also! We hardly ate and kept getting asked if we were done. The salad bar was empty and the meat would never come around. The meal wasn’t worth anything.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. However, when I make a reservation two months in advance I should not have to wait an hour past my reservation time because you guys overbooked. I even got there 15 minutes early, but by the time I got through the long line of other customers with reservations it was about 10 minutes past my 8 o’clock reservation. The whole process of reservations for tonight seemed very poorly structured. I’m not one to ask for anything free or any discounts, but I do think an apology and ownership for the mistake was owed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible wait time regardless of reservations.

OT
San Diego
1 review